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Akai MPC 500/2500/5000 Velocity Curve Explained

Created: 09/24/2013 | Modified: 08/17/2017

Some people can hit it right and some people just can't. For those of us with lighter touches or for those of us who are just plain heavy-handed, the MPC 500/2500/5000 allows the user to adjust the velocity curve of the assigned sound to better suit a pa

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 MAX49 and PreSonus Studio One Transport Control - Windows 7

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

The MAX49 is always a great tool that adds flexibilty and improved workflow to nearly any studio. Studio One is an ever increasingly popular DAW by PreSonus. This guide takes the user through the steps to using these two great products together seemless

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 EIE Pro - Setup with Pro Tools Express Akai Pro/M-Audio Edition

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

Containing 4 routable inputs and outputs, the EIE Pro expands on the stereo inputs and outputs normally found on computer sound cards and external audio interface. This "how-to" guide will walk you through setting up all inputs and outputs for use in Pro

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.