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Akai Professional Announces 3.0.1 Firmware Update For Force

Update introduces new Launch/Note Mode, side-chain compression (the Mother Ducker), updated recording preferences and improved auditioning of samples/loops.

Akai Pro FORCE Is A DAW-Less Standalone Production Instrument With Touch Screen, 8x8 Clip Launcher

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.

Sneak Peek: AKAI APC Live: The Next Big Ableton Live Controller

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.

MPC 2.3 Update Adds TubeSynth, Bassline, Electric Instruments, Crossfade Looping And More

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 Pro And Splice Join Forces To Develop Future Pro Music Technologies

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.

Akai Pro Just Made The World's Most Popular MIDI Controller Into An Instrument Too

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!

Review: Akai Pro Fire (FL Studio Controller)

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...

How To Revitalise Your Loop Library By Slicing Audio With Akai MPC 2 Software

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.

Meet AKAI Pro FL Studio FIRE - World's First Dedicated FL Studio Hardware Controller

The latest update to FL Studio for Mac and PC adds support for this new, dedicated FL Studio hardware controller - FIRE from AKAI Professional.

Next Level Productions With AKAI MPC 2 Software

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.

Masada & The Beat Community Release Lurid Regard Organ, Free Akai MPC Expansion Pack

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!

Dark Mood Is A 100% Free Expansion Pack For Akai MPC

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.

Gotharman's Teases XXX7 Prototype Sampler & Sequencer

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.

Legendary Producer Scott Storch Making Beats On AKAI MPC X & MPK88

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.

Review: Akai MPC X

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.