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Activating and Deactivating AIR and Sonivox Plugins

Created: 11/30/2016 | Modified: 11/29/2017

If you've purchased an M-Audio product recently, you may have received some complimentary plugins from AIR and Sonivox, such as Hybrid, Twist, Wobble and more. But before getting started with your new AIR or Sonivox plugins, they'll first need to be authorized. This article walks through the easiest way to create an account and authorize your new plugins, as well as tips on deactivating and moving licenses for use on other computers.

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.

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 MPC X and MPC Live - Firmware Update 2.3 Walkthrough

Created: 11/15/2018 | Modified: 11/15/2018

In this video, we show you how to download and install the massive new v2.3 update for your MPC X and Live. This includes where to download and how to run the update, as well as all the great new features you can expect on the other side.

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.

MPC Series - Syncing Your MPC With FL Studio

Created: 10/03/2013 | Modified: 08/17/2017

FL Studio is a popular and powerful music production software that an Akai MPC complements very well. With any piece of music production equipment, accurate timing is very important. This guide covers how to synchronize the tempo of your MPC with FL Studi

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.

MPC 101 - File Management Tips & Tricks

Created: 08/23/2017 | Modified: 08/23/2017

When making music with any software, it's easy to get carried away and forget about all the files and data that are being stored and recalled behind the scenes. Without proper file management and backup, one missing file can bring any creative flow to a grinding halt. In this guide, we will cover tips and tricks pertaining to basic project and file management, including creating backups, exporting a project as an archive, and freeing up extra HD space so you can focus more on your music.

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

VIP - How to Build a Plugin Map

Created: 06/22/2016 | Modified: 08/03/2017

VIP is a powerful application that allows users to control virtually any VST plugin from their Akai Pro Advance, Alesis VX49 or M-Audio CTRL49 keyboards. This guide will walk through creating a personalized map for a plugin.