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 - 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 - 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 - 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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