The Akai MPC revolutionised how music was created, recorded and performed. This cutting-edge piece of gear provided producers and beatmakers with new and unparalleled sequencing and sampling functions. It’s regarded as one of the most influential electronic instruments ever produced, leaving an indelible mark on not just the hip-hop genre, but recorded music itself.
Each iteration (from the MPC 60, to the MPC 3000) had an instantly recognisable look that matched its iconic sound and workflow; grey pads, complimented by a simple cream finish. Now, thanks to the Akai MPC One Retro, you can experience the same legendary visuals, with additional modern engineering, power, updates and enhancements!
- Legendary limited-edition finish
- 16 velocity-sensitive RBG pad grid
- Versatile Multicore architecture sourced from the MPC x and MPC Live
- Use completely standalone; no laptop or computer is required
- 2GB of RAM (with 4GB of total integrated storage)
- Hi-res multi-touch display
- PC and Mac controller for the included MPC software
- Stereo line-level inputs
- 4 TRS CV/gate jacks (with 8 outputs in total)
- SD card slot
- x1 USB-A 3.0 slot (used for MIDI controller or thumb drive)
- MIDI in/MIDI out
- Packaged with 3-months of free access to Splice - granting you access to millions of royalty-free sounds, presets and samples
- 8 brand-new synth engines power 9 contrasting DrumSynth plugins
Here's What Akai say:
Step up to Standalone
From rich melodics and hard-hitting drums to the most infectious grooves, if you expect to get real professional production results you need next-generation tools that act as a natural extension of your creativity. Enter the MPC One Retro, a Music Production Centre engineered to enrich your workflow and create the ultimate standalone production experience. Spend less time hitting roadblocks and take command of your production with our latest addition to the MPC family.
Full MPC Experience
Don’t let the size fool you. The MPC One Retro packs a lot of features and workflow tools into ONE powerful punch, like beat programming, editing, mixing FX and instruments and so much more. This is truly an uncompromising creative experience.
The heart and soul of the MPC One Retro is the same multi-core processor as the MPC X, skilfully combined into a compact standalone desktop unit that easily handles the most demanding tasks. MPC One Retro delivers a truly empowering hands-on experience, ready for any music production task. Edit and chop samples with hand gestures on the bright 7-inch touch screen colour display. Express your ideas effortlessly and directly with the dedicated knobs and touch keys that eliminate cumbersome drop-down menus.
With the MPC One Retro, all MPC functionality you expect is here, perfectly positioned with two goals clearly in mind – ease of use and no-nonsense workflow enhancement. Four touch sensitive controls and a large data encoder seamlessly map to critical parameters. Sixteen velocity- and pressure-sensitive RBG pads deliver perfect response for full expressive range. MPC mainstays including Note Repeat, Full Level, 16 Levels and dedicated Transport Controls complete the MPC One Retro’s arsenal of control options, providing complete production capability.
The MPC One Retro is ready to work with your current studio environment and will grow with you as your needs expand. Connect your USB controller or line-level 1⁄4-inch instruments. Control your MIDI devices and your CV/ Gate modules & racks. And there’s no need to worry about interconnectivity, since MPC One Retro is ready to work right alongside professional music production gear.
As standard, MPC One Retro ships with 4GB of internal Micro SD storage. Looking to add your own sounds? MPC One Retro features a built-in SD Card slot and USB thumb input for immediate access to your own sample libraries.
MPC Software 2
Akai Professional’s reimagined MPC 2 Software drives MPC One Retro in both standalone and controller modes. This is 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.
Whether you’re seeking freedom from computer- based music production or searching for the perfect controller for DAW-centric creative exploration, MPC 2 Software delivers the ultimate in adaptive creative versatility.
Packed with Content
MPC One Retro comes with its own new drum sample & loop library that continues the MPC tradition of hard-hitting, industry-renowned drum sounds from leading sound designers including RawCutz, Sample Tools by CR2, F9, Decap MSX Sound Design and MVP Loops. MPC One Retro also features our signature synth engines, Electric, Tubesynth and Bassline, as well as our premium AIR FX for mixing & mastering. With MPC One Retro, you have everything you need to produce hard-hitting, unforgettable music — music that is uniquely yours.