Akai MPC Fly Stuffs a Classic Sampler into an iPad Case

Akai's original MPC revolutionized music forever by combining all of the tools a producer needs—a sampler, mixer, multi-track recorder and editor—in one device. The new ultra-portable iPad version of the hardware might do the same thing for a new generation. » 1/19/12 4:00pm 1/19/12 4:00pm

Tiny Akai USB Keyboard and Drum Pads

I do not play the piano. But it is delightful that synth keyboards are undergoing the same miniaturization renaissance as other gadgets. The LPK 25 is velocity sensitive and USB powered. And, there's a matching drum pad. [BBG] » 7/17/09 3:22am 7/17/09 3:22am

Akai AISS010 All-in-one Home Theater System Only Lacks a Pop-Corn…

I like to assemble audio and video components, so I don't get these all-in-one systems, specially when they try to do it all, like this Akai AISS010. There's nothing left out of this unit: » 6/15/09 11:00am 6/15/09 11:00am

Akai MPC1000 Sequencer Plays Musical Pong


The Akai MPC100 is a semi-portable "music production center" (MPC) with a 64-Track MIDI Sequencer, a 32-voice Stereo Digital Sampler and 16 velocity and pressure sensitive rubber pads. A group of Japanese coders hacked the operating system and have been selling upgraded versions of the OS for owners to install. The… » 12/28/06 12:45pm 12/28/06 12:45pm

Synth Pr0n From Annie and Dave


The new Eurythmics song I've Got A Life isn't getting high marks as a pop tune, but the video is covered in retro synthesizers. Music Thing notes the "Akai S612 with the 'toast rack' disc drive." There's got to be a Roland in there someplace. Let's play name that synthesizer... » 10/03/05 1:27pm 10/03/05 1:27pm