Akai Partners with AIR Music Tech to Develop Dub Siren Plug-in

Japanese hardware manufacturer Akai has collaborated with AIR Music Tech to create a new plug-in inspired by the sound of dub sirens. The plug-in, titled Ring The Alarm, is designed to emulate the classic sound of dancehall and reggae sound systems.

The plug-in allows users to create customizable sirens and control the echo, reverb, and feedback associated with the sound. It also features LFO controls for editing the length of the siren sound.

According to a statement from Akai, the company hopes that Ring The Alarm will help bring to life the “pulsating beats of a Kingston dancehall, where the rhythmic sound of a dub siren blends seamlessly with reggae and ska melodies.”

Ring The Alarm is available as a VST2, VST3, and AU plug-in for Mac and Windows, and can also be used on MPC hardware. It can be downloaded from Akai’s MPC store for £24.99.

The development of Ring The Alarm comes as Akai has been focusing on expanding its product line. Last month, the company unveiled stem separation for its legendary sampler, MPC Stems. Earlier this year, Akai launched the MPC Keys 37, an all-in-one production unit.

A video tutorial showcasing the features and capabilities of Ring The Alarm is available on YouTube:

This latest collaboration between Akai and AIR Music Tech marks an exciting development in the world of music production, offering producers a new tool for creating unique and captivating soundscapes.

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Arno Wesselink

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