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macOS 10.15 Catalina and iOS 13 Support for Akai Pro

With the release of Apple's macOS Catalina, every creative professional will need to decide if updating is right for them. More often than not, the initial jump to a new OS will do very little, if anything, to benefit the creative artist. Changes to the OS and improvements in technology are more likely to have a negative effect on your...

iLok Universe | Managing your Activations with the iLok License Manager

Is this your first time activating a license with the iLok License Manager? Not to worry! This video walks you through the process of making your iLok ID, installing the iLok License Manager and redeeming the license key for your software. This process can be used with AIR, SONiVOX, Mixmeister, Akai MPC 2.0 and any other software that requires iLok...

Akai APC Series - Frequently Asked Questions

We've put together answers to some of the most common questions about the Akai Pro APC40 and APC20.  With the tips in this FAQ under your belt, you'll have even better control over your new hardware. Contents What are the physical dimensions and weight? Is the Crossfader on the APC40 user-replaceable? Is the APC40 dual voltage (without the need for...

macOS High Sierra (10.13) and iOS11 Support for Akai Pro Products

Whenever a new operating system is released, it is crucial to check the compatibility of your hardware and software before choosing to make the jump. This article will be updated periodically to reflect the current status of Akai Pro hardware and software compatibility with macOS High Sierra 10.13 and iOS11. Please note: It's important to us that your work and creativity...

Upgrade Path for MPC 2.0

With the beta release of MPC 2.0 available and the full version on the horizon, you may be wondering: Am I eligible for a free upgrade to MPC 2.0? This article will discuss the different upgrade paths available for MPC 2.0.     Am I eligible to download and use the MPC 2.0 Beta? The MPC 2.0 Beta is available...

Akai Pro MPC Software 2.0 Beta - Frequently Asked Questions

The first stage of MPC 2.0 has been released for MPC Touch and MPC Live users! Here is everything you'll need to know.   Frequently Asked Questions Where do I download the MPC 2.0 Beta? Where do I find the license to activate the MPC 2.0 Beta? Is there a complete tutorial on installing and authorizing the MPC 2.0 Beta...

Turntables - Belt Drive vs. Direct Drive

  © 2017 Steve Feinstein, inMusic, Inc. All rights reserved. As I mentioned in my previous article on cartridges (“needles”), turntables are getting very popular again. This is probably a good time to take a step back and look at the two main types of turntables in use today—belt-drive and direct-drive—explore how they work, what the thought is behind each...

Akai Pro MPC Live and MPC 2.0 - Frequently Asked Questions

  The MPC Live is the newest addition to the MPC hardware and software controller family! Featuring both complete standalone operation and full control over the brand new MPC 2.0 software, this machine is the best of both worlds. This guide will discuss some of the popular questions about the MPC Live and MPC 2.0 features and functionality This guide will be...

The Importance of Room Acoustics

© 2016 Steve Feinstein, inMusic, Inc. Nothing can make or break the sound of your performance, your rehearsal space, a recording venue or a home entertainment system more than room acoustics. You may have the very best instruments, speakers, amplifiers and recording equipment and you may have placed it all perfectly in your space, but if your performance/recording/listening room has...

Why the Needle (Cartridge) Matters So Much in a Turntable

© 2017 Steve Feinstein, inMusic, Inc. All rights reserved. Turntables are enjoying a big resurgence in popularity these days, especially since ION Audio introduced the conversion turntable a few years ago. With an ION Audio or Akai Professional conversion turntable, records can be converted into digital files as they’re being played, so the music on your rare, prized records can...

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC 2.0 - Frequently Asked Questions

  The MPC X is the newest addition to the MPC hardware and software controller family! Featuring both complete standalone operation and full control over the brand new MPC 2.0 software, this machine is the best of both worlds. This guide will discuss some of the popular questions about the MPC X and MPC 2.0 features and functionality This guide...

Akai Pro LPK25 Wireless - Unboxing and Pairing Overview

Don’t let wires tie you down; the Akai Pro LPK25 Wireless connects wirelessly to your device running both MacOS and iOS! In this video, I take a look at what's included with the Akai Pro LPK25 Wireless and also show you how easy it is to pair with a Bluetooth device for wireless control over your creative workflow.   For...

Akai Pro LPD8 Wireless - Frequently Asked Questions

Tripping over your wires? The Akai Pro LPD8 Wireless connects wirelessly to your device running both MacOS and iOS! The LPD8 Wireless is ideal for musicians that want to take their projects with them on the go or just want to rid themselves of the restrictions of a wired connection. Utilizing a Bluetooth LE connection, the LPD8 Wireless bridges the...

Akai Pro LPK25 Wireless - Frequently Asked Questions

Don’t let wires tie you down; the Akai Pro LPK25 Wireless connects wirelessly to your device running both MacOS and iOS! The LPK25 Wireless is ideal for musicians that want to take their projects with them on the go or just want to rid themselves of the restrictions of a wired connection. Utilizing a Bluetooth LE connection, the LPK25 Wireless...

Akai Pro Force - Frequently Asked Questions

The Akai Pro Force fuses clip-launching, step sequencing, sampling, synth engines, and a tactile touch screen control into a standalone, performance-driven device. Force combines must-have modern functionality with an ultra-intuitive workflow that harnesses your creativity for maximum expressive capability. In this article, we'll answer your most frequently asked questions about the Force.

Akai MPK mini mkII - Difficulty loading Wobble and Hybrid 3 in MPC Essentials

The Akai Pro MPK mini mkII includes a powerful software bundle featuring MPC Essentials, SONiVOX Wobble, and AIR Hybrid 3. We don't expect everyone to be an expert on organizing VST plugins, 32-bit vs. 64-bit, or the quirks of activating iLok licenses. This article confronts the most frequently faced problems when trying to activate and use the software that is included...

macOS High Sierra 10.13 and iOS11 Support for Akai Pro Products

Whenever a new operating system is released, it is crucial to check the compatibility of your hardware and software before choosing to make the jump. This article will be updated periodically to reflect the current status of Akai Pro hardware and software compatibility with macOS High Sierra 10.13 and iOS11.

macOS High Sierra and Mojave - Driver Installation Results in System Extension Blocked

With every new Apple OS comes new features and new challenges. Starting with macOS High Sierra, improved security features now require the user to enable a system extension for any new driver being installed to the operating system. Because this applies to Akai Pro products like the MPC Live or EIE Pro, we'll show you how to do this in just a few simple steps.

Akai Professional BT500 - Frequently Asked Questions

The Akai Pro BT500 belt-drive turntable is an exquisitely crafted, premium performance turntable that extracts every musical detail and subtle nuance from your beloved record collection. This article walks through a number of frequently asked questions about the Akai Pro BT500.   Frequently Asked Questions  What kind of speakers can I use with this BT500? How do I connect this...

Akai Pro MPC Live - Battery Optimization

Your MPC Live 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 Live's battery life.

VIP 3.0 - How to Redeem and Download VIP 3.0

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

MPC Touch - Display Configuration Troubleshooting Guide

The Akai MPC Touch boasts a 7" touchscreen that allows you to have full control over your projects without ever looking away from the hardware.  The MPC Touch is recognized by your computer as an extra display, so making sure that it is set up properly is very important. This guide reviews some of the most common questions and concerns...

Akai Pro Tom Cat - Frequently Asked Questions

The Akai Professional Tom Cat is an exciting true analog drum machine with five built-in percussion voices, including Kick, Snare, and Clap sounds with chromatically tunable Disco Toms. Onboard controls—all continuously variable—enable users to customize the tuning, amplitude envelopes, and volume of each drum voice separately for precise real-time adjustment. Outfitted with six MPC-style pads and a built-in 32-step sequencer...

Akai Pro Timbre Wolf - Frequently Asked Questions

Akai Professional's Timbre Wolf is a powerful and versatile four-voice polyphonic synthesizer. With the power to configure voicing as four mono voices, four-voice unison, or as a four-voice polysynth, you'll have the flexibility to build rich synth parts the way you want. With lots of sonic control and a 32-step sequencer for each voice, electronic musicians and synth heads are...

Akai Pro MPC Touch - Frequently Asked Questions

  In creating the MPC Touch, we have once again established the iconic MPC series as the thought leader in music production technology. 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. How producers...

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - System Resources Management

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 Pro MIDIMix - Frequently Asked Questions

Up until now, there was just no solution for musicians and producers who needed a compact, easily portable way to mix and process their projects on site. But MIDImix is the best solution for portable mixing on the go.  MIDImix offers an intuitive, familiar mixer layout, solid connectivity with the most popular DAWs, and legendary Akai Professional quality. MIDImix is...

Akai Pro MPD226 - Frequently Asked Questions

The MPD226 is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller perfect for producers, programmers, musicians and DJ's alike. Its intuitive blend of MPC controls and technologies mesh with easy USB connectivity to bring the feel of classic beat making into the world of computer music production.    Frequently Asked Questions  What software is included with my purchase, and where can I download? Are the...

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

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

Akai Pro MPD232 - Frequently Asked Questions

The MPD232 is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller perfect for producers, programmers, musicians and DJ's alike. Its intuitive blend of MPC controls and technologies mesh with easy USB connectivity to bring the feel of classic beat making into the world of computer music production.    Frequently Asked Questions  What software is included with my purchase, and where can I download? Are the...

Akai Pro MPD218 - Frequently Asked Questions

The MPD218 is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller perfect for producers, programmers, musicians and DJs alike. Its intuitive blend of MPC controls and technologies mesh with easy USB connectivity to bring the feel of classic beat making into the world of computer music production.    Frequently Asked Questions What software is included with my purchase, and where can I download? Does the...

Akai MPC Renaissance - Troubleshooting USB Audio Artifacts or Latency

As with any USB audio interface, there are many potential causes of symptoms like distortion, artifacts (clicks/pops/crackling), and latency. This guide provides some helpful tips to troubleshoot the issue and get you back to making music!    Contents Troubleshooting USB Audio Symptoms USB 3.0 Ports and USB 2.0 Devices 2015 Apple Macbook Pro USB Data Issues Further Support   Troubleshooting...

Windows 10 Support for Akai Professional Products and Drivers

Many products are compatible with Windows 10 and there are no known issues with any Akai Pro items.  Below is a list of our current hardware products and their driver compatibility with Microsoft Windows 10. Note: Newly released operating systems always carry a risk of introducing unforeseen difficulties.  If your projects are time-sensitive, we recommend staying with your current operating...

Akai Pro Advance Series - Firmware Update Guide

The Advance Firmware Updater application makes it easy to update the firmware on your Advance 25, 49, and 61 keyboards. Generally, users will look for a firmware update for one of two reasons: They are hoping that a firmware update will add additional features or functionality. They are experiencing some difficulty or symptom that they are hoping will be resolved...

VIP - Everything you need to know about Plugin Maps

Included with the VIP software are over 400 Plugin Maps for most VST Instruments (VSTi) on the market today. Plugin Maps give you automatic factory preset importing, automatic category tagging, and automatic controller mapping.  Keep in mind that you do not need a Plugin Map in order to use your favorite VSTi with VIP. You can easily manage and import...

macOS Mojave 10.14 and iOS 12 Support for Akai Pro Products

As Apple unveils its newest operating system, it's time to decide if your system is ready for an update. To help you stay updated, we've tested our products with the latest pre-release versions of macOS Mojave 10.14 prior to its release.

Akai Pro Fire - Frequently Asked Questions

The Akai Fire is the first dedicated control surface built to interface directly with FL Studio. Featuring velocity-sensitive pads, an OLED display, and an intuitive one-to-one hardware representation of FL Studio's sequencer, it will be the perfect companion for any beginner or professional FL Studio user. In this article, we'll cover your top questions about the Akai Fire.

What plugins can I use with the VIP Software?

The VIP (Virtual Instrument Player) software included with your Akai Pro Advance series, M-Audio CTRL49, and Alesis VX49 controllers gives you immediate access to any virtual instrument in your collection. Virtually any VST Instrument (VSTi) and effect will work in VIP, including VST and VST2 instruments.   Do all VST Instruments work with VIP? Yes. All VST and VST2 instruments...

Akai Pro MPK mini Play - Frequently Asked Questions

With over 100 built-in melodic instruments, drum kits, and sound effects, the MPK mini Play is an all in one solution to portable jam sessions. Whether you are on the couch, in the park, or traveling to your next gig, the MPK mini Play lets you capture those little moments of creation! Inspiration can strike wherever you are - the MPK mini Play can be anywhere you are. This article answers some popular questions about the features and functionality of the MPK mini Play.

My EWI5000 or EWI4000S is not playing in tune, is detuned, or transposed. What should I do?

In this article, we’ve put together some suggestions on troubleshooting unexpected transposition and detuning with the EWI5000 or EWI4000S. Momentary Detuning Persistent Detuning/Transposition Detuning Transposition Custom Patches Factory Reset Further Product Support   Momentary Detuning Both EWI4000S and EWI5000 customers occasionally contact us about unexpected detuning. The causes fall into one of the following categories: A misplacement or slip of...

Akai Pro MPK mini mkII and MPK mini Play - Setup with VIP

In this video, we cover the basics for getting your MPK mini mkII or MPK mini Play controller set up with the included software, VIP.

Akai Pro Advance Series - Frequently Asked Questions

  Akai Professional’s Advance Keyboards are like nothing else you've ever played. The Advance 49 gives you unprecedented playability and unrestricted manipulation of any virtual instrument with an exclusive interactive, full-color display, complemented by performance-friendly hardware controls. The included videos and article walk through a number of frequently asked questions about the Akai Pro Advance series controllers.   Frequently Asked...

VIP - Frequently Asked Questions

With the VIP (Virtual Instrument Player) software application, your entire VST library is controlled by one application.  Included with the Akai Pro Advance, Alesis VX49, and M-Audio CTRL49, VIP puts automatic plugin control at your fingertips. The included videos and article walk through a number of frequently asked questions about the VIP software.   Frequently Asked Questions Will VIP work...

Akai Professional Rhythm Wolf - Frequently Asked Questions

  The Akai Professional Rhythm Wolf combines a drum machine, bass synthesizer, and step sequencer into one rugged device with a fierce, 100% analog signal path. This article walks through some Frequently Asked Questions about the Akai Professional Rhythm Wolf.   Frequently Asked Questions Sometimes my Rhythm Wolf goes a little sharp or flat. Is this normal? The KICK DRUM...

Akai Professional MPX16 - Frequently Asked Questions

The Akai Professional MPX16 is an advanced sample player with sixteen backlit velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads.  A compact sampling powerhouse, this article walks through a number of frequently asked questions about the Akai Professional MPX16.     Frequently Asked Questions Can samples be loaded directly onto the MPX16 via USB connection? What format should my samples be in? What kind of...

Akai Professional EWI5000 - Frequently Asked Questions

The Akai Professional EWI5000 combines innovative instrument design, wireless connectivity, and a sound library by SONiVOX to create the most expressive and versatile wind instrument available to today's musicians.  The game-changing instrument combines the functionality of a wind synthesizer with the capabilities of a full featured MIDI wind controller.  This article walks through a number of Frequently Asked Questions about...

Akai Pro MPK mini mkII and MPK mini Play - Setup with GarageBand

In this video, we cover the basics for getting your MPK mini mkII or MPK mini Play controller set up with the GarageBand software.

Akai APC40 mkII - Frequently Asked Questions

The APC40 mkII incorporates five years of user feedback into its design. Almost every aspect of the original APC40 has been deliberated, reworked, and improved to provide extended controller functionality, countless musical capabilities, and a smarter workflow. In addition to its sleek look, veteran APC40 users will immediately notice the enhancements that include an RGB clip-launching grid, reinforced fader design...

Akai Professional AFX - Frequently Asked Questions

The Akai Professional AFX allows DJs to unlock the creative potential of Serato DJ, enhancing control and workflow. In this article, we answer some of your frequently asked questions about he AFX. What is the Akai AFX? What software can I use the Akai AFX with? What is included with my Akai AFX purchase? How do I get the included...

Akai Professional AMX - Frequently Asked Questions

The Akai Professional AMX packs tremendous flexibility and mixing control into a compact, convenient footprint. In this article, we answer some of your frequently asked questions about he AMX. What is the Akai Professional AMX? Is the full version of Serato DJ included with the Akai Professional AMX? Does the Akai AMX unlock Serato DJ software? What crossfader is included...

Akai APC Key 25 - Frequently Asked Questions

Designed for the performing musician or the conventional composer, APC Key 25 is the first Ableton Live controller from Akai Professional that is equipped with a high-performance keyboard. Uniting the power of a clip-launching panel with a keyboard interface, APC Key 25 couples real-time control of Ableton Live with traditional composition tools: create melodies, compose bass lines, and play chords...

Akai APC Mini - Frequently Asked Questions

APC mini is the most portable all-in-one Ableton controller solution with Akai Pro build quality. Engineered specifically for the mobile musician and the desktop producer, APC mini concentrates the essential features of the APC40 mkII, Akai Pro’s flagship Ableton controller, into a compact design that fits in your backpack. In this article we answer a few of your top questions about...

32-bit vs 64-bit - Your Questions Answered

In the world of computing, the differences between 32-bit and 64-bit anything can be quite confusing.  The following article helps to clarify the differences between 32 and 64-bit operating systems as well as between 32 and 64-bit programs.  It also explains the reasons for choosing one way or the other and walks through the steps to determine if your current...

Akai Pro MPK mini mkII - Frequently Asked Questions

The MPK mini is an ultra-compact keyboard controller designed for the traveling musician and the desktop producer. With an array of hardware controls, MPK mini lets you record, compose, and perform with virtual instruments, effect plugins, and DAWs whenever inspiration strikes. This article walks through a number of Frequently Asked Questions about the Akai MPK Mini MKII.   Frequently Asked...

Mac OS X: Accessing Hidden Library Folders

In this Tip's N Tricks article, I want to point out a very important tip for getting around one of Apple's more peculiar security precautions in Mac OS X Lion and Mountain Lion.  By default, the User Library folder is hidden in Mac OS 10.7 and above.  We'll cover a few different methods to easily access this hidden folder.  ...

Optimizing Your System, Improving Performance, and Managing Latency

So you bought an audio recording interface, followed all the instructions, and set everything up. Now what? A typical PC or Mac recording setup may contain software and hardware products from a dozen or more companies. i.e. Dell, Microsoft, Belkin, Steinberg, Syncrosoft, Waves, Universal Audio, Arturia, FXpansion, Native Instruments, Akai Pro, Alesis. Even with a minimalist setup, getting all the...

Mac OS X - Problems with MIDI devices after an update

I use a Mac, and after installing an OS update, one or more of my MIDI devices aren't communicating with the computer or are acting strangely.  What should I do? When installing a major Mac OS update over an existing one (not using a clean install), or when using Apple's Migration Assistant to transfer files and preferences from one Mac...

Troubleshooting USB MIDI devices on Mac

This guide covers basic troubleshooting steps to determine whether your USB MIDI device is recognized, and working properly on a Mac computer.  Testing to see if a MIDI device is recognized on Mac Testing to see if MIDI devices are transmitting data using MIDI Monitor What to do if your MIDI device is not connecting to your Mac Additional resources...

Troubleshooting Class Compliant USB Computer Peripherals

Most USB audio and MIDI computer peripherals are Class Compliant USB devices. This means that to communicate with the computer, they use drivers that are built right into the host computer’s operating system. These drivers are written by Microsoft (or Apple for Macintoshes), and come pre-installed on all computers. The advantage of Class Compliant USB devices is that they work...

Akai MPK2 Series - Frequently Asked Questions

The Akai MPK2 series controllers combine deep software integration, enhanced workflow, and core technologies from the iconic line of MPC workstations.  The MPK225, MPK249, and MPK261 are engineered to be all-in-one controller solutions for comprehensive interfacing and manipulation of virtual instruments, effect plugins, DAWs, and more.  This article walks through a number of frequently asked questions about the Akai MPK2...

Gain Staging 101

  Q: I'm getting a low output from my microphone. I know its a good mic. Is something wrong with my mixer/interface, or am I doing something wrong? Thanks for writing in.   We’ve helped lots of folks with this question over the years, with various combinations of Microphones, Mixers/Mic Preamps. You didn’t mention what type of mic(s) you were...

MPC Software 1.6 - What You Need to Know

  The MPC Software and Essentials empowers you with unprecedented, expandable production capabilities on your Mac or PC and, as usual, Akai Professional continues to add updates and expansions to these ground-breaking software titles.  Check out the latest features to the MPC Software in this article.   New Features List Editor: Provides a GUI and LCD-based event editing interface for...

32-bit vs 64-bit - Your Questions Answered

In the world of computing, the differences between 32-bit and 64-bit anything can be quite confusing.  The following article helps to clarify the differences between 32 and 64-bit operating systems as well as between 32 and 64-bit programs.  It also explains the reasons for choosing one way or the other and walks through the steps to determine if your current...

Akai iMPC App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch - Frequently Asked Questions

Akai professional brings classic MPC producion to the power and convenience of iOS devices, like the iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone. We've collected tips, tricks, and answers to your top iMPC questions into one mega iMPC FAQ for your reading pleasure.   FAQ Contents iMPC Does the iMPC app require Akai MPC hardware? Are all of the included samples with...

Akai MPC Element and MPC Essentials Software - Frequently Asked Questions

Akai Pro's MPC Element and MPC Essentials stretch the boundaries of how MPC users will integrate classic MPC workflow with their computers. The MPC Element's slim design, pad play integration, and ease of use with many of today's modern music applications provides the feature set to help users produce in a portable way. The MPC Element is also bundled with...

MPC Fly - Frequently Asked Questions

We've gathered answers to your most common questions together in this article.   Frequently Asked Questions What iPad models are supported? Will the MPC Fly 30 support both 30-pin, and lightning versions of the iPad? Will the MPC Fly work with Android, or other tablet devices? Does the MPC Fly charge the iPad while plugged in? Is there a sled...

Akai Pro MPX8 and Editor FAQ

The Akai MPX8 is a mobile SD sample player that allows a user to load virtually any sample via standard SD or SDHC card and assign it to any of the MPX8’s eight backlit velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads.  This article answers the most frequently asked questions about the Akai MPX8 and it's associated Editor.   Frequently Asked Questions 1. MPX8...

Akai MPK Series - Frequently Asked Questions

We know - you love your MPK.  We do too!  We also know that there are a lot of questions on how to utilize the MPK to its fullest extent.  So we put our heads together and created a list of often-asked questions and answers about the Akai MPK series controllers and here is what we came up with! You've...

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

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.  Contents Adding the MPC Software as a Plugin to FL Studio Opening the MPC Software as a Plugin in FL Studio Setting up the Transport Controls Additional Resources Akai...

Akai MPC Renaissance, Studio and Software - Frequently Asked Questions

 We've put together answers to some of the most common questions about the Akai Pro MPC Renaissance, MPC Studio and MPC Software.  With the tips in this FAQ under your belt, you'll have even better control over your new hardware and software.   Frequently Asked Questions MPC Software Will MPC Software updates be available? What plugin formats is the MPC...

The Akai MAX49 - Top 5 Questions Explained

We've gathered together answers for five of the most common questions about the Akai MAX49 MIDI controller.  This article covers details about compatibility, connections, features, and more.   Does the Alesis F2 Expression Pedal work with the Akai Pro MAX49? Is the MAX49 supported on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and 10.8 Mountain Lion? Is the MAX49 supported on 64-bit...

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macOS 10.15 Catalina and iOS 13 Support for Akai Pro

With the release of Apple's macOS Catalina, every creative professional will need to decide if updating is right for them. More often than not, the initial jump to a new OS will do very little, if anything, to benefit the creative artist. Changes to the OS and improvements in technology are more likely to have a negative effect on your...

iLok Universe | Managing your Activations with the iLok License Manager

Is this your first time activating a license with the iLok License Manager? Not to worry! This video walks you through the process of making your iLok ID, installing the iLok License Manager and redeeming the license key for your software. This process can be used with AIR, SONiVOX, Mixmeister, Akai MPC 2.0 and any other software that requires iLok...

Akai APC Series - Frequently Asked Questions

We've put together answers to some of the most common questions about the Akai Pro APC40 and APC20.  With the tips in this FAQ under your belt, you'll have even better control over your new hardware. Contents What are the physical dimensions and weight? Is the Crossfader on the APC40 user-replaceable? Is the APC40 dual voltage (without the need for...

macOS High Sierra (10.13) and iOS11 Support for Akai Pro Products

Whenever a new operating system is released, it is crucial to check the compatibility of your hardware and software before choosing to make the jump. This article will be updated periodically to reflect the current status of Akai Pro hardware and software compatibility with macOS High Sierra 10.13 and iOS11. Please note: It's important to us that your work and creativity...

Upgrade Path for MPC 2.0

With the beta release of MPC 2.0 available and the full version on the horizon, you may be wondering: Am I eligible for a free upgrade to MPC 2.0? This article will discuss the different upgrade paths available for MPC 2.0.     Am I eligible to download and use the MPC 2.0 Beta? The MPC 2.0 Beta is available...

Akai Pro MPC Software 2.0 Beta - Frequently Asked Questions

The first stage of MPC 2.0 has been released for MPC Touch and MPC Live users! Here is everything you'll need to know.   Frequently Asked Questions Where do I download the MPC 2.0 Beta? Where do I find the license to activate the MPC 2.0 Beta? Is there a complete tutorial on installing and authorizing the MPC 2.0 Beta...

Turntables - Belt Drive vs. Direct Drive

  © 2017 Steve Feinstein, inMusic, Inc. All rights reserved. As I mentioned in my previous article on cartridges (“needles”), turntables are getting very popular again. This is probably a good time to take a step back and look at the two main types of turntables in use today—belt-drive and direct-drive—explore how they work, what the thought is behind each...

Akai Pro MPC Live and MPC 2.0 - Frequently Asked Questions

  The MPC Live is the newest addition to the MPC hardware and software controller family! Featuring both complete standalone operation and full control over the brand new MPC 2.0 software, this machine is the best of both worlds. This guide will discuss some of the popular questions about the MPC Live and MPC 2.0 features and functionality This guide will be...

The Importance of Room Acoustics

© 2016 Steve Feinstein, inMusic, Inc. Nothing can make or break the sound of your performance, your rehearsal space, a recording venue or a home entertainment system more than room acoustics. You may have the very best instruments, speakers, amplifiers and recording equipment and you may have placed it all perfectly in your space, but if your performance/recording/listening room has...

Why the Needle (Cartridge) Matters So Much in a Turntable

© 2017 Steve Feinstein, inMusic, Inc. All rights reserved. Turntables are enjoying a big resurgence in popularity these days, especially since ION Audio introduced the conversion turntable a few years ago. With an ION Audio or Akai Professional conversion turntable, records can be converted into digital files as they’re being played, so the music on your rare, prized records can...

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