Ableton Push 2 is an instrument that puts everything you need to make music in one place—at your fingertips.
Making music is hard. To stay in the flow, you need to be able to capture your ideas quickly, and you need technology to stay out of the way. Computers make it possible for one person to create whole worlds of sound. But instruments are where inspiration comes from. Push gives you the best of everything. It’s a powerful, expressive instrument that gives you hands-on control of an unlimited palette of sounds, without needing to look at a computer
Akai’s MPC Live completely redefines the portable sampler workstation. It includes most of the key elements that make the MPC X freakishly cool, trading a share of surface-level control, the extended I/O, and some screen size for a lightweight and compact body that can run on rechargeable battery power. Like its big brother, the MPC Live actually runs the MPC 2.0 software platform for completely standalone operation, but you can also connect it to your computer. A set of 16 amazing pads, four Q-Link encoders plus a master encoder, dedicated buttons, and a 7″ multi-touch display deliver an impressive amount of control, so although this MPC is more complex than any old-school model, you’ll never find one that’s easier to learn than the MPC Live.
MPC STUDIO BLACK music-production system gives you the creative, hands-on workflow of Akai’s MPC sampling groove workstations, plus the power and flexibility only your computer can deliver. Integrating with your Mac or PC, MPC Studio combines Akai’s versatile MPC software environment with an ultra-portable MPC-style hardware controller. With MPC Studio, you get the experience of using a traditional MPC, the advanced capabilities of a DAW, and the freedom to work the way you like. Call your Sales Engineer or keep reading to find out more about the Akai MPC Studio.
The last generation of MPC gear brought the MPC legacy to the computer music-production world in a way that honored Akai’s past, but the MPC Touch rockets this technology into the future. Equipped with classic MPC pads, essential hands-on controls, and an amazing 7″ multi-touchscreen, MPC Touch lets you get your hands on your music like never before. Lay down beats in classic MPC fashion, then dive in deep with touch controls that let you chop up beats, tweak waveforms, edit MIDI, and draw out envelopes in a whole new intuitive way.
Want to start a fight? Just ask a room full of old-school beat makers what the all-time best MPC is. Go ahead — we dare you. There’s no way to even know which one was the most popular. There’s the sheer warmth that makes the original ’60 a classic collector’s piece that’s still pumping out the grooves today, but there’s also the amazing flexibility of the ‘2000/XL and the insane all-in-one features of the ‘5000. The fact is, each classic MPC is the “best” one in the eyes of one producer or another, but one thing’s for sure, Akai’s MPC X is the modern MPC all the diehards have been waiting for.
Add the DJS-1000 to your DJ set-up to intuitively create unique sounds and phrases in advance of your set, or on the fly. Use the DJ-friendly interface to sequence and loop your samples as you wish.
With a 7-inch full-colour touch screen, 16 multicoloured step input keys, multicoloured Performance Pads, a host of inputs and outputs, Live Sampling and various other performance features, having the DJS-1000 in the booth will propel your sets to the next level.
The Maschine Jam from Native Instruments is a modern production and performance system for intuitive sequencing and track building. Utilizing the 8×8 multi-color click-pad matrix, producers can sketch patterns with advanced multitrack step-sequencing, input notes and chords, or pattern-sequence on the fly. The eight dual-touch sensitive Smart Strips let you tweak up to eight parameters simultaneously and offer the ability to play melodies, chords, and input notes. These integrated performance FX allow for cutting-edge ways to shape sounds in new ways.
The black Native Instruments MASCHINE MIKRO MK2 Groove Production Studio is designed for both Mac and Windows. The hardware interface features USB 2.0, 16 multi-color illuminated pads with velocity and aftertouch, 28 back-lit buttons, one endless encoder (30 steps) and one high-contrast, 128 x 64 pixel black-and-white display. MASCHINE MIKRO MK2 also supports several interfaces including stand-alone interfaces, VST, audio units, RTAS (Pro Tools 9 or higher), ASIO, CoreAudio and WASAPI.
The black Native Instruments MASCHINE MK3 Groove Production Studio is a professional production and performance system, designed for both Mac and Windows. This combination hardware controller and integrated software offers a classic groove-box workflow, with a fast and intuitive interface that is designed to boost your speed and increase your focus. With the ability to act as a sequencer, sampler, VST/AU plug-in host, and multi-effects unit, the MASCHINE MK3 supports beat-making, live performance, and more—all with the benefit of collaborative computer software. The software is stocked with an 8GB sample library that includes drum kits, synth sounds, loops, and more. The touch-sensitive pads make it easy to sequence drum patterns, bass lines, loops, etc. Plus, with color-coding, you can assign certain colors to certain instruments so you’ll always know what’s what without having to test it.