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Akai MPC5000 - Performance Tools

Created: 09/25/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

The MPC5000 not only features great tools for song and beat production, it's also a powerful live-performance instrument. From dirty, gritty, in-your-face distortions to wacky modulation effects, the MPC5000's effects engine could easily replace an entire

Akai MPC Series - Synchronizing with Pro Tools

Created: 09/25/2013 | Modified: 08/17/2017

A step-by-step walkthrough on how to synchronize your MPC with Pro Tools.

Akai MPC1000 - Mapping to the Ableton Live Drum Rack

Created: 09/24/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

The Akai MPC1000 is a portable but powerful version of the larger MPC series units. It not only operates as a standalone production studio, but can easily control Ableton Live via MIDI. The following article will walk you through how to map your MPC1000 t

Akai MPC500 - Mapping to the Ableton Live Drum Rack

Created: 09/24/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

The Akai MPC 500 is a portable but powerful version of the larger MPC series units. Not only is it a capable sampler and sequencer in its own right, but it can also serve conveniently as a MIDI controller for Ableton Live. The following article will walk

Akai Pro MAX49 - Setup for Cubase

Created: 09/24/2013 | Modified: 06/28/2017

The MAX49 can provide powerful control of Cubase's user interface and virtual instruments. This guide will provide you with quick setup instructions for the MAX49's Cubase preset, and Cubase's preferences to setup the MAX49 for MIDI Note transmission, sur

iMPC App 101: Transferring iMPC content to and from your computer

Created: 09/24/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

iMPC App 101: Transferring iMPC content to and, from your computer is super straight foward. In this article we show you how to save your exported iMPC sequences, projects, and songs on your computer. We also show you how to transfer samples from your com

Akai EWI USB - Tips and Tricks

Created: 09/24/2013 | Modified: 07/12/2017

Every composer struggles at some point with how to effectively get what is in his or her head and heart into a finished piece of music. Sometimes it can be equally hard just to get a specific sound or expression the way you want it. Fortunately, the EWI U

Akai APC40 - Setting Up an Ableton Live DJ Template

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

Ableton Live 8 is both a powerful Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) and an excellent live electronic music performance tool. This article walks through how to set up an Ableton Live DJ template with cue capabilities using the Akai APC40 and M-Audio M-Track.

Akai MPC Renaissance and Studio - Using as a plugin in Cubase

Created: 05/14/2013 | Modified: 08/02/2017

The MPC Renaissance and Studio include a powerful standalone MPC application. You can also use the MPC software as a plugin within your favorite DAW such as Cubase. This guide walks you through using key features of the MPC plugin inside Cubase.

MPC Series - Syncing Your MPC With FL Studio

Created: 10/03/2013 | Modified: 08/17/2017

FL Studio is a popular and powerful music production software that an Akai MPC complements very well. With any piece of music production equipment, accurate timing is very important. This guide covers how to synchronize the tempo of your MPC with FL Studi