Atomic Shadow has announced the Panoramic Wave Generator – a new Kontakt instrument, inspired by the early days of sampling.
Here’s what he has to say about the Panoramic Wave Generator:
I still have an old Akai S-612 and it is one of those things that I never get tired of. You can take a sound and stretch it across the entire keyboard. Depending on your sound it can sound like a howling demon in the low registers or a shrieking bird of prey on the high notes. Of course it has something like 2 seconds of sampling time.
Akai Pro has announced that the MPC Fly 30 – an MPC controller case for the iPad – is now available for 30-pin devices.
The MPC Fly can work as a controller for any Core MIDI application, but is tailored to working with the iMPC app.
- Compatible with any iPad with 30-pin connector
- Compatible with virtually any Core MIDI app
- Works seamlessly with the iMPC app (sold separately)
- 16 genuine MPC pads, MPC Note Repeat, and MPC Swing
- Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- Charges iPad when plugged into wall power
Here are the details: Continue reading
Akai Pro has released MPC Software version 1.3
The features shown in this update are available for the MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio, with the exception of the Vintage Mode SP1200 Ring which is only available on the MPC Renaissance. Continue reading
At the 2013 NAMM Show, Akai Professional introduced the MPX8 SD sample launcher with MPC pads.
Using a standard SD card, users can load virtually samples onto MPX8 and then assign them to any of the unit?s eight backlit velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads. MPX8 also comes with a large library of standard samples built in
The MPX8 comes with a drag-and-drop sample editor for Mac and PC for easy sample conversion. Users can also save sample sets together as kits for easy recall and even tune and add reverb to samples. Continue reading
Here’s an overview of the new Akai Max25 from Marketing and Artist Relations Manager Nate Lane at the 2013 NAMM Show.
Key features of the Max25 include:
- 4 LED touch faders
- 8 MPC pads, MPC Note Repeat, and MPC Swing
- 4 pad banks
- 4 fader banks
- 64 assignable pads, faders, and buttons
- Step sequencer and expanded arpeggiator
- CV & Gate outputs
Expect it to be priced at about $350.
At the 2013 NAMM Show, Akai Pro introduced the MAX25 – a new MIDI controller that offers CV/Gate output, semi-weighted keys with aftertouch, a built-in step sequencer, expanded arpeggiator, and LED touch faders for gradual or instant parameter value changes. Continue reading