In this video we cover setting up the MPK mini MKII with the included MPC Essentials software and the AIR Hybrid plugin. We walk through downloading, installing, and authorizing the software and how to quickly get up and running and making music.
0:01 Getting Started
0:35 Downloading the included software
1:27 Installing the software
3:25 Choosing an install location for Hybrid
3:55 Authorizing Hybrid and Wobble with iLok
5:20 Unlocking MPC Essentials
6:01 Scanning Hybrid into MPC Essentials
6:51 Opening plugins in MPC Essentials
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
– Where do Hybrid and Wobble install by default? (Windows only)
– Why don’t Mac users get to choose a plugin location?
Mac operating systems automatically designate a location for all audio plugins to install by default. This location is: Mac HD / Library / Audio / Plugins / VST
This means that all of your software (like MPC Essentials) will know exactly where to find your plugins without you needing to direct it. When scanning into MPC Essentials, simply check off the box to choose the default location and hit ‘Scan’
– Why is the MPK Mini MKII greyed out when I go to activate the MIDI port?
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