In 1999, Akai Professional Musical Instruments Corporation (APMI) was formed.
Since that time, the company has continued to innovate with products
The Z4 and Z8 - the world's first 24-bit/96kHz hardware samplers
The DPS24 - the world's first (and only) 24-track, 24-bit digital
personal studio without data compression
The MPD16 - the world's first USB pad controller
The MPC1000 - a low-cost sampling drum machine that brings the
MPC concept to a wider market.