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New Gear Alert: Oxygen Pro Series Controllers by M-Audio, Eventide’s H-9 Plugin Series Bundle, DrumSynth by AKAI & More

M-Audio unleashes the Oxygen Pro Series. M-Audio’s new Oxygen Pro Series keyboard controllers have been made for music producers everywhere that want professional grade features, maximum control of their virtual instruments, and precision playing options on a fun and easy to use controller. The M-Audio Oxygen Pro Series controllers Read more… The post New Gear … Continue reading New Gear Alert: Oxygen Pro Series Controllers by M-Audio, Eventide’s H-9 Plugin Series Bundle, DrumSynth by AKAI & More

Akai MPC and Force now pack extra punch with DrumSynth

The mysterious DrumSynth was first spotted by eagle-eyed Akai fans who tuned into the NAMM demos of the MPC One. Akai kept its lips sealed, waiting until now to reveal the fully-featured DrumSynth, which joins Tubesynth, Bassline, Electric and Hype in the MPC series and Force. Owners of these machines can grab the new instrument … Continue reading Akai MPC and Force now pack extra punch with DrumSynth

Akai Force 3.0.5 is huge: new macros, MIDI multis, linear arrangement, Ableton import, more

There’s nothing like a good, healthy rivalry. And Akai are back in a big way with Force 3.0.5, which transforms how their standalone hardware works as a hub for gear, arrangement tool, and hands-on creation device. 3.0.5 is a point-release firmware update, but the changes here aren’t just small tweaks or improvements. Think more like … Continue reading Akai Force 3.0.5 is huge: new macros, MIDI multis, linear arrangement, Ableton import, more

Akai Force unleashed: Arranger and MIDI Multi introduced with Force 3.0.5

“Welcome to a new era in Force“, says music equipment manufacturer, Akai Pro. Already known as a standalone sampling and sequencing powerhouse, and versatile Ableton Live companion, Akai Force now boasts new possibilities in a free firmware update to version 3.0.5. This includes a new Arranger, MIDI Multi, Macros, Ableton Live Project Import, Advanced 16 … Continue reading Akai Force unleashed: Arranger and MIDI Multi introduced with Force 3.0.5

Akai Pro MPC Live II Offers DIN MIDI, Ableton Integration & Modular Connectivity

Akai Pro has introduced the MPC Live II, a portable standalone MPC that offers built-in speakers, a multi-touch display, a rechargeable battery, DIN MIDI and 8 cv/gate outputs for connectivity to modular gear.… Read More Akai Pro MPC Live II Offers DIN MIDI, Ableton Integration & Modular Connectivity