It's a jungle out there. Every so often our gear shows up in the wildest places and with some of the biggest names in music. Here we have assembled a collection of images and videos of Akai Pro gear sightings. From Lady Gaga to John Mayer and everything in-between, it's a wild collection. Have you seen a celebrity with some Akai Pro gear? Send us a link to the photo or video here. Meanwhile, enjoy the show!
Tiёsto just might be the world's most famous DJ and electronic music artist. And he's been on the APC40 and Ableton Live software from day one. In this video for "Escape Me", he shows you how it's done.
Here we see the MPC2500 making a cameo appearance in a TV commercial with Dr. Dre, one of the biggest names in music.
We've seen a lot of cool ways to use the MPC, but here's a new one: John Mayer blocks the paparazzi with his MPC2500.
Not since Elton John's heyday has the world seen dramatic theatrical performances like Lady Gaga. Here she is tapping out samples on an MPC1000 about midway in the performance.
KT Tunstall calls her E2 HEADRUSH "The Wee Bastard" but her use of the E2 HEADRUSH on her hit, Black Horse and the Cherry Tree is legend. Here she has a little fun with the band and her E2 HEADRUSH.
Here we have a live showcase of the MPC that is really off the hook. DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist and DJ Numark go wild with three MPCs.
We were as surprised as anyone to see Beck, John Mcentire and Yanni all mentioned in the same place, but we were stoked to see them using an LPD8 and MPC in this video.
The MPC1000 makes a cameo in this video of Chester from Linkin Park recording vocals for "The Catalyst".
The MPC is center stage with Kanye West in this live appearance. Two huge stars at once!
Busta Rhymes & the MPC5000: Institutions of Hip-hop. So read the cover of Remix Magazine on which the two legends appeared. Here's a behind-the-scenes picture taken from the photo shoot.
Kanye West was recently photographed in studio with not one, but two MPCs. Here are some photos from the session.
An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but an MPC keeps this one in the studio. Check out Dre sporting his MPC in studio.