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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

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 Advance Series and VIP - Setup with Logic Pro X

Created: 06/03/2015 | Modified: 08/03/2017

Akai Professional's Advance Keyboards are like nothing else you've ever played. Along with the VIP software, the Advance series gives you unprecedented playability and unrestricted manipulation of any virtual instrument with an exclusive, interactive, ful

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 - Managing Kontakt and other Expansion Plugins

Created: 03/16/2017 | Modified: 08/24/2017

VIP gives you immediate access to any virtual instrument in your collection, with or without a DAW. It's a powerful way to play virtual instruments live or integrate them into a recording session. Kontakt is one of the most commonly used plugins, but beca

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 Renaissance and Studio - Firmware Update Instructions

Created: 10/02/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

The Firmware Updater application allows you to easily update the Firmware on your MPC Renaissance or Studio hardware. This application is available for both Windows and Mac OSX computers. This article provides a step-by-step walkthrough of installing an

Akai Pro MPK mini and MPC Essentials Training

Created: 01/25/2017 | Modified: 08/22/2017

So you've got your MPK Mini MKII and installed all of the included software, but now what? To help you get started, we've included a 13 video playlist that will help walk you through loading samples, recording, editing, and exporting music with MPC, MPC Essentials and several other software titles.

Akai Pro MPC X - Unboxing and Basic Setup

Created: 07/10/2017 | Modified: 07/10/2017

In this video, we unbox the brand new Akai Pro MPC X! This includes a walkthrough of the box contents, inputs and outputs, as well as how to plug it in and start making some noise.

Akai Pro MPK2 Series - Setup with MPC 2.0 Software

Created: 11/21/2017 | Modified: 11/21/2017

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.