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Akai MAX49 and PreSonus Studio One Transport Control - Windows 7

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

The MAX49 is always a great tool that adds flexibilty and improved workflow to nearly any studio. Studio One is an ever increasingly popular DAW by PreSonus. This guide takes the user through the steps to using these two great products together seemless

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.

MPC 1000 - Syncing with Reason 7

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

The MPC 1000 puts the classic MPC workflow and sound into a portable and affordable package. It can operate as a standalone unit or as a MIDI device synced to your favorite DAW. This guide covers how to MIDI sync the MPC 1000 with Reason 7.

Understanding Frequency Response - Why it Matters

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

All of our hardware brands have multiple units that specify their frequency response. The concepts of frequency response, frequency range, audible frequencies, how frequency relates to musical notes, etc. are absolutely central—critical—to und

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 Pro MPK mini mkII - Getting Started

Created: 03/04/2016 | Modified: 06/27/2017

In this video we cover setting up the MPK mini mkII with the included MPC Essentials software and the AIR Hybrid plugin. We walk through downloading, installing, and authorizing the software and how to quickly get up and running and making music.

Akai Pro MAX49 - Setup for Cubase

Created: 09/24/2013 | Modified: 06/28/2017

The MAX49 can provide powerful control of Cubase's user interface and virtual instruments. This guide will provide you with quick setup instructions for the MAX49's Cubase preset, and Cubase's preferences to setup the MAX49 for MIDI Note transmission, sur

AKAI MPC Renaissance And Studio - Setting Up MOTU BPM As A Plugin In The MPC Software

Created: 09/26/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

Using VST plugins within the MPC software is a great way to expand your creative possibilities. Because of it's design similarities with Akai's longstanding line of MPC sequencers, MOTU BPM is a very useful tool when mapped properly to the pads of the MPC

Akai MPC5000 - Using Q-Links to Control and Sequence External Synths

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

Many external synthesizers and modules have parameters such as filters, envelopes, and oscillators that can be controlled by MIDI Continuous Controllers (CCs). You can use MPC5000 Q-Link controls to send and sequence MIDI CCs to control these parameters.

Akai MPC5000 - Replacement CDM25 DVD-ROM Drive Installation

Created: 10/22/2015 | Modified: 08/17/2017

In this video we walk through how to install or replace the CDM25 DVD-ROM drive in an Akai Professional MPC500 or MPC2500. The plug-and-play DVD drive comes right out with no tools, and can be swapped out in about 2 minutes. Just a screw driver is needed