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Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Drum Warp and Flatten Pad Tutorials

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

In these new MPC Lounge videos, we explore two recent feature additions introduced with the 2.0.5 update. Drum Warp and Flatten Pad open up a new creative drum programming possibilities to our king of swing, the MPC.

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 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 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 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 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 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

MPC Series - Setting up Logic Pro for use with an MPC and a USB MIDI Controller

Created: 09/27/2013 | Modified: 08/17/2017

This video and accompanying download cover how to use Logic Pro as a sound module, with an MPC as the sequencer, along with a USB MIDI keyboard controller.

Akai Pro MPC X - Unboxing and Basic Setup

Created: 07/10/2017 | Modified: 07/10/2017

In this video, we unbox the brand new Akai Pro MPC X! This includes a walkthrough of the box contents, inputs and outputs, as well as how to plug it in and start making some noise.

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.