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VIP - Frequently Asked Questions

Created: 04/09/2015 | Modified: 06/27/2017

With the VIP (Virtual Instrument Player) software application, your entire VST library is controlled by one application. Included with the Akai Pro Advance, Alesis VX49, and M-Audio CTRL49, VIP puts automatic plugin control at your fingertips. The includ

Akai Pro MPK mini mkII - Complete Setup in Pro Tools First

Created: 05/15/2017 | Modified: 11/02/2018

The MPK Mini MKII is an ultra-compact keyboard controller designed for the traveling musician and the desktop producer. With an array of hardware controls, MPK Mini MKII lets you record, compose, and perform with virtual instruments, effect plugins, and DAWs whenever inspiration strikes. This article walks through setting up the Akai Pro MPK Mini MKII with Pro Tools First.

Akai Pro MPC Renaissance & Studio Black - Complete Download, Installation, and Unlock Process

Created: 05/05/2016 | Modified: 06/28/2017

The MPC Renaissance, Studio, and Studio Black fuse legendary MPC production with the processing power of your computer. But before getting started you'll want to authorize and unlock your MPC software. This video and guide walks through how to download,

Akai Pro MPC Renaissance and Studio - Installing and Setting up the Expansion Pack Plugins

Created: 03/25/2016 | Modified: 06/28/2017

This article walks through all the basics steps of how to install and open your Expansion plugin in the MPC software. To find out how to install and setup the Expansion Pack plugins, check out this article and then jump right in!

Akai Pro Advance Series - How to Download, Install, and Authorize VIP

Created: 04/09/2015 | Modified: 08/03/2017

With the Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software application, your entire VSTi library is controlled by one application. The videos in this article walk through how to log into your akaipro.com user account, download the included software, and install it on your computer.

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Firmware Update 2.0.3 Walkthrough

Created: 07/13/2017 | Modified: 09/27/2017

In this video, we walk through the process of updating the firmware on an MPC X and MPC Live to the latest 2.0.3 update. This includes where to download, how to connect the MPC, and how to run the firmware updater.

Akai Pro MPC Live and MPC 2.0 - Frequently Asked Questions

Created: 01/20/2017 | Modified: 11/20/2017

The MPC Live is the newest addition to the MPC hardware and software controller family! Featuring both complete standalone operation and full control over the brand new MPC 2.0 software, this machine is the best of both worlds. This guide will discuss some of the popular questions about the MPC Live and MPC 2.0 features and functionality

Akai Pro MPC Live and MPC X - Transferring Content to and from the MPC Live and MPC X

Created: 06/19/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017

Both the MPC X and MPC Live are capable of interfacing with your computer to transfer files to and from the hardware. Start your projects on the hardware and continue working on your computer or vice versa - wherever you are, the music won't be far behind! This guide will walk through the process of properly formatting your external or internal drive as well as transferring project files, MPC expansions, and sample content.

So you just bought an MPC Studio/Renaissance. Now what?

Created: 03/24/2017 | Modified: 08/02/2017

Fusing Akai Professional's legendary MPC layout and workflow with the power of your computer, MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio are the unrivaled instruments for music production. If you just purchased one of these productions beasts, you may be wondering: what do I do next? Look no further! This guide compiles all the best articles and tutorials to help you get completely up and running with your new MPC and take your productions to the next level.

Akai Pro MPK2 Series - Setup with MPC 2.0 Software

Created: 11/21/2017 | Modified: 03/23/2018

With the release of the MPC 2.0 software, new doors have been opened for users of the Akai Pro MPK 2 series. Whether you own an MPC or not, MPK 2 users now have the ability to interact directly with the MPC software for comprehensive interfacing and manipulation of virtual instruments, effect plugins, DAWs, and more. This article walks through how to set up an MPK2 series controller with the MPC 2.0 Software.