File under I didn't know.
As much as I don't cover too much production news, I do like the idea of touching on it on the surface level - and I plan to a bit more seeing that I like the end product.
So, with Summer NaMM taking place as we speak, we look for new announcements as well as product tweaks.
Akai Pro is of no exception. One pretty interesting note is that they have a soundcloud page where they post royalty free loops and breaks available for download for use to chop, sample and everything in between. There's a but of everything there to download, and all in uncompressed .wavs. Hip hop, breaks and even [gulp] dubstep. ;)
6 - SOUL HIP HOP FUNK BASS & CHORDS by AkaiPro
7 Vintage Breaks 97 BPM by AkaiPro
AKAI PRO - DUBSTEP LOOP 7 - 140 BPM by AkaiPro
You can look @ all 40 samples on the Akai Pro * Soundcloud page, and follow them as they upload more for you to enjoy. Chop chop now.