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Akai Professional® Announces 3.0.1 Firmware Update for Force

Update introduces new Launch/Note Mode, side-chain compression (the Mother Ducker), updated recording preferences and improved auditioning of samples/loops. Cumberland, RI USA (February 5, 2019) — Hot off the heels of Force’s public debut at NAMM 2019, Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced the release of a 3.0.1 update that introduces a number...

InMusic Appoints GC Executive Patrick Sullivan as President

GUITAR CENTER EXECUTIVE TO LEAD INMUSIC INTO THE FUTURE CUMBERLAND, RI USA (January 24, 2019)—InMusic, a global leader in music technology, music production, software and consumer electronics brands, today announced the appointment of Patrick Sullivan as President reporting directly to CEO Jack O’Donnell. Sullivan joins inMusic from Guitar Center Corporation and brings significant experience in merchandising music technology brands. In...

Akai Professional® Introduces Mpk Road 88 Hammer-action Controller for Touring Professionals

With exclusive Model-A 88-key velocity-sensitive keybed, 4-output USB soundcard, MIDI in/out connectors and 3 pedal inputs with road-ready case, Road 88 is ideal for touring professionals. Cumberland, RI USA (January 22, 2019) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced the introduction of their new MPK Road 88, a keyboard controller with their...

Akai Professional® Introduces Force Standalone Production Instrument, Smashing Previous Limitations of Musical Production

Standalone music production/DJ performance device has clip launching, step sequencing, sampling, synths and a 7-in touch display and captures the modern clip-based workflow. Cumberland, RI USA (January 17, 2019) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced the release of its new standalone Force music production/DJ performance device, with clip launching, step sequencing...

Akai Professional® Expands Power and Versatility of MPC Platform with Release of MPC 2.3 Update

Cumberland, RI USA (November 15, 2018) — Akai Professional today announced the release of MPC Software 2.3. This major software and firmware update introduces a number of user requested features and functionality enhancements, notably the addition of three powerful, versatile, and expressive built-in synthesizers by AIR Music Technology (TubeSynth, Bassline and Electric) to the MPC standalone experience. This is a...

Akai Professional® Delivers IMPC pro 2 for Iphone, a Powerful New Songwriting Tool for Mobile Musicians

Cumberland, RI USA (November 7, 2018) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced that iMPC Pro 2 for iPhone is available for pre-order on the Apple App store. Following up the original ground-breaking iMPC for iPhone app, iMPC Pro 2 elevates song production for all mobile musicians by adding new track types...

Akai Professional® Adds Built-in Sounds to the World’s Most Popular MIDI Controller with the MPK Mini Play

Cumberland, RI USA (October 11, 2018) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced the immediate availability of their all-new MPK Min portable MIDI controller. The ultra-portable MPK Mini Play is based on the world’s most popular midi controller—Akai Professional’s MPK Mini—but now it comes packed with 128 sounds and its own built-in...

Akai Professional® Teams up with Image-line to Create Akai Fire, the World’s First Controller for Fl Studio

Cumberland, RI USA (September 27, 2018) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced their newest product, the Akai Fire. Created in close collaboration with software manufacturer Image-Line, Fire finally gives FL Studio producers a dedicated hardware controller - designed to speed up the creative workflow and enhance the overall user experience. Released...

Akai Professional® Opens up Powerful MPC Platform to All Hardware Owners with Release of MPC 2.2 Update

Cumberland, RI USA (April 16, 2018) — Akai Professional today announced the release of MPC Software 2.2. This major software and firmware update for MPC 2 introduces a number of user-requested features and functionality enhancements. As a result, this update is highly recommended for all current MPC X, MPC Live and MPC Software 2 owners. NEW FEATURES INCLUDE: MIDI Learn...

Akai Professional® Team with Propellerhead Software to Create Reason Lite for High-powered Akai Controllers

Cumberland, RI USA (April 10, 2018) — Akai Professional, in partnership with Propellerhead Software, today announced the official release of Reason Lite for select Akai Pro controllers. Reason Lite offers eight instrument and/or audio tracks and maintains much of the same intuitive workflow, studio-grade instruments and powerful recording tools as the full version of Reason 10.  Reason Lite is available...

Akai Professional® MPC Live Wins Prestegious TEC Award at 2018 NAMM Show in Las Vegas

Cumberland, RI USA (January 31, 2018) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced that they have been awarded the TEC award for their MPC Live standalone music production center at the 33rd annual NAMM TEC awards ceremony. This prestigious award is widely considered to be the “Oscar” in the professional music and...

Akai Professional® Delivers IMPC pro 2, a Powerful New Songwriting Tool for Mobile Musicians

Cumberland, RI USA (December 14, 2017) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced the official release of iMPC Pro 2. Following up the original groundbreaking app, iMPC Pro 2 elevates song production for all mobile musicians by adding new track types and enhancing the beloved drum tracks feature from iMPC Pro. With...

Akai Professional Unleash New Creative Possibilities with Release of High-powered MPC 2.0 Software

Cumberland, RI USA (November 20, 2017) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced the official release of MPC 2.0. Released after an extensive beta testing period, MPC 2.0 is compatible with Mac and PC, works either alone as your main DAW or integrates seamlessly into your DAW of choice as a VST...

Virtual Instrument Developer Eastwest Announces VIPMS Support for Their Entire Catalogue of Premium VSTs

Ash Vale, UK (September 27, 2017) — Akai Professional (www.akaipro.com), creator of the critically acclaimed Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software — the only software that enables musicians to catalogue, control and map their entire VST instrument and effect library directly from their keyboard — today announced complete VIP Native Plugin Map Standard (VIPMS) support for EastWest’s catalogue of premium virtual...

Akai Professional Introduces Major 2..5 Firmware Update for Its Standalone MPC Live and MPC X Models

Cumberland, RI USA (September 27, 2017) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced a major firmware update to the newest members of its legendary MPC line, the MPC Live and MPC X. The new 2.0.5 update introduces a number of powerful production and performance features, including: audio warping and time-stretching on the...

VIP 3.0 Music Software Revolutionizes the Creative Experience for Universal Command over All VSTs from Any MIDI Controller

Cumberland, RI USA (September 8, 2017) — Akai Professional (www.akaipro.com), creator of the critically acclaimed Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software — the only software that enables musicians to catalog, control and map their entire VST instrument and effect library directly from their keyboard — today announced VIP 3.0, a pivotal update opening the platform to any MIDI controller alongside the...

Denon DJ Prime and Akai Professional MPC Live In-store Clinics Happening Across Canada in Conjunction with Fingers & Faders Tour

Cumberland RI, USA (July 11, 2017) Denon DJ (www.denondj.com) and Akai Professional (Akai Professional) announced today that they are teaming up with high-flying performers Fresh Kils & Vekked to host workshops featuring the latest DJ and music production gear on their Faders & Fingers tour in Canada, July 18th-August 23rd, 2017. From the incredible pad work and mashups of Fresh Kils...

Akai Professional Reigns Supreme with New MPC X, the Ultimate Standalone Beat Production Experience

Cumberland, RI USA (January 9, 2017) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced the newest addition to the iconic MPC line, the MPC X. In creating the X, Akai Professional has taken the lessons from every MPC that preceded it to engineer a production centerpiece truly fit to be the flagship Music...

Akai Professional Drives Creativity to New Heights with Release of IMPC for Samsung Galaxy Devices.

Cumberland, RI USA (February 27, 2017) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced popular iOS app iMPC, is now also available from the Samsung Galaxy Apps Store. Developed in concert with Retronyms, a leading iOS and android app developer, iMPC— previously an iOS exclusive—fuses the acclaimed workflow of an Akai Professional MPC...

Akai Professional Drives Creativity to New Heights with MPC 2.0 Music Production Software

Cumberland, RI USA (January 9, 2017) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, is showing their MPC 2.0 at Winter NAMM, the latest version of their acclaimed music production software. Compatible with Mac and PC, MPC 2.0 works either alone as your main DAW or integrates seamlessly with your current DAW as a VST...

Akai® Professional Electrifies Both Studio and Stage with Game-changing MPC Live

Cumberland, RI USA (January 9, 2017) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced the newest addition to the iconic MPC line, the MPC Live. Starting with the immersive production workflow and game-altering performance breakthroughs introduced by the MPC Touch, Akai Professional ratchets up the stakes with MPC Live by adding standalone functionality...

Akai Professional Unleashes Beat-making with LPD8 Bluetooth MIDI Pad Controller

Cumberland, RI USA (October 19, 2016) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced the introduction of their LPD8, the world’s first Bluetooth MIDI pad controller. Recognizing a critical need in the market for a portable pad controller that’s light and compact but robust and full-featured, the LPD8 gives musicians the ultimate in...

Akai Professional Sets Musicians Free with LPK25 Wireless Bluetooth MIDI Keyboard

Cumberland, RI USA (October 19, 2016) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced the introduction of their LPK25 Wireless, a ground-breaking portable 25-key MIDI Bluetooth keyboard. Recognizing the need for a wireless keyboard that doesn’t sacrifice versatility and great sound, the new LPK25 Wireless takes portability and feature-rich performance to the next...

Akai Professional Hears Everything with New 50x Monitoring Headphones

Cumberland, RI USA(August 1, 2016) — Akai Professional , a leading manufacturer of keyboards, mixers and production equipment for performers and recording artists, today announced the introduction of their new 50X professional monitoring headphones. Recognizing that too many headphones designed for monitoring and DJ use fall far short in terms of being able to combine all the elements of great...

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Akai Professional® MPC Live Wins Prestegious TEC Award at 2018 NAMM Show in Las Vegas

Cumberland, RI USA (January 31, 2018) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced that they have been awarded the TEC award for their MPC Live standalone music production center at the 33rd annual NAMM TEC awards ceremony. This prestigious award is widely considered to be the “Oscar” in the professional music and...

Akai Professional® Delivers IMPC pro 2, a Powerful New Songwriting Tool for Mobile Musicians

Cumberland, RI USA (December 14, 2017) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced the official release of iMPC Pro 2. Following up the original groundbreaking app, iMPC Pro 2 elevates song production for all mobile musicians by adding new track types and enhancing the beloved drum tracks feature from iMPC Pro. With...

Akai Professional Unleash New Creative Possibilities with Release of High-powered MPC 2.0 Software

Cumberland, RI USA (November 20, 2017) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced the official release of MPC 2.0. Released after an extensive beta testing period, MPC 2.0 is compatible with Mac and PC, works either alone as your main DAW or integrates seamlessly into your DAW of choice as a VST...

Virtual Instrument Developer Eastwest Announces VIPMS Support for Their Entire Catalogue of Premium VSTs

Ash Vale, UK (September 27, 2017) — Akai Professional (www.akaipro.com), creator of the critically acclaimed Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software — the only software that enables musicians to catalogue, control and map their entire VST instrument and effect library directly from their keyboard — today announced complete VIP Native Plugin Map Standard (VIPMS) support for EastWest’s catalogue of premium virtual...

Akai Professional Introduces Major 2..5 Firmware Update for Its Standalone MPC Live and MPC X Models

Cumberland, RI USA (September 27, 2017) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced a major firmware update to the newest members of its legendary MPC line, the MPC Live and MPC X. The new 2.0.5 update introduces a number of powerful production and performance features, including: audio warping and time-stretching on the...

VIP 3.0 Music Software Revolutionizes the Creative Experience for Universal Command over All VSTs from Any MIDI Controller

Cumberland, RI USA (September 8, 2017) — Akai Professional (www.akaipro.com), creator of the critically acclaimed Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software — the only software that enables musicians to catalog, control and map their entire VST instrument and effect library directly from their keyboard — today announced VIP 3.0, a pivotal update opening the platform to any MIDI controller alongside the...

Denon DJ Prime and Akai Professional MPC Live In-store Clinics Happening Across Canada in Conjunction with Fingers & Faders Tour

Cumberland RI, USA (July 11, 2017) Denon DJ (www.denondj.com) and Akai Professional (Akai Professional) announced today that they are teaming up with high-flying performers Fresh Kils & Vekked to host workshops featuring the latest DJ and music production gear on their Faders & Fingers tour in Canada, July 18th-August 23rd, 2017. From the incredible pad work and mashups of Fresh Kils...

Akai Professional Reigns Supreme with New MPC X, the Ultimate Standalone Beat Production Experience

Cumberland, RI USA (January 9, 2017) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced the newest addition to the iconic MPC line, the MPC X. In creating the X, Akai Professional has taken the lessons from every MPC that preceded it to engineer a production centerpiece truly fit to be the flagship Music...

Akai Professional Drives Creativity to New Heights with Release of IMPC for Samsung Galaxy Devices.

Cumberland, RI USA (February 27, 2017) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced popular iOS app iMPC, is now also available from the Samsung Galaxy Apps Store. Developed in concert with Retronyms, a leading iOS and android app developer, iMPC— previously an iOS exclusive—fuses the acclaimed workflow of an Akai Professional MPC...

Akai Professional Drives Creativity to New Heights with MPC 2.0 Music Production Software

Cumberland, RI USA (January 9, 2017) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, is showing their MPC 2.0 at Winter NAMM, the latest version of their acclaimed music production software. Compatible with Mac and PC, MPC 2.0 works either alone as your main DAW or integrates seamlessly with your current DAW as a VST...

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