Akai features products for electronic music including MIDI Controllers, Drum Machines, Keyboard Controllers, and Synths.

Akai is a brand that extends far past that of musical instruments and came to be in the early 1900’s. It was not until 1984 that Akai started Akai Professional, which was an arm of the Akai brand that focused on the manufacturing of musical instruments.

Similar to Alesis with a focus on electronic instruments, Akai Professional quickly became a powerhouse brand for the production of gear focused on home recording studios and affordable gear for home recording studios like the MKII controller.

Once several well known, professional musician began to embrace the Akai brand, Akai instruments started popping up in studios and on stages around the world.

With an impressive line of MIDI Keyboards, synthesizers, digital samplers, DJ Controllers, drum machines, drum pads, Ableton controllers, and lines of recording equipment and recording software, Akai Professional remains an important company for musicians around the world.