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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

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 MPK and MPD Series - Set Up in Cubase

Created: 09/26/2013 | Modified: 10/13/2017

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 Advance Series and VIP - Setup with Ableton Live

Created: 05/22/2015 | 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 Pro MPC X and Live - Complete Setup and Routing in Cubase

Created: 09/28/2017 | Modified: 10/23/2017

Whether you prefer to go computer-free or not, it can’t be denied that there are some fantastic sounding VST instruments and effects out there. For those times when you need your favorite plugins, the MPC X effortlessly goes from formidable standalone to high-powered MIDI controller, explicitly designed to run the feature-rich MPC Software 2.0 in your favorite DAW. This article will walk you through a full setup with the MPC X or MPC Live and Cubase, including hardware setup, opening MPC 2.0, and routing tr

Akai EWI USB - FAQ And Troubleshooting

Created: 09/24/2013 | Modified: 07/12/2017

This guide covers common questions about the Akai EWI USB. This includes initial setup, preferences, general troubleshooting, software updates and compatibility, alternative fingerings, and more.

Akai Pro MPC Touch - Frequently Asked Questions

Created: 10/13/2015 | Modified: 06/28/2017

In creating the MPC Touch, we have once again established the iconic MPC series as the thought leader in music production technology. Combining the might of a pro-level piece of production gear truly fit to carry the MPC shield with the tactile ease of us

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.

Akai MPC Element - Software Installation And Unlock Process

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

The Akai MPC Element is a portable solution for musicians looking to take their work on the go. Using the included MPC Essentials Software, or an unlocked copy of the MPC Software, The MPC Element allows for powerful groove production and composition in a

Akai Pro MPC Touch - Complete Setup And Routing in Logic Pro X

Created: 11/30/2016 | Modified: 06/28/2017

The MPC Touch and included MPC software combine to create a powerful beat-making machine, incorporating all elements of the legendary MPC workflow. Using the MPC software as a plugin adds even more features and options to connect and interact with your fa