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 - 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!
21 Jan · It's the 25th Anniversary of Air's debut record Moon Safari, let's find out more about their creative process and how to sound like Air.
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.
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.
24 Sep 2022 · Depeche Mode is one of the most successful independent acts of all time. We check out the gear choices on some of their iconic tracks.
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.
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.