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Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Firmware Update 2.3 Walkthrough

Created: 11/15/2018 | Modified: 11/15/2018

In this video, we show you how to download and install the massive new v2.3 update for your MPC X and Live. This includes where to download and how to run the update, as well as all the great new features you can expect on the other side.

Akai Pro MPK mini MKII - Redeeming and Downloading Your Copy of Reason Lite

Created: 10/31/2018 | Modified: 11/15/2018

Your MPK mini MKII comes bundled with so much great software titles, including an optimized version of Reason 10: Reason 10 Lite. While it is a streamlined version of Reason 10, its small footprint makes a big mark in the Music Production space. It is a fully functional DAW that will allow you powerful MIDI and Audio recording with the built-in instruments and audio FX processing. This guide will walk you through the process of downloading and installing Reason 10 Lite.

Akai Pro Fire - Overview and Tutorial Videos

Created: 09/27/2018 | Modified: 09/27/2018

In this video tutorial series, we take you from unboxing to making beats, showing you how easy it is to play with Fire. Featuring Michael Wynne.

Akai Pro Fire - FL Power User Videos with Michael Wynne

Created: 09/27/2018 | Modified: 09/27/2018

Michael Wynne is a recording artist and mixing engineer with a passion for teaching. In 2016 I founded "In The Mix", an audio community where he teaches music production and mixing to over 125,000 members. Some of Michael's videos covering the Akai Fire and how it improves your creative workflow in FL Studio are featured below.

Akai Pro Fire - How to Download and Install FL Studio: Fruity Fire Edition

Created: 09/25/2018 | Modified: 09/28/2018

The Akai Fire is the first dedicated control surface built to interface directly with FL Studio. This article will walk through the complete registration, download, and setup of the included software.

Akai Pro MPC X and Live - Complete Setup in Pro Tools

Created: 07/26/2018 | Modified: 08/01/2018

This article will walk you through a full setup with the MPC X or MPC Live and Pro Tools, including hardware setup, opening MPC 2.0, and routing tracks in Pro Tools.

Akai Pro MPD218 - Optimizing Performance and Reducing Double Triggering

Created: 06/28/2018 | Modified: 12/12/2018

While it is an uncommon symptom, you may encounter double triggering when programming MIDI events with the MPD218. If you do experience this, a few factors could be involved including the surface on which the MPD is placed and playing technique. In this article, we'll discuss how to work with the MPD218 for the optimal performance.

MPC X, MPC Live, and MPC Software - Using MIDI Learn in the MPC Software and MPC Standalone Mode

Created: 05/04/2018 | Modified: 05/18/2018

As of MPC Software and firmware version 2.2, users can now take advantage of external MIDI controllers to control the software and hardware. MPC's MIDI Learn function allows for unprecedented control and flexibility for controlling parameters in MPC projects. Whether you are assigning controls in the MPC Software or directly on the standalone hardware, parameter assignments will translate and function the same way across both applications for an enhanced and integrated experience.

Akai Pro MPC Software 2.0 - Downloading and Installing the MPC 2.2 Update

Created: 04/16/2018 | Modified: 04/18/2018

With the release of the MPC 2.2 software and firmware update, users will receive all new features for their MPC software and hardware, like the long-anticipated MIDI Learn function. MPC 2.2 also comes with a vast amount of bug fixes and stability updates to virtually every aspect of MPC. In this article, we'll show you where you can download the update and how to install it.

Akai Pro MPC Software 2.0 - Using List Edit Mode

Created: 03/22/2018 | Modified: 06/21/2018

The MPC workflow tends to lend itself to various methods of getting from point A to point B whether you are creating and editing audio or editing your sequences. The MPC List Editor provides a means of visualizing the various elements of your projects in an organized and linear way. This article will cover what the List Editor is, why you might want to use it over Grid Edit, and will provide an example of editing a project through the List Edit Mode menu.