January 20, 2012

AKAI MPC DJ – Sneak Peek at NAMM

So. This is one of the more interesting things we saw on the floor today. You saw this and freaked out, right? You said “why did this thing take so long?” Right?

Well, it’s gonna take a little longer. From what I was told, this is a prototype device being created between the minds at Numark and AKAI. They are trying to incorporate well loved concepts from the MPC series and bring them to the DJ controller. Their target market? The DJ producer looking to blend their processes together and hopefully find new inspiration in the process. I know what you’re thinking- yes this does mean you.

That’s why AKAI and Numark want to know what you want in this thing. Right now, this is a prototype. Beautiful chassis and rotating platters aside, you’re pretty much looking at a blank slate. These companies want it to be your dream machine …