Akai, the legendary studio production station company, has announced the release of two new Studio reference monitors called the RPM500 (with a 5-inch woofer) and the RPM800 (with an 8-inch woofer). These new powered monitors boast great balance, sound, and build quality at a competitive price point. Each of these RPM monitors also have High Frequency Trim, Mid-Range Boost, and Low Frequency cutoff controls along with XLR, TRS, and RCA inputs on the back. Check out the full press release and pricing in the announcement.
Our good beat-making gear buffs at Akai have a huge announcement at this year's 2013 NAMM show. The MPC Studio is finally released and on store shelves everywhere for immediate purchase. This new slimline MPC Studio has a brushed aluminum body, the same MPC pads everyone loves to perform with, and the latest edition of the same full MPC Music-Creation software that comes with the new flagship MPC Renaissance. The portable and powerful MPC Studio comes in at a competitive $600 retail pricepoint. Check out the full press release from the NAMM floor after the jump.
A few weeks ago, we decided to bring you the best selling DJ Equipment list from our official DJ equipment partners American Musical Supply in order to give readers an idea of what their peers are purchasing. This time we are back with a similar post to let all of our Music Producers see exactly what their peers are purchasing these days in order to make the beats that keep everyone's head nodding. Check out the Top-5 Production Products inside where you can also check out AMS prices to pick up some gear of your own.
Numark and it's sister companies are positioning themselves to be the go-to company for everything that has to do with the manipulation, playback, and creation of music. The Jack O'Donnell group has now added Sonivox to their current lineup that consists of Numark, Akai Pro, Alesis, Alto Pro and ION Audio. The Sonivox acquisition means that the company now has an investment into Virtual Instrument Technology that is compatible with desktop's, laptop's, PC's, Mac's, iOS and many other devices. Check out the full press release inside.
Check out our full Video breakdown of the new Akai MPC-FLY and the MPC-Renaissance straight from the Akai Booth at the NAMM 2012 showroom floor! We sat down with an Akai representative to get the low down on these two new products that we brought to you earlier this week. Watch the video after the jump.
Earlier in the week we brought you the story on a new prototype that found its way to the NAMM 2012 showroom floor. Today we have a full video rundown on this awesome prototype controller that fuses the worlds of the DJ with the production gurus. The MPC-DJ is basically a set of Numark V7's fused with a MIDI mixer with the world-famous 16 Akai MPC velocity pads that can be used for triggering samples, loops, sounds, cue points, or whatever else a DJ may have in store. Check out our rundown video inside.
Ever wonder what would happen if the Akai MPC production unit were to be merged with a Digital DJ Controller? Well, wonder no more, as Akai and Numark has teamed up to bring you the all new MPCDJ which basically combines the 16 Famous MPC production pads with a mixing console and two Numark V7's attached to each side for an all-in-one DJ control solution. This type of product is very innovative and makes a lot of sense since DJ's often use programmable buttons for cue points, juggling, looping, sampling, drumming, and just about everything else under the sun. More speculation inside.
Akai is hitting us with the one, two, three punch! Introducing the Akai MPC-Fly which is the newest music production station that is designed to work flawlessly with the Apple iPad. Music creators will be able to take an iPad running the MPC app and plug it into the MPC-Fly docking unit for full MPC-pad manipulation and production. The powerful MPC app will be responsible for mixing, sequencing, creating tracks and much more. While the MPC-Fly will add protection, 16 full-sized MPC pads, and portability to the iPad. Check out the video inside.
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