News / From: Akai
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Massive Update for Force - 3.1 Brings Streaming, USB-Audio, MIDI Learn
We got a look at it in action

19-Oct-21    full story...

Akai Professional Announces MPC Studio
MPC hardware control workflow combined with the MPC2 Desktop Software DAW

21-Sep-21    full story...

Akai Updates MPC
MPC 2.10 firmware update adds 14 plug-ins including vocal tuner

20-Jul-21    full story...

Akai Pro Introduces MPC One Retro
Modern standalone MPC workflow with a classic retro look

11-May-21    full story...

The Most Complicated Auto Reverse Mechanism Ever
Inside The Akai Invert-o-matic Cassette Deck

01-May-21    full story...

Akai Professional Introduces DrumSynth
A new plugin instrument for MPC, MPC2 software, and FORCE

24-Nov-20    full story...

Friday Fun: Akai MPK mini, Korg NTS-1, Soma Pulsar-23
and Retrokits RK006

09-Oct-20    full story...

Akai Announce Major Update To FORCE
Firmware 3.0.5 brings substantial functionality and feature changes

06-Oct-20    full story...

Akai's New EWI Solo Wind Controller - Standalone And MIDI
New EWI has on board sounds too

25-Aug-20    full story...

Akai Releases MPK mini Mk3
3rd generation of the world's best-selling USB MIDI keyboard controller

04-Aug-20    full story...

Akai Announce MPC Beats- Free MPC Software
Works with non Akai Controllers

21-Jul-20    full story...

Sonic LAB: Akai MPC Live II Review
Gaz Williams takes a look

14-May-20    full story...

Akai Introduces The MPC Live II
Newest portable MPC is the first with built-in stereo monitors

14-May-20    full story...

Akai Announces Major MPC Update
MPC 2.8's MIDI Multi capability makes MPC the sequencing centrepiece for all your MIDI gear

05-May-20    full story...

  NAMM 2020: Akai Force - Some Cool Performance Tips
From Nick Trikakis

18-Jan-20    full story...

  NAMM 2020: Akai MPC ONE First Look
Entry level MPC with plenty of features

15-Jan-20    full story...

Ableton Integration In Akai Force And MPC
New firmware delivers control of Ableton Live's session view, mixer, effects and devices via Wi-Fi for Force, MPC X and MPC Live

17-Dec-19    full story...

Akai Makes Fire Controller Available On Its Own
FL Studio users can now purchase hardware controller with or without the bundled license

05-Dec-19    full story...

Akai Force Beta Testing Starts
Apply now if you want to take part

07-Aug-19    full story...

Akai Releases MPC And Force Update
Firmware adds Ableton Live Set export options, Grid and Step automation and more

23-Jul-19    full story...

Akai Update MPC to 2.6, Force to 3.03
Submixes, export to Live and more

16-Jul-19    full story...

Listen: Album Made Using Only Timbre Wolf by Zeropunk
Are you ready for this?

17-Apr-19    full story...

Akai MPC Updated
MPC 2.4 introduces many user-requested features, workflow enhancements and 28 effects

08-Feb-19    full story...

Akai Force Gets The Mother Ducker
3.0.1 firmware update for Force adds side-chain compression and more

08-Feb-19    full story...

  NAMM 2019: Akai FORCE - Stand Alone Music Production
We get a good look

25-Jan-19    full story...

NAMM 2019: Akai Keys For The Road
MPK Road 88 is a hammer-action keyboard controller for touring professionals

24-Jan-19    full story...

Akai Release The Force - And It's Impressive
Standalone, clip launching, performance beast

17-Jan-19    full story...

New Akai APC Coming? Standalone Clip Launching
Tasty looking new hardware leaked via FCC

03-Jan-19    full story...

Akai Announces iMPC Pro 2 For iPhone
A song creation tool in your pocket

08-Nov-18    full story...

Akai's MPK Mini Play - New $129 Mini Synth
Controller, pads, sounds and a speaker

16-Oct-18    full story...

Akai Fire - Hardware Controller For FL Studio
A hands-on way to interact with the DAW for both PC and Mac users

28-Sep-18    full story...

MPC Recording Without MPC Hardware
AKAI MPC 2.2 software makes the MPC recording system available for any MIDI controller

19-Apr-18    full story...

About Those Akai MPC X CV Outputs
Akai show how its done

15-Mar-18    full story...

Akai Releases iMPC Pro 2
Update to app adds vocal tracks, support for Audio Units, and a new design

15-Dec-17    full story...

MPC Software V2.0 Is Ready To Go
New features and new bundles

20-Nov-17    full story...

Akai's New VIP Plug-In Standard
VIP 3.0 introduces new features enabling total control of your VST instruments and effects library

12-Sep-17    full story...

New MPC Expansion Pack
Akai Pro's Tim Kelley Presents Vol. 1 features 1.9 GB of drum hits and more

07-Jun-17    full story...

Akai MPC 2.0 Public Beta Is Now Available
A chance for MPC Touch and MPC Live owners to get new features implemented

04-May-17    full story...

  Sonic LAB: Akai's MPC X Up Close
CV interfacing, plug-in control, host to unit workflow

29-Mar-17    full story...

Akai iMPC Comes to Android
For Samsung Galaxy devices

28-Feb-17    full story...

Wanna Buy An Improved Rhythm Wolf?
User modded unit adds features that may be should have been

24-Feb-17    full story...

  Sonic LAB: Akai MPC Live First Look
We check out the new standalone MPC

14-Jan-17    full story...

Akai MPC Live Is Also Revealed
Stand alone MPC Live at a lower price point

09-Jan-17    full story...

Akai Announce New MPC X
Flagship Standalone MPC offers a lot of features.

09-Jan-17    full story...

Akai Tease Pre NAMM With Something Artists Seem To Like
We don't get to see it but the video shows the reactions of people who did

06-Jan-17    full story...

Akai's New Bluetooth L Series Controllers


23-Nov-16    full story...

Akai MPC LIVE Hard Details Right Here
You've seen the photos, check the manual

15-Nov-16    full story...

  MESSE 2016: Akai Advance 2.0 Updates
Andy Mac takes us through the new features

08-Apr-16    full story...

NAMM 2016: Akai Streams Your Vinyl
BT100 and BT500 belt-drive turntables with wireless streaming announced

22-Jan-16    full story...

NAMM 2016: New Versions Of Akai MPC
Music Production Controller gets a makeover and version 2.0 software

22-Jan-16    full story...

Akai's Newest Analog Instruments In Action
INHALT explore the Timbre Wolf and the Tom Cat

15-Jan-16    full story...

Who Wants To See The Akai AX Synth Return?
Akai teases us on the 30th anniversary of its release

08-Jan-16    full story...

  Presentation - Akai MPC Touch
We get a closer look at the new MPC

21-Dec-15    full story...

Akai MPC Touch In Finger Drumming Action
The world's best MPC finger drummer araabMUZIK gets busy in a new video

08-Dec-15    full story...

Akai MPC Touch Official Features Vid
Pete and Geoff from the team give us the lowdown

28-Oct-15    full story...

Akai Drop Totally New MPC Touch
Touch screen, pads on left shocker

07-Oct-15    full story...

New Akai MIDI Pad Controllers
MPD2 Series features backlit MPC Pads, multiple controls and included software

08-Jul-15    full story...

MESSE 2015: Akai Announces MIDImix
Portable compact MIDI mixer to control virtually any DAW

16-Apr-15    full story...

Updated Akai MPC In Action
Watch the vids showing features of newly-released version 1.8 such as Live Chop

19-Feb-15    full story...

  NAMM 2015: Akai Advance Controller Keys
We talk details with Dan Gill

24-Jan-15    full story...

  NAMM 2015: Akai Timbre Wolf Analog 4-Voice
Who guessed this was coming?

22-Jan-15    full story...

NAMM 2015: Akai Analogs
Tom Cat Drum Machine and Timbre Wolf 4-voice Polyphonic Synthesizer announced

22-Jan-15    full story...

Three New Akai Keyboards
Advance Keyboards are designed for unprecedented playability and advanced manipulation of any virtual instrument

12-Jan-15    full story...

  Sonic LAB: Akai APC Mini Live Control
Budget clip launcher with faders

02-Jan-15    full story...

Akai Rhythm Wolf + Korg Volca Sample Action
With Big Black Delta, and Elavator

10-Oct-14    full story...

Latest Akai Keyboard/Pad Controllers Available
Akai ships the MPK225, MPK249, MPK261 and the MPK mini mkII

26-Sep-14    full story...

Akai Releases Ableton Live Controllers
APC 40 mkII, APC mini and APC Key 25 are now available

26-Sep-14    full story...

  BPM 2014: MPC 1.7 OS Update
We talk to the chief engineer

15-Sep-14    full story...

Richard Devine On The Akai Rhythm Wolf
Must be a full moon

09-Sep-14    full story...

Akai Drop A Massive MPC OS Update With 1.7
AAX, Mixer updates, loop record plus 100 other tweaks

09-Sep-14    full story...

Studio-Grade Control For Serato DJ
Akai Professional announces AFX and AMX controllers

05-Aug-14    full story...

Akai Releases iMPC Pro
64-track music production app for iPad

09-Jul-14    full story...

  MESSE 2014: Akai APC MkII
Upgraded APC

20-Mar-14    full story...

  MESSE 2014: Akai APC Keys
A quick look at the new Ableton controller from Akai

13-Mar-14    full story...

  MESSE 2014: Akai Rhythm Wolf Analog Beats n Bass
Sweet rhythm and tweakery

12-Mar-14    full story...

MESSE 2014: Akai Introduces A New MPX
MPX16 is a playable, practical solution for sample-based performers

11-Mar-14    full story...

  NAMM 2014: New Akai MPK USB Keyboard/Pad Controllers
Four new models announced

23-Jan-14    full story...

  Sonic LAB Review: Akai MPX8 Sample Player
Small, simple pad sample player

23-Sep-13    full story...

The Most Affordable MPC Ever
Akai introduces MPC Element

17-Sep-13    full story...

WNAMM13: Akai Releases Slimline MPC
MPC Studio is in the stores now

24-Jan-13    full story...

WNAMM13: Akai MPC Headphones
Headphones and earbuds to match each new MPC

23-Jan-13    full story...

WNAMM13: New Akai Keyboard And Sample Launcher
Space-saving MAX25 and MPX8 make their debut at the show

23-Jan-13    full story...

Turn Your iPad Into An MPC
Akai teams up with Retronyms to introduce the iMPC

14-Dec-12    full story...

  SonicLAB Review: Akai MAX 49 Controller With CV/Gate
Pads, faders, Mackie Control and more

06-Dec-12    full story...

  Product Presentation: Akai MPC Renaissance
Its all about the workflow

02-Nov-12    full story...

  Sonic LAB: Akai EIE Pro USB Audio
96kHz 24-bit, four channels

16-Jul-12    full story...

  Review: Akai Analog Custom Shop Pedals
Flanger, Chorus, Analog Delay, Phase Shifter and Compressor

02-Mar-12    full story...

  WNAMM12: Akai MPC Fly Under Glass
Dinky MPC style case for your iPad

25-Jan-12    full story...

  WNAMM12: Akai MPC Renaisance Closer Look
The workflow and features

23-Jan-12    full story...

  WNAMM12: Akai MAX49 Now With CV Out
Control your analog kit from this MIDI controller

22-Jan-12    full story...

WNAMM12: MPC For iPad 2
Akai unveil the MPC Fly

21-Jan-12    full story...

WNAMM12: Control To The Max
Akai introduces the MAX49 controller

19-Jan-12    full story...

Akai Announces Next Generation MPCs
New models include the MPC Renaissance, MPC Studio and MPC Fly for iPad2

05-Jan-12    full story...

Ten New Stompboxes
Akai Analog Custom Shop pedals are in music stores now

15-Sep-11    full story...

SNAMM11: Akai Announce New Audio Interface
EIE Pro is a tabletop audio/MIDI interface with USB hub in one box

21-Jul-11    full story...

  WNAMM11: The EIE Audio Interface
USB Connectivity From Akai

17-Jan-11    full story...

  WNAMM11: Analog Stomp Boxes
Huge Range Of Pedals From Akai

17-Jan-11    full story...

WNAMM11: Monitors With Built-In USB Audio Interface
Akai announce the RPM3 monitors

13-Jan-11    full story...

WNAMM11: Akai Announces New Line Of Guitar Pedals
Ten new Analog Custom Shop pedals unveiled

13-Jan-11    full story...

WNAMM11: Old MacDonald Goes Hi-Tech
Akai announces EIE I/O audio interface and MIDI Hub

13-Jan-11    full story...

WNAMM11: iPad Performance Tool
Akai announce SynthStation49 keyboard with iPad cradle

13-Jan-11    full story...

Akai Synthstation25 Overview
New MIDI Controller Turns iPhone Into A Synthesizer

04-Nov-10    full story...

Akai Ships SynthStation25
Keyboard controller for iPhone and iPod touch is now available

02-Nov-10    full story...

SynthStation Updated
Akai music production app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad now in version 1.2.1

15-Oct-10    full story...

  BPM10: Akai APC-40 Masterclass - Pt 2
Top Tips Number Two

06-Oct-10    full story...

  BPM10: Akai APC40 Masterclass - Pt 1
Great technique tips for live DJ sets

06-Oct-10    full story...

  BPM10: Akai MPK Mini First Look
Little keyboard and pads

05-Oct-10    full story...

Akai Announces New USB Mini-Controller
MPK Mini with keyboard and drum pads fuses LPK25 and LPD8 controllers into one package

04-Oct-10    full story...

Akai Release iOS SDK for Synthstation25
Your app here, as it says

13-Aug-10    full story...

SAE Selects Akai APC20
More than 50 are installed in SAE facilities as Ableton Live performance controllers

26-May-10    full story...

  WNAMM10: Akai's Synth Station App
Latest iPhone & iTouch App From Akai

16-Jan-10    full story...

  WNAMM10: The Akai APC20
Akai's Brand New Compact Live Controller

16-Jan-10    full story...

WNAMM10: Keyboard For iPhone Synths
Akai announce the iPK25 MIDI keyboard with a built-in dock for iPhone or iPod touch

15-Jan-10    full story...

WNAMM10: Compact Ableton Performance Controller
Akai launch the APC20

14-Jan-10    full story...

WNAMM10: Akai Announce MPD26 Pad Controller
64 samples on 16 pads

14-Jan-10    full story...

WNAMM10: Akai Synths For iPhone
Akai launches the Synth Station App

14-Jan-10    full story...

Akai Ships Performance Keyboard Controller
Hammer-action MPK88 features exclusive MPC technologies, MIDI over USB

07-Dec-09    full story...

Akai Ships Monitors Optimized For Bass Reproduction
RPM8 Studio Monitors are now available

07-Dec-09    full story...

New Version Of Akai MPC
Limited edition MPC2500SE, fully loaded with RAM and CD Drive, coming in January

30-Nov-09    full story...

Win Akai Gear
Akai Professional announces the European APC40 video contest

02-Nov-09    full story...

Akai Pad Controller Ships
MPD18 USB/MIDI pad controller is in the stores

23-Oct-09    full story...

Akai Laptop Controllers Ship
LPK25 and LPD8 are now available at your local retailer

16-Oct-09    full story...

Akai MINIAK Is In Stores Now
The Virtual-Analog Synthesizer with Vocoder developed in partnership with Alesis is shipping

01-Sep-09    full story...

Audiovisual Remixing With Ableton Live & An Akai APC40
aka, This Is Me Eating A Corn Dog On A Ride

28-Jul-09    full story...

SNAMM09: Akai Mini Controllers: The Official Word
Akai's press release on the LPD8 Laptop Pad Controller and the LPK25 Laptop Keyboard Controller

17-Jul-09    full story...

SNAMM09: Akai Monitors For MPCs
Akai announce the RPM8 Reference Production Monitors designed for use with MPC workstations

17-Jul-09    full story...

SNAMM09: Akai Announce New Keyboard Controller
MPK61 is a USB/MIDI Controller with 61 keys and MPC pads

17-Jul-09    full story...

Akai Mini Controllers Unveiled
Pads, knobs and keys in a nano style

16-Jul-09    full story...

Customizing APC40 Controls
MIDI Mapping and other tricks

10-Jun-09    full story...

Akai APC40 - Unboxing, Straight Into Monster Beats
Tom Cosm takes us on a tour.

02-Jun-09    full story...

Ableton Controller Coming Soon
Akai Pro announces APC40 Ableton Performance Controller worldwide launch date of May 30, 2009

05-May-09    full story...

  MESSE09: Akai's MINIAK Mini Vocoder Synth
First Look

03-Apr-09    full story...

  MESSE09: Akai's MPK88
Another Addition To The MPK Family

03-Apr-09    full story...

  MESSE09: Akai's MPD18
More New Stuff From Akai

02-Apr-09    full story...

MESSE09: Akai Announce Performance Keyboard
MPK88 is a professional performance keyboard controller with MPC production controls

02-Apr-09    full story...

MESSE09: MPC Pad Feel, Anywhere
Akai announce the MPD18 MIDI-over-USB pad controller

01-Apr-09    full story...

MESSE09: Akai Pro's First Synth
MINIAK has been developed in partnership with the Alesis synthesis team

01-Apr-09    full story...

  WNAMM09 :Akai EWI USB - Give Your Horn Some Wind
New wind controler from Akai connects direct

23-Jan-09    full story...

WNAMM09: Affordable Electronic Wind Instrument
Akai announce the EWI USB

16-Jan-09    full story...

WNAMM09: 25-Key MPK
Akai's MPK49 Keyboard Controller with MPC Pads Gets MPK25 Sibling

15-Jan-09    full story...

WNAMM09: Advanced Hardware Control Of Ableton Live
Akai launches APC40 controller, developed in partnership with Ableton

15-Jan-09    full story...

  MPC5000 Video Overview
We take a look at Akai's flagship MPC

07-Aug-08    full story...

Akai MPD32 Pad Controller Ships
Advanced controller with MPC pads is now available

01-Jul-08    full story...

MPC5000 Ships
Akai’s Flagship MPC is now available

30-Jun-08    full story...

Portable Beat Machine
Akai XR20 Beat Production Station hits the streets

04-Jun-08    full story...

Samplepacks For MPC Users
Akai choose Loopmasters to provide content for the MPC range

26-Mar-08    full story...

WNAMM08: Akai Introduce The MPD32
Flagship Pad Controller debuts

21-Jan-08    full story...

WNAMM08: Create Beats On The Go
Akai introduce the XR20 Beat Production Station

21-Jan-08    full story...

  WNAMM08: MPC5000 On Video
Akai's new flagship MPC in action

19-Jan-08    full story...

WNAMM08: The Ultimate MPC?
The new Akai MPC5000 includes hard disk recording and a virtual analog synth

17-Jan-08    full story...

Keyboard Controller With MPC Features Available
Akai MPK49 Performance Controller has 12 MPC pads onboard

21-Nov-07    full story...

  MESSE07: Keyboard Controller With MPC Pads
Akai launch the MPK49 semi-weighted keyboard with 12 MPC-style drum pads

30-Mar-07    full story...

AKAI's New MPC is Born
MPC-500 is a portable cutey

20-Sep-06    full story...

  SNAMM06: Akai's MPD-24 Still Waiting
Looks great, and a good price, but not shipping yet

15-Jul-06    full story...

SNAMM06: Akai Wind Controller Gets Upgrade
EWI4000s gets version 2.0 software with new MIDI control functions and expanded Hold and Octave modes

14-Jul-06    full story...

Miles Davis’ Electronic Trumpet Donated To Smithsonian
Akai EWV2000 helped break new ground in jazz music

13-Apr-06    full story...

  MESSE06: Trigger Software Samples MPC-Style
Akai professional announces MPD24 USB/MIDI pad control unit

30-Mar-06    full story...

NAMM06: Akai Updates MPC1000
Version 2.0 Software released

19-Jan-06    full story...

  Plasa: Akai releases Wind Controller
We get wind of the EWI4000S

15-Sep-05    full story...

  New Akai MPC2500 Announced
Latest MPC keeps the features coming

13-Sep-05    full story...

Numark Take On Akai Brand
All American distribution sewn up

06-Jul-04    full story...

  WNAMM04: Akai's Newest MPC Ships
You probably already knew that though right?

19-Jan-04    full story...

Akai - New MPC Poised To Pounce
Page on site - now you see it now you dont

05-Sep-03    full story...

Akai - Business As Usual
New website and distribution

01-Aug-03    full story...

  WNAMM03: Akai go all soft (vid)
Software version of Z8 sampler released

18-Jan-03    full story...

NAMM:Akai Supercharge MPC2K
New bundle gives old favourite more power

24-Jul-02    full story...

NAMM:Akai Bring Harmony With VST Plug-ins
Vocal harmony, Rotary speaker sim and Pitch tools ship

24-Jul-02    full story...

WNAMM02:Akai's New MPC Drum Pad
New - USB/MIDI DRUM PAD - 16 pads from MPC series

24-Jan-02    full story...

WNAMM02:MPC4000 The Facts
Well some of em.

18-Jan-02    full story...

WNAMM02:Akai MPC4000 - seen at last
Good lord, look at the size of it!

17-Jan-02    full story...

Z follows S for Akai's new samplers


04-Oct-01    full story...

Akai New Product Tease -MPC4000?
Akai keep us guessing

25-Sep-01    full story...

NAMM:NEW S5/6000 OS
Look, loads of 'em linked together

19-Jan-01    full story...

AES: Funky new MPC
Akai go retro with the MIDI Production Center

26-Sep-00    full story...



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