New Akai MPC2500SE Coming Early 2010


Here’s a thought for anyone considering the purchase an Akai MPC2500.  Akai plans to release a Special Edition MPC2500SE sampler/sequencer that will be available in white with carbon paneling and come equipped with 128MB RAM and a CD-R drive pre-installed.

The Akai MPC2500SE is slated for early 2010 availability.

More pics after the break!

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Evidence Using 88-Keys’s Akai MPC3000

Evidence makes a guest appearance on 88-Keys’s MPC3000 during the Fresh Rhymes & Videotape Tour. On the Fresh Rhymes & Videotape Tour bus I brought my trusty (& never rusty… but sometimes ‘crusty’) Akai MPC 3000 (named “Raw Dawg”) with me to try & get it pop’n on the ’studio’ in our tour bus… We … Read more

DJ Premier Discusses New Technology & Favorite Samplers

LUSSW Magazine drops an in-studio interview with DJ Premier as he talks about the evolution of hip-hop from a music of young people to a mix of both older and younger participants, reveals his all-time favorite equipment (Akai MPC 60, 60II, and S950), and gives his opinion about new and emerging technologies involved in music … Read more

Akai MPC5000 OS 2.0 Released

Akai has announced the release of OS 2.0 for the MPC 5000.  Taking user feedback into account, the free 2.0 upgrade includes over 25 added improvements and functions. Some of additions and improvements include: Ability to import S1000, S3000, S5000/S6000, Z4/Z8 and MPC4000-format sample libraries from Akai Professional and third party developers. Automation recording for … Read more

DJ Quik MPC 5000 Workout

DJ Quik plays with an Akai MPC 5000 and contrasts some of the functional differences between it and the MPC 3000. Respect to Phil for the heads up!

Akai APC40 Ableton Controller Announced

Akai has just announced the APC40 controller for Ableton Live.  Designed specifically for use with Ableton, the APC40 offers seamless integration and eliminates the need for control mapping.  The APC40 also comes with a special edition of Ableton Lite for new users and free  upgrades for existing users. Other APC40 Features Include: Clip matrix with … Read more

Akai MPK25 USB/MIDI Keyboard Coming Soon

Akai is set to debut the MPK25 USB/MIDI keyboard in the next couple days at NAMM.  Not too much info on specific features yet, but the ever present MPC pads are a reassuring sight.