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How to Use Akai MPC Element with iPad

Q: When I downloaded the iMPC Pro app for my iPad, it says it is compatible with the Akai MPC Element. But when I connect the MPC Element to my iPad using the Apple Camera Connection Kit, it says that the MPC takes too much power and it won’t work. What am I doing wrong?

A: In order for the MPC Element to work with your iPad, you have to switch it to Low Power Mode. To do so:

1. Disconnect the cable/Apple Camera Kit from both your iPad and MPC Element.
2. Connect the USB cable to the Camera Connection Kit, then plug the Camera Connection kit into your iPad.
3. Hold down the Tap button on the MPC Element and connect the USB cable to its port.
4. Once the USB cable is connected, release the Tap button.

Your MPC Element should now work with your iPad.

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