VJFranzK demonstrates and reviews the work-flow of the AKAI SynthStation app for the iPad. He makes an interesting comment about “all the styles coming together”… This music/audio app will absolutely become one of the most popular apps for the iPhone/iPad alongside the Intua Beatmaker app!
Here is a special sneak peak at SynthStation, Akai Pro’s new synthesizer for iPhone and iPod Touch. Although it is an iPhone app, SynthStation works on the iPad too, which is shown in this video. When do you think AKAI will give us the MPC on the iPad? Patiently waiting…
After having a long discussion with SB, on why big companies such as AKAI, Propellerhead, Steinberg, etc haven’t released anything for the iPhone Platform, here comes AKAI with not only an iPhone App but also a MIDI controller…for the iPhone! Check out this demo of the new AKAI iPK25 and SynthStation Studio for your iPhone/iPod [...]
FYIAAM bangs it out on the AKAI LPD8. He says he’ll most likely use it exclusively with Serato. He’s playing it through Ableton Live Suite 8 in this vid! Check it out! [Yes you can do this with FL Edison, SliceX, Slicer, Reason Dr.REX + others!]
Got this baby for Xmas. I’m an Ableton Live user – Pop, Rock, Electronic music with vocals. Making music for 13 years. The LPD8 is very sturdy, not cheap feeling at all. The lighting pads are a nice touch. The pads have a great feel. I’ve always programmed drums with my keyboard in the past, [...]
Sixteen pads and a USB out – it really couldn’t get much simpler! There are no unnecessary knobs and the pads feel excellent. (I think they are the same pads as the MPD24 and MPD32.) Since it is fairly compact and there are no knobs to break, it is perfect for throwing in a bag. [...]
For a Sourced Review of the AKAI LPD8 click here. The AKAI LPD8 is a direct competitor to the Korg Nano Series of mini drum pad controllers for virtual music environments. The LPD8 looks like it could also be an alternative to the bigger MPD series by AKAI. Of course, this piece of gear will [...]
The following article is an Overview of the AKAI MPD18 – For a Sourced Review of the AKAI MPD18 click here! AKAI Professional has squeezed its popular MPD USB/MIDI Controller Series into a much simpler, compact device with its new MPD18 USB/MIDI Controller. Here’s a breakdown of its core components: PADS Just as with its [...]
Q-Tip’s new video ‘Renaissance Rap’ for his new album ‘The Renaissance’ has him finding an AKAI MPC 2000XL waiting to be snatched up. After grabbing it, the feds catch up to him in an dead-end alley as they seem to be a pulling out a weapon. Q-Tip then covers his face with the MPC. The [...]
In this 1st part of our Beat Mash Series, we’re checking out this dope-ass gear-mash-up by Equalibrum, who’s successfully developed an MPC-like Beat Production setup in FL Studio 7 with the new AKAI MPD32 MIDI Controller. Watch as he bangs out on the pads and loop records the sequence mimicking a classic MPC setup.
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