ProHoeZak, Rick Rock & E-A-Ski Highlight Akai MPC Key 37

The revolutionary AKAI MPC Key 37 has officially made its way into the creative sanctuaries of some of hip-hop’s most esteemed producers, heralding a new era of musical innovation and sonic exploration. This powerful standalone MPC desktop synthesizer boasts an array of cutting-edge features, including onboard sampling, plugin instruments, insert effects, Splice integration, and more. As the little sister of the MPC Key 61, the MPC Key 37 sports a vibrant red livery akin to the MPC One+, making it a visually striking addition to any studio setup.

Equipped with 37 velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch, pitch and modulation wheels, and 16 RGB pads, the MPC Key 37 offers a comprehensive and intuitive interface that mirrors the functionality of a traditional MPC.

Among the talented producers who have embraced the MPC Key 37 is ProHoeZak, the acclaimed East Palo Alto-based producer responsible for crafting songs like “Ain’t Gone Do It”, “Say It Witcha Booty”, “I Got Pull”, and “19 Dollar Lap Dance” and others, is currently utilizing the MPC Key 37 to create dynamic and genre-defying compositions that push the boundaries of contemporary music production. The multi-faceted producer has already composed music using the MPC Key 37 for artists such as Ice Cube, Too Short, Snoop Dogg, Kokane, and Kurupt of the Dogg Pound.

Grammy Award-winning producer E-A-Ski, known for his work with Naughty By Nature, Spice-1, Ice Cube, and Dr. Dre, has also integrated the MPC Key 37 into his creative process, harnessing its versatile capabilities to craft innovative and groundbreaking tracks.

Additionally, multi-platinum producer Rick Rock, renowned for his contributions to the catalogs of artists like 2Pac, Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes, and Snoop Dogg, has embraced the MPC Key 37 as a tool for shaping intricate and dynamic sonic landscapes.

Despite its compact size, the MPC Key 37 features a 7” multi-touch screen and four 360° Q-Link encoders, providing producers with a user-friendly and immersive music-making experience. With 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, the MPC Key 37 offers ample storage space for samples, drum kits, and plug-in instruments. Furthermore, the MPC Key 37 boasts an array of connectivity options, including MIDI In/Out, USB-A and USB-B ports, and four CV/Gate output jacks (TRS), allowing producers to seamlessly integrate the MPC Key 37 into their studio setups and unleash their creativity in new and exciting ways.

In the hands of visionary producers like ProHoeZak, E-A-Ski, and Rick Rock, the AKAI MPC Key 37 represents a groundbreaking tool for musical innovation and artistic expression, shaping the sound of hip-hop and beyond for generations to come. With its advanced features, intuitive design, and unparalleled versatility, the MPC Key 37 is poised to redefine the landscape of music production and inspire a new wave of creative possibilities.