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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 APC40 MKII - Setup in Ableton Live

Created: 11/25/2014 | Modified: 07/06/2017

The APC40 mkII incorporates five years of user feedback into its design. Almost every aspect of the original APC40 has been deliberated, reworked, and improved to provide extended controller functionality, countless musical capabilities, and a smarter wor

Akai MPK and MPD Series - Set Up in Cubase

Created: 09/26/2013 | Modified: 02/27/2018

The MPK and MPD controllers are extremely versatile USB MIDI controllers. Whether you are looking for an all in one production setup with keys and pads or a more beat oriented workflow, the MPK and MPD controller series give the user as much creative pote

Akai MPK2 Series - Setup in Ableton Live

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 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 MPK Series - Frequently Asked Questions

Created: 09/26/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

you love your MPK. We do too! We also know that there are a lot of questions on how to utilize the MPK to its fullest extent. So we put our heads together and created a list of often-asked questions and answers about the Akai MPK series controllers and

Akai MPD and MPK Series - Setup in Ableton Live 9 Lite

Created: 05/02/2014 | Modified: 06/27/2017

The MPD and MPK series controllers are extremely versatile USB MIDI controllers. Whether you are looking for an all in one production setup with keys and pads, or a more beat-oriented workflow, the MPD and MPK controller series gives you a ton of creative

VIP 3.0 - How to use Key Control

Created: 12/15/2017 | Modified: 12/18/2017

Key Control allows you to play select Scales, Harmonies, or Chord Progressions up and down your keyboard without worrying about playing a note outside of the selected key or scale. This article will walk you through how to use the Key Control feature within the VIP 3.0 software.

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Installing MPC 2.2 Firmware Update via USB

Created: 04/16/2018 | Modified: 04/18/2018

The MPC 2.2 firmware update for the MPC X and MPC Live can now be installed straight from a USB drive without connecting the MPC to a computer. In the video below, we walk through the process of downloading and installing the MPC 2.2 update with a USB drive.

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Firmware Update Walkthrough

Created: 09/27/2017 | Modified: 12/29/2017

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