Akai Professional has been on fire in recent years. It seems that at every NAMM show we get treated to a flood of new products that help reshape the face of modern music production – just as the MPC did some 20 years ago. This year was no exception, with Akai Professional unleashing a whole new assortment of music creation tools designed to trigger your creativity.
First up is the EIE I/O (love that name!), which puts a new spin on the traditional audio interface. This 4 x 4 interface offers a fresh look and a new approach to desktop and on-the-go audio production, putting high-quality 24-bit recording in a rugged tabletop form. In addition to the usual I/O configuration, the EIE sports a 3-port USB hub on the back; it’s perfect for controllers, hard drives, iLoks, or other peripherals.
On the heels of the SynthStation25 iPhone/iPod touch keyboard controller comes the SynthStation49. It’s the first full-featured pro-style keyboard designed specifically for integration with the Apple iPad. The SynthStation49 provides your iPad with a 4-octave key set, and it also includes transport controls, nine MPC-style drum pads, and more.
These new items make it clear that Akai Professional is serious about pushing the music-making experience forward. Keep on the lookout for more hot new gear from these guys in the years to come! Your Sweetwater Sales Engineer is eager to get you up to speed on all the latest and greatest gear from Akai Professional. Call today!