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Akai have announced a new portable MPC

Akai have announced the MPC One, a portable, standalone production unit that costs £639. The new MPC, which features all the usual audio editing and...

The new version of the classic unit introduces some retro tones

AKAI has announced a new version of their classic range – MPC One Retro. With the same functionality as the One announced last year the Retro...

This. Is. Big. 

Akai Pro has announced the release of the MPC Live, MPC X Music Production Centre and MPC 2.0 Music Production Software.

The two new standalone...

DJs delight as Akai announce a revamp to their APC range consisting of three spanking new controllers

Akai is a name that is nothing short of legendary in the dance music scene, with a pedigree that stretches back to well before the...

Road tested by CLR's DJ Rebekah

When the likes of Richie Hawtin and Chris Liebing start singing your praises you know that you’re doing something right. Techno star Rebekah is part of Berlin’s CLR gang and has been wooing crowds with her amazing DJ sets and uber cool productions.

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AKAI Pro are renowned for their hardware products. Over the course of history, their legendary MPC range has been used by iconic artists such as J DIlla...

Kenton and Danny Mac collaborate on new USB controller

Danny Mac is no stranger to the tech pages of DJ Mag, so it comes as no surprise to see the forward thinking DJ put...

The new MPC Live II is the first with what Akai are calling 'studio monitors'

Akai Pro has announced an update to their MPC range; the MPC Live II. The Live II adds physical features like new built-in speakers, and...

MCs were often maligned in the early days of drum & bass, but nowadays it's pretty much universally accepted that a renegade mic-spitter is a...

“There is no other music in the world where an MC stands on the stage for an hour and continuously sprays lyrics with such clarity and power over so many frequencies,” Eksman, one of the d&b scene's foremost MCs, tells DJ Mag. “The life and evolution of the drum & bass MC has grown from strength to strength over the years, and I have no doubt that down the line many more great things are in store for the future generation of MCs in our music.” 
Undoubtedly so. The role of the drum and bass MC has steadily progressed simultaneously with the scene it resides in, although in the early days MCs experienced negativity from some DJs. But the MC has fought for its corner, and now overwhelmingly basks in the same golden glory as the DJ.

 Disclosure, Jamie XX, Skrillex, Diplo & more.

Annie Mac is to release a compilation album featuring Disclosure, Jamie XX, Skrillex & Diplo and others.

'Annie Mac Presents 2015' is the sixth in...

Get your production up to speed with Akai's MPC Touch

Music educational facility Subbass in partnership with AKAI are launching the world’s first and only MPC Training Centre.

There's a new compressed file format that looks set to change the way we listen to music.

The new MXP4 format uses software, allowing producers to upload different versions and even styles of the same tune.


By setting various parameters, the producer...

The new firmware update makes the new range even more powerful...

Akai have announced a major firmware update for their new MPC range including the MPC Live and MPC X. The new 2.0.5 update includes Ableton...

Dance music producers pay attention: Windows XP is now available for Mac users, which should see the end of your software compatability problems.

This week Apple launched an application that may make software compatibility problems for their Mac producers a thing of the past.

Boot Camp is software...

A budget MP3 performer for mobile jocks, this player has looping, MP3 text support, folder browsing. Only problem we found was a 'gap' in MP3...

A budget MP3 performer for mobile jocks, this player has looping, MP3 text support, folder browsing. Only problem we found was a 'gap' in MP3...