Akai Pro MPK mini MKII – Complete Setup, Software Download, and Installation Walk Through

This is an updated video to our original post. We’ve reworked some of the instructions to improve your likelihood of a successful install the first time around. In this video we cover setting up the MPK mini MKII with the…

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This is an updated video to our original post. We’ve reworked some of the instructions to improve your likelihood of a successful install the first time around.

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.

CONTENTS
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

– Hybrid and Wobble do not show up or fail during the scan. What do I do?

There are a few reasons this may be happening but it’s always easy to resolve. See our troubleshooting guide below for some common scenarios:

http://www.akaipro.com/support/kb/articles/akai-mpk-mini-mkii—difficulty-loading-wobble-and-hybrid-3-in-mpc-essentials

– How do I access the Preferences window in MPC Essentials?

You can access the Preferences screen by clicking on the ‘EDIT’ menu at the top of the MPC Essentials window, and choosing ‘PREFERENCES’. For Mac users, click on ‘MPC’ and choose ‘PREFERENCES’

– Where do Hybrid and Wobble install by default? (Windows only)

32-bit: Program Files(x86) / Steinberg / vstplugins
64-bit: Program Files / Steinberg / vstplugins

– 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?

This may be because another software is using the port. Even Google Chrome has been known to do this. Close all of your software and/or restart the computer and try again.

For more MPK Mini MKII guides and videos, see the link to our knowledge base below!

http://www.akaipro.com/kb/search/MPK_Mini

Rollin at 5 Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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