Akai Pro MPC Live: No Laptop (Or Power Source) Required

Just ahead of next week's NAMM show, Akai Pro has outed two new MPC-branded music composition devices, the MPC Live and the bigger MPC X. Both eschew the need for a computer by running Akai Pro's MPC software natively, and offer the flexibility of a large touchscreen plus the tactile fun of real controls.

Rane Sold To inMusic, Home Of Numark, Denon DJ & Akai

Rane, makers of the MP2015 rotary mixer and the legendary TTM-series scratch mixers, has announced that it's just been acquired by inMusic. It now joins other companies under the InMusic umbrella like Denon DJ, Numark, and Akai Pro.

Musikmesse 2015: Akai Pro Advance 25 & 61 Keyboards

Just like the Numark NV and Traktor Kontrol S8 got screens right where DJs want them, Akai Pro's Advance keyboards take the same idea and apply it to the kind of keyboards DJ/producers may well want to get their hands on, too. Here, the screen offers a powerful new way to organise and perform with your plugins.