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Akai Pro Tom Cat - Frequently Asked Questions

Created: 10/14/2015 | Modified: 07/12/2017

The Akai Professional Tom Cat is an exciting true analog drum machine with five built-in percussion voices, including Kick, Snare, and Clap sounds with chromatically tunable Disco Toms. Onboard controls—all continuously variable—enable users to custom

Akai Pro MPC Touch - Setup With FL Studio

Created: 11/23/2015 | Modified: 06/28/2017

In this video I walk through setting up the MPC Touch with FL Studio so you can access the MPC Software plugin and control FL Studio's transport via the MPC Touch hardware and MMC.

Akai Pro MPD226 - Setup with MPC Essentials

Created: 12/21/2015 | Modified: 12/07/2017

The MPD226 is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller perfect for producers, programmers, musicians and DJs alike. Its intuitive blend of MPC controls and technologies mesh with easy USB connectivity to bring the feel of classic beat making into the world of computer music production. This guide walks through how to setup the MPD226 with the included MPC Essentials software.

Akai Pro MPC Essentials - Using Multiple Instances Of The Plugin

Created: 02/12/2016 | Modified: 06/28/2017

MPC Essentials is a one-track version of the full MPC software. Although this may seem limiting at first, there are plenty of ways to use this to your advantage and allow MPC Essentials to expand with you as your productions grow. This guide uses the MPK

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.

Akai Pro MPC Essentials - Creating and Using a Keygroup Program

Created: 04/04/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017

A keygroup is a type of program in MPC that will take a sample and pitch it across all of the keys on your MIDI controller or pads on your MPC, essentially creating your own virtual instrument. For example, you could turn a single bass note sample into an entire playable bass program by creating a keygroup with the sample. Keygroups are useful for adding melodic elements to your songs without using plugins or instruments, or for adding pitched layers to your drums. This guide will walk through how to create

Akai Pro MPK mini mkII - Complete Setup with Garageband

Created: 04/04/2017 | Modified: 10/11/2018

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, and DAWs whenever inspiration strikes. This guide will walk you through setting up your MPK mini mkII with Garageband, along with the included plugins: Air Hybrid and Sonivox Wobble.

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.