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Akai MPC-X Standalone Production Machine

All-in-one Production Solution - no computer needed!

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Sam Beattie

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! 

Akai MPC X Production Machine - Live Performance and Rundown!

Key Features:

  • 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

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!

Here's what Akai have to say about the MPC-X:

Alpha and Omega

The history of modern music is intrinsically linked to the Akai Professional MPC line. We’ve created machines that have spawned new genres and advanced existing ones. Countless instruments have attempted to replicate the design, workflow and celebrated swing of the Music Production Center. In short, the MPC is a legend maker.

In creating the new MPC X, we’ve learned lessons from every MPC that preceded it to engineer a production centerpiece truly fit to be the Music Production Center of the future.

The Beast, Unleashed

The X is a standalone MPC featuring a beautiful, full color, adjustable 10.1” multi-touch screen, 16 amazingly responsive, velocity- and pressure-sensitive RGB pads and 16 gigs of internal storage. To make it a truly untethered, computer-free experience, the X also features two USB slots that can be used for MIDI controller connectivity.

Powering the X is our stellar MPC 2.0 Software, which runs natively in standalone mode. For more expressive performances, there are 16 touch-sensitive 360-degree assignable pots—perfect for precisely automating individual QLink parameters. Above each of those QLink pots is a high-resolution OLED display, detailing info for the individual parameter.

To Plug or Not to Plug

Whether you prefer to go computer-free or not, it can’t be denied that there are some fantastic sounding VST instruments and effects out there. For those times when you need your favorite plug-ins, the MPC X effortlessly goes from formidable standalone to high-powered MIDI controller, explicitly designed to run the feature-rich MPC Software 2.0 in your favorite DAW. A number of new features added to 2.0 include: Audio track recording, improved time warp, enhanced Q-Link control, audio and MIDI drag and drop—all appearing on a new graphical interface.

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 X builds on that reputation. Pre-installed with 10 gigs of world-class sounds, The Vault 2.0 features samples and kits from top-notch sound design companies including CAPSUN ProAudio, MVP Loops, CR2 Records, as well as our own. Want to incorporate your own samples without tethering to a computer? The X features a 2.5” SATA drive connector providing additional storage via installation of a fixed hard drive – SSD or HDD (sold separately). Additionally, sounds can be accessed and added to the library using the built-in SD Card slot or the USB thumb drive. You can also record directly to all the aforementioned storage locations.

Above and Beyond

The MPC X has a number of additional features that make it the most powerful standalone music production tool to date. The X has a high quality audio interface engineered for recording, sampling and transmitting pristine sound. The back panel is equipped with 2 XLR + 1/4” TRS inputs for recording microphones - including those needing 48V phantom power. There are two additional 1/4” TRS line inputs on the back panel and the front panel also features two more 1/4” line inputs. Onboard CV/Gate outputs enable the analog control of modular gear such as classic synths and drum machines. For vinyl junkies, we include two RCA phono inputs with RIAA preamp to ensure the right levels are coming into the X from your turntable. The joy of sampling vinyl is at the core of what made the classic MPC workflow legendary. We’re staying true to our roots while simultaneously improving the sound and stability of the sampling process.

The MPC X is the pinnacle of lengthy research and development, detailed feedback from our passionate user base and the merging of the best technologies from across our product line.

We proudly present the Music Production Center that embodies the best of past, present and future beat-oriented production machines. The MPC X will be the centerpiece of studios worldwide—and yours — for years to come.

Full features:

  • Standalone MPC – no computer required
  • 10.1” full-color multi-touch display
  • Also acts as a control surface for MPC 2.0 software
  • 16 Touch-capacitive Q-Link controls with OLED displays
  • Turntable (RCA) inputs with ground peg
  • 16GB of on-board storage (over 10GB of sound content included)
  • User-expandable 2.5” SATA drive bay (SSD or HDD)
  • 2 MIDI inputs, 4 MIDI Outputs
  • 8 configurable CV/Gate outputs for the analog control of modular gear, such as classic synths
  • 2 USB-A 3.0 slots for thumb drives or MIDI controllers
  • Ableton Link over WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.0 Midi Support
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