Akai Professional BT500 - Frequently Asked Questions

akai bt500 mainThe 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.

 

 

 

 

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Akai Pro EIE & EIE Pro - Setup with Ableton

akai eie eiepro main3This guide is a basic overview on how to setup your EIE/EIE Pro in Ableton Live Lite, and Ableton Live. These steps will work with most versions of Ableton, although we are using Ableton Live 9 as the example in this walkthrough.

 

 

 

 

 

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Akai Pro EIE - Setup in Logic Pro

akai eie mainThe Akai EIE is a high quality audio recording interface that works seamlessly with Apple's Logic Pro software. This guide walks through configuring the EIE with Logic and adding tracks to record.

 

 

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Akai Pro EIE Pro - Setup with Pro Tools Express

akai eie pro mainContaining 4 routable inputs and outputs, the EIE Pro expands on the stereo inputs and outputs normally found on computer sound cards and external audio interfaces. This how-to guide will walk you through setting up all inputs and outputs for use in Pro Tools Express Akai/M-Audio Edition.

 

 

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Akai Pro EIE and EIE Pro - Audio Setup in Reaper

akai eie eiepro main3Containing 4 routable inputs and outputs, the EIE and EIE Pro expand on the stereo inputs and outputs normally found on computer sound cards, and external audio interfaces. This 'how to' guide will walk you through setting up all EIE and EIE Pro inputs and outputs for use in Cockos Reaper on a Mac and PC.

 

 

 

 

 

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Akai Pro EIE and EIE Pro - Setup with SONAR X1 and X2

akai eie eiepro main3Containing 4 routable inputs and outputs, the EIE and EIE Pro expand on the stereo inputs and outputs normally found on computer sound cards, and external audio interfaces. This 'how to' guide will walk you setting up all inputs and outputs for use in Cakewalk's SONAR X1 and X2.

 

 

 

 

 

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Akai Pro EIE and EIE Pro - Setup in Cubase

akai eie eiepro main3Containing 4 routable inputs and outputs, the EIE and EIE Pro expand on the stereo inputs and outputs normally found on computer sound cards, and external audio interfaces. This 'how to' guide will walk you setting up all inputs and outputs for use in Cubase.

 

 

 

 

 

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Akai Pro EIE Pro and the Alesis 3632 - Using Insert Points

akai eie pro mainThis video walk through and article shows you how to connect a piece of outboard equipment to an Insert port on your mixer or audio interface.

1/4" Insert points allow you to insert an extra piece of analog equipment after the preamp and before any additional processing or analog to digital converters.

 

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Akai Pro EWI5000 - Updating the Firmware

akai ewi5000 main1The 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 the means of updating the firmware for the EWI 5000 using the preset editor.

 

 

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Akai Pro EWI5000 - Frequently Asked Questions

akai ewi5000 main1The 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 the Akai Professional EWI5000.

 

 

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Akai Pro EWI USB - Tips and Tricks

akai ewi usb main3Every 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 USB comes with Aria, a powerful tool for tweaking instrument sounds. Here are some tips and tricks that can help you use your EWI USB to go from writer’s block to realizing your artistic vision in just a few minutes.

 

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Akai Pro EWI4000S - Using the Preset Editor

akai ewi4000s main3The Akai EWI4000S is a fantastically versatile instrument that contains many built-in sounds, allowing for easy portability without the need for bulky computers and connection cables.  However, the EWI4000S also allows for the ability to connect to a computer in order to change the preset sounds however you like, as well as create completely new ones!  This guide walks through how to connect the EWI4000S to a computer and use the preset editor.

 

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPC Touch - Display Configuration Troubleshooting Guide

akai pro mpc touch mainThe 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 you could about the display while configuring or using the MPC Touch.

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Akai Pro MPC Touch - Frequently Asked Questions

akai pro mpc touch mainIn 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 interact with all aspects of their sound has been forever changed. This article answers your frequently asked questions about the Akai Professional MPC Touch.

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MPC Series - Syncing the MPC with Digital Performer

akai mpc all all mainThe MPC series are powerful sequencers and drum machines. Additional capability can be added to the MPC when used in conjunction with Digital Performer. The following guide shows how to use the MPC as both a master and slave device with Digital Performer.

 

 

 

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MPC Series - Syncing Your MPC With FL Studio

akai mpc all all mainFL 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 Studio, with FL Studio as the master.

 

 

 

 

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MPC Series - Syncing your MPC With Pro Tools

akai mpc all all mainThe MPC series of drum machines are powerful sequencers in their own right. Additional capability can be added to our MPC when used in conjunction with your favorite DAW. The following guide will show you how to use your MPC as both a master and slave device with Pro Tools.

 

 

 

 

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MPC Series - Syncing your MPC with Ableton Live

akai mpc all all mainThe MPC series of drum machines are powerful sequencers in their own right. Additional capability can be added to our MPC when used in conjunction with Ableton Live. The following guide will show you how to use your MPC as both a master and slave device with Ableton Live.

 

 

 

 

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Akai Pro iMPC App - Frequently Asked Questions

akai impc faqAkai 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.

 

 

 

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Akai Pro iMPC Pro App - Video Guides

akai impc pro mainiMPC Pro is a 64-track music production powerhouse for your iPad. Developed in partnership with Retronyms, the iMPC Pro app comes with built-in sampling functionality, a sound library, effects, and performance-driven features that bring the functionality of Akai Professional's coveted Music Production Center to your iPad.  The iMPC Pro app comes with numerous enhancements for creating when inspiration strikes and this article contains a number of in-depth videos which walk through the many various features included in the iMPC Pro app.

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPC500 - Mapping to the Ableton Live Drum Rack

akai mpc500 main3The Akai MPC500 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 you through how to map your MPC500 to be used with the Ableton Live Drum Rack.

 

 

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Akai Pro MPC 1000 - Syncing with Reason 7

akai mpc1000 mainThe MPC 1000 puts the classic MPC workflow and sound into a portable and affordable package. It can operate as a standalone unit or as a MIDI device synced to your favorite DAW. This guide covers how to MIDI sync the MPC 1000 with Reason 7.

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPC1000 - Mapping to the Ableton Live Drum Rack

akai mpc1000 mainThe 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 to be used with the Ableton Live Drum Rack.

 

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Akai Pro MPC1000 - Using with an External Sound Module

MPC1000The MPC1000 is a powerful sequencer and sampler. The capabilities of the MPC1000 can be expanded when used as a sequencer to trigger external sound modules such as a Motif, Venom, etc.  This guide walks through the procedure for using the MPC1000 to trigger an external sound module.

 

 

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Akai Pro MPC2500 - Tips and Tricks

mpc2500 top largeThe MPC2500 is a staple of music production, used by professional producers, beatmakers, and other musicians everywhere. MPCs make it quick and easy to make beats and shape them to perfection. In this column, we’ll give you some ideas on how to get even more out of your MPC2500. Nearly all MPC users can benefit from these tips, with the exception of the Auto Chromatic feature, which is just for the MPC2500.

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPC 500/2500/5000 Velocity Curve Explained

akai mpc2500 velocity curve mainSome people can hit it just right and some people 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 particular playing style.  Check out this article to find out more.

 

 

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Akai Pro MPC5000 - Using Q-Links to Sequence External Synths

akai mpc5000 mainMany external synthesizers and modules have parameters such as filters, envelopes, and oscillators that can be controlled by MIDI Continuous Controllers (CCs). You can use MPC5000 Q-Link controls to send and sequence MIDI CCs to control these parameters. You save a program with Q-Link assignments and recall them for later use.

 

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Akai Pro MPC5000 - Huge Chorus and Stereo Effects

akai mpc5000 mainFrequency Shifter is an effect that has been around for a long time, but fell out of favor in the late 1970s. Today, producers are rediscovering this effect that does NOT do what its name implies. A frequency shifter does not function as a pitch shifter; it creates a harmonic shift. In small does, using frequency shifter can sound like a nice stereo chorus. In larger amounts, the effect takes on more of a ring modulator character. This tip will enable you to use frequency shifter as a stereo chorus that will make whatever you put into it sound huge!

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Akai Pro MPC5000 - Performance Tools

akai mpc5000 mainThe 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 suitcase of pedals and other effects units. On top of the effects engine, the MPC5000's Q-Link assignable controllers, sampling engine, and of course, the velocity and pressure-sensitive MPC pads make for an incredible live performance tool. In this article, we will showcase a handful of live performance tricks.

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Akai Pro MPC5000 - Syncing an Akai MPK and Reason

MPC5000 FrontEveryone wants more.  If you are lucky enough to own an Akai MPC and an Akai MPK, then you should know that these can be synced together using MIDI Clock.  This allows for perfect timing and instantaneous messaging between all synced devices and programs.  Check out the guide below on how to sync an Akai MPK, an MPC, and Propellerhead's Reason software.  Once you do this, beware!  The dangers of such unlimited potential may be hazardous to your health!

 

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Akai Pro MPC Element - Software Installation And Unlock Process

akai mpc element main3The Akai MPC Element is a portable solution for musicians looking to take their work on the go. Using the included MPC Essentials Software, or an unlocked copy of the MPC Software, the MPC Element allows for powerful groove production and composition in a compact form factor. This guide walks through registration, installation, and unlocking the software for your MPC Element. 

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPC Element and MPC Essentials - Frequently Asked Questions

akai mpc element main3Akai 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 Essentials Software, which combines to make a dedicated hardware and software experience. 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.  

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio - Controlling Instruments in Reason on Windows

akai mpcren reason mainThe MPC Plugin allows users to transmit MIDI data from the plugin to a software instrument track in their DAW. For most DAW's that support VST, AU and RTAS this is relatively simple to set up. However, Reason, which does not support those plugin formats needs additional workarounds to make this kind of routing capable to control its instruments. Sometimes it's realistic to have Reason slaved in Rewire to a DAW, that can then transmit MIDI to various instruments. Sometimes this is not practical because you don't have another DAW to Rewire. This guide will help you setup the Standalone MPC Software to transmit MIDI to Reason's instruments.

 

 

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Akai Pro MPC Renaissance and Studio - Controling Instruments in Reason on a Mac

akai mpcren reason mainThe MPC Plugin allows users to transmit MIDI data from the plugin to a software instrument track in their DAW. For most DAW's that support VST, AU and RTAS this is relatively simple to set up. However, Reason, which does not support those plugin formats needs additional workarounds to make this kind of routing capable to control it's instruments. Sometimes it's realistic to have Reason slaved in Rewire to a DAW, that can then transmit MIDI to various instruments. Sometimes this is not practical because you don't have another DAW to Rewire. This guide will help you setup the Standalone MPC Software to transmit MIDI to Reason's instruments.

 

 

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Akai Pro MPC Software 1.6 - What You Need to Know

akai mpc software mainThe 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.

 

 

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Akai Pro MPC Renaissance - Unlock Process

akai mpcren mainWe've put together screenshots of the entire MPC Renaissance installation process. Whether you're troubleshooting, or just curious, this step-by-step visualization of the installation could be just what you're looking for.

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPC Software - Exporting Basics

akai mpc software mainThe Export option in the MPC Software allows for the exportation of a project's data in various formats. The most popular Export formats offered by the MPC software include Audio Mixdown, Project Archive and standard MIDI file data.  This article walks through the various exportation options and basic reasons for using each one.

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPC Software 1.4 - How to Run 64 and 32 Bit Versions, and Accessing 3rd Party Plugins

akai mpc 1.4 64 bit 1The latest update to the MPC Software, version 1.4, includes 64-bit support for PC/Mac. The standalone application, VST and Audio Unit plugins now have 64-bit versions. These updated 64-bit plugin versions will now load in supported 64-Bit DAW's. If you are running the 64-bit version of the MPC Standalone or Plugin one of the first differences you may notice is that some 3rd party plugins that were previously available in the 32-bit version are no longer available. In this overview, we'll 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. 

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AKAI Pro MPC Renaissance And Studio - Setting Up MOTU BPM As A Plugin

akai mpc all main blackUsing VST plugins within the MPC software is a great way to expand your creative possibilities. Because of its design similarities with Akai's longstanding line of MPC sequencers, MOTU BPM is a very useful tool when mapped properly to the pads of the MPC Renaissance or MPC Studio, allowing you to utilize its soundbanks in a way that closely mirrors a traditional MPC program. 

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPC Renaissance and Studio - Pad Banks and External Controllers

akai mpc all main blackA working studio can include several MIDI controllers with pad play features, like the MPD32, MPK49, LPD8, MAX49, and many others. The MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio pads are implemented with the MPC Software in a way that doesn't require user's to know what MIDI note values are being transmit from the controller. The MPC software can also accept MIDI note values from external MIDI controllers to trigger samples, and this article shows you, by Bank and Sample Pad, what MIDI note values the MPC Software accepts when the instrument type is MPC, or better know as a sample program.

 

 

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Akai Pro MPC Renaissance and Studio - Setup with Pro Tools 10

akai mpc all main blackThe MPC Renaissance and Studio include an MPC Software plugin for use within your favorite DAW such as Pro Tools. When using the MPC plugin, all of the features you'll find in the Standalone MPC software are available from within your favorite DAW. This guide walks you through using key features of the MPC plugin inside Pro Tools, on PC and Mac like setting up audio preferences, routing MIDI from the MPC Plugin to a Pro Tools Instrument Track, and more.

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPC Renaissance - Using Keyboard Controllers

akai mpcren mainYou can always track your instruments right from the MPC Renaissance or Studio by using the 16 velocity sensitive pads, but when you want to record intricate chord changes, large key sweeps, or even perform something across multiple octaves, using a keyboard controller can make all the difference in your performance.

When using the AKAI Pro MAX49 along with the MPC-R/S you gain the ability to use the exclusive features of the MAX49 controller to manipulate and adjust parameters that you could not do otherwise. Use of the buttons and touch faders, intuitive step-sequencer, and even it's unique CV controls will bring your MPC projects to a whole new level.

 

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Akai Pro MPC Renaissance - Syncing the Standalone App With External MIDI Controllers

akai mpcren mainMany of the latest MIDI controllers feature built-in arpeggiators, noterepeat or even step sequencers.  To help you integrate these features into your MPC workflow, the MPC Renaissance lets you to send MIDI Beat Clock sync out to your external MIDI controllers. This article takes the user through syncing the standalone MPC app with various Akai MIDI controllers.  Just hook up your MIDI controller, follow the steps below, and make some music!

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPC Renaissance - Using as a plugin in Logic Pro

akai mpc all main blackThe 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 Logic Pro.  This video guide walks you through everything you need to know about using the Akai MPC Renaissance or Studio plugin inside Logic Pro. 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPC Renaissance - Creating Custom Samples

akai mpcren mainHave a keyboard, vocal, or instrument that you want 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 sample, assign it to a pad, and chop it up.

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Akai Pro MPC Renaissance - Chopping Drum Loops

akai mpcren mainHave you ever used a drum loop in your project, but wanted a way to easily transform that repetitive beat into interesting drum fills, transitions and alternate patterns?  With the MPC software, you have the ability to chop any pre-recorded audio loop into individual hits quickly and easily.  This powerful feature allows for the ability to extract 'slices' from a pre-recorded loop in order to transform or build upon a beat with very little effort.  Check out this article to find out how!

 

 

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Akai Pro MPC Renaissance - Using as a plugin in Ableton Live

akai mpc all main blackThe 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 Ableton Live.  This video guide walks you through everything you need to know about using the MPC plugin inside Ableton Live. 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPC Touch - Installation Walkthrough

MPCTOUCHCombining 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.  It incorporates the ease of a touch screen right on the device for quicker production.  This guide thoroughly walks through the installation procedure.

 

 

 

 

 

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MPC Touch - Complete Setup and Routing in Logic Pro X

MPCTOUCHThe MPC Touch and included MPC software combine to create a powerful beat-making machine, incorporating all elements of the legendary MPC workflow. Using the MPC software as a plugin adds even more features and options to connect and interact with your favorite DAW. This guide walks you through everything you need to know about using the Akai Pro MPC Touch as plugin inside Logic Pro X. 

 

 

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Akai Pro AMX - Calibrating the Innofader

akai amx mainA powerful controller for any performer, AMX controls 2 decks of Serato DJ with an intuitive array of faders, touch-activated knobs, and buttons.  At the very heart of the AMX is the Innofader crossfader which offers unparalleled levels of quality and durability that you just don't find in other crossfaders.  In the rare case that it becomes necessary to calibrate Innofader, this guide walks through the process step-by-step.

 

 

 

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Akai AFX - Serato Flip Expansion Tutorial

akai afx fliptutorial mainpicSerato's Flip expansion pack is a great tool for those using Serato DJ 1.7.1 and later.  With Serato Flip, you can record and play back triggered cue point information at any time during your set.  Flip mode allows the ability to edit tracks, extend intros and outros, breakdowns, transitions, and even make beats.  This article walks through how to use this feature with the Akai AFX.

 

 

 

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Akai Pro Tom Cat - Frequently Asked Questions

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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, Tom Cat provides an ultra-responsive interface with a classic drum machine layout. Drum patterns can be fine-tuned using the Swing function, Pattern Select, and Tempo Control knob. A custom signal path, activated by its unique “Maul” circuitry, lets the user ‘dirty up’ their drum beats for just the right effect.

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Akai Pro MPX8 - Using an External MIDI Controller

akai mpx8 main3The 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 walks through triggering samples on the MPX8 with an external MIDI controller. 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPX8 - Creating a Custom Kit

akai mpx8 main3The MPX8 comes with free Editor software that allows custom drum and sample programs to be created. Samples can be easily loaded from an SD card and arranged onto the pads. The following article covers how to create a custom program.

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPX8 and Editor FAQ

akai mpx8 main3The 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.

 

 

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Akai Pro MPX16 - Mapping to the MPC Software

akai mpx16 main3The Akai Pro MPX16 makes a great stand-alone sample recorder and player.  The MPX16 can also be used to control the legendary MPC software.  There is some basic MIDI mapping that you need to perform in order to properly control your pads. This guide will get your pads to correspond properly to the software.

 

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Akai Pro MPX16 - Frequently Asked Questions

akai mpx16 main3The 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.

 

 

 

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Akai Pro Rhythm Wolf - Frequently Asked Questions

akai rhythm wolf main3The 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.

 

 

 

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Akai Pro Timbre Wolf - Frequently Asked Questions

TimbreWolffixedAkai 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 excited about the creative paths the flexible Timbre Wolf lets you wander. Whether you're looking for a new member of your synth pack or searching for your sonic alpha dog, the Timbre Wolf from Akai Professional is a great choice

 

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Akai Pro LPD8 Wireless - Frequently Asked Questions

LPD8Wireless MainTripping 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 gap between you and the music - no strings attached.

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Akai Pro LPK25 Wireless - Frequently Asked Questions

LPK25Wireless mainDon’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 bridges the gap between you and the music - no strings attached.

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VIP - Managing Kontakt and other Expansion Plugins

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VIP gives you immediate access to any virtual instrument in your collection, with or without a DAW. It's a powerful way to play virtual instruments live or integrate them into a recording session. Kontakt is one of the most commonly used plugins, but because of it's unique structure, the process for using it inside of VIP requires a little more explanation. This guide will walk through using the VIP Plugin Manager to activate Kontakt and it's expansions. 

 

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VIP - How to Build a Plugin Map

VIP is a powerful application that allows users to control virtually any VST plugin from their Akai Pro Advance, Alesis VX49 or M-Audio CTRL49 keyboards. To do so, the application utilizes "Plugin Maps" to connect the hardware controls to software parameters, as well as manage presets and settings. This guide will walk through creating a personalized map for a plugin.

 

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Akai Pro Advance Series - Creating and Adjusting Keyboard Splits

akai advance main 3Akai Professional’s Advance Keyboards are like nothing else you've ever played. The Advance controller gives you unprecedented playability and unrestricted manipulation of any virtual instrument with an exclusive interactive, full-color display, complemented by performance-friendly hardware controls. This article and video walks through how to create and adjust keyboard splits both from the VIP software and directly from the Akai Pro Advance controller.

 

 

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VIP - How to Download and Install

akai advance main 3With the Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software application, your entire VSTi library is controlled by one application.  The videos in this article walk through how to log into your AkaiPro.com user account, download the included software, and install it on your computer.

 

 

 

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VIP - How to Customize Category Tags

akai advance main 3With the Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software application, your entire VSTi library is controlled by one application.  This article walks through how to customize and adjust category tags associated with individual plugin presets.

 

 

 

 

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Akai Pro Advance Series - Creating and Using Multis

akai advance main 3The Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software application allows you to control your entire VSTi library from one application.  A Multi is a user-created patch that allows the user to layer up to eight patches into a single "Multi" patch which can then be mixed, panned, soloed, muted, and set to keyboard ranges/splits.  This article and video walks through how to create and adjust a Multi.

 

 

 

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Akai Pro Advance Series - Creating and Using Setlists

akai advance main 3The Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software application allows you to control your entire VSTi library from one application. A Setlist allows users to order their patches in a “set” for quick selection when playing live or just stepping through a list of favorite patches.  This article and video walks through creating and accessing setlists in the VIP software.

 

 

 

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VIP - Frequently Asked Questions

akai advance main 3With the Advance Keyboard’s custom-designed Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software application, your entire VSTi library is controlled by one application.  The included videos and article walk through a number of frequently asked questions about the VIP software.

 

 

 

 

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Akai Pro Advance Series - Frequently Asked Questions

akai advance main 3Akai 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.

 

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPD218 - How to Download and Use the Included Sample Content

akai mpd218 mainThe MPD218 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. This guide walks through downloading, installing and using the included Sample Content.

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

akai mpkmpd abletonThe 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 use with Ableton Live 9 Lite.

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPK and MPD Series - Setup with Studio One 2

akai mpkmpd studiooneThe 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. This guide covers how to setup your MPK with Presonus Studio One 2.

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPD and MPK Series - Syncing With Pro Tools

akai mpkmpd ptoolsThe 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.

 

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPK and MPD Series - Set Up in Cubase

akai mpkmpd cubaseThe 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 or MPD series controller in FL Studio.

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPD Series - Using the Vyzex Preset Editor

akai mpd series mainThe 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 a brand new one with four independent, non-overlapping pad banks.

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPK and MPD Series - Setup in FL Studio

akai mpkmpd flstudioThe 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 covers how to configure the MIDI setup in FL Studio for an MPK or MPD and how to MIDI map your controller in the software. 

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPK and MPD Series - MIDI Mapping and Transport Control in Logic Pro

akai mpkmpd logicLogic Pro can create and save templates, which can then be used as starting points for new projects. Templates store the number of tracks, their names, the effects created in them, window positions, and just about every aspect of your project except for the Audio and MIDI itself. Making good use of templates can dramatically increase workflow speed.

This guide details how to map knobs and sliders in the Logic Pro mixer to the knobs and sliders on a MPK or MPD controller and then how to save these mappings as part of a template.

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPD and MPK Series - Updating the Firmware

akai mpkmpd series main3The following guide walks through the procedure to erase and update the firmware on the Akai Professional MPK or MPD series controllers. This applies to the MPK25, MPK49, MPK61, MPK88, MPD24, MPD32.

Generally users will look for a firmware update for their product for one of two reasons:

  1. They are hoping that a firmware update will add additional features or functionality to their product.
  2. They are experiencing some difficulty or symptom that they are hoping will be resolved by updating or reinstalling the firmware on their product.

Akai has added new controller presets for select software titles which may interest some customers.  However, the feature set of the MPD and MPK products generally will not change over time via Firmware updates, and reinstalling the firmware is not recommended as a troubleshooting method for any specific difficulty.  Because of this, only customers who require specific new controller presets offered by a particular update are encouraged to update. 

Please carefully review the remainder of this guide for more information about whether you should consider a firmware update for your MPD or MPK series controller.

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Akai Pro MPK Series - Frequently Asked Questions

akai mpk series mainWe 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!  

 

 

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MAX25 - Reason Transport and Remote Files

akai max25 main3The Akai MAX25 has the ability to control nearly any parameter in Propellerhead's Reason software. Reason Remote is a protocol developed by Propellerhead to allow the ability for a single control surface to map to each of the modules in Reason, including the Transport Controls.  Akai Professional has developed and included all the files necessary to enable Reason to find the MAX25 and map its controls to whatever module you have selected in the Reason sequencer.  This guide walks through how to set it up.

 

 

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Akai Pro Max Series - Setup For Pro Tools

akai max series mainThe Akai Professional Max Series are portable keyboard controller with MPC production controls. Syncing with Pro Tools allows hardware transport control, fader control, and slaving of the Arpeggiator and Note Repeat functions. This guide walks through setting up the MAX25 and MAX49 to take full advantage of this Pro Tools integration.

 

 

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AKAI Pro MAX49 - Setup for Logic Pro X

MAX49The MAX49 with Apple's Logic Pro X is a powerful and flexible production system. This guide covers the sync and transport settings as well as manually mapping the MAX49's touch faders to various controls in Logic Pro X. 

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MAX49 - Setup for Logic Pro 9

akai max49 mainThe MAX49 with Apple's Logic Pro is a powerful and flexible production system. This guide outlines syncing the tempo and transport controls between the MAX49 and Logic, as well as one method of assigning the MAX49's touch faders to a parameter in Logic. 

 

 

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Akai Pro MAX49 - Setup for Reaper

akai max49 mainThe MAX49 provides versatile options to control virtually all industry standard Digital Audio Workstations. However, sometimes users seek a DAW that will provide industry standard features at a price that won't break the bank. Cockos Reaper is certainly that DAW. On top of having one of the lengthiest trial periods for DAW's, you'll find the price to be very affordable considering the feature set. In this tutorial we'll cover Reaper's industry standard features for MIDI controllers by setting up a MAX49 for keyboard, control surface and transport control, as well as MIDI mapping and MIDI Sync.

 

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Akai Pro MAX49 - Studio One Transport Control on Windows 7

akai max49 mainThe 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 seemlessly in a Windows 7 operating system.

 

 

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Akai Pro MAX49 - Setup for Cubase

akai max49 mainThe 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, surface and transport control.

 
 
 

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Akai Pro MPD232 - Setup in Logic Pro X

akai MPD232 mainThe MPD232 is a USB/MIDI 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. This provides presets, preference files, and instructions on how to easily map setup the controller with Logic Pro X.

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Akai Pro MPD226 - Setup in Logic Pro X

akai MPD226 mainThe MPD226 is a USB/MIDI 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. This provides presets, preference files, and instructions on how to easily map setup the controller with Logic Pro X.

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Akai Pro MPD218 - How to Download, Install, And Unlock the Included Software

The MPD218 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. This guide walks through downloading, installing and authorizing the included MPC Essentials, Big Bang Drums and Big Bang Cinematic Percussion. 

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Akai Pro MPD218 - Setup with MPC Essentials

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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.  This guide walks through how to setup the MPD218 with the included MPC Essentials program.

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Akai Pro MPD232 - Setup with MPC Essentials

akai MPD232 mainThe MPD232 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. This guide walks through how to setup the MPD232 with the included MPC Essentials program.

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Akai Pro MPD226 - Setup with MPC Essentials

akai MPD226 mainThe MPD226 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.  This guide walks through how to setup the MPD226 with the included MPC Essentials program.

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Akai Pro MIDImix - Setup with Ableton Live Lite

akai midimix mainUp 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 exactly what you need to do great mixes and professional processing on site—at the same time.  Here is a guide to show you how to set this up with the included Ableton Live Lite software.

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Akai Pro MPD218 - Setup with Ableton Live Lite

akai mpd218 mainThe MPD218 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. Here is a guide to show you how to set this up with the included Ableton Live Lite software.

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Akai Pro MPD226 - Setup with Ableton Live Lite

akai MPD226 mainThe 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. Here is a guide to show you how to set this up with the included Ableton Live Lite software.

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Akai Pro MPD232 - Setup with Ableton Live Lite

akai MPD232 mainThe 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. Here is a guide to show you how to set this up with the included Ableton Live Lite software.

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Akai Pro MIDIMix - Frequently Asked Questions

akai midimix mainUp 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 exactly what you need to do great mixes and professional processing on site at the same time. 

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Akai Pro MPD232 - Frequently Asked Questions

akai MPD232 mainThe 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.

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Akai Pro MPD226 - Frequently Asked Questions

akai MPD226 mainThe 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. 

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Akai Pro MPD218 - Frequently Asked Questions

akai mpd218 mainThe 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.

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Akai Pro MPK2 Series - Setup in Reason 7

akai mpk2 series main7The 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 articles walks through how to setup the MPK2 series controller with Reason 7.

 

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPK2 Series - Syncing to External MIDI Devices

akai mpk2 series main7The 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 how to integrate the MPK2 series controller with your external MIDI hardware.

 

 

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPK2 Series - Complete Preset Overview

akai mpk2 series main7The 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 articles is an overview of all the presets that are included on the Akai MPK2 series controller.

 

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPK2 Series - Setup in Logic Pro X

akai mpk2 series main7The 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 articles walks through how to setup the MPK2 series controller with Logic Pro X.

 

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPK2 Series - Setup in PreSonus Studio One

akai mpk2 series main7The 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 articles walks through how to setup the MPK2 series controller with PreSonus Studio One.

 

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPK2 Series - Setup in FL Studio 11

akai mpk2 series main7The 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 articles walks through how to setup the MPK2 series controller with FL Studio 11.

 

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPK2 Series - Setup in Steinberg Cubase

akai mpk2 series main7The 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 articles walks through how to setup the MPK2 series controller with Steinberg Cubase.

 

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPK2 Series - Setup in Pro Tools 11

akai mpk2 series main7The 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 articles walks through how to setup the MPK2 series controller with Pro Tools 11.

 

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPK2 Series - Setup in MPC Essentials

akai mpk2 series main7The 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 how to set up the MPK2 series controller with the MPC Essentials software.

 

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPK2 Series - Frequently Asked Questions

akai mpk2 series main7The 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 series controllers.

 

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPK2 Series - Setup in Ableton Live 9 Lite

akai mpk2 series main7The 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 articles walks through how to setup the MPK2 series controller with Ableton Live 9.

 

 

 

 

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MPC Essentials - Using Multiple Instances Of The Plugin

akai mpkmini mkii mainMPC Essentials is a one-track version of the full MPC software. Although this may seem limiting at first, there are plenty of ways to use this to your advantage and allow MPC Essentials to expand with you as your productions grow. This guide uses the MPK Mini MKII and Ableton Live Lite to go over the basics of using MPC Essentials as a plugin in your DAW, and how to use multiple instances for several tracks worth of MPC features and functionality. 

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Akai Pro MPK Mini - Using the Preset Editor

akai mpkmini mainThe Akai MPK Mini allows for more advanced Preset editing, opening up the ability to change the way the controller interacts with your virtual instrument or DAW.  This guide walks through the basics of the installation of the preset editing software as well as how to change and upload those changes back to the controller.

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPK mini MKII - 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 Studio.

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Akai Pro MPK mini MKII - Editor: What You Need to Know

mpk mini mkii editorThe 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 articles walks through the basics of getting to know the MPK mini MKII Editor.

 

 

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Akai Pro MPK mini MKII - Setup in MPC Essentials

akai mpkmini mkii mainThe 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 setting up the Akai Pro MPK mini with the MPC Essentials software as well as SONiVOX Wobble 2 and AIR Hybrid 3.

 

 

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Akai Pro MPK mini MKII - Frequently Asked Questions

akai mpkmini mkii mainThe 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.

 

 

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Akai Pro APC40 MKII - Setup in Ableton Live

APC40MKIIThe 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, revised knob lay out, and much more. In this article we walkthrough the initial setup in Ableton Live 9.

 

 

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Akai Pro APC Series - Modifications & Techniques for Ableton

apc40 web largeAkai Professional and Ableton teamed up over 4 years ago to start collaborating on the APC series. With may years of use by a large, and dedicated user community, the APC series continues to enhance the way we use Ableton. Users can find hundreds pages containing tips and tricks on Youtube, and other blogs, with suggestions on custom APC MIDI mappings in Ableton. And a few users and programmers strive to extended techniques from the APC series in bold and innovative ways by creating Ableton Control Suface Templates, and Max for Live devices that add features beyond the scope of MIDI mapping. This article will cover some of our favorite advanced APC modifications that users can find free of charge!

 

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Akai Pro APC Key 25 - Frequently Asked Questions

APC KEY 25 FAQ 001Designed 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 with 25 synth-action mini keys. In this article we answer a few of your top questions about the APC Key 25.

 

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Akai Pro APC40 mkII - Frequently Asked Questions

APC40MKII FAQ 001The 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, revised knob lay out, and much more. In this article we answer a few of your top questions about the APC40 mkII.

 

 

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Akai Pro APC Mini - Frequently Asked Questions

APC MINI FAQ 001APC 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 the APC mini.

 

 

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