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Akai MPC

The new feature was first teased back in January

Akai has unveiled MPC Stems, a major update to its MPC range of samplers that allows users to import fully mixed tracks before separating the...

MPC X Special Edition

Described by Akai as "the most powerful standalone music production machine ever" 

Akai has announced the arrival of the MPC X Special Edition to mark its 35th anniversary. Described by Akai as "the most powerful standalone music...


The latest editions to the US-based company's Blipbox line of child-friendly production gear

Playtime Engineering has unveiled two new music makers for kids. The easy-to-use SK2 synthesizer and the myTRACKS production groovestation have been added to the US-based...

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...

Korg, Akai Professional, Pioneer...

NAMM's annual music technology convention is about to kick off over the next few days, running 19th through 22nd January at the Anaheim Convention Center...

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.

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'.