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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 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

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.

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 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.

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 APC40 - Setting Up an Ableton Live DJ Template

Created: 09/24/2013 | Modified: 07/06/2017

Ableton Live 8 is both a powerful Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) and an excellent live electronic music performance tool. This article walks through how to set up an Ableton Live DJ template with cue capabilities using the Akai APC40 and M-Audio M-Track.

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

macOS High Sierra - Driver Installation Results in System Extension Blocked

Created: 09/25/2017 | Modified: 12/15/2017

With every new Apple OS comes new features and new challenges. macOS High Sierra has improved security features that now require the user to enable the system extension for any new driver being installed to the operating system. Because this applies to Akai Pro products like the MPC Live or EIE Pro, we'll show you how to do this in just a few simple steps.

Akai Pro MPC Touch - Installation, Calibration, and Unlock Walkthrough

Created: 12/18/2015 | Modified: 08/10/2017

A complete step-by-step installation and setup walk through for the Akai MPC Touch.