Akai’s new MPC Live II: a standalone tool with built-in monitors

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Akai Professional is back with a new piece of gear: the launch of the MPC Live II. The latest member of the MPC family is the first of its kind to offer a unique, handy feature for producers everywhere: built-in stereo monitors. It also comes with a swath of features that includes standalone production capabilities, […]

Akai’s new MPC Live II: a standalone tool with built-in monitors

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Akai Professional is back with a new piece of gear: the launch of the MPC Live II. The latest member of the MPC family is the first of its kind to offer a unique, handy feature for producers everywhere: built-in stereo monitors. It also comes with a swath of features that includes standalone production capabilities, […]

MPC One: Standalone, $699, and what the MPC Touch should have been?

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Has there ever been a totally standalone MPC that’s been priced under $1,000? The MPC Touch that was released five years ago seemed like it was going to be the winner – but it still required a computer. With this new MPC One, Akai hopes to create a no-computer-needed piece of hardware that wins over […]

MPC One: Standalone, $699, and what the MPC Touch should have been?

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Has there ever been a totally standalone MPC that’s been priced under $1,000? The MPC Touch that was released five years ago seemed like it was going to be the winner – but it still required a computer. With this new MPC One, Akai hopes to create a no-computer-needed piece of hardware that wins over […]

Akai Pro Force: A Standalone “Ableton-Style” Production Unit

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Meet the Akai Force – a standalone DAW in the style of an APC or Ableton Push. We suspect any producer who tires of being chained to their laptop will be ecstatic to hear about this new launch. The post Akai Pro Force: A Standalone “Ableton-Style” Production Unit appeared first on DJ TechTools. Read More

Akai Pro Force: A Standalone “Ableton-Style” Production Unit

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Meet the Akai Pro Force – a standalone DAW in the style of an APC or Ableton Push. We suspect any producer who tires of being chained to their laptop will be ecstatic to hear about this new launch. The post Akai Pro Force: A Standalone “Ableton-Style” Production Unit appeared first on DJ TechTools. Read […]

Review: Akai Fire Controller for Image Line FL Studio 20

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After 20 years of developing a mouse-and-keyboard approach to producing music, Image Line FL Studio software finally has a dedicated hardware controller of its own: the affordable Akai Fire. This review breaks down the various modes and beatmaking potential of this 64-pad little monster. The post Review: Akai Fire Controller for Image Line FL Studio […]

Review: Akai Fire Controller for Image Line FL Studio 20

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After 20 years of developing a mouse-and-keyboard approach to producing music, Image Line FL Studio software finally has a dedicated hardware controller of its own: the affordable Akai Fire. This review breaks down the various modes and beatmaking potential of this 64-pad little monster. The post Review: Akai Fire Controller for Image Line FL Studio […]