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Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Firmware Update 2.1 Walkthrough

Created: 02/14/2018 | Modified: 02/15/2018

In this video, we walk through the process of updating the firmware on an MPC X and MPC Live to the latest 2.1 update. This includes where to download, how to connect the MPC, and how to run the firmware updater.

Akai MPC Renaissance, MPC Studio, and MPC Touch - Video Tutorials

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

Video tutorials for the Akai Pro MPC Renaissance are being released both by Akai and by users at a rapid pace. We've collected our favorites together here in one place.

Akai Pro MPC Software 2.0 - Managing your MPC 2.0 License

Created: 05/02/2017 | Modified: 11/29/2017

Your MPC 2.0 software comes complete with two available authorizations, and endless activation possibilities. Using the iLok License Manager, your license can be easily transferred from one computer to another or placed on an iLok dongle for ultimate portability. This article will discuss how to easily activate, deactivate and transfer licenses, as well as how to fix some common iLok errors.

Akai Pro MPC Essentials - Using Multiple Instances Of The Plugin

Created: 02/12/2016 | Modified: 06/28/2017

MPC Essentials is a one-track version of the full MPC software. Although this may seem limiting at first, there are plenty of ways to use this to your advantage and allow MPC Essentials to expand with you as your productions grow. This guide uses the MPK

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC 2.0 - Frequently Asked Questions

Created: 01/06/2017 | Modified: 09/18/2018

The MPC X 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 X and MPC 2.0 features and functionality

Akai Pro MPC - Troubleshooting Invalid Serial Number and Other Common Unlock Problems

Created: 02/16/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017

The MPC Software provided with the MPC Renaissance, MPC Studio, MPC Studio Black and MPC Touch is a necessary part of the workflow for these machines, so it's important to get it unlocked and working quickly so you can get up and running. If you're runnin

Akai Pro MPC Software 2.0 - Downloading and Installing the MPC 2.1 Update

Created: 02/14/2018 | Modified: 04/16/2018

With the release of the MPC 2.1 update, users get all new features and improvements like the ability to export expansion packs to an MPC X or Live, improved MIDI sync, and new display drivers for the MPC Touch. In this guide, we'll walk through downloading and installing this latest update for the MPC 2.0 desktop software.

Akai Pro MPD218 - How to Download and Use the Included Sample Content

Created: 02/15/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017

The MPD218 is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller perfect for producers, programmers, musicians and DJ's alike. Its intuitive blend of MPC controls and technologies mesh with easy USB connectivity to bring the feel of classic beat making into the world of comp

Akai Pro MPD218 - How to Download, Install, and Unlock the Included Software

Created: 02/06/2017 | Modified: 08/07/2018

The MPD218 is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller perfect for producers, programmers, musicians and DJ's alike. Its intuitive blend of MPC controls and technologies mesh with easy USB connectivity to bring the feel of classic beat making into the world of comp

Akai Pro MPD218 - Setup with Ableton Live Lite

Created: 08/06/2015 | Modified: 08/07/2018

The MPD218 is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller perfect for producers, programmers, musicians and DJ's alike. Its intuitive blend of MPC controls and technologies mesh with easy USB connectivity to bring the feel of classic beat making into the world of comp