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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:

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, indemand functionality that sets the precedence for the industry standard. Don't settle for an imitation, take control of your creative output with MPC.

MPC returns, armed with reimagined functionality and retaining the core workflow ethos that defined it's iconic reputation. So what's new in MPC X- Standalone functionality, CV outputs, audio track recording, clip launching, MPC 2.0 Software and much more. This isn't just the next generation of MPCs, this is a turning point in self-contained creative capability.

MPC doesn't just complement your workflow, it enhances it. With MPC X the convenience of touchscreen control, full-featured functionality and standalone capability fuses with Akai Professional's iconic velocity- and pressure-sensitive RGB 16-pad format. The result- Immersive, self-contained production and performance solutions meticulously designed for unprecedented creative expression without limitation.

Precision engineered to enhance your creative flow, the MPC X's arsenal of hardware controls redefines the studio centrepiece 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 personalised experience. 66 buttons provide direct hardware access to all aspects of the user interface, catering for any workflow preference.

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, 1/4-inch high-Z, balanced 1/4-inch, and Turntable RCA inputs, plus switchable phantom power (+48v), direct hardware monitoring, interactive VU metering, dual 1/4-inch & 1/8-inch headphone outputs and pristine high-resolution capture ensures rapid assimilation into your setup and an unprecedented production experience.

Centre-stage on the MPC X is a high-definition, full colour 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.

Whether you prefer working in the box or dream of a truly unleashed production experience, MPC X effortlessly transforms from a formidable standalone production centre to a high-powered MIDI controller. Natively powering MPC in standalone mode is MPC 2.0 Software, fully loaded with critical in-demand production and performance capability. Connect MPC X to your Mac or PC, load MPC software as a plugin into your DAW of choice - or as a standalone application - and harness the undeniable power and creative scope of VST-instruments and effects. Whatever your preference, MPC X redefines expectations for control, seamlessly accommodating the most stringent of needs with ease.

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 external hard drive - SSD or HDD. Additionally, sounds can be accessed and added to the library using the built-in SD Card slot or the USB thumb drive.

With MPC X, harnessing the power and of your modular systems, sound modules, drum machines and synthesisers couldn't be easier. Fusing a raft of premium control sources, an on-board 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 customisation and workflow enhancements providing support for external keyboards, mice and generic USB MIDI devices.

The MPC has a well-earned reputation for sounds that hit hard and sound great, right out of the box. The MPC X is 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 Audio, MVP Loops, TOOLROOM, CR2 Records, Loopmasters as well as our own meticulously crafted sounds.

Full features:

  •  Standalone MPC - no computer required - natively powered by MPC 2.0 Software
  •  10.1" full-color multi-touch display
  •  Also acts as a control surface for MPC 2.0 Software, compatible with Mac & PC
  •  16 Touch-capacitive Q-Links controls with OLED displays
  •  66 buttons for direct, hardware access to all aspects of MPC 2.0 Software
  •  4 selectable inputs: 2 XLR / 1/4" combo jacks with switchable phantom power, 2 1/4" TRS jacks,
  • 2 instrument level, 1/4" jacks, turntable RCA input with ground peg
  •  8 outputs: balanced 1/4" jack
  •  Dual 1/4" and 1/8" headphone outputs
  •  2 full-size MIDI inputs, 4 full-size MIDI Outputs
  •  8 configurable CV/Gate outputs enabling the analogue control of modular gear, such as classic synths
  •  16GB of on-board storage (over 10GB of premium sound content included from leading sound
  • designers including CR2, TOOLROOM, Loopmasters, Capsun Pro Audio, and more)
  •  User-expandable 2.5" SATA drive connector (SSD or HDD)
  •  2 USB-A 3.0 slots for thumb drives or MIDI controllers
  •  SD Card slot for loading samples and projects
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