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Akai Pro MPK mini mkII - Complete Setup with Garageband

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

The new 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, a

Akai Pro MPK mini mkII - Complete Setup in Presonus Studio One Prime

Created: 04/19/2017 | Modified: 12/18/2017

The Akai MPK mini mkII series controllers combine deep software integration, enhanced workflow, and core technologies from the iconic line of MPC workstations. The MPK series are engineered to be all-in-one controller solutions for comprehensive interfacing and manipulation of virtual instruments, effect plugins, DAWs, and more. This article walks through how to setup the MPK mini mkII series controller with Presonus Studio One Prime.

Akai Pro MPC Software 2.0 - How to Download, Install, and Activate

Created: 05/02/2017 | Modified: 07/11/2017

MPC 2.0 adds tons of new features, including Audio Track Recording, Real-Time Time-Stretching and Pitch-Shifting, Clip Programs, and more. In this short video, we show you how to download, install, and activate version 2.0 of the MPC Software.

Akai Pro MPC Live - Feature Overview and Tutorial

Created: 06/08/2017 | Modified: 07/11/2017

In this product overview video, we introduce you to the hardware and software features that make up the new MPC Live. Portable, powerful and fully standalone, the MPC Live is set to stoke the creative fire of producers and performers worldwide.

Upgrade Path for MPC 2.0

Created: 06/08/2017 | Modified: 11/28/2017

With the beta release of MPC 2.0 available and the full version on the horizon, you may be wondering: Am I eligible for a free upgrade to MPC 2.0? This article will discuss the different upgrade paths available for MPC 2.0.

Akai Pro MPC Live and MPC X - Transferring Content to and from the MPC Live and MPC X

Created: 06/19/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017

Both the MPC X and MPC Live are capable of interfacing with your computer to transfer files to and from the hardware. Start your projects on the hardware and continue working on your computer or vice versa - wherever you are, the music won't be far behind! This guide will walk through the process of properly formatting your external or internal drive as well as transferring project files, MPC expansions, and sample content.

Akai MPC 2500 - Tips and Tricks

Created: 09/24/2013 | Modified: 06/29/2017

The MPC 2500 is a staple of music production, used by professional producers, beatmakers, and other musicians everywhere. MPCs make it quick and easy to make beats and shape them to perfection. In this column, we'll give you some ideas on how to get even more out of your MPC2500. Nearly all MPC users can benefit from these tips, with the exception of the Auto Chromatic feature, which is just for the MPC2500.

Akai EIE and EIE Pro - Audio Setup in Reaper

Created: 09/24/2013 | Modified: 07/06/2017

This 'how to' guide will walk you through setting up all EIE and EIE Pro inputs and outputs for use in Reaper on a Mac and PC.

Akai Professional EWI5000 - Frequently Asked Questions

Created: 09/18/2014 | Modified: 06/27/2017

The Akai Professional EWI5000 combines innovative instrument design, wireless connectivity, and a sound library by SONiVOX to create the most expressive and versatile wind instrument available to today's musicians. The game-changing instrument combines t

Akai Pro Timbre Wolf - Frequently Asked Questions

Created: 10/14/2015 | Modified: 06/27/2017

Akai Professional's Timbre Wolf is a powerful and versatile four-voice polyphonic synthesizer. With the power to configure voicing as four mono voices, four-voice unison, or as a four-voice polysynth, you'll have the flexibility to build rich synth parts