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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.

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.

Akai Pro MPC Touch - Frequently Asked Questions

Created: 10/13/2015 | Modified: 01/11/2018

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

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.

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

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 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

VIP - Everything you need to know about Plugin Maps

Created: 04/28/2015 | Modified: 11/03/2017

Included with the VIP software are over 400 Plugin Maps for most VST Instruments (VSTi) on the market today. Plugin Maps give you automatic factory preset importing, automatic category tagging, and automatic controller mapping. Which Plugin Maps are inclu

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 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