Akai Pro MPK and MPD Series - Setup in FL Studio

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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.


Set Up

  1. After connecting the controller via USB, open Fruity Loops.

  2. Go to Options -> MIDI Settings.

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  3. Choose the USB MIDI controller being used from both the Input and Output tabs.

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  4. Click Enable to activate the MIDI port.

MIDI Mapping

FL Studio has a virtual instrument called the FPC that is very similar to the traditional MPC workflow. The user can load their own samples to the pads and then MIDI map the pads from MPK or MPD to trigger the FPC

  1. To load the instrument, from the main menu bar go to Channels -> Add one -> FPC

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  2. Click the pad on the FPC that will be mapped

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  3. Click where the MIDI Note # is displayed in the FPC's upper right hand corner

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  4. Click Learn

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  5. Strike the pad on the MPK or MPD that will be mapped to the FPC. The MIDI Note # will change to the MIDI Note # of the assigned pad on the MPK or MPD

  6. Repeat until all 16 pads on the controller have been mapped!


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