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Akai Pro MPK mini mkII - Complete Setup in Pro Tools First

The MPK mini mkII is an ultra-compact keyboard controller designed for the traveling musician and the desktop producer. With an array of hardware controls, MPK mini mkII lets you record, compose, and perform with virtual instruments, effect plugins, and DAWs whenever inspiration strikes. This article walks through setting up the Akai Pro MPK mini mkII with Pro Tools First. Contents Where...

Akai Pro MPK mini mkII - Complete Setup in Presonus Studio One Prime

The Akai MPK mini mkII series controllers combine deep software integration, enhanced workflow, and core technologies from the iconic line of MPC workstations.  The MPK series 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 how to setup the MPK mini mkII series controller with Presonus Studio...

Akai Pro MPK mini mkII - Complete Setup with Garageband

The new MPK mini mkII is an ultra-compact keyboard controller designed for the traveling musician and the desktop producer. With an array of hardware controls, MPK mini mkII lets you record, compose, and perform with virtual instruments, effect plugins, and DAWs whenever inspiration strikes. This guide will walk you through setting up your MPK mini mkII with Garageband, along with...

So you just bought an MPK mini mkII. Now what?

The MPK mini mkII is an ultra-compact keyboard controller designed for the traveling musician and the desktop producer. If you just picked up on one of these handy controllers, you may be wondering: what do I do next? Look no further! This guide compiles all of the best articles and tutorials to help you get completely up and running, and...

Akai Pro MPK Mini mkII/Play - Installation Troubleshooting Guide

The MPK mini MKII is an ultra-compact controller designed for the traveling musician and desktop producer.  In this troubleshooting guide, we go over some of the basic problems you may run into when first installing the included software for your Akai controller. If you are having registration, installation or authorization issues choose a topic from the list below to start troubleshooting...

Akai Pro MPK mini mkII and MPC Essentials Training

So you've got your MPK mini mkII and installed all of the included software, but now what? To help you get started, we've included a 13 video playlist that will help walk you through loading samples, recording, editing, and exporting music with MPC, MPC Essentials, and several other software titles.   Before Getting Started The video playlist below will cover...

Akai Pro MPK mini mkII - How to use the Editor

The MPK mini mkII 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 the basics of getting to know the MPK mini mkII Editor. Contents Getting Started...

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...

Akai Pro MPK mini mkII - Setup with Ableton Live Part I

The MPK mini mkII is an ultra-compact controller designed for the traveling musician and desktop producer. The MPK series keyboards are engineered to be all-in-one controller solutions for comprehensive interfacing and manipulation of virtual instruments, effect plugins, DAWs, and more. In this guide, we will give you step by step instructions on how to connect your MPK Mini MkII with Ableton's stock...

Akai Pro MPK mini mkII - Downloading, Installing and Using the Sample Content

The MPK mini mkII is an ultra-compact controller designed for the traveling musician and desktop producer. Along with MPC Essentials, the MPK mini mkII comes with three content packs to help you get started producing beats and making music. This guide walks through where to find those content packs and how to use them. Contents What is included and how...

Akai Pro MPK Mini mkII - Setup with UVI Workstation

The MPK Mini mkII is a versatile, class compliant, USB Midi controller that can have you creating music with your favorite DAW in no time. A very simple yet powerful solution is the UVI Workstation; a free standalone DAW with built-in sounds. If you are a seasoned pro or getting into midi based music production for the first time, this software makes it easy to make music.

Akai Pro MPK mini mkII - Complete Setup with FL Studio

The Akai MPK mini MKII series controllers combine deep software integration, enhanced workflow, and core technologies from the iconic line of MPC workstations.  The MPK series are engineered to be all-in-one controller solutions for comprehensive interfacing and manipulation of virtual instruments, effect plugins, DAWs, and more.  This articles walks through how to setup the MPK mini MKII series controller with FL...

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 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 Pro MPK mini mkII - How to Obtain, Download, Install and Setup the Included Software

The MPK mini mkII is an ultra-compact controller designed for the traveling musician and desktop producer.   In this guide and video, we cover setup with the MPK mini mkII with the included MPC Essentials software and the AIR Hybrid plugin. We walk through downloading, installing, and authorizing the software and how to quickly get up and running and making music...

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...

Akai MPD and MPK Series - Setup in Ableton Live 9 Lite

The MPD and MPK series controllers are extremely versatile USB MIDI controllers. Whether you are looking for an all in one production setup with keys and pads, or a more beat-oriented workflow, the MPD and MPK controller series gives you a ton of creative potential in a single piece of hardware. This guide covers how to set up the MPD and MPK controller for...

Akai MPK and MPD Series - Setup with Studio One 2

The Akai MPK series controllers are amazing machines that inspire creativity with every touch of the keys, or smash of the pads.  They link seamlessly with music production DAW's and give you the power and flexibility every musician needs.  With built in tools that integrate perfectly with a variety of popular digital audio software your imagination is your only battle...

Akai MPK and MPD Series - Set Up in Cubase

The MPK and MPD controllers are extremely versatile USB MIDI controllers. Whether you are looking for an all-in-one production setup with keys and pads, or a more beat-only oriented workflow, the MPK and MPD controller series give the user as much creative potential as you can dream up. This guide covers how to configure the MIDI setup for an MPK...

Akai MPD and MPK Series - Syncing With Pro Tools

The Akai MPD and MPK series controllers offer powerful options for electronic music creation. The transport controls, Arpeggiator, and Note Repeat functions require that your controller be synced together with your DAW via MIDI. This guide walks through syncing your MPD or MPK with Pro Tools.   Contents Enabling Transport Controls Via MMC Slaving The Arpeggiator and Note Repeat Functions...

Akai MPK and MPD Series - Setup with Logic Pro X

The Akai MPK and MPD series controllers are powerful music production tools that integrate well with a variety of popular digital audio software. This guide covers how to setup your MPK or MPD controllers with Apple's Logic Pro X.   Contents MPK/MPD Hardware Settings Logic Pro X Sync and Transport Settings Logic Pro X Controller Assignments Further Technical Support  ...

MPK Series - Assigning Independent Tracks to Pads and Keys Simultaneously

Do you want to be able to trigger drum samples using the pads on the MPK series controller keyboard, while simultaneously playing a bassline or melody on the keys?  This article provides insight on the basic concept of how this type of configuration works, along with a few examples of applying it in your DAW.   Concept The idea here...

Akai MPK and MPD Series - Setup in FL Studio

The MPK and MPD controllers are extremely versatile USB MIDI controllers. Whether you are looking for an all in one production setup with keys and pads or a more beat oriented workflow, the MPK and MPD controller series give the user as much creative potential as they can dream up. This guide will cover how to configure the MIDI setup...

Akai MPD Series - Using the Vyzex Preset Editor

The Akai MPD series preset settings can be adjusted and changed in a nearly infinite amount of ways by using the Vyzex editing software, which can be downloaded from the MPD product page.  By default, the pad banks overlap on most presets.  This guide walks through how to use the Vyzex editing software to change an existing preset or create...

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 Pro MPK mini mkII - Complete Setup in Pro Tools First

The MPK mini mkII is an ultra-compact keyboard controller designed for the traveling musician and the desktop producer. With an array of hardware controls, MPK mini mkII lets you record, compose, and perform with virtual instruments, effect plugins, and DAWs whenever inspiration strikes. This article walks through setting up the Akai Pro MPK mini mkII with Pro Tools First. Contents Where...

Akai Pro MPK mini mkII - Complete Setup in Presonus Studio One Prime

The Akai MPK mini mkII series controllers combine deep software integration, enhanced workflow, and core technologies from the iconic line of MPC workstations.  The MPK series 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 how to setup the MPK mini mkII series controller with Presonus Studio...

Akai Pro MPK mini mkII - Complete Setup with Garageband

The new MPK mini mkII is an ultra-compact keyboard controller designed for the traveling musician and the desktop producer. With an array of hardware controls, MPK mini mkII lets you record, compose, and perform with virtual instruments, effect plugins, and DAWs whenever inspiration strikes. This guide will walk you through setting up your MPK mini mkII with Garageband, along with...

So you just bought an MPK mini mkII. Now what?

The MPK mini mkII is an ultra-compact keyboard controller designed for the traveling musician and the desktop producer. If you just picked up on one of these handy controllers, you may be wondering: what do I do next? Look no further! This guide compiles all of the best articles and tutorials to help you get completely up and running, and...

Akai Pro MPK Mini mkII/Play - Installation Troubleshooting Guide

The MPK mini MKII is an ultra-compact controller designed for the traveling musician and desktop producer.  In this troubleshooting guide, we go over some of the basic problems you may run into when first installing the included software for your Akai controller. If you are having registration, installation or authorization issues choose a topic from the list below to start troubleshooting...

Akai Pro MPK mini mkII and MPC Essentials Training

So you've got your MPK mini mkII and installed all of the included software, but now what? To help you get started, we've included a 13 video playlist that will help walk you through loading samples, recording, editing, and exporting music with MPC, MPC Essentials, and several other software titles.   Before Getting Started The video playlist below will cover...

Akai Pro MPK mini mkII - How to use the Editor

The MPK mini mkII 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 the basics of getting to know the MPK mini mkII Editor. Contents Getting Started...

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...

Akai Pro MPK mini mkII - Setup with Ableton Live Part I

The MPK mini mkII is an ultra-compact controller designed for the traveling musician and desktop producer. The MPK series keyboards are engineered to be all-in-one controller solutions for comprehensive interfacing and manipulation of virtual instruments, effect plugins, DAWs, and more. In this guide, we will give you step by step instructions on how to connect your MPK Mini MkII with Ableton's stock...

Akai Pro MPK mini mkII - Downloading, Installing and Using the Sample Content

The MPK mini mkII is an ultra-compact controller designed for the traveling musician and desktop producer. Along with MPC Essentials, the MPK mini mkII comes with three content packs to help you get started producing beats and making music. This guide walks through where to find those content packs and how to use them. Contents What is included and how...

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