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 - 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 - 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 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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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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So you just bought an MPK Mini MKII. Now What?

akai mpkmini mkii mainThe 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 take your productions to the next level. 

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MPC Essentials - Sample Editing Basics

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.

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Akai Pro MPK Mini MKII - Complete Setup with Garageband

akai mpkmini mkii mainThe 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 the included plugins: Air Hybrid and Sonivox Wobble.

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Akai Pro MPC Essentials - Creating and Using a Keygroup Program

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 a simple keygroup program with MPC Essentials. 

 

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Akai Pro MPC Essentials - Exporting Basics

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.

 

 

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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.


 

 

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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 One Prime.

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