Music Production Controller - quite a bold term isn't it? While there are countless MPC's on the market, few offer the same level of total control over your music production like the Akai MPC-X!
This outstanding unit boasts everything you'd want in a standalone, professional-grade music production toolkit. Not only does it come with a vast array of features and cutting-edge technology; the interface is easy on the eye and intuitive, and the self-contained DAW is comprehensive yet simple. This really is the ultimate MPC!
MPC 2.4 Firmware Update
In January 2019 Akai released the MPC 2.4 firmware update further expanding the capabilities of the MPC X and MPC Live. MPC 2.4 adds 16 classic FX from Pro Tools including AIR Distortion, AIR Filter Gate, AIR Fuzz-Wah and more. On top of these, MPC 2.4 has 12 all-new plugins such as the AIR Channel Strip, AIR Maximizer, and AIR Tube Drive. You can also now achieve side ducking chain effects with the new Mother Ducker and Mother Ducker Input effects plugins.
MPC 2.4 also comes with quality-of-life changes for improving your workflow. The Clip Programs internal architecture can now play up to 16 programs simultaneously so you can seamlessly switch between tracks or sequences. Next Sequence mode now remembers the next sequence change when you leave the mode, and holding shift and the Stop button (hardware) returns the playhead to the beginning of the timeline. You can also now load and export FLAC and OGG files.
Complex Has Never Been This Easy!
Striking the balance between ease of use and number of features is an ongoing struggle in the world of musical equipment. It's evident with the MPC-X, however, that a breakthrough has been made. Boasting more power than any of its predecessors, it still somehow retains the accessibility and sleek design features that put Akai on the map as a major player.
A crucial element of this intuitive design is MPC 2.0, the built-in DAW. Imagine a full-blown music production suite at the tips of your fingers; every feature you'd ever need is right there, simply a flick away, there's really nothing else to it! Expect a near-unparalleled workflow, with amazing real-time editing and a beautiful hi-res OLED touch-screen display.
This incredible integration between hardware and software really does allow you to step out of the studio and into creative freedom. Pop it in your backpack and explore your sound - wherever you want it to go. You can easily record, sample, edit and mix an entire track from start to finish, without any boundaries or limitations - the possibilities are endless!
Ultimate Connectivity and Control
The MPC-X comes with more connections than its compact enclosure might suggest. 2 XLR, 2 1/4" jack and stereo RCA connections allow you to record or sample any chosen source, whether it's a live instrument, a vocal duo, or even an old turntable.
A total of 8 outputs ensure that the MPC-X is right at home in an ensemble or live setting; 2 main outputs are ideal for studio monitors, but you've got plenty more at your disposal, ideal for big recording sessions or interactive jams. Akai are known for their MIDI and sequencer technology, so it's no surprise that the MPC-X comes fully MIDI-ready, with 6 connections for all of your sequencing needs!
It even comes armed with 8 CV/Gate connections, so you can control your classic analog synths. Weave intricate analog textures, tweak sinewaves beyond recognition, compose cool glitchy percussive loops - the fun never ends!
In-depth Sampling and Massive Library
The MPC-X boasts a whopping 10GB vault of pre-installed sounds. Out of the box, you're equipped with everything you need to build a track in pretty much any style! It doesn't end there though; you've also got capacity to load up any samples of your own to create fresh sounds. Record them in, load them via USB or SD card - you can even connect your sample library (no matter how big it is) via SATA connection!
- A complete stand-alone DAW - no computer needed!
- Everything you loved about sampling and beat-making onboard
- 10.1" multi-touch screen and all the hands-on controls you need
- 16 velocity/pressure-sensitive pads
- 16GB of internal storage and external hard drive support
- Preloaded with an a massive collection of sounds
- Pro-quality, all-bases-covered analog I/O connects to everything
- Control your entire rig with extensive MIDI, CV/Gate, and USB I/O
- MPC 2.0 adds audio track recording and upgraded time warp
- Improved Q-Link control and drag-and-drop MIDI/audio also included
- 10GB Vault 2.0 sample library includes production-ready content