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Akai Pro MPC Software 2.0 - Managing your MPC 2.0 License

Created: 05/02/2017 | Modified: 07/12/2017

Your MPC 2.0 software comes complete with two available authorizations, and endless activation possibilities. Using the iLok License Manager, your license can be easily transferred from one computer to another or placed on an iLok dongle for ultimate portability. This article will discuss how to easily activate, deactivate and transfer licenses, as well as how to fix some common iLok errors.

Akai Pro MPC Software 2.0 - How to Download, Install, and Activate

Created: 05/02/2017 | Modified: 07/11/2017

MPC 2.0 adds tons of new features, including Audio Track Recording, Real-Time Time-Stretching and Pitch-Shifting, Clip Programs, and more. In this short video, we show you how to download, install, and activate version 2.0 of the MPC Software.

Akai Pro MPC Software 2.0 Beta - Frequently Asked Questions

Created: 04/28/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017

The first stage of MPC 2.0 has been released for MPC Touch and MPC Live users! Here is everything you'll need to know

Akai Pro MPC Essentials - Sample Editing Basics

Created: 04/21/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017

Samples are digitized snippets of audio that can either be recorded using the recording function of your MPC software or loaded from the File Browser. Have a keyboard, vocal, or instrument that you want to sample? With MPC Essentials, it has never been easier! The following article will show you how to take a sample, assign it to a pad, and chop it up.

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

Created: 04/19/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017

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 One Prime.

Akai Pro MPC Touch - Complete Setup and Routing in Cubase

Created: 04/17/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017

The 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 a plug-in inside Cubase.

MPC 101 - Syncing a MIDI controller with an MPC Touch

Created: 04/17/2017 | Modified: 06/27/2017

Many 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 Touch lets you send MIDI Beat Clock sync out to your external MIDI controllers. This article takes the user through syncing the standalone MPC app with MIDI controllers.

Akai Pro MPK mini mkII - Complete Setup with Garageband

Created: 04/04/2017 | Modified: 06/27/2017

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, a

Akai Pro MPC Essentials - Exporting Basics

Created: 04/04/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017

You've finally finished your beat or your song and you're ready to share it with the world, so now what? The MPC Essentials software gives a few different options for exporting your music. The following guide will walk you through the four basic ways you can export your music from MPC Essentials.

Akai Pro MPC Essentials - Creating and Using a Keygroup Program

Created: 04/04/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017

A keygroup is a type of program in MPC that will take a sample and pitch it across all of the keys on your MIDI controller or pads on your MPC, essentially creating your own virtual instrument. For example, you could turn a single bass note sample into an entire playable bass program by creating a keygroup with the sample. Keygroups are useful for adding melodic elements to your songs without using plugins or instruments, or for adding pitched layers to your drums. This guide will walk through how to create