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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.

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 Pro MPC Software 2.0 Beta - Frequently Asked Questions

Created: 04/28/2017 | Modified: 11/20/2017

The first stage of MPC 2.0 has been released for MPC Touch and MPC Live users! Here is everything you'll need to know

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.

Akai Pro MPC X, MPC Live, and MPC 2.0 Software - Overview Video Series

Created: 07/12/2017 | Modified: 07/12/2017

With so many new additions to the new MPC X, MPC Live, and MPC 2.0 Software, it's tough to keep track. In this video series, we walk through some key new features and how to use them.

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

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.

macOS High Sierra and Mojave - Driver Installation Results in System Extension Blocked

Created: 09/25/2017 | Modified: 09/18/2018

With every new Apple OS comes new features and new challenges. Starting with macOS High Sierra, improved security features now require the user to enable a 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.

MPC 101 - Common Terms Explained

Created: 03/10/2017 | Modified: 07/24/2017

Whether you are a seasoned veteran or brand new to MPC, understanding the terminology is the first step to creating with an MPC. This guide will discuss all of the important terms and elements of your MPC so you can start creating.