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Akai Professional MPC One Standalone Music Production Controller


The Akai MPC range is a household name in the world of music production. Around since the '80s, they've helped define artists, genres and the way we think about creativity.

It's no surprise then that the MPC One acts as the culmination of this incredible legacy. Combining the best bits of the MPC range and expanding on features to meet modern demands, this standalone music production toolkit is in a class of its own.

New in MPC 2.9 - Introducing DrumSynth

MPC’s iconic drum sound can’t be disputed, gracing countless productions with the nefarious snap and punch coveted by countless world-class producers. Now with MPC 2.9, MPC arms the production community with a groundbreaking selection of 8 synth engines powering 9 incredible DrumSynth plugins. Packed with must-have contemporary sounds, and backed by powerful sound generators driven by all-new FM synthesis, analogue & physical modelling and sample based algorithms, every synthesised drum sound the modern producer should have at their disposal is here. 

DrumSynth empowers MPC users with powerful synthesis, incredible presets and precise sound design sculpting capabilities to develop their own unique sounds. Like all MPC instruments, DrumSynth plugins harness the refined tactile touch user interface for an inspiring, easy-to-use workspace that accelerates workflow and puts the control you demand only a touch away! The 8 engines include Kick, Snare, Clap, Hi-Hat, Crash, Ride, Tom and Percussion. Additionally, all the engines can be accessed in one multi mode instrument for a powerful combination program. Fuse this with built in sound effects including a transient shaper, tuning, EQ, compression, delay, reverb and more, and DrumSynth is poised to supercharge the MPC workflow and elevate your creative process even higher.

Key Features

  • Standalone MPC – no computer required
  • Powerful Multicore System from the MPC Live and MPC X
  • 16 velocity-sensitive RGB Pads
  • 7-inch high-resolution multi-touch display
  • 2GB RAM, 4GB of on-board storage
  • Mac & PC Controller for MPC Software (Included)
  • Stereo Line-Level Inputs
  • MIDI In and MIDI Out
  • 4 TRS CV/Gate Jacks, 8 Outputs Total
  • USB-A 3.0 Slot for thumb drive or MIDI Controller
  • SD card slot

Akai MPC One - A Music Production Controller for the Next Generation! - NAMM 2020

MPC 2.8 Firmware Update - Supercharged MIDI!

In 2020, Akai unveiled their MPC 2.8 Firmware update, which drastically expanded MIDI capabilities. The idea is to transform your MPC into the ultimate MIDI sequencing studio centrepiece!

MPC 2.8 allows you to simultaneously connect and route all the MIDI gear in your studio. This goes beyond standard MIDI connectivity; it includes class compliant USB devices, including USB hubs, interfaces and CV modules. This is combined with extensive internal MIDI routing capability across tracks, advanced MIDI routing to any compatible synth, drum machine or module, and even multitrack recording capabilities.

For more info, check out Akai Professional's website!

Here's what Akai say about the MPC One:

Experience the same standalone performance power of the legendary MPC in a smaller footprint. 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, 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 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 uncompromised creative experience. The heart and soul of the MPC One is the same multi-core processor as the MPC X, skillfully combined into a compact standalone desktop unit that easily handles the most demanding tasks.

MPC One 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.

MPC Mainstays

With the MPC One, 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’s arsenal of control options, providing complete production capability.

Studio Connectivity

MPC One integrates into your creative space with all the connectivity you demand. The MPC One 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 ¼-inch instruments. Control your MIDI devices and your CV/Gate modules & racks. And there’s no need to worry about interconnectivity, since MPC One is ready to work right alongside professional music production gear. 

Packed with Content

From critically-acclaimed synth engines and mixing tools to in-demand sample and loop content, everything you need for immediate creativity is here. MPC One comes with its own new drum sample & loop library that continues the MPC tradition of hardhitting, industry-renowned drum sounds from leading sound designers including RawCutz, Sample Tools by CR2, F9, Decap MSX Sound Design and MVP Loops.

MPC One also features our signature synth engines, Electric, Tubesynth and Bassline, as well as our premium AIR FX for mixing & mastering. With MPC One, you have everything you need to produce hard-hitting, unforgettable music — music that is uniquely yours.


  • Internal Sound Engine: Multicore System with Sample Playback, Drum Library
  • Screen: 7" Multi-touch Display
  • Pads: 16 x Velocity-sensitive RGB Pads
  • Other Controllers: 4 x Encoder Q-Link Knobs
  • Sounds: Drum Sample & Loop Library, Synth & Instrument Plug-ins, AIR FX
  • Sequencer: 128-track
  • Sampling: Advanced Sampling & Audio Editing/Recording
  • Analog Inputs: 2 x 1/4" (L/R)
  • Analog Outputs: 2 x 1/4" (L/R)
  • Headphones: 1 x 1/8"
  • MIDI I/O: In/Out/USB
  • Other I/O: 1 x Ethernet (Link), 4 x 1/8" TRS (CV/Gate 1-8)
  • USB: 1 x Type B, 1 x Type A
  • Storage: 2GB RAM, 4GB Onboard Storage, SD Card Slot
  • Format: VST compatible
  • Software: MPC 2 Software, Splice Sounds integration (accessed online)
  • Power Supply: 19V DC power supply (included)
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