Here’s a sneak preview, via AkaiProVideo, of the upcoming MPC Software v1.8.
Pete and Geoff from Akai Professional demo what’s in-store the soon-to-be-released MPC Software v1.8 update. Continue reading
In 1988, Akai Pro introduced the Roger Linn-designed MPC 60 MIDI Production Center.
MPC’s went on to change electronic music, becoming a core piece of gear for a wide variety of electronic genres. Continue reading
Jonathan Bates, aka Big Black Delta, talks about how he uses the Akai Professional Rhythm Wolf sounds, pads, and sequencer in his work.
Bates calls the Rhythm Wolf “a cool departure for Akai,” his “new favorite little box:”
“People aren’t using presets anymore; it’s all about starting from scratch as far as sound design. It used to be sample-based and now it’s more like, ‘I’m starting with a square wave’, and where do I go from there?”
Akai Professional has announced that it’s now shipping three new APC controllers:
“We are excited to announce the availability of the APC40 mkII, APC Key 25, and APC mini,” says Akai Professional Product Manager Dan Gill. According to Gill, the new controllers incorporate feedback from users of their existing APC20 & APC40 controllers and include the most commonly requested features.
Here is an overview of the new APC controllers: Continue reading
Akai Professional is now shipping four new MPK keyboard MIDI Controllers:
According to Akai Professional Product Manager Dan Gill, “The new MPK series is huge leap forward–improving on the previous series, with more capability, more features, and industry leading software.” Continue reading
Akai Pro has released a pair of free tools for owners of the MPX8 and MPX 16: Continue reading
Akai Professional has released MPC Software version 1.7, the system for the MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio. Continue reading