AKAI Professional

Knowledge Base



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.

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 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 MPK mini mkII - Updating the Firmware

Created: 03/23/2016 | Modified: 06/27/2017

The new MPK mini is an ultra-compact keyboard controller designed for the traveling musician and the desktop producer. This guide walks through the steps to update the firmware.

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 MPC Renaissance and Studio - Using as a plugin in Logic Pro

Created: 05/13/2013 | Modified: 08/02/2017

The MPC Renaissance and Studio include a powerful standalone MPC application. You can also use the MPC software as a plugin within your favorite DAW such as Logic Pro. This video guide walks you through everything you need to know about using the Akai M

Akai MPD Series - Using the Vyzex Preset Editor

Created: 09/26/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

The Akai MPD series preset settings can be adjusted and changed in a nearly infinite amount of ways by using the Vyzex editing software, which can be downloaded from the MPD product page. By default, the Pad Banks overlap on most presets. This guide wal

Akai MPC Renaissance and Studio - Using as a plugin in Cubase

Created: 05/14/2013 | Modified: 08/02/2017

The MPC Renaissance and Studio include a powerful standalone MPC application. You can also use the MPC software as a plugin within your favorite DAW such as Cubase. This guide walks you through using key features of the MPC plugin inside Cubase.

Akai APC Key 25 - Frequently Asked Questions

Created: 07/11/2014 | Modified: 07/06/2017

Designed for the performing musician or the conventional composer, APC Key 25 is the first Ableton Live controller from Akai Professional that is equipped with a high-performance keyboard. Uniting the power of a clip-launching panel with a keyboard interf

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