EIE Pro Drivers Not Yet Available for macOS Sierra

Despite the fact that macOS Sierra was in beta testing for months, AKAI has once again failed to produce drivers and have remained silent on when or if drivers will be made. So we (EIE Pro owners) have to wait on updating our production machines.

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AKAI Fails to Supply EIE Pro Drivers for OS X El Capitan… Again

Another OS X update has come out and once again AKAI has failed to deliver EIE Pro drivers. I’ve gone through this not just once, but twice. Luckily, Yosemite had a workaround that I was able to get working, but … Continue reading

How to Clean Up Your Logic Pro X Projects (Without Losing Your Shit)

Your Logic Pro X Projects Are a Mess! You’ve just finished your masterpiece. It’s been bounced to a high resolution master, it’s been converted to MP3 or MP4, and you’ve released it to the world. Eventually, the musical high wears … Continue reading

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!

From Austin to Los Angeles Hello, from sunny Van Nuys, California! I moved from Austin to Los Angeles on June 2nd and I couldn’t be happier. Things change. That’s just how it is. When I moved to Austin in 2002, … Continue reading

Mischief at KPFN

“Too Punk Rock for Mendocino” Last week, I teamed up with my good friend Russ Carney to produce to radio spot for KPFN in Laytonville, CA. They aired several times and caused quite a stir. As Russ likes to say, … Continue reading

Creating a Simple Beat in Ableton Live 9

I Love Ableton Live I posted a straight forward tutorial on making drum pattern clips in Ableton Live 9 on YouTube. This is a simple process, but people still find it a bit tricky. I’ll be posting more tutorials like … Continue reading

I Repaired My Bass Amp and Now I Feel Like a Wizard

I think it’s safe to say that I’m fairly handy with a soldering iron. No, I’m not designing circuits from scratch and turning the world of audio hardware on it’s ear, but I can follow instructions, put parts on a board, and troubleshoot when it doesn’t work right. I’m not only competent at it, I actually enjoy it.

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Hey, Akai! Where’s the EIE Pro Driver for OS X Mavericks?

Last year, when Apple released OS X Mountain Lion, I posted about it. It took 2 weeks for them to get compatible drivers released. This year, with the release of OS X Mavericks, they’ve done it again.

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Using Multiple Outputs on the Nord Lead 2

When I record, I tend to do one thing at a time. Most of the instruments I’ve owned have either one output in mono or two outputs in stereo, and I’m used to that. I don’t have many stereo effects, so I’ve largely worked with mono sources that can be passed through mono effects pedals or have stereo effects applied later in the DAW. This has served me well for guitars, synths, and drum machines for most of my life. Combine this with a lot of time spent working on music alone playing one part at a time, and it becomes a habit.

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