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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 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.

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 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.

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Ableton Link Setup and Tutorial

Created: 10/25/2017 | Modified: 10/25/2017

In this workflow tutorial, we look at how to setup Ableton Link in standalone mode using the built-in wi-fi capabilities found on the MPC Live and MPC X. Opening up a new world of collaborative possibilities, this enables perfectly synched, real-time performance and production with any Ableton Link enabled device.

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 MPX8 - Preparing user samples for your SD card

Created: 09/27/2013 | Modified: 06/28/2017

The MPX8 comes with free drum, percussion, and loop sample content. You can also load your own samples to the SD card. The following article will cover the requirements needed when preparing your own sample content.

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 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