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The Akai MAX49 - Top 5 Questions Explained

Created: 09/24/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

We've gathered together answers for five of the most common questions about the Akai MAX49 MIDI controller. This article covers details about compatibility, connections, features, and more.

Akai MPC Renaissance and Studio - Triggering an External Sound Module from the MPC plug-in in Ableton

Created: 09/26/2013 | Modified: 08/02/2017

There are lots of creative possibilities when it comes to the MPC Renaissance and its ability to route and be routed to various places. This guide walks through how to trigger an external sound module from the MPC Renaissance while running the MPC softwa

Akai MPC Series - Synchronizing with Fruity Loops

Created: 09/25/2013 | Modified: 08/17/2017

A step-by-step walkthrough on how to synchronize your MPC with Fruity Loops.

iMPC App 101: Using AudioCopy to copy a Sequence to another App

Created: 09/24/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

This quick tutorial will show you how to utilize AudioCopy to copy an iMPC sequence into another App that supports AudioPaste.

The Importance of Room Acoustics

Created: 01/10/2017 | Modified: 06/27/2017

Nothing can make or break the sound of your performance, your rehearsal space, a recording venue or a home entertainment system more than room acoustics. You may have the very best instruments, speakers, amplifiers and recording equipment and you may have placed it all perfectly in your space, but if your performance/recording/listening room has poor acoustics, you're really facing an uphill battle. Luckily, there are a lot of things you can do to improve even the worst spaces.

Gain Staging 101

Created: 02/13/2014 | Modified: 06/27/2017

Are you experiencing low recording level or hiss while recording? This guide will help you get better levels with lower noise.

Akai MAX49 - Setup for Logic Pro 9

Created: 09/24/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

The MAX49 with Apple's Logic Pro is a powerful and flexible production system. This guide will outline syncing the tempo and transport controls between the MAX49 and Logic, as well as one method of assigning the MAX49's touch faders to any parameter.

Activate Serato DJ or an Expansion Pack with a license number or voucher code

Created: 01/29/2018 | Modified: 01/29/2018

If you have purchased a license for Serato DJ or an expansion, or have received a voucher code for Serato DJ or an expansion, this article explains how to activate your Serato DJ software or expansions using a license number or voucher code.

Akai MPC5000 - Massive Aggressive Distortion

Created: 09/25/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

Here's an effects chain that’s designed for absolute distortion craziness. We recommend trying it on drums, hits, and 16th note arpeggiated synths.

Mac OS X: Accessing Hidden Library Folders

Created: 05/06/2014 | Modified: 06/27/2017

In this Tip's N Tricks article, I want to point out a very important tip for getting around one of Apple's more peculiar security precautions in Mac OS X Lion and Mountain Lion. By default, the User Library folder is hidden in Mac OS 10.7 and above. We'