Unfortunately for us analog lovers, real drum machines are slowly becoming a rarity. It's disappointing in general that we have to say "real drum machine" to open this article because we still remember the days we would make simple two-loop beats on our MPC 1000 in our apartment studio back in college. In our opinion however, these pieces of music gear are still alive and well. … [Read more...] about The Top 10 Best Drum Machines in the Market Today
First of all, this name is pretty badass. A rhythm wolf? It's Akai Professional's drum machine and 'bass synth module'. With five analog drum sounds: an analog kick, snare, percussion synth, open and closed hi-hats, and a single-oscillator bass synth. You get two modes: performance or step mode, allowing you to either play the bass with the lower keys or by certain steps. Let's … [Read more...] about Akai Rhythm Wolf Drum Machine Review
Let's face it: Your Akai Professional MPC 1000's pitiful 16MB of on-board memory isn't going to cut it. One of the reasons I personally bought an MPC 1000 is for the portability and capability of supporting a hard drive. I have a lot of sounds, tracks and sequences and need to back these up as much as I possibly can. I'm not too big of a fan of sliding a card in and out of my … [Read more...] about Best Hard Drive for the Akai MPC 1000
Akai Professional has been in the lab working on new music equipment to adapt to the ever-flowing trend of digital and computer rigs. We've provided you with a little overview of their famous MPC drum machines and samplers; however, they're also moving towards the digital movement -- it is the year 2014. The MPC Element is a very small in size (only about 2 lbs!) controller for … [Read more...] about Akai MPC Element Review
The Akai MPC drum machine samplers and sequencers have been dominating the music industry in terms of music production centers for decades (first came out in 1984). Used by most professional music artists for any genre that exists (typically hip hop for sampling, but anything goes), these powerful machines can transform your songs into beautiful movements of sounds and are … [Read more...] about Which Akai MPC Should I Buy? Which MPC is the Best?