Akai entered the electronic music industry in 1984 with one purpose - to give artists the tools they need to express and explore new musical possibilities. Since then, Akaiproducts have become a fixture of modern music both in studio and on stage. The refinement of our digital sampling technology has become the building block of today's most popular music. The uniqueness of our MPC sequencing samplers has forever changed the way modern music is created by enabling digital samples to become the basis for composition. Akai stands at the forefront of digital technology and remains one of the most influential manufacturers of musical equipment of the last 20 years.