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Akai Pro MPC X, MPC Live, and MPC 2.0 Software - Overview Video Series

Created: 07/12/2017 | Modified: 07/12/2017

With so many new additions to the new MPC X, MPC Live, and MPC 2.0 Software, it's tough to keep track. In this video series, we walk through some key new features and how to use them.

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 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 Live - Syncing a MIDI controller with an MPC Live

Created: 06/12/2017 | Modified: 07/12/2017

The new MPC Live makes the process of performing your studio inventions on stage incredibly seamless by combining the power of a production centerpiece with the portability and rugged design of an on stage workhorse. This article will walk through setting up a MIDI controller with the MPC Live.

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Firmware Update 2.0.5 Walkthrough

Created: 09/27/2017 | Modified: 10/03/2017

In this video, we walk through the process of updating the firmware on an MPC X and MPC Live to the latest 2.0.5 update. This includes where to download, how to connect the MPC, and how to run the firmware updater.

Windows 10 Support for Akai Professional Products and Drivers

Created: 07/31/2015 | Modified: 07/12/2017

Many products are compatible with Windows 10 and there are no known issues with any Akai Pro items. Below is a list of our current hardware products and their driver compatibility with Microsoft Windows 10.

Akai Pro Advance Series - Firmware Update Guide

Created: 07/07/2015 | Modified: 08/03/2017

The Advance Firmware Updater application makes it easy to update the firmware on your Advance 25, 49, and 61 keyboards. Generally, users will look for a firmware update for one of two reasons: They are hoping that a firmware update will add additional f

Akai Pro MPC Essentials - Sample Editing Basics

Created: 04/21/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017

Samples are digitized snippets of audio that can either be recorded using the recording function of your MPC software or loaded from the File Browser. Have a keyboard, vocal, or instrument that you want to sample? With MPC Essentials, it has never been easier! The following article will show you how to take a sample, assign it to a pad, and chop it up.

Akai Pro MPC Touch - Using the MPC Expansion Packs and Plugins

Created: 04/07/2016 | Modified: 07/06/2017

The Akai Pro MPC Touch is truly a workflow revolution. It incorporates the ease of a touch screen right on the device for quicker production. This guide walks through how to get up and running and start making music quickly using the MPC Touch.

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.