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Akai 37-key MIDI controller

Akai has announced the latest edition to its MPK line of keyboard controllers, the MPK Mini Plus.


This new iteration of the brand's best-selling MIDI...

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...

Akai Pro's new music-making software is a free download

Akai Pro has announced a new free music-making software called MPC Beats. Inspired by the functionality of their classic samplers and groove machines, MPC Beats...

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...

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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...

The NAMM Show is the music-making world's time to shine, showing off new kit, studio gear, software updates and oddities to thrill, shock and confuse...

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...

It's the most wonderful time of the year – whether you're treating yourself or looking for the perfect gift for someone else, we've got you...

RX950 from MD lets you get the sound of the legendary sampler...

Get the sound of the classic Akai S950 sampler in your DAW with this new plugin from MD. Made famous by the likes of Fatboy...

Akai's New MPD Range of controllers are a tweakers delight...

Akai Professional, take more strides into the professional production and DJ arena with the release of the revamped and refreshed MPD Series of controllers.

Overview of Akai's Professional MIDImix...

Akai Professional has released the all-new MIDImix, a high-performance MIDI mixer. Featuring an array of nine faders, 24 knobs, and eight buttons in a simple...

AKAI's latest hardware releases are going to delight Serato DJ fans...

 It is no secret that the makers of the two leading DJing platforms, namely Serato and Native Instruments, are in fierce competition with each...

<p>Akai join the DJ controller market with two new gadgets for Serato DJ</p>

Akai are making strides in the DJ world with two new controllers — the AFX and AMX — for Serato DJ. The two new controllers...

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...

New portable controller from Akai

Akai’s new MPX8 is a portable sample pad controller, perfect for adding a little spice to your DJ or live sets.

The production secrets behind 'Leave It All Behind'

“‘Leave It All Behind’ began as an eight-bar guitar/drum/synth loop Patrick wrote on his Akai MPC 2000XL. The main chords you can hear in the song were created using the MPC's note-repeat function. I also used the note-repeat function on an MPC 1000 to create the chords in 'Malmo'.

And all new Push Controller

Not one but two reasons for Ableton users to be cheerful have been announced from the company’s German headquarters in the form of Live 9 along with a rather intriguing controller called Push. Not content with just improving their hugely popular Live software, for their latest incarnation, Ableton have also found the time to get teamed up with Akai to create a new Push controller specifically to control Ableton. It looks like they might have created the perfect Ableton controller in the process.