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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.

Akai MPC Software - How to Run 64 and 32 Bit Versions, and Accessing 3rd Party Plugins

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

In this overview, we cover how to run the 64 and 32 bit versions of the MPC Software and Plugin , and review what 3rd party plugins will be available depending on the bit type version of MPC Software you are running.

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.

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 - Complete Setup And Routing in Logic Pro X

Created: 11/14/2017 | Modified: 11/14/2017

The MPC X and MPC LIVE combined with the included MPC software create a powerful beat-making machine. Using the MPC software as a plugin adds even more features and options to connect and interact with your favorite DAW. This guide walks you through everything you need to know about using the Akai Pro MPC X and LIVE as a plugin inside Logic Pro X.

MPC 101 - Creating A Keygroup Program

Created: 09/26/2013 | Modified: 07/24/2017

Keygroups allow you to take a sample and map it across the keys of a MIDI controller, essentially creating your own custom virtual instrument. This guide will walk you through creating a simple keygroup using the MPC software.

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 Pro Advance Series and VIP - Setup with Ableton Live

Created: 05/22/2015 | 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 MPK2 Series - Frequently Asked Questions

Created: 05/05/2014 | Modified: 06/27/2017

The Akai MPK2 series controllers combine deep software integration, enhanced workflow, and core technologies from the iconic line of MPC workstations. The MPK225, MPK249, and MPK261 are engineered to be all-in-one controller solutions for comprehensive i

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