21 Oct · Until 2 November 2021, Akai is taking around 50% off the regular price of both MPC 2 software versions - Standard and Premier. Grab it now.
Akai - News and Rumours
You want all the latest news, rumours and everything else there’s to know about Akai? We're happy to oblige: On this page you’ll find everything at a glance – and it’s always up to date!
19 Oct · AKAI dishes out a feature update for its Force groovebox, adding 3 new instruments, 7 new insert effects, USB audio, and other good stuff.
25 Sep · Running out of ideas? In a creative cul-de-sac? Here are some valuable pointers and ideas for gear that will get you composing again.
21 Sep · AKAI has announced the new MPC Studio. The USB controller integrates with the MPC 2 software to create a complete, hybrid production studio.
23 Jul · A new render of the 61-key sampling keyboard AKAI is building as a key-driven variant of its MPCs, has been discovered. Here's what we know so far.
20 Jul · AKAI justed added a ton of instruments and effects to its modern MPC grooveboxes without asking for a dime. You guys are spoiled!
04 Aug 2020 · AKAI updates the MPK mini USB keyboard controller to MK3, with a new keybed, endless rotary encoders, an OLED display and a software pack that includes the new MPC Beats DAW. Not bad for $99.
21 Jul 2020 · AKAI has introduced MPC Beats, a new beat making DAW that's completely free. The included samples and loops and the famed MPC workflow will have you making beats in no time.
14 May 2020 · Following this March's Reddit leak and another leak of a 25-minute video presentation, the AKAI MPC Live 2 has become reality.
07 May 2020 · What's MIDI Multi Capability? You can now connect a USB hub to your MPC machine and it can address and control up to 32 USB/MIDI devices and become the central MIDI hub of your workflow.
18 Mar 2020 · Images have surfaced on Reddit showing a putative MPC Live 2, showing - if genuine - added CV outputs, an armrest, and more shortcuts to aid live performers in the heat of the action.
01 Feb 2020 · NAMM 2020 made for another solid all-around music tech show! Here are our Top 5 music tech announcements from Annaheim, California including mics, interfaces and headphones.
26 Sep 2018 · Developed in cooperation with Image Line, the Fire controller integrates tightly with FL Studio, not unlike Ableton Push or NI Maschine. With 4 matrixes x 16 velocity-sensitive RGB pads, you can input patterns.
19 Apr 2018 · With the release of MPC 2.2, owners of non-MPC hardware keyboards and controllers will be able to use the MPC 2 software natively - AKAI also provides templates for many third-party controllers.
15 Dec 2017 · iMPC Pro 2 is officially here! Developed by Retronyms and AKAI, the new version turns the groovebox app into a fully functional song creation tool not unlike Apple's GarageBand...
21 Nov 2017 · Akai has announced the release of MPC 2.0, a long-awaited update that turns its MPC software into a DAW (well, nearly). Will NI Machine users be eating their heart out?