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DON’T SLEEP: DV 247 x Akai Pro “MPC Renaissance Feature Demonstration” [PRODUCT DEMO VIDEO]

Andy Mac of Akai Pro does the first extensive MPC Renaissance product demo since the NAMM 2012 demonstrations back in February for DV 247 in the UK. The Akai MPC Renaissance, MPC Studio & MPC Fly will both hit stores shelves in the coming months. Don’t sleep!

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DON’T SLEEP: Akai Pro x NAMM 2012 “Akai MPC Fly App Walkthrough” [VIDEO]

An Akai rep speaks to Scratchworx and gives them a full Akai MPC Fly app walkthrough. It’s going to be selling for only $299 but according to Sweetwater, Planet DJ and several other sites it won’t ship until the Summer but you can pre-order them now. Don’t sleep…

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DON’T SLEEP: Akai Pro x NAMM 2012 “Akai Talks About The New MPC Range” [INTERVIEW]

Andy Mack discusses the new line of MPC’s from Akai @ NAMM complete with the all important price points. MPC Fly $299, MPC Studio $599 & $1299 for the MPC Renaissance. I’m guessing that’s USD and not British pounds or Euros. Don’t sleep…

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DON’T SLEEP: Akai Pro “MPC Renaissance In London” (prod. by Sean C & LV (Grind Music) & Tha 4orce) [PROMO VIDEO]

This is the UK version of the Akai Pro promo video that features acclaimed British Hip Hop & urban music producers Tha 4orce, Rishi Rish, Steve Octave, Craigie Dodd, L.V. (not LV), The White N3rd, Kojo & Curtis Lynch Jr. It was shot and edited by Pritt Kalsi who did my favorite beat culture documentary last year, “King Of The Beats”. Don’t sleep!

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DON’T SLEEP: Akai Pro x 88-Keys “Introducing MPC Fly” (prod. by 88-Keys) [BEAT VIDEO]

Akai Pro has releases the third MPC incarnation (One, two, three!) of it’s new MPC series. First was the MPC Renaissance, next was the MPC Studio and third is the MPC that’s specifically created for use with the iPad 2 (and iPad 3!) called the MPC Fly. The beat video features 88-Keys and this version of the “One, two, three!” theme was produced by him as well. Don’t sleep as the NAMM convention all three products will be demo’d live at is today. Can’t wait…

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DON’T SLEEP: Memorecks “Akai MPD24 vs. N.I. Maschine Mikro” [BEAT VIDEO]

Here’s Memorecks giving his recent take on the whole Native Instruments vs. Akai Pro debate. Memorecks is something of an Akai brand loyalist as he typically uses Akai’s MPD & MPK series to make beats and perform live with. He copped a Native Instruments Maschine Mikro and he gives his take on them weighing the pros and cons versus his usual setup. The whole Akai Pro vs. Native Instruments debate will continue to rage on. Don’t sleep…

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DON’T SLEEP [FLASHBACK]: Kero One Reviews Maschine vs. Akai MPC 2000 [BEAT VIDEO]

The whole Native Instruments vs. Akai Pro debate has been raging on for years now but it’s really coming to a head in 2012 with Akai dropping their MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio in addition to the new upcoming iPad 2 application. I decided to post up this video featuring producer/emcee Kero One giving a fair and unbiased review of the Maschine detailing the pros & cons of it versus the Akai MPC 2000 from back in October 2010. I will be posting videos from producers weighing in on both sides of the debate all day long since the debate has the beatmaking section of the internets going nuts (no Paul Wall). Don’t sleep…

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