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VIP 3.0 - How to Use Chord Progressions in Key Control

Created: 12/15/2017 | Modified: 03/28/2018

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 take a more in-depth look at Chord Progressions within the Key Control feature.

Activate Serato DJ or an Expansion Pack with a license number or voucher code

Created: 01/29/2018 | Modified: 01/29/2018

If you have purchased a license for Serato DJ or an expansion, or have received a voucher code for Serato DJ or an expansion, this article explains how to activate your Serato DJ software or expansions using a license number or voucher code.

Akai MPC Renaissance - Routing MIDI to a Track in Presonus Studio One

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

The MPC Renaissance can be used in many different ways and with the Digital Audio Workstation of your choosing. This guide covers how to route MIDI messages from the MPC Renaissance hardware to a Studio One Instrument track.

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Firmware Update 2.1 Walkthrough

Created: 02/14/2018 | Modified: 02/15/2018

In this video, we walk through the process of updating the firmware on an MPC X and MPC Live to the latest 2.1 update. This includes where to download, how to connect the MPC, and how to run the firmware updater.

Akai Pro MPC Software 2.0 - Downloading and Installing the MPC 2.1 Update

Created: 02/14/2018 | Modified: 04/16/2018

With the release of the MPC 2.1 update, users get all new features and improvements like the ability to export expansion packs to an MPC X or Live, improved MIDI sync, and new display drivers for the MPC Touch. In this guide, we'll walk through downloading and installing this latest update for the MPC 2.0 desktop software.

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - System Resources Management

Created: 03/07/2018 | Modified: 03/07/2018

Your MPC hardware is capable of handling complex processing when sequencing MIDI data and audio. Just like an operating system on your computer, steps can be taken to optimize your workflow to experience the best possible performance. This article will cover some basic guidelines for optimizing the MPC hardware's System Resources for getting the best performance from its CPU and managing RAM usage.

Akai MPC Software - How to Run 64 and 32 Bit Versions, and Accessing 3rd Party Plugins

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

In this overview, we cover how to run the 64 and 32 bit versions of the MPC Software and Plugin , and review what 3rd party plugins will be available depending on the bit type version of MPC Software you are running.

Akai Pro MPC Live and X - Exporting Expansions from the MPC Software

Created: 03/08/2018 | Modified: 05/18/2018

With the MPC 2.1 update, you can export MPC expansions directly onto an external drive for use with the MPC software or in standalone with the MPC X or MPC Live. The MPC software and your MPC X/Live hardware will both need to be updated to at least firmware/software version 2.1, where this feature was introduced.

MPC Live and MPC X - Complete setup and routing in Reason 10

Created: 03/21/2018 | Modified: 04/06/2018

In this guide, we will walk through the complete setup and routing in Propellerhead's Reason 10

Akai Pro MPC X, MPC Live, MPC Touch, and MPC Software - Using List Edit Mode

Created: 03/22/2018 | Modified: 04/11/2018

The MPC workflow tends to lend itself to various methods of getting from point A to point B whether you are creating and editing audio or editing your sequences. The MPC List Editor provides a means of visualizing the various elements of your projects in an organized and linear way. This article will cover what the List Editor is, why you might want to use it over Grid Edit, and will provide an example of editing a project through the List Edit Mode menu.