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2014
Sep
09

Akai Professional Releases Largest MPC Software Update Ever

Introduces AAX compatibility, workflow enhancements, free expansions, a built-in synthesizer from AIR Music Technology, and over 100 other enhancements.

2014
Aug
04

Akai Professional Introduces Studio-Grade Control to Serato DJ

Versatile AFX and AMX Announced for Serato Users of All Kinds

2014
Jul
08

iMPC Pro Takes Portable Music Production To New Heights

Akai Professional’s flagship iPad app is now available for download.

2014
Jan
22

AKAI PRO EXTENDS ITS INDUSTRY-LEADING MPK LINE OF PROFESSIONAL KEYBOARD CONTROLLERS WITH NEW MODELS

Akai Professional announces four additions to its popular MPK USB keyboard/pad controller series— the 25-key MPK225, 49-key MPK249, 61-key MPK261 and an update to the ultra-portable MPK Mini.

2014
Jan
22

HARNESSING THE POWER OF WIND: AKAI PROFESSIONAL INTRODUCES THE WIRELESS EWI 5000

Akai Professional, creators of the original EWI, announce the EWI 5000, the most expressive and versatile wind instrument in the world. EWI 5000 includes an array of advanced features, including digital 2.4GHz ultra-low-latency wireless connectivity, a built-in rechargeable battery that lasts up to 12 hours, and more than 3GB of built-in traditional and progressive sounds from SONiVOX, a leading creator of premium virtual instruments and software synthesis technologies.

2013
Oct
02

AKAI PROFESSIONAL UNVEILS NEW PRICES FOR MPC RENAISSANCE AND MPC STUDIO, PLUS SOFTWARE UPDATE

Coinciding with the announcement and release of MPC Element, the most affordable MPC ever at just $149, Akai Professional has now reduced the prices of the flagship MPC Renaissance and slimline MPC Studio controllers by $300 and $200, respectively.

2013
Sep
13

AKAI PROFESSIONAL UNVEILS MPC ELEMENT,  THE MOST AFFORDABLE MPC EVER

Adding to their industry-leading MPC line, which includes the flagship MPC Renaissance and slimline MPC Studio controllers, Akai Professional has now introduced MPC Element along with its new software platform, MPC Essentials. With dimensions similar to popular tablet computers, MPC Element is Akai Professional’s most portable MPC yet, and it’s also the most affordable with a price of just $149.99 USD.

2013
Sep
13

AKAI PROFESSIONAL INTRODUCES RPM500 AND RPM800 STUDIO REFERENCE MONITORS

Available in stores in October, Akai Professional’s newest studio reference monitors, RPM500 and RPM800, offer meticulous reproduction of even the most complex modern music with the perfect balance of finely tuned technologies. Both offer distributed Class A/B amplification, providing ultra-efficient power while ensuring minimal distortion. RPM500 provides 90 Watts total, with 50 Watts dedicated to its 5 ¼-inch woofer and 40 Watts to its silk-dome tweeter; RPM800 offers 120-Watts total, with 80 and 40 going to the woofer and tweeter, respectively.

2013
Jun
26

MPC SOFTWARE NOW WITH 64-BIT SUPPORT

Akai Professional has just released MPC Software Version 1.4, the latest in a series of updates for the software at the heart of the MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio controllers. As with previous updates, Version 1.4 includes the most-requested enhancements from MPC users all over the world, including 64-bit support in all versions: standalone, VST, and AU.

2013
Apr
16

SMIRNOFF’S MASTER OF THE MIX ON VH1 PARTNERS WITH AKAI PROFESSIONAL

With a grand prize of $250,000 on the line, Smirnoff and VH1 premiered the new season of the hit DJ competition reality show Master of the Mix on April 1st. Master of the Mix airs Mondays at midnight/11c and Thursdays 11pm/10c on VH1. For the first time, contestants in the 10-week DJ battle are not only clashing in competition behind the decks but also in each other’s lives. This is the first season where the contestants are living together, making the competition that much more personal as rivalries get real and tempers flare. Reflecting the higher stakes and heated competition this season is the addition of Akai Professional equipment to the contestants’ arsenal of gear. Since 1984, Akai Professional has remained one of the world’s most influential manufacturers of musical performance and production gear, creating iconic instruments that have altered the landscape of music-making. Contestants will be mentored each week using the MPC Studio, MPK49, MPK25, and APC40 controllers.

2013
Apr
10

AKAI PRO TO EXHIBIT NEW MAX25 KEYBOARD CONTROLLER AND MPX8 SAMPLE PLAYER AT MUSIKMESSE 2013

Akai Professional, the name synonymous with music production, announces MPX8, a standalone SD sample launcher with MPC pads, and MAX25, an innovative USB/MIDI/CV keyboard controller, will be shown at Musikmesse 2013 in Hall 5.1 at Booth B45 on April 10th in Frankfurt, Germany.

2013
Feb
28

MORE POWER, MORE VERSATILITY—AKAI PRO ANNOUNCES FURTHER MPC SOFTWARE ENHANCEMENTS

On the heels of the just-released MPC Studio, Akai Professional has now released MPC Software v1.3, the latest iteration of the powerful DAW for MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio.

2013
Jan
24

PRO TO GO: AKAI PROFESSIONAL RELEASES MPC STUDIO, A SLIMLINE MPC® FOR PORTABLE MUSIC PRODUCTION

Akai Professional, the name synonymous with music production, announces the release of MPC Studio, the second of three new MPCs to become available in stores. Akai Professional will exhibit all three new MPCs—MPC Renaissance, MPC Studio, and MPC Fly—at Booth 6700 at the 2013 NAMM show, January 24-27 in Anaheim, California.

2012
Oct
25

AKAI PROFESSIONAL AND ABLETON ANNOUNCE EXPANDED COLLABORATION AND NEW HARDWARE INSTRUMENT FOR LIVE 9

Akai Professional, the name synonymous with music production, announces a new collaboration with Ableton, which builds upon the partnership that gave the world the acclaimed APC20 and APC40 controllers. The result of this collaboration is Ableton Push – a new hardware instrument for Live 9, designed by Ableton and engineered by Akai Professional.

2012
Apr
13

A NEW ERA OF CONTROL ARRIVES AS AKAI PROFESSIONAL BEGINS SHIPPING MAX49 TO STORES

Akai Professional, the name synonymous with music production, announces that MAX49, a revolutionary USB/MIDI/CV controller, is now shipping to musical instrument retailers. Akai Professional unveiled MAX49 at the 2012 NAMM Show from in Anaheim, California in January.