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I Feel Bad for Loving The AKAI MPC Key 61

This is my review of the AKAI MPC Key 61 and I feel bad for loving it. I already have the MPC ONE & MPC Live 2. So who asked for this. Well, the keyboard workstation market is flooded with great workstation (Triton, Motif, ASR 10, Fantom, etc.). However, they lack in 2 areas. Which are the sequencer and the sampler! Some how AKAI manage to take the balls to put this on the market. Now you can decide on what's more important. Wait, did I mention there's new plugins too? Oh yeah!!! They manage to revamp the OS too while hiding that detail.

Producer: 
DJ Ave McRee

AKAI MPC 2.11 Tuner, Amp Sim, & Guitar Sampling Looper Tips

Here's the new AKAI MPC tuner & amp sim in action for the 2.11 firmware OS update. I'll show you some extremely basic tips on how to use a guitar with the MPC. That includes using it in standalone with & without an audio interface. I'm very excited about the future of dawless production. The new firmware update's coming out June 23rd 2022!

My social media & gear list: https://linktr.ee/avemcree
BGM: https://youtu.be/BaNwxyVsiE4

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Producer: 
DJ Ave McRee

The New AKAI MPC 2.11 Firmware OS Update is FIRE!

The new AKAI MPC 2.11 is fire (and will be available publicly June, 23rd 2022)! This is for all the current generation MPC's (ONE, Live, Live II, & X). I'm using the MPC Live 2 retro edition (check out my zZounds.com gear list for details). I'll demonstrate all the new features step by step. I want to know what is your favorite new features in this update & suggestions in the comments.

AKAI Website: https://www.akaipro.com/
(it's free for all registered MPC users)
My social media & gear list: https://linktr.ee/avemcree
BGM: https://youtu.be/BaNwxyVsiE4

Producer: 
DJ Ave McRee

The Roland J-6 Synth & MPC ONE are a Problem!

Roland just released a $200 compact sized chord generator with Juno-6 sounds called the J-6. It's great but with the MPC ONE (and with a DAW) it's a whole problem! Love this combination to death. Let's take a deep dive into the features and what it can do with other stuff.

social media: https://linktr.ee/avemcree
Roland J-6: https://www.zzounds.com/item--ROLT8/a--3973043
BGM: https://youtu.be/BaNwxyVsiE4
my favorite drum sampler: https://www.zzounds.com/item--AKAMPCLIVE2XL/a--3973043
MPC ONE: https://www.zzounds.com/item--AKAMPCONE/a--3973043

Producer: 
DJ Ave McRee

How "Epic" is the Captain Plugins VST?

Mixed in Key dropped a pretty huge update to their Captain Plugins bundle. Which includes Chords, Beats (drum lines), Bass (bka Deep), and more. I'll try Chords & Deep in FL Studio (it works in Ableton Live, Logic X, and few other DAWS on both Windows & MacOSX). Let me know how you feel about it in the comments below.

social media: https://linktr.ee/avemcree
Captain Plugins Epic: https://mixedinkey.com/get-captain-epic/
Use the code: Ave (get 10% off)
BGM: https://youtu.be/BaNwxyVsiE4
my favorite drum sampler: https://www.zzounds.com/item--AKAMPCLIVE2XL/a--3973043

Producer: 
DJ Ave McRee

AKAI MPC Producer has a Fresh Take on Reason Studio

I'm checking out Reason Studios for the first time! I didn't read anything or watch a video. I'm more into the AKAI MPC stuff but like to try new things. So the stuggle is real!!! Let me know how you feel about Reason as a DAW?

social media: https://linktr.ee/avemcree
DAW Used: https://www.reasonstudios.com/
BGM: https://youtu.be/BaNwxyVsiE4
my favorite drum sampler: https://www.zzounds.com/item--AKAMPCLIVE2XL/a--3973043

Stream "Machine Learning" anywhere: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/djavemcree/machine-learning

Try LANDR for mastering: https://get.landr.com/avemcree

Producer: 
DJ Ave McRee

Did NI Bring You 40 Shebibs Very Own Instrument Expansion?

Native Instruments linked up with Noah James Shebib (bka 40 Drake's producer & engineer) with his "Very Own" Kontakt play series expansion. It works in all DAWs both Windows & MacOSX. So, I'll show you how to use these sounds on my AKAI MPC Live II & MPC software. Both expansions are on sale right now for $100 (for both btw). Hurry up and get it because that's not a bad deal. However, I want to know if you like the sounds he curated?

40's Very Own Expansion: https://www.native-instruments.com/en/specials/komplete/save-on-40s-very...
social media: https://linktr.ee/avemcree

Producer: 
DJ Ave McRee

40’S VERY OWN DRUMS & KEYS Walkthrough with Drake producer Noah “40” Shebib | Native Instruments

Noah “40” Shebib, the legendary, award-winning producer of Drake, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Nas, Sade, Alicia Keys, PartyNextDoor, and Action Bronson brings you two brand-new Play Series instruments for keys and drums. In this video, we visit 40 at his legendary SOTA studios to learn how he created the sounds in both of the instruments, and see how he integrates them into his very own studio workflow.

Save with the bundle: https://www.native-instruments.com/specials/komplete/save-on-40s-very-ow...

Producer: 
Noah 40 Shebib

M1 MacBook Pro Mixing and Recording Studio Guide

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By request! In this video, I'll share my studio experiences with the new 14 Inch M1 Max MacBook Pro, tips for audio + music production and recommendations for buying a new Apple Silicon MacBook.

MacBook Pro Specs: 2021 14 Inch M1 Max CPU, 32 Core GPU, 64GB RAM, 2TB SSD
CalDigit TS4 Thunderbolt 4 Dock: https://amzn.to/3LZhubK

►My Studio Gear
https://seandivine.com/studio

►DAW Presets & Templates:

Producer: 
Sean Divine

The Free Kia Instrument VST Plugin is Back! or Is It?!?

The free Kia Instrument is a VST plugin for both Windows & MacOSX (works in all DAWs). The original version was taken down due to possible trademark infringements but they did some minor tweaking. However, it's still a mono synth (sadly). I do enjoy the reorganization of the patches. It seems more useful than last time. What do you think??

social media: https://linktr.ee/avemcree
KIA Instrument: https://worldwide.kia.com/int/sounds-in-nature/our-instrument
Drums used: https://www.thempcstore.com/mpc-expansions/neo-sunset.html
DAW Used: https://www.thempcstore.com/mpc-software

Producer: 
DJ Ave McRee