27 Jan · Looking for more affordable ways to create beats? We take a look at some of the best budget beat-making equipment to get you started!
Akai Pro - News and Rumours
You want all the latest news, rumours and everything else there’s to know about Akai Pro? We're happy to oblige: On this page you’ll find everything at a glance – and it’s always up to date!
14 Jan · Everything But The Girl broke through as an electronic act in the mid-1990s. We check out some of their interesting gear choices.
11 Jan · It's the 35th anniversary of the Akai MPC this year, and buried in software scripts appears to be a reference to an unannounced MPC XL.
31 Dec 2022 · One of the most respected duos in electronic music, The Chemical Brothers brought their hard-hitting style to the masses. We find out how!
15 Dec 2022 · AKAI has refreshed the APC Mini and APC Key 25 controllers for Ableton Live. What do the APC Mini Mk2 and APC Key 25 Mk2 have to offer?
19 Nov 2022 · For a small-town electronic duo, Röyksopp had a major impact on the global music scene. We look at the instruments that made up their sound.
18 Nov 2022 · It's CyberWeek which means there are deals to be had and synths to be bought at fabulous prices. Here are the best offers I've seen so far.
20 Oct 2022 · The new AKAI MPK Mini Plus goes head-to-head against the KeyStep 37 with a built-in sequencer, CV/Gate outputs, and more. Who will win this race?
30 Sep 2022 · After 13 years, AKAI has decided that it was time to refresh the compact LPK25 and LPD8 controllers with a new keyboard, new pads, and a new look.
26 Aug 2022 · Looking to stay creative while traveling, or simply to step outside your DAW? We check out the best grooveboxes for crafting beats.
30 Apr 2022 · Ever wondered how to get the old-school sampler sound? Punchy lo-fi drums and underwater pad sounds can give your music a retro feel.
11 Jan 2022 · AKAI has announced the upgraded MPK mini Play mk3. The tiny USB keyboard controller features 25 mini keys, 8 pads and 128 internal sounds for sessions on the go.
21 Sep 2021 · AKAI has announced the new MPC Studio. The USB controller integrates with the MPC 2 software to create a complete, hybrid production studio.
18 Jul 2021 · Love it or hate it, sampling has always been a part of music. Let's take a look at some ways to incorporate sampling into your music.
23 Nov 2020 · It's Cyber at Thomann Music Superstore and there are some bargains to be had in the Synthesizer department. Up to 28% off until the 30th of November.
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.
22 Jan 2019 · An unexpected full hammer-action 88 keyed gigging MIDI controller from Akai Pro built into a flight case and ready to rock. The minimal interface has loads of room for stacking your beers.
17 Jan 2019 · Akai Pro takes on the standalone groove box market with a sampling, clip launching, sequencing, effecting, pitch shifting, time stretching, audio recording Force to be reckoned with.
02 Jan 2019 · Slightly dodgy looking images have appeared on the internet of what appears to be a mash-up between the Akai MPC Live sampler and APC controller. It's filed for FCC testing as the APC Live so it must be real ...
11 Oct 2018 · The MPK Mini Play has 128 sounds and 10 drum kits and can also act as a USB MIDI controller, run on batteries and has onboard speakers. So it's a cool little portable music device. But who is it for?
12 Sep 2017 · The new version of Akai's VIP virtual instrument host and performance software is no longer tied to their Advance keyboard range. Direct access over your entire VST library from any keyboard or DAW.
27 Feb 2017 · With a suitable Samsung Galaxy device you can now make beats with the iMPC virtual MPC machine
16 Nov 2016 · No official news from Akai on these new wireless LPK25 and LPD8 controllers yet, but Amazon already has them for sale in the US. We take a first look at these ultra-portable new Bluetooth controllers.