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Akai Unveil Standalone MPCs!!!!!

Monday, 23 January 2017  |  Admin

Akai announces two brand new standalone MPC’s with touchscreen functionality. With no need for a computer they are ideal for producers and DJ’s as well as live musicians.

Both come loaded with Akai’s own MPC software but can also be used as a plugin with all popular DAW’s. Both have a turntable input so you can rip your vinyl samples in no time. You can launch clips with no need to manually time stretch. Edit waveforms quickly and apply effects with the gesture controlled touch screen.

Akai MPC Live Main Features:

  • Standalone MPC – no computer required – natively powered by MPC 2.0 Software
  • 7-inch full-color multi-touch display
  • Also acts as a control surface for MPC 2.0 software, compatible with Mac & PC
  • Internal, rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Selectable inputs: Turntable (RCA) with ground peg and stereo balanced ¼-inch jack
  • 6 configurable ¼” balanced jack outputs
  • 1/8” headphone output
  • 2 pairs of full-size MIDI inputs and outputs
  • 16GB of on-board storage (over 10GB of premium sound content included from leading sound
  • designers including CR2, TOOLROOM, Loopmasters, Capsun Pro Audio, and more)
  • User-expandable 2.5” SATA drive connector (SSD or HDD)
  • 2 USB-A 3.0 slots for thumb drives or MIDI controllers
  • SD Card slot for loading samples and projects

Akai MPC-X Main Features:

  • Standalone MPC – no computer required – natively powered by MPC 2.0 Software
  • 10.1” full-color multi-touch display
  • Also acts as a control surface for MPC 2.0 Software, compatible with Mac & PC
  • 16 Touch-capacitive Q-Links controls with OLED displays
  • 66 buttons for direct, hardware access to all aspects of MPC 2.0 Software
  • 4 selectable inputs: 2 XLR / ¼” combo jacks with switchable phantom power, 2 1/4” TRS jacks,
  • 2 instrument level, ¼” jacks, turntable RCA input with ground peg
  • 8 outputs: balanced ¼” jack
  • Dual ¼” and 1/8” headphone outputs
  • 2 full-size MIDI inputs, 4 full-size MIDI Outputs
  • 8 configurable CV/Gate outputs enabling the analogue control of modular gear, such as classic synths
  • 16GB of on-board storage (over 10GB of premium sound content included from leading sound designers including CR2, TOOLROOM, Loopmasters, Capsun Pro Audio, and more)
  • User-expandable 2.5” SATA drive connector (SSD or HDD)
  • 2 USB-A 3.0 slots for thumb drives or MIDI controllers
  • SD Card slot for loading samples and projects

The Disc DJ Store, Bradford have been named as one of the exclusive Akai MPC dealerships in the UK. If you would like an MPC from the first batch, you can pre order from the links below to guarantee yours.

MPC X - Pre Order Here

MPC Live - Pre Order Here

The Norths leading Akai MPC dealers, looking for Akai Pro audio gear? Come and visit us at our Bradford City Centre store for a demo.

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