Update introduces new Launch/Note Mode, side-chain compression (the Mother Ducker), updated recording preferences and improved auditioning of samples/loops.
Wanna go DAWless? Akai's standalone music production/DJ performance Force has clip launching, step sequencing, sampling, synths and a 7-in touch display and captures the modern clip-based workflow.
Word on the rumour mill is that Akai Pro are about to release a brand new Ableton Live hardware controller which looks like a cross between MPC Live, an APC and an Ableton Push.
New software update enables MPC X, MPC Live and MPC Software 2 users to take advantage of three great new built-in synthesizers - TubeSynth, Bassline and Electric, and other upgrades.
AKAI software and hardware is known for its abilities with loops, samples and slicing - so what better fit that partnering with Splice, a loop and sample expert? Here's what they're cooking up.
The new Akai Pro MPK Mini Play is an ultra-portable instrument that adds 128 built-in sounds and its own speaker, making it the perfect instrument to play anywhere!
Image Line's FL Studio finally gets its own dedicated hardware controller, and from no less a partner than AKAI Pro. Rishabh Rajan found out how fruity it really is...
Slicing audio into regions so it can be played like an instrument is at the heart of how the MPC software works. This video shows you how it's done.
The latest update to FL Studio for Mac and PC adds support for this new, dedicated FL Studio hardware controller - FIRE from AKAI Professional.
Slice and dice your way to better tracks, create custom MIDI setups, arrange songs and export stems. Learn how to do it all with this course on AKAI's MPC 2 software.
This completely free MPC expansion pack adds more sounds to your AKAI setup and is compatible with both the hardware and software. Grab it now!
Akai MPC owners around the world rejoice. For absolutely nothing... you can download a very well sampled MPC expansion pack called Dark Mood. Yes, you read that right. It's 100% completely free.
This video demos the latest machine Gotharman's Musical Instruments has been working on. The XXX7 appears to be a sampler with touch screen, high-quality tactile controls and a 16-step sequencer.
AKAI's latest MPC powerhouse is designed to work in a fully standalone capacity. In this video we see Scott Storch using AKAI gear to produce a beat in realtime.
AKAI's MPC X promises to let you make music entirely without a computer - but can it really replace your DAW? Rishabh Rajan put it to the test to find out.