Akai MPD226 Review 2017: A Necessary Sequel?

Akai MPD226 Review 2017: A Necessary Sequel?

In the world of music production today, there’s one name that stands out from the crowd as a provider of affordable and effective MIDI Controllers and that’s Akai Professional. Their first round of MPD controllers was a resounding success and they spent six years gathering customer feedback so they could jam all our wants and …

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Akai MPK249 Review 2017: The Big Boy’s Toy

Akai MPK249 Review 2017: The Big Boy’s Toy

I’m going to start this one off by saying that this definitely may not be the one for beginners. But for the ones willing to try, it could be the first and last controller you ever buy. There are just so many features packed into this controller that I’m almost tempted to call the Akai …

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Akai MPX8 Review 2017: So Close, Yet So Far

Akai MPX8 Review 2017: So Close, Yet So Far

I’ve written about this particular brand more than a few times on this site and I’ve rarely disliked what they have in store. Akai Professional have built a significant reputation amongst music makers everywhere that has lasted decades but they are by no means perfect. Like all musicians know, not every song is a hit, …

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Akai APC Key 25 Review 2017: Best Controller For Ableton Live?

Akai APC Key 25 Review 2017: Best Controller For Ableton Live?

So you thought Novation were the only ones making controllers that strictly catered to Ableton-users? Think again my friend as Akai Professional has a few tricks up their sleeves that might just be what you’re looking for. Back in 2009, this MIDI Powerhouse collaborated with the makers of Ableton Live to bring us the original APC40 (Ableton Performance …

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