Both monitors offer distributed Class A/B amplification, with ultra-efficient power while ensuring minimal distortion. RPM500 provides 90 watts total, with 50 watts dedicated to its 5-1/4 inch woofer and 40 watts to its silk-dome tweeter; RPM800 offers 120 watts total, with 80 and 40 going to the woofer and tweeter, respectively.
With a slim profile and surface dimensions similar to many tablet computers, the new MPC Element is the most portable MPC to date, and is being touted as the “most affordable” with a suggested retail price of $149.99 USD.
Akai Pro MPC Element Features:
The new MPC Element includes, um, popular elements from previous MPC models, including “classic” MPC Note Repeat, Swing, Full Level, 16 Level, and Tap Tempo technologies. In addition, like its predecessors MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio, MPC Element pads are multicolored as well as pressure- and velocity-sensitive.
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APC40 Customization (above):
This is a quick Vimeo about how i’ve used Bomes to modify the behaviour of the APC40 within Ableton Live.
Because of the high demand for the support of this template head over to thestudiosessions.co.uk to find details of how to get hold of a copy…..
This short film is mainly to act as inspiration to others as to what can be achieved with the APC with a little bit of effort and without Max for Live….
Akai Professional is now shipping its nanoKontrol-killer LPD8 laptop pad controller and LPK25 laptop performance keyboard controller.
The LPD8 and LPK25 are USB-MIDI controllers for musicians, producers, DJs and other music creators. Each model is less than 13 inches across and weighs less than a pound to easily fit into a laptop case, backpack or messenger bag for extreme portability. Continue reading
Akai Professional has announced that the Akai Miniak is now available.
The Miniak combines Akai’s control surface with Alesis’ synth engine.
The Miniak lets you create programs with up to eight multi-timbral voices, each with three oscillators. You can create complex sounds using the Miniak?s two multimode filters, three envelope generators, two LFOs, stereo effects and 40-band vocoder with gooseneck microphone. The MINIAK also has a comprehensive sequencer with step and dynamic real time phrase sequencing, a drum machine/rhythm sequencer and an arpeggiator.
The MINIAK is available from musical instrument and professional audio retailers and has a U.S. Retail Price of $699.00 with an estimated street price of $499.00.
If you’ve used the Akai Professional Miniak synthesizer, leave a comment with your thoughts. Continue reading