In 1984 consumer electronics giant AKAI launched AKAI Professional to serve the electronic music industry. Today, Akai Professional is one of the top names in music production, electronic dance music, DJ, signal processing, and Electronic Wind Instruments.
Everyone involved in music production and electronic dance music is familiar with the AKAI MPC series of Music Production Controllers. Beginning with the first MPC in 1988, the MPC series has expanded and developed into the most complete line of controllers, music production centers, and samplers available. Originally only available to the select few, today AKAI MPC products come in virtually every price range. In addition to the MPC line, AKAI provides producers with the most extensive selection of Beat Machines, and Drum Controllers there is.
AKAI Keyboard Controllers
Whether you're producing music on a laptop or in a full featured studio, AKAI has a keyboard controller to fit your needs. Ranging from 25 key models to a full 88, AKAI keyboard controllers put you in control of your music. AKAI MAX controllers include backlit touch sensitive assignable MPC pads, a built-in step sequencer, Ignite Music creation software, and Ableton Live. AKAI MPK keyboard controllers also include MPC Pads, Q-link command, and Ableton Live.
Introduced in 1987, the AKAI EWI Electronic Wind Instruments are still the most in-demand electronic wind instruments available. Switchable from brass to woodwind fingerings, the EWI controllers are easy to use for any brass or woodwind player.
AKAI Analog Effects Pedals
Surprisingly, for a company know for its digital products, AKAI also makes on of the most respected lines of analog Guitar and Bass effects pedals. Get the overdrive or distortion you want with the warmth of analog circuitry.
Sam Ash has been there from the beginning as AKAI Professional has grown, providing you with their quality product so your music and creativity can grow, too. Their new and affordable Interface Expanders, Keyboard, Pad and Wind Controllers are all still part of their tradition of quality, intuitive design and cutting-edge innovation.