Tags Archives: Akai

88-Keys: Akai “MPC Fly” for iPad 2! (video demo)

AKAI 88-Keys
Okay I am just going to post this. I don’t think it requires much explaining. If you aren’t familiar with the AKAI MPC series of samplers, or aren’t a producer, then this wont mean anything to you, whether you own an iPad 2 or not. But if you do know what it is, you understand what this means for the production game. Question is, is it a good thing? Will this lead to MORE creativity as talented producers (like 88-Keys who is in the video), use it to make great music on the go? Or will it make every 12 year old with an iPad 2 THINK they are a “producer” and fill the internet with 11 million more crappy beats? It’s not the technology that makes the music, it’s the man (or woman). But still, I think this is hella cool.

MPC Fly merges unmatched Akai Professional technology with the power of your iPad 2, embodying legendary capabilities that have made the MPC an industry standard like real MPC pads, MPC Note Repeat and MPC Swing. Its multifunctional, double-hinged design gives you the flexibility to produce tracks anywhere, while also acting as a protective case between sessions and giving you total access to your iPad 2 for normal uses. MPC Fly transforms your iPad 2 into a professional beat-making powerhouse.

@eightyocho | @GMS_MCMI | @MCMIreport

 

DJ Revolution – King of The Bridge (Serato & Ableton demo)

Photo Credit - http://www.ascentstage.com

DJ’s and Music Technology heads take note. The following demonstration is performed by a master at work, a trained professional. Nevertheless, YOU MAY TRY THIS AT HOME! Pick one up and enjoy!

The Bridge is a new technology born of a Serato & Ableton partnership. My boy Paze Infinite first hipped me to using the Akai APC, cause he uses it to rock live performances of music he produced in Ableton, but DJ Revolution shows us just a few of the endless possibilities for serious turntablism, if you were to add this to your DJ rig, now that Serato and Ableton can be linked via The Bridge.

Play the clip below and enjoy some nasty turntablism by one of the illest DJ’s in Hip Hop, DJ Revolution. Underneath that you will hear how some veteran DJ’s Kenny Dope, Jazzy Jeff & ?uestlove feel about The Bridge. If you are a DJ/Producer yourself, especially if you already use Ableton and Serato separately, then check out http://serato.com/thebridge for more information.