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Akai Pro MPD218 - How to Download, Install, And Unlock the Included Software

Created: 02/06/2017 | 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

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 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 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

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.