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Akai keyboards, samplers, MIDI controllers and more

Akai entered the electronic music industry with one purpose: to give artist the tools they need to express and explore new musical possibilities. Now, standing at the forefront of digital technology, Akai remains one of the most influential manufacturers of music equipment in the past 20 years.

The Akai MPC (Music Production Controllers) series has continued to break new ground, from the seamless hardware/software integration of the MPC Renaissance to the iPad compatibility of the MPC Fly.

The Akai MPK range of music product keyboards caters to every producer's MIDI and triggering needs, from the tiny MPK Mini (ideal for use with a laptop on the go), through 25 and 49-key versions right up to the monster MPK 88-key edition with hammer action.

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It was reported that Dre is a devoted customer of Akai and that his primary instrument in the studio is the Akai MPC 3000 drum machine and sampler. Dre claims that he often uses as many as four or five different MPC 3000s to produce just a single recording.

Akai News Feed

Akai Announces New Advance Keyboards!

13 01 2015 03:39

NAMM 2015: Akai is the latest major brand to announce a new range to be showcased at NAMM - the Advance series keyboards. Find out the details!

Akai Holideals For MPK And MPD Controllers

18 11 2014 04:51

Until 31/12/14 you can get full featured, pro grade plugins free with the MPK keyboard and MPD pad range of MIDI controllers. Find out more and have listen to what makes Strike, Vacuum Pro and Loom special.

Watch: New Documentary About Liverpool Dance Music Scene

17 09 2014 09:54

Liverpool - home of Dolphin Music - has a rich story in Dance Music, and a new documetary tells about the birth of its house music scene and the rise of Cream, the legendary super club.

Akai Rhythm Wolf Synth & Drum Machine

11 03 2014 05:16

Akai have pulled it out the bag with this one. An analogue synth and drum machine inspired by some vintage classics, controlled by powerful MPC pads.

NEW Gear from Akai: MPC Headphones, MAX25 & MPX8

13 02 2013 10:33

This year at NAMM Akai pro have revealed 5 exciting new products, following on from some of their other recent releases like the new MPC range.


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