Separate From The Pack
Modern music’s evolution is intrinsically linked to the legendary Akai Professional MPC line – full-featured production and performance powerhouses that have spawned multiple genres and advanced countless existing ones. With a design often replicated but never surpassed, the Music Production Centre empowers users with an unrivalled workflow and a tangible, intuitive interface coupled with forward thinking, in-demand functionality that sets the precedence for the industry standard. Don’t settle for an imitation, take control of your creative output with MPC X.
Precision engineered to enhance your creative flow, the MPC X’s arsenal of hardware controls redefines the studio centerpiece standard. 16 velocity- and pressure-sensitive backlit RGB pads provide iconic MPC response, faithfully capturing every subtle nuance of your performance. 16 touch-sensitive 360-degree Q-Links with OLED displays seamlessly map to critical parameters, with user-selectable mapping functionality for a completely personalized experience. 66 buttons provide direct hardware access to all aspects of the user interface, catering for any workflow preference.
With MPC X, harnessing the power and of your modular systems, sound modules, drum machines and synthesizers couldn’t be easier. Fusing a raft of premium control sources, an on-board and a 2-in/4-out MIDI interface plus 8 configurable CV outputs, take control of your outboard equipment using MPC X’s unmatched sequencing capability. Plus, the MPC X’s 2 USB 2.0 inputs adds further customization and workflow enhancements providing support Generic USB MIDI devices.
The MPC X forms the beating heart of your creativity, offering harmonious integration with your existing setup thanks to an ensemble of studio-grade inputs and outputs. 8 balanced outputs connect to virtually all peripheral studio equipment for uncompromised signal routing and monitoring capability. Plus, a combination of XLR, ¼-inch high-z, balanced ¼-inch, and Turntable RCA inputs, plus switchable phantom power (+48v), direct hardware monitoring, interactive VU metering, dual ¼-inch & 1/8-inch headphone outputs and pristine high-resolution capture ensures rapid assimilation into your setup and an unprecedented production experience.
New in MPC
MPC returns, armed with reimagined functionality and retaining the core workflow ethos that defined its iconic reputation. So what’s new in MPC? Standalone functionality, audio track recording, clip launching, real-time time-stretching and pitch-shifting, MPC Software 2.0, Ableton Link and much more. This isn’t just the next generation of MPC, this is a turning point in self-contained creative capability.
Radiant High-Definition Display
Centre-stage on the MPC X is a high-definition, full color 10.1-inch fully articulating multi-touch display, conveniently outfitted with 8 lockable positions. Immersive yourself in a world of intuitive gesture based control of your production on the largest screen ever fitted to an MPC to date.
Storage & Connectivity
As standard MPC X ships with 16GB of internal Micro SD storage. Seeking to incorporate your own samples without tethering to a computer? MPC X features a 2.5” SATA drive connector providing expanded storage via SSD or HDD hard drives. Additionally, sounds can be accessed and added to the library using the built-in SD Card slot or the USB thumb drive.
Infinite Sounds, Unlimited Inspiration
The MPC has a well-earned reputation for sounds that hit hard and sound great, right out of the box. The MPC X and MPC Live are no exception. Pre-installed with 10 gigs of world-class content, The Vault 2.0 features samples and kits from leading sound design companies including CAPSUN ProAudio, MVP Loops, TOOLROOM, CR2 Records, Loopmasters and much more!
MPC Software 2
Redefining the creative vista and driving MPC X and MPC Live in standalone and controller modes is Akai Professional’s reimagined MPC Software 2; a cutting-edge production suite combining 128-track sequencing capability, real-time time stretching, clip-launch functionality, advanced MIDI editing capability, VST compatibility in controller mode, operation as a standalone application on Mac & PC, advanced sampling & audio editing/recording functionality, seamless DAW integration, a redesigned GUI and much more.
Beat Maker Essential – Standalone flagship MPC, sampler, drum machine and MIDI controller (for the included MPC Software – Mac / PC) with the powerful MultiCore System
Control Evolved – 16 MPC drum Pads, 16 touch-capacitive Q-Links with OLED displays, transport controls, full monitoring control and connectivity for USB MIDI keyboard controllers
Studio Centerpiece – Pristine studio quality recording via XLR, ¼-inch balanced/High-z, and Turntable RCA inputs, plus switchable phantom power (+48v), and dual ¼-inch & 1/8-inch headphone outputs
Connect to all Your Music Equipment – 2 MIDI inputs, 4 MIDI outputs, USB, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 8 TRS CV/Gate outputs for modular synthesizer control
The Full MPC Experience – Built in USB audio interface; USB Slots for thumb drives; SD card slot; Note Repeat, Full Level, 16 Levels and Transport Controls