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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 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: 02/15/2018

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 MPC Renaissance, MPC Studio, and MPC Touch - Video Tutorials

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

Video tutorials for the Akai Pro MPC Renaissance are being released both by Akai and by users at a rapid pace. We've collected our favorites together here in one place.

Akai MPC Renaissance - Sampling With an External Sound Module

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

Have a synth or external sound module you would like to sample? With the MPC Renaissance/MPC Software it has never been easier. You can even quantize the sample with legendary MPC swing! The following article will show you how to record a MIDI track, se

Akai MPC Element and MPC Essentials Software - Frequently Asked Questions

Created: 10/03/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

This article will help answer user's questions about the MPC Element and MPC Essentials Software, how they integrate, and how they add to the modern MPC experience with the MPC Renaissance, MPC Studio, and MPC Software.

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.