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Akai MPC X Special Edition production sampler workstation drum machine

Akai Pro unveil MPC X Special Edition

Akai are celebrating 35 years of their MPC platform with the release of a new version of their flagship instrument that boasts a retro look along with increased processing power and storage. 

Akai Flex Beat rhythmic chopped beat dj scratch pitch-shift reverse effects plug-in

Akai Pro release Flex Beat plug-in

Described as the ultimate rhythmic tool, Akai Pro's new plug-in provides a simple way to chop beats, create DJ-style scratches, and trigger a range of tempo-synced pitch-shifting effects.

Akai MPK Mini Plus MIDI controller keyboard MPC drum pads

Akai release MPK Mini Plus

Akai's new MPK Mini Plus is a compact 37-key MIDI controller equipped with MPC Pads, an assignable X/Y joystick and knobs, and a dedicated transport section.

Akai Professional instrument history book kickstarter campaign

The Rise of Akai Professional

David Caulfield has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of a book detailing the development of the Akai Professional products that put sampling and sequencing into the reach of musicians. 

Akai MPC Key 61 workstation

Akai launch MPC Key 61

Akai's latest instrument combines an MPC with a keyboard/synthesizer, and offers a complete standalone production environment. 

Akai MPC feature update 2.11

Akai MPC 2.11 update

A new feature update for Akai's MPC units is on the way, bringing with it a new browser, plug-ins and MIDI capabilities. 


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