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Akai Pro MPC Touch - Downloading, Installing, and Authorizing MPC 2.0

Created: 10/27/2017 | Modified: 10/27/2017

Combining the might of a pro-level piece of production gear truly fit to carry the MPC shield with the tactile ease of use found on smartphones and tablets, the Touch is truly a workflow revolution. In this video, we show you how to download, install, and authorize the MPC 2.0 software for your MPC Touch.

Ableton - MPK49 and APC40 Control Mapping Tips

Created: 09/26/2013 | Modified: 07/12/2017

One user asked us how to setup the Akai MPK49, and the Akai APC40 with Ableton so that both devices act as Control Surfaces, while allowing the APC40 (only) to also be manually mapped to additional controls. This is a great question, and something we tho

VIP 3.0 - How to Redeem and Download VIP 3.0

Created: 11/01/2017 | Modified: 11/01/2017

VIP is a ground-breaking, award-winning music software platform that provides musicians and composers with a total control solution for their virtual instrument and virtual effect collection. VIP provides you with unparalleled access to your virtual instrument and effect collection, seamlessly integrating the hardware/software experience and grants the unrestricted freedom to create in a user-friendly, intuitive format. The combination of VIP and a compatible keyboard controller maximizes workflow and ensur

Akai MPK Mini - Setup in Ableton Live

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

This guide will provide you with an easy to follow introduction to setting up an Akai MPK mini with Ableton Live. Make sure to connect the MPK mini to a USB port before opening Ableton Live. The example below was performed using Windows XP and Ableton Liv

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Complete Setup And Routing in Logic Pro X

Created: 11/14/2017 | Modified: 11/14/2017

The MPC X and MPC LIVE combined with the included MPC software create a powerful beat-making machine. Using the MPC software as a plugin adds even more features and options to connect and interact with your favorite DAW. This guide walks you through everything you need to know about using the Akai Pro MPC X and LIVE as a plugin inside Logic Pro X.

MPC 101 - Creating A Keygroup Program

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

Keygroups allow you to take a sample and map it across the keys of a MIDI controller, essentially creating your own custom virtual instrument. This guide will walk you through creating a simple keygroup using the MPC software.

Akai Pro MPK2 Series - Setup with MPC 2.0 Software

Created: 11/21/2017 | Modified: 03/23/2018

With the release of the MPC 2.0 software, new doors have been opened for users of the Akai Pro MPK 2 series. Whether you own an MPC or not, MPK 2 users now have the ability to interact directly with the MPC software for comprehensive interfacing and manipulation of virtual instruments, effect plugins, DAWs, and more. This article walks through how to set up an MPK2 series controller with the MPC 2.0 Software.

Akai MPC Renaissance & Studio - Using as a Plugin in FL Studio

Created: 09/26/2013 | Modified: 08/02/2017

The MPC software can be used as a plugin inside of a variety of DAWs. This guide will cover how to open the MPC software as a plugin with FL Studio.

Akai Pro MPK Mini mkII - Setup with UVI Workstation

Created: 11/30/2017 | Modified: 11/30/2017

The MPK Mini mkII is a versatile, class compliant, USB Midi controller that can have you creating music with your favorite DAW in no time. A very simple yet powerful solution is the UVI Workstation; a free standalone DAW with built-in sounds. If you are a seasoned pro or getting into midi based music production for the first time, this software makes it easy to make music.

VIP 3.0 - How to use Key Control

Created: 12/15/2017 | Modified: 12/18/2017

Key Control allows you to play select Scales, Harmonies, or Chord Progressions up and down your keyboard without worrying about playing a note outside of the selected key or scale. This article will walk you through how to use the Key Control feature within the VIP 3.0 software.