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VIP - Managing Kontakt and other Expansion Plugins

Created: 03/16/2017 | Modified: 08/24/2017

VIP gives you immediate access to any virtual instrument in your collection, with or without a DAW. It's a powerful way to play virtual instruments live or integrate them into a recording session. Kontakt is one of the most commonly used plugins, but beca

Akai Pro MPK mini and MPC Essentials Training

Created: 01/25/2017 | Modified: 08/22/2017

So you've got your MPK Mini MKII and installed all of the included software, but now what? To help you get started, we've included a 13 video playlist that will help walk you through loading samples, recording, editing, and exporting music with MPC, MPC Essentials and several other software titles.

Akai Pro MPC - Troubleshooting Invalid Serial Number and Other Common Unlock Problems

Created: 02/16/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017

The MPC Software provided with the MPC Renaissance, MPC Studio, MPC Studio Black and MPC Touch is a necessary part of the workflow for these machines, so it's important to get it unlocked and working quickly so you can get up and running. If you're runnin

Akai Pro MPD232 - How to Download and Use the Included Sample Content

Created: 03/06/2017 | Modified: 03/28/2018

MPD232 is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller designed for producers, programmers, musicians and DJs. Its blend of MPC controls and technologies mesh with USB connectivity brings the feel of classic beat making into computer music production. This guide walks

MPC Academy - MPC Touch Video Tutorials

Created: 03/08/2017 | Modified: 06/27/2017

Just getting started with your MPC Touch? These videos will provide in-depth, step-by-step walkthroughs on sampling, sequencing, building programs and so much more.

Akai Pro MPC Touch - Setup and Feature Walkthrough Videos

Created: 03/09/2017 | Modified: 09/07/2017

This video series covers all of the great features of the MPC Touch from building a simple beat, to recording loops, to even using plugins and editing programs. All without looking at a computer. Whether you are new to MPC or a seasoned veteran just picki

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 101 - Creating a Patched Phrase

Created: 03/20/2017 | Modified: 07/24/2017

Creating a patched phrase allows automatic beat matching of loops and phrases to your sequence's tempo. This guide will walk through how to turn any loop into a patched phrase in the MPC software.

So you just bought an MPC Studio/Renaissance. Now what?

Created: 03/24/2017 | Modified: 08/02/2017

Fusing Akai Professional's legendary MPC layout and workflow with the power of your computer, MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio are the unrivaled instruments for music production. If you just purchased one of these productions beasts, you may be wondering: what do I do next? Look no further! This guide compiles all the best articles and tutorials to help you get completely up and running with your new MPC and take your productions to the next level.

So you just bought an MPK mini mkII. Now what?

Created: 03/28/2017 | Modified: 10/31/2018

The MPK Mini MKII is an ultra-compact keyboard controller designed for the traveling musician and the desktop producer. If you just picked up on one of these handy controllers, you may be wondering: what do I do next? Look no further! This guide compiles all of the best articles and tutorials to help you get completely up and running, and take your productions to the next level.