Akai hopes to give artists the tools they need to express themselves. They released their first product 1984, which happened to be around the same time hip-hop producers we're really starting to experiment with new technology and explore the boundaries of the genre.
Check out the Akai schedule at A3C Conference
Akai Pro Presents: Music Technology and the Future of Beat Production
Panel hosted by Akai Professional discussing current trends in the rapidly evolving electronic music instrument industry and how this innovation will influence the future of beat production.
MPC Live Workshop
Description: Akai Professional made huge waves worldwide this year with the announcement of the MPC Live. A portable powerhouse, the battery-operated MPC Live is equally at home in the studio or on stage. Our MPC Product Specialist Booker Edwards will show you how to make beats anywhere inspiration strikes using MPC Live.
MPC X Workshop
Description: Akai Professional made huge waves worldwide this year with the announcement of the MPC X. The new studio classic, the MPC X represents the most powerful music production centerpiece created to date. Our MPC Product Specialist Booker Edwards will show you how to use the MPC X to make beats, record audio tracks, control analog gear using CV/Gate functionality and more.
The MPC Experience @ Creator Complex
Come to The MPC Experience at the Creator Complex and make fire beats at our MPC Live and MPC X demo stations. Want to get expert level on the MPC? Our MPC specialists will be on hand to answer any questions and provide pro-tips.