The best portable (and affordable) USB MIDI controllers
Making music on the go doesn’t have to break the bank.
The best MIDI keyboard controller for beginners
Consider this if you want to create your own electronic, rap or dance music tracks.
Akai Force is for DJs and producers that want to ditch the laptop
No more "checking your email" on stage vibes.
Wirecutter's best deals: Save $30 on a ViewSonic gaming monitor
Other picks include an Akai MIDI controller and Jackery PowerBar AC outlet charger.
Akai's MPK Mini Play is a compact battery-powered beats machine
A portable version of the company's MPK Mini will cost you $129.
FL Studio gets its own dedicated music-making hardware
The Akai Fire finally gives the favorite DAW of countless producers the controller it deserves.
Akai brings its iMPC music production app to Android devices
But only if you own a Samsung Galaxy phone or tablet.
Hip-hop's most influential sampler gets a 2017 reboot
The MPC series from Akai is back with two new standalone models.
Hip-hop producer J Dilla's beat-making gear headed to Smithsonian
Last week, the Smithsonian announced two of J Dilla's production tools would be displayed at the u...