The Akai Professional MPC X is the most powerful MPC to date, embracing the concept of their hybrid software controllers and marrying it with classic MPC standalone workflow. Without the requirement for a connecting laptop or PC, the MPC X provides producers with a portable powerhouse or a versatile hub for their entire home studio.
Building on the success of the MPC Renaissance, MPC X is a step forward for Akai Professional's world renowned studio controller and a new dawn for portable music production.
The Next Generation of Standalone
The latest incarnation of the legendary Akai Professional MPC 'Music Production Centre' features a full color 10.1” multi-touch screen, 16 amazingly responsive, velocity- and pressure-sensitive RGB pads and 16 gigs of internal storage. At the heart of MPC X lies the powerful MPC 2.0 Software - all run inside-the-box. MPC Software 2.0 can also be run from a Mac or PC as a plugin in all popular DAWs, or as a full-featured standalone application.
Audio track recording, improved time warp, enhanced Q-Link control, audio and MIDI drag and drop are all included on a new graphical interface.
Akai Professional MPC X Key Features:
- Standalone MPC – no computer required
- 10.1” full-color multi-touch display
- Also acts as a control surface for MPC 2.0 software
- 16 Touch-capacitive Q-Link controls with OLED displays
- Turntable (RCA) inputs with ground peg
- 16GB of on-board storage (over 10GB of sound content included)
- User-expandable 2.5” SATA drive connector (SSD or HDD)
- 2 MIDI inputs, 4 MIDI Outputs
- 8 configurable CV/Gate outputs for the analog control of modular gear, such as classic synths
- 2 USB-A 3.0 slots for thumb drives or MIDI controllers
- Ableton Link and WiFi will be supported in future updates
- NEW MPC2 Software 2.4 included, with 16 AIR Classic FX from Pro Tools, 12 All new Plugins + more
- Dimensions: 87.3mm x 504.5mm x 424.4mm
MPC 2.8 Update
With this latest update, the MPC 2.8 Desktop Software gives you MIDI maps for popular Ableton, Arturia, Korg, M-Audio and Native Instruments controllers.
The MPC 2.8 Firmware update also gives you a whole range of great new features.
A number of refinements to the MIDI capabilities of your MPC device give you evenore flexibility than ever before.
Time Correct has been tweaked to give you dedicated On/off settings that are separate to the TC division parameter.
Using the standalone MPC firmware, you can now create custom note mapping for any programme type.
Available on the MPC Live, One and Touch devices, when you touch Q-Link you can now get clear visual feedback on the TUI parameter and its value.
MPC 2.8 also gives you a new audio time-stretch algorithm. First found in the Akai Professional Force, ProTen is an efficient time-stretch algorithm that provides incredible audio quality.
With the MPC 2.8 firmware update you get all this and more along with a number of stability and reliability improvements.
With older MPC designs, we were limited to a tiny pixel screen to trim audio files and navigate your sequences. A full-colour 10.1" touch screen now makes everything faster, more precise and intuitive. Instantly see where you are in your project, cut and chop samples in no time, and spend more time creating new musical ideas.
Many have come close, but nobody has quite captured the response of authentic MPC drum pads. The backlit-RGB pads feel every bit as responsive as the iconic MPC 2000, 2500 and 4000, but with the modern benefits of colour co-ordination! The same note repeat, quantize and swing parameters still feature - creating beats is a breeze on MPC X.
MPC X also features 16 Touch-capacitive Q-Links controls with OLED displays - a dream come true for trimming samples and tweaking parameters on the fly. 66 buttons provide direct access to all aspects of MPC Software 2.3. Navigate the on-board sequencer in no time at all, with a full transport control section to overdub and record as you play.
The Most Powerful MPC Ever
In terms of hardware, Akai Professional MPC X has everything you need for it to serve as the central hub of your beatmaking studio.
Two combi XLR / 1/4" Jack inputs provide direct connectivity for recording microphones, with +48v Phantom Power support for studio condenser mics. A Stereo 1/4" Jack input is ideal for synths and other line level instruments, as well as an RCA Phono connection for direct turntable sampling. The joy of sampling vinyl is at the core of what made the classic MPC workflow legendary!
Onboard CV/Gate outputs enable the analog control of modular gear such as classic synths and drum machines. MIDI I/O and USB Inputs also make connection to MIDI Controllers and Keyboards super easy.
Pre-installed with 10 gigs of world-class sounds, The Vault 2.0 features samples and kits from top-notch sound design companies including Capsun Audio, MVP Loops, CR2 Records, as well as Akai Professional's in-house content.
The Akai Professional MPC X features a 2.5” SATA drive connector providing additional storage via installation of a fixed hard drive – SSD or HDD (sold separately). Additionally, your own custom sounds can be accessed and added to the library using the built-in SD Card slot or the USB thumb drive.
NEW MPC 2.4 Software
2.3 saw standalone synth engines, now it's time for premium mixing tools in MPC! Now, MPC 2.4 has introduced a plethora of user-requested features and workflow enhancements, notably the addition of 28 must-have effects from critically-acclaimed DSP gurus AIR Music Technology and a much-requested side-chain compressor, the Mother Ducker.
Among the many improvements in this latest update, these 16 Classic FX from Pro Tools are now available in your standalone MPC:
- AIR Distortion
- AIR Enhancer
- AIR Ensemble
- AIR Filter Gate
- AIR Flanger
- AIR Freq Shift
- AIR Fuzz-Wah
- AIR Kill EQ
- AIR Lo-Fi
- AIR Multi-Chorus
- AIR Non-Linear Reverb
- AIR Phaser
- AIR Reverb
- AIR Spring Reverb
- AIR Stereo Width
- AIR Talkbox
These 12 all new plugins are also included:
- AIR Channel Strip
- AIR Compressor
- AIR Delay
- AIR Diff Delay
- AIR Filter
- AIR Maximizer
- AIR Noise Gate
- AIR Para EQ
- AIR Pitch Shifter
- AIR Pumper
- AIR Transient
- AIR Tube Drive
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