04 Feb · A Tribe Called Quest combined conscious lyricism with Jazz-influenced beats to create some of Hip-Hop's classic albums. We find out how!
AKAI Professional - News and Rumours
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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!
18 Jan · Depeche Mode's Never Let Me Down Again was recently featured in the HBO series, The Last Of Us. We find out about the track's production.
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.
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?
10 Dec 2022 · Celebrated DJ, producer, and remix artist, Fatboy Slim created his own brand of acid-infused breakbeat dance music. Let's find out how!
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.
13 Nov 2022 · Finding the right keyboard on a budget for a beginner can be fraught with many pitfalls. This guide is here to help you make your choice.
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.
23 Jun 2022 · It’s official: AKAI has unleashed the MPC Key 61! Find out everything you need to know about the first MPC with a keyboard in our review.
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.
27 Dec 2021 · The year's most successful synthesizers, according to sales at Thomann: This year's list has some surprises in store. Was your favourite among the top 20?
19 Nov 2021 · Thomann has €6,000 worth of hardware and software synths to give away including gear from Korg, Moog, Native Instruments, SOMA Labs and more!
22 Sep 2021 · Almost 10 years ago, Akai presented the MPC Studio, a very compact USB and MIDI controller with accompanying software. At the time, this MPC generated positive feedback but also some critical voices. The famed ...
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.
11 May 2021 · AKAI is megadosing vibe into its MPC One groovebox with a facelift that harkens back to the days of gray MPCs in smokey project studios.
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.
15 Jan 2020 · A standalone unit with a 7-inch multi-touch screen, the MPC One looks no less slick than its famed predecessors inside the studios of the rich.