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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
Created: 09/22/2014 | Modified: 06/27/2017
The Akai Professional MPX16 is an advanced sample player with sixteen backlit velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads. A compact sampling powerhouse, this article walks through a number of frequently asked questions about the Akai Professional MPX16.
Created: 04/09/2015 | Modified: 06/27/2017
With the VIP (Virtual Instrument Player) software application, your entire VST library is controlled by one application. Included with the Akai Pro Advance, Alesis VX49, and M-Audio CTRL49, VIP puts automatic plugin control at your fingertips. The includ
Created: 12/05/2016 | Modified: 06/28/2017
Donâ€™t let wires tie you down; the Akai Pro LPK25 Wireless connects wirelessly to your device running both MacOS and iOS! The LPK25 Wireless is ideal for musicians that want to take their projects with them on the go or just want to rid themselves of the
Created: 01/10/2017 | Modified: 06/27/2017
There is an undeniable attraction to playing records. Real music and equipment enthusiastsâ€”so-called â€œaudiophilesâ€â€”swear that nothing sounds as good, as realistic, as â€œorganicâ€ if you will, as a great record. Audiophiles tend to like the sound
Created: 02/07/2017 | Modified: 06/27/2017
As I mentioned in my previous article on cartridges (â€œneedlesâ€), turntables are getting very popular again. This is probably a good time to take a step back and look at the two main types of turntables in use todayâ€”belt-drive and direct-driveâ€”explore how they work, what the thought is behind each one, and what the pluses and minuses are of the two types.
Created: 09/27/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017
There's a lot of excitement about the release of the Akai Professional MPX8 and Editor. We've gathered answers to your most common questions together in this article.
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.
Created: 09/26/2013 | Modified: 06/29/2017
If you are lucky enough to own an Akai MPC and an Akai MPK, then you should know that these can be synced together using MIDI Clock. This allows for perfect timing and instantaneous messaging between all synced devices and programs. Check out the guide
Created: 09/26/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017
Using VST plugins within the MPC software is a great way to expand your creative possibilities. Because of it's design similarities with Akai's longstanding line of MPC sequencers, MOTU BPM is a very useful tool when mapped properly to the pads of the MPC