Akai Reviews

Rane Sold to InMusic (Numark, Denon DJ, Akai) [Video]

Earlier this week, news broke that Rane DJ would be sold to InMusic Brands which include such brands as Numark, Denon DJ, Akai, Alesis, M-Audio, Alto Professional and many more.  What does this mean for the DJ Industry?  Will Rane’s stellar build quality remain the same after the takeover?  Check out our quick News Video as we discuss what this means for the DJ Realm…

DJ Nu-Mark - “The Last 4 Records on Earth”

Akai has posed the question of what four records would DJ’s bring with them if they only had those four records to play forever… DJ Nu-Mark gives his take on the question but you can join in on the conversation in the video comments section to let us know what your four records would be!

Akai MPC Touch Tutorial [Videos]

AKAI PROFESSIONAL has announced the latest incarnation of its’ award winning controller, the MPC. The newest version, entitled the MPC Touch, is exactly as the name implies as it features a 7” touch screen that revolutionizes the famous controller.  Watch the new tutorial series from Akai which shows many of the new features and functions and how to use the new intuitive device.

AKAI PRO ARAABMUZIK MPC Expansion Pack

Akai Professional has teamed up with one of his most prolific MPC users in AraabMusik to release its first artist Series Expansion Pack.
The expansion includes over 1.3GB of samples and kits/melodics, all pre-mapped into MPC programs for instant availability and music production.

[Review] Akai Professional MPD232

AKAI Professional has released the latest incarnation of it’s MPD series, the MPD232. The pad controller combines 3 important functions in one device. The MPD232 combines a Pad Controller, Step Sequencer and Control Surface.  Check out our quick review video to see how the MPD232 works for our production needs.

Akai MPC Touch Announced [Video]

AKAI PROFESSIONAL has announced the latest incarnation of its’ award winning controller, the MPC. The newest version, entitled the MPC Touch, is exactly as the name implies as it features a 7” touch screen that revolutionizes the famous controller.

[Review] AKAI Professional Advance 49

AKAI Professional has created the next generation of controllers with the Advance 49. This keyboard allows you to select and control virtual instruments on the keyboard itself. This allows you to spend more time creating and less time on the computer.  Check out our full Video review with our resident Producer Numonics after the jump.

[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.

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