23 Jun · 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.
Akai - News and Rumours
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30 Apr · 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 · 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 Oct 2021 · 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.
19 Oct 2021 · 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 2021 · 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 2021 · 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 2021 · 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 2021 · AKAI justed added a ton of instruments and effects to its modern MPC grooveboxes without asking for a dime. You guys are spoiled!
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.
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.