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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 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 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 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

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

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 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

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

MPC Training - How to Produce with an Akai Professional MPC

Created: 05/12/2016 | Modified: 08/03/2017

Want to know how to produce music using an MPC Renaissance, MPC Studio, or MPC Touch? You're in the right place! This article links to many of the most popular and current MPC training videos and tutorials available!

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - How to Quickly Format a Drive or Storage Device

Created: 08/21/2017 | Modified: 08/24/2017

Keeping your storage devices running in tip-top shape is key to being successful with an MPC X or MPC Live and this means periodically re-formatting to free up unused space. In these videos, we show you how you can quickly and easily reformat any SATA drive, USB thumb drive, or SD card with the MPC Live or X.