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Akai Pro MPD218 - Setup with Ableton Live Lite

Created: 08/06/2015 | 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

MPC Touch - Display Configuration Troubleshooting Guide

Created: 10/27/2015 | Modified: 09/05/2017

The Akai MPC Touch boasts a 7" touchscreen that allows you to have full control over your projects without ever looking away from the hardware. The MPC Touch is recognized by your computer as an extra display, so making sure that it is set up properly is very important. This guide answers some of the most common questions and concerns about the display while configuring or using the MPC Touch.

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 MPK2 Series - Setup in Logic Pro X

Created: 05/05/2014 | Modified: 06/27/2017

The Akai MPK2 series controllers combine deep software integration, enhanced workflow, and core technologies from the iconic line of MPC workstations. The MPK225, MPK249, and MPK261 are engineered to be all-in-one controller solutions for comprehensive i

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

Created: 02/06/2017 | Modified: 03/28/2018

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 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.

MPC 101 - The MPC Workflow

Created: 07/24/2017 | Modified: 07/24/2017

Every MPC workflow is composed of a few basic elements: songs, sequences, tracks, and programs. Before you can be an MPC master, you'll need to understand how they all work together. In this article, we'll go over the basics of each element and how they relate to each other.

Akai Pro MPD218 - Setup with MPC Essentials

Created: 12/21/2015 | Modified: 06/28/2017

This guide walks through how to setup the MPD218 with the included MPC Essentials program.

Akai MPC Element and MPC Essentials Software - Frequently Asked Questions

Created: 10/03/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

This article will help answer user's questions about the MPC Element and MPC Essentials Software, how they integrate, and how they add to the modern MPC experience with the MPC Renaissance, MPC Studio, and MPC Software.