Akai Professional has announced a partnership with the Splice music creation platform.

The combination of Akai Professional’s cutting-edge music hardware technology with Splice’s vast, royalty-free sample library will result in powerful production tools that give music creators an unprecedented amount of creative possibilities in an intuitive workflow.

The two companies will celebrate the partnership with a co-hosted seminar at ADE on October 18th. The event, entitled “Sampling: Its Evolution and Lasting Impact on The Music Industry,” will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Akai’s ground-breaking MPC, by uniting a panel of multi-generational artists to discuss how samples have inspired their work.

The event will feature Jazzy Jeff, emcee Illa J, younger brother of Jay Dilla, and sound designer/producer Jay Pulman, creative director of Capsun Pro Audio. These artists will be joined by representatives from Akai Professional and Splice to discuss how business models are evolving to support the exciting new ways that samples are discovered and how the explosion of sample usage has led to new revenue opportunities for musicians.

Akai Professional is well-known for their innovative hardware, with models such as the MPC Live, MPC X and the all-new Fire FL Studio controller garnering worldwide acclaim and industry awards for their technical excellence, ease of use and speedy workflow. Quite simply, musicians are at their best when they perform and record on Akai Professional equipment.

From Top 40 songwriters to bedroom producers, musicians of all kinds use Splice Sounds to find the sound they hear in their head and push their craft forward. With Splice Sounds, creators can easily browse and download sounds from a library of over two million samples, loops and presets. The library features packs from leading sample labels like Loopmasters and Capsun Pro Audio as well as top producers like Chad Hugo and Lex Luger.

“We are thrilled to partner with Splice for this co-venture,” said Dan Gill, Product Manager for Akai Professional.

“MPC has been the leader in sampling, sound and beat making for 30 years. The combination of our constantly evolving hardware solutions with the expansive, virtually limitless Splice library means that producers, beatmakers and artists will be able to create more quickly and more easily than ever before.”

Splice and Akai Professional look forward to revealing more information about their partnership in the weeks ahead, including sneak peaks of upcoming products and integrations.

“This partnership is a really exciting step towards building a more open and connected creative ecosystem for musicians,” said Jonathan Lee, Chief Business Officer at Splice.

“Cross-platform innovations like these help keep musicians in their creative flow.”

More information: Akai Professional / Splice