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Akai Pro MPC X, MPC Live, MPC Touch, and MPC Software - Using List Edit Mode

Created: 03/22/2018 | Modified: 04/11/2018

The MPC workflow tends to lend itself to various methods of getting from point A to point B whether you are creating and editing audio or editing your sequences. The MPC List Editor provides a means of visualizing the various elements of your projects in an organized and linear way. This article will cover what the List Editor is, why you might want to use it over Grid Edit, and will provide an example of editing a project through the List Edit Mode menu.

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.

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.

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.

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'

Akai MPC Series - Synchronizing with Cubase LE

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

A step-by-step walkthrough on how to synchronize your MPC with Cubase LE.

Akai MPC5000 - Using the frequency shifter for huge chorus and stereo effects

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

Frequency Shifter is an effect that has been around for a long time, but fell out of favor in the late 1970s. Today, producers are rediscovering this effect that does NOT do what its name implies. A frequency shifter does not function as a pitch shifter;

MPC X, MPC Live, and MPC Software - Using MIDI Learn in the MPC Software and MPC Standalone Mode

Created: 05/04/2018 | Modified: 05/18/2018

As of MPC Software and firmware version 2.2, users can now take advantage of external MIDI controllers to control the software and hardware. MPC's MIDI Learn function allows for unprecedented control and flexibility for controlling parameters in MPC projects. Whether you are assigning controls in the MPC Software or directly on the standalone hardware, parameter assignments will translate and function the same way across both applications for an enhanced and integrated experience.