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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

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.

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.

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 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.

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;