04 Aug · 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.
Akai Pro - News and Rumours
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21 Jul · 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.
14 Nov 2016 · A new standalone Akai MPC Live is on the way according to these leaked images and Quick Start Guide found on a government website.
06 Oct 2016 · A Level 1 qualification in MPC beat making? Now there's something to put on your CV.
01 Apr 2016 · VIP version 2 now has support for audio plug-ins for hands on control from the Akai Advance range of keyboards and bundles in a whole load from Air.