Akai is a supplier of audio equipment for the electronic music industry. They were founded in 1984 and have their headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. They specialize in studio and stage equipment and manufacture controllers, synthesizers, drum machines, samplers and many more.

The uniqueness of their MPC sequencing samplers forever changed the way modern music is being created. It enabled musicians to use digital samples as the basis of their compositions.

Some of the musicians which have used their products before are Samy Deluxe, Apparat and Aka Aka.