This video takes a hands-on look at the new Akai MPX16 sampler.
The MPX16 is a sample player with onboard sound recording. Samples are saved to an SD card, and can be played back using either the unit’s MPC-style pads or via external MIDI device, via USB-MIDI and 3.5mm (1/4-inch) MIDI inputs. Continue reading
This video, via DJ TechTools, is a video review of the new Akai APC40 mkII, an updated version of the company’s classic Ableton Live controller.
The latest video in Retronyms‘ sneak preview series for the upcoming Akai Pro iMPC Pro looks at effects and Inter-App Audio. Continue reading
This video, via Retronyms, is the latest in their previews of the upcoming Akai Pro iMPC Pro music production center application. Continue reading
Retronyms has shared another preview video for the upcoming Akai iMPC Pro, a new music production center app for the iPad. Continue reading
In this video, TheDaydreamSound shares his impressions of the Akai S950 – a vintage sampler from 1988.
The developers at Retronyms have kicked off a series of weekly video previews on the development of iMPC Pro – a new music production center app that they are creating in partnership with Akai Pro. Continue reading
The next Akai MPC workstation may run Windows 8, based on a sneak preview of a MPC prototype that Akai and Microsoft showcased at Microsoft’s Build 2014 – a developer conference held April 2-4 in San Francisco.
The new MPC hardware, above, looks like a bit like a modified MPC Renaissance, with a much larger screen. The OS it runs on is Windows Embedded Industry 8.1, a version of Windows 8.1 that’s designed for running custom hardware systems, rather than standard PCs. Continue reading