Akai Reviews

[Review] Akai AMX & AFX Serato DJ Controllers

The Akai AFX is a small controller that lets users perform with multi-color performance pads, effects, hotcues, slicer, loops, navigation, and the new Serato Flip expasion while the Akai AMX is a mixing console & Serato DJ interface that controls the EQ, filters, headphones, volume linefaders, a mini-innofader crossfader and DVS Capable RCA inputs and outputs.  Check out our full video review to see if these controllers are right for you.

Akai AMX & AFX Unboxing [Video]

The new Akai AFX & AMX Serato DJ controllers are finally in the DJbooth lab for the full review treatment.The Akai AFX is a small controller that lets users perform with multi-color performance pads, effects, hotcues, slicer, loops, navigation, and the new Serato Flip expasion while the Akai AMX is a mixing console & Serato DJ interface that controls the EQ, filters, headphones, volume linefaders, a mini-innofader crossfader and DVS Capable RCA inputs and outputs.

Akai Advance Series Keyboards Preview [Video]

The New Akai Pro Advance Series Keyboards will come in 25-key, 49-key, and 61-key variants and includes high-quality features such as the semi-weighted keybed,  official MPC RGB backlit Pads, control knobs, rubberized mod & pitch wheels, and a high resolution full-color screen to view and change parameters.  Check out this quick Advance Keyboard walkthrough video with Jennifer from Akai and T-GUT from the djbooth.

Akai Advance Series Keyboards [Video]

Akai, the makers of the legendary MPC lineup of beat-making machines, has just announced their new flagship Keyboard controller series called Advance.  The New Akai Pro Advance Series Keyboards will come in 25-key, 49-key, and 61-key variants and includes high-quality features such as the semi-weighted keybed,  official MPC RGB backlit Pads, control knobs, rubberized mod & pitch wheels, and a high resolution full-color screen to view and change parameters.

Serato DJ 1.7.1 Update with Akai AMX Support

Serato has just announced that its new Serato DJ 1.7.1 update has been released to add support for the new Akai AMX modular mixing controller and for regular housekeeping bug fixes.  Check out our quick first impressions video of the Akai AMX that we completed at the 2014 DJ Expo two months ago and the full press release including all of the new improvements in the Serato DJ 1.7.1 update.

2014 DJ Expo: Akai AMX & AFX First Impressions [Video]

The New Akai AMX (modular mixer) and AFX (auxiliary controller) Serato DJ controllers are both on full display at the Atlantic City DJ Expo and everyone is giving great feedback on them and leaving the booth with smiles on their faces.  We’ve had some time to play with the AMX and AFX and in this video, I’ll give you my personal First Impressions and show you my thoughts on these new controllers.

2014 DJ Expo: Akai AFX & AMX Controllers [Video]

The new Akai AFX & AMX controllers are on full display at the 2014 DJ Expo and Ross was on hand to give us a complete rundown video of the features.  The Akai AFX is a small controller that lets users manipulate multi-color RGB performance pads, effects, hotcues, slicer, loops, navigation, and the new Serato Flip expasion while the Akai AMX is a mixer-like device that controls the EQ, filters, headphones, two volume linefaders, a mini-innofader crossfader and DVS Capable RCA inputs and outputs.

Coming Soon: Akai AFX & AMX Serato DJ Controllers [Video]

Akai has just announced that they are releasing two brand new modular/mini controllers for the Serato DJ software.  The Akai AFX is a small controller that lets users manipulate multi-color RGB performance pads, effects, hotcues, slicer, loops, navigation, and the new Serato Flip expasion while the Akai AMX is a mixer-like device that controls the EQ, filters, headphones, two volume linefaders, a mini-innofader crossfader and DVS Capable RCA inputs and outputs.

Akai Announces RPM500 and RPM800 Monitors

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.

[NAMM 2013] AKAI MPC Studio Released

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.

 

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