Level Up Highlights

Thanks to all or our Level Up patrons for visiting the library's new digital creativity space! We've been up and running for four months now and the support and input from patrons has been amazing. The staff of Level Up has been working hard to enhance their digital skills to provide the best possible service to Level Up patrons. Another way we would like to assist patrons of Level Up to get the most from our services is by beginning to highlight some of our amazing pieces of gear, software, and gadgets. We'll provide a more in depth look at one piece of technology every month. We'll provide links to the product manual, tutorials, and other informative articles to help patrons get comfortable with all Level Up has to offer. Below is our first installment. Check it out!


The Akai MPK 49 MIDI Controller is available in Audio Production Studio 2, which can be reserved online through D!BS.


The Akai MPK 49 is a 49-key, semi-weighted keyboard with 12 backlit percussion pads, assignable knobs and faders, and more. With the MPK 49, thousands of sounds can be controlled through Level Up’s audio software (Logic Pro X, Ableton Live 9, and Propellerhead Reason 8)—from common instruments like guitars, basses, and drums to more unusual instruments like mellotrons, zithers, and gamelans. The controller’s ultra-sensitive keys and pads ensure that audio sounds realistic and organic. Eight knobs and faders allow assignment for up to 64 track parameters when using 4 banks to make recording and mixing a more hands-on experience. Visit mcpl.info/dibs to reserve Audio Production Studio 2 and start making music with the Akai MPK 49!

Here are some helpful links:


Akai MPK 49 Overview (YouTube Video)

Akai MPK 49 with Logic Pro X

Akai MPK 49 with Ableton Live

Check back next month for a new Level Up highlight!

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