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Akai Pro MPK mini mkII - Complete Setup in Pro Tools First

Created: 05/15/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017

The MPK Mini MKII is an ultra-compact keyboard controller designed for the traveling musician and the desktop producer. With an array of hardware controls, MPK Mini MKII lets you record, compose, and perform with virtual instruments, effect plugins, and DAWs whenever inspiration strikes. This article walks through setting up the Akai Pro MPK Mini MKII with Pro Tools First.

Akai MPK and MPD Series - Setup with Logic Pro X

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

The Akai MPK and MPD series controllers are powerful music production tools that integrate well with a variety of popular digital audio software. This guide covers how to setup your MPK or MPD controllers with Apple's Logic Pro X.

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Firmware Update Walkthrough

Created: 09/27/2017 | Modified: 12/29/2017

In this video, we walk through the process of updating the firmware on an MPC X and MPC Live. This includes where to download, how to connect the MPC, and how to run the firmware updater.

MPC 101 - Exporting Basics

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

The Export option allows exporting of a project's sequence data in various formats. The exportation formats offered by the MPC software include Audio Mixdown, Project Archive and standard MIDI files. This article walks through the various exportation opt

Akai MPC5000 - Using Q-Links to Control and Sequence External Synths

Created: 09/25/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

Many external synthesizers and modules have parameters such as filters, envelopes, and oscillators that can be controlled by MIDI Continuous Controllers (CCs). You can use MPC5000 Q-Link controls to send and sequence MIDI CCs to control these parameters.

The Akai MAX49 - Top 5 Questions Explained

Created: 09/24/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

We've gathered together answers for five of the most common questions about the Akai MAX49 MIDI controller. This article covers details about compatibility, connections, features, and more.

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 - Setup in PreSonus Studio One

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

VIP - Everything you need to know about managing Plugins and Presets inside VIP

Created: 04/22/2015 | Modified: 08/03/2017

With the Advance Keyboards and VIP (Virtual Instrument Player) software, your entire VSTi library is controlled by one application. This video walks through how to manage your all your plugins and presets in VIP, including Scanning Your Plugins, Plugins with Expansions (Kontakt 5), Importing User Presets, and Auto Importing.

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