Best hardware of NAMM 2020

    Eight of the best pieces of hardware from this year's show.
    arturia keystep pro with laptop, modular rig and microfreak

    Best gear of NAMM 2020

    Find out who makes the cut in this year's roundup of best gear.
    Akai MPC One

    NAMM 2020: The best gear of Day Two

    From a six-channel DJ mixer to the return of a 40-year-old classic reverberator, here are the five best offerings from day 2 of NAMM 2020.
    Akai MPC One

    NAMM 2020 Demo: The Akai MPC One combines features from legendary and modern models

    The standalone production device boasts a multi-touch interface in a compact form factor
    Franscesca Lombardo

    Techno-loving polymath Francesca Lombardo reveals the secrets behind her idiosyncratic sound

    The electronic producer reveals the secrets behind her idiosyncratic sound and how she overcame performance anxiety to become one of house music’s hottest artists
    Akai Pro Force controller

    Akai Pro launches Beta program to test Ableton Live integration with Force

    Beta phase lets Akai Force community connect with Akai’s development team.
    Akai MPK Road 88

    Review: Akai MPK Road 88

    Akai’s latest keyboard is possibly its best yet for players, has one or two other VIP experiences hidden up its sleeve and is definitely built for life on the road.
    Akai Professional Force

    Review: Akai Professional Force

    Akai’s long-awaited box of delights has finally arrived. From song-sketching and Ableton Live control to a versatile performance hub, is there nothing the Force can’t do?

    NAMM 2019 Video: Akai launches Force, promising standalone Ableton-style workflow

    Is it an MPC X? Is it a new APC controller? Is it an Ableton Push? No, it’s the Force, Akai’s new production instrument with clip launching, step sequencing, sampling, synths and a seven-inch multi-touch display.
    Akai Professional Fire

    Review: Akai Professional Fire

    It’s a world first, as FL Studio gets its own controller from Akai. But will it fire up a DAW used by millions? We strike our reviewer match. Stand back…