Akai Professional & Eventide Join Forces To Provide Producers & Performers With Extra-Terrestrial Space-Warping Sound. For A Limited Time, Users Of Akai Professional’s Advance Keyboards & MPC Touch Will Receive A Free Download Of Eventide’s Blackhole Classic Reverb Effect — available for 60 days starting 1st August 2016
Posted on January 17, 2014 by Joe Stachowiak
It's that time of year again, with the National Association of Music Merchants show due to take place in California, from 23rd to 26th January. As always, NAMM showcases a plethora of new and exciting products, so we've decided to create a rolling story, which we will update as and when new gear is announced.
This is the place to be if you want a comprehensive round-up of all the new NAMM gear for 2014, so check below for information and videos on the most exciting releases. Alternatively, you can CLICK HERE to view a list of new products in our online shop.
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Posted on October 16, 2013 by Joe Stachowiak
For many years, Akai's MPC range has been what serious producers have looked towards for sampling and groove creation. Whilst the original units had a standalone design with built-in memory, modern MPC models have moved with the times, now employing a hybrid design that takes maximum advantage of your computer's processing power and large screen, to make creating beats and tracks simpler than ever.
The great news for anyone wanting to bag themself a true, modern MPC unit is that if you purchase before the end of October 2013, you can make HUGE savings, and we mean HUGE!
Save £100 on the MPC Studio and claim free sample CDs, all for just £299! Or, if you want the latest flagship MPC controller, grab the MPC Renaissance for just £699 and claim a FREE pair of M-Audio BX8A studio monitors and Oxygen 25 MIDI keyboard, plus a selection of professional sample CDs! Read on to find out more...
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Posted on June 11, 2013 by Joe Stachowiak
The MPC Fly fuses the classic Akai MPC beat-creation workflow with your iPad 2! It features a set of 16 real backlit MPC pads along with familiar features such as Note Repeat and adjustable Swing. Simply slot your iPad 2 into the case, load up the iMPC app and away you go. Get producing wherever you are!
If beat-making on your iPad is your thing then you're going to want to snap up one of these babies! We've got an extremely limited quantity of Akai MPC Flys with 30-pin connections in, so if this is the design that you require, we suggest that you act quickly!
Posted on February 19, 2013 by Tony Long
You can read more reviews like this, listen to Tony’s productions, purchase synth patches and more at his personal site -> Tony Long Music.
AKAI MPC STUDIO - INTRODUCTION
2017 UPDATE: If you are a fan of Akai and their MPC range, check out the announcement of the new MPC X and MPC Live HERE.
Well, having just reviewed the Native Instruments Maschine Mk2, I am now lucky enough to get my hands on the recently released Akai MPC Studio with its slim silver looks to tempt anyone who is into the world of grooveboxes, loops and samples. There are many discussions and comparisons between Maschine and the different Akai MPC products and when you are trying to make the right choice it is therefore understandably very difficult. For this reason, whilst the main focus of this article will be on the Akai MPC Studio, I will also throw in the occasional comparison to the Maschine Mk2 to assist you folks sitting on the fence.
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Posted on February 6, 2013 by Joe Stachowiak
And when we say 'AMAZING', we really mean it! Grab Ableton Live in some fantastic bundles with interfaces, MIDI keyboards and DJ/studio controllers and make HUGE savings! For example, grab Ableton Live 8 with a FREE upgrade to Ableton Live 9 and a professional audio interface for less money than the full version of Ableton Live 9 costs (RRP is £339)! These offers are only valid while stocks last and they are going to fly out of the door so don't delay! Read on for full information...
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Posted on February 5, 2013 by Joe Stachowiak
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Posted on February 1, 2013 by Joe Stachowiak
We sent Andy, our Sales Director, off to the NAMM 2013 industry show in California, which unveils a host of new and exciting pro-audio products. These are the pictures and nuggets of information that he sent us. Check them out and expect to see many of these products available in store or online soon (many are already available to pre-order). If you have any questions about any of them in the meantime then feel free to give us a call on 01202 597180.
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Posted on January 29, 2013 by Joe Stachowiak
More Akai news from NAMM 2013 now and this time we're focusing on their new range of MPC headphones. This range consists of MPC Pro Headphones, MPC Headphones and MPC Earbuds, all showing off new stylish Akai designs. We will introduce the main features of each in this article so read on!
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Posted on January 29, 2013 by Joe Stachowiak
At NAMM 2013 Akai have announced a new 25-note controller keyboard, which is set to join the larger MAX49. The compact MAX25 features 25 semi-weighted keys with aftertouch and most unique of all, four LED touch faders. Simply assign these fader to the software parameters of your choice and swipe your finger(s) up and down over them to make real-time changes. This approach has its advantages over traditional hardware faders because the LEDs will always show the current value of an assigned parameter even if you switch banks.