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 - 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.
14 May · 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 · 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 · 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 · 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.
26 Sep 2018 · Developed in cooperation with Image Line, the Fire controller integrates tightly with FL Studio, not unlike Ableton Push or NI Maschine. With 4 matrixes x 16 velocity-sensitive RGB pads, you can input patterns.
19 Apr 2018 · With the release of MPC 2.2, owners of non-MPC hardware keyboards and controllers will be able to use the MPC 2 software natively - AKAI also provides templates for many third-party controllers.
15 Dec 2017 · iMPC Pro 2 is officially here! Developed by Retronyms and AKAI, the new version turns the groovebox app into a fully functional song creation tool not unlike Apple's GarageBand...
21 Nov 2017 · Akai has announced the release of MPC 2.0, a long-awaited update that turns its MPC software into a DAW (well, nearly). Will NI Machine users be eating their heart out?
18 Jun 2017 · We've rounded up six of the best groovebox apps available on Apple's platform - all are worthy of your attention and great at what they do, though they feel completely different from each other...
09 Jan 2017 · The rumour mill was right: full details are now available of two new AKAI Professional workstations, both with touch screens and featuring the MPC 2.0 software.
18 Dec 2016 · Rumours are heating up that AKAI is working on a new MPC Professional unit, which might be called the 'MPCX' - we give our take on the latest leaked images.
15 Dec 2016 · Our fingers need a decent way of injecting music into our DAW. Here's my pick of this year's MIDI Controller Keyboards that stood out for me.