Akai Professional debuted its new BT-500 audiophile belt- drive turntable today at the 2016 NAMM Show. Company officials say the turntable is their response “to the rapidly growing demand for high-performance turntables in the resurgent vinyl market.” They tout the BT-500 as a good match for the record enthusiast who wants “a unit with no-compromise… Read More Akai Pro Debuts Wireless, Streaming BT-500 Turntable at 2016 NAMM Show
Could AKAI be bringing back the AX analog synthesizer? On AKAI’s Facebook page, they shared a user demo of the AKAI AX73 6-voice analog synthesizer, with this note:
Akai Pro has released MPC 1.9 – a major software update, introducing a number of new features, including ‘drastically improved’ audio performance, MPC Touch support, ‘slice to pad’ and more. Here’s the official video intro:
This video, via AkaiProVideo, is their official intro for the new Akai MPC Touch ‘music production controller’.
Akai Professional today officially introduced the MPC Touch, a new MPC design that incorporates a touch screen interface, in addition to the traditional drum pads. Like the MPC Renaissance, the MPC Touch is designed to be used in tandem with your computer. The touch screen is designed to streamline tasks like sample editing, shown above,… Read More AKAI Intros MPC Touch Touchscreen Music Production Controller
This video, via perfectcircuitaudio, previews the Akai Timbre Wolf – a new analog 4-voice polyphonic synthesizer. The Timbre Wolf is unusual in that it can be configured in multiple different modes: You can use the Timbre Wolf as four individual monophonic synthesizers; A 4-voice unison monophonic synthesizer, or As a 4-voice polyphonic synthesizer. Because it has separate controls for… Read More AKAI Timbre Wolf Analog Synthesizer (Video Preview)
2015 Summer NAMM Show: Akai Professional has introduced three new MPD2 pad controllers – the second generation of their MPD Series of pad controllers. Key features of the entire line include: New, sensitive ‘Thick Fat’ MPC pads that deliver improved responsive user interaction; Each of the controllers offers an expanded control set, to maximize the sounds and effects available to… Read More AKAI Intros Next-Generation ‘Thick Fat’ MPD2 Pad Controllers
Akai Professional announced today, at the 2015 Musikmesse, the introduction of its new MIDImix, a portable compact high-performance mixer. The MIDImix combines a “high-performance” mixer with 8 individual line faders and a master fader, 24 control knobs (arranged 3 per channel), and 1-to-1 mapping with Ableton Live (Ableton Live Lite is included). MIDImix users can send all the mixer’s… Read More Akai Pro Announces MIDImix Portable MIDI Mixer