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NAMM 2017: Akai Unveil MPC-X and MPC Live Production Machines

Akai's MPC-X
Akai's MPC-X
Akai's MPC Live and MPC-X see the brand revisit their roots. These standalone sample/production machines epitomize Akai's capacity and enduring legacy to develop and innovate cutting edge devices built on the foundations of their predecessors. A classic design that has been credited with influencing generations of production units, Akai's MPC live and MPC-X feature a number of updates to make them more intuitive and ergonomic than ever before.

Able to operate without a computer , these units afford the user complete versatility and independence. In a world in which convenience and adaptability are vital components of everyday life, the Akai MPC samples couldn't be more at home. Ideal for the transitory DJ or producer who need a reliable, high quality sample/production unit able to be deployed within a minutes notice, the Akai MPC Samplers contain up to 16GB of internal storage and 10GB of synths, samples and drum loops for a convenient and professional implementation. With the MPC Live only weighing in at 5.5lbs, transportation couldn't be easier.

The MPC live unit provides you with an extensive selection of controls mapped into a convenient layout so to enhance your workflow. 16 extremely sensitive pads are fitted with RGB lights, perfect for those performances who work in low light environments. A bright and intuitive 7-inch full-colour multi touch screen provides all the relevant information and features necessary to fully modify your sound to your exact preference. The production unit also comes with a 2-in/2-out MIDI interface that enables you to connect other compatible sound modules, drum machines and controllers directly to the MPC live for a whole host of sequencing opportunities.

The MPC-X delivers next level performance, in a compact and ergonomically designed frame. During any performance, the necessity to ensure both quality and accuracy is key. With a large 10.1" multi-touch screen display, the MPC-X conveniently displays all the necessary information to the player, making navigation practical and simplistic. With the MPC-X's 66 buttons, you can expect direct hardware access to every aspect of the devices software, providing you full and comprehensive control. The Akai MPC-X Standalone Production Machine expresses formidable connectivity, both for analog and digital connections. A unique feature of the MPC-X is its XLR 1/4 Combo inputs with built-in Phantom Power. With this feature you can connect to professional standard microphones so that you can capture pristine quality audio recordings and then use them as samples later on.

Additionally, the MPC-X features an SD card slot for loading samples and projects as well as dual USB-A 3.0 slots for flash drives and CV/Gate outputs. With this you can expect unmatched control of your modular gear and CV compatible synthesizer via MPC X's high standard hardware controls for tremendous sequencing functionality.

Powered by MPC software 2.0, both the MPC live and MPC-X are able to be used in conjunction with your preferred DAW. Although standalone devices, the MPC Live and MPC X may be connected to either a Mac or PC and then be used as comprehensive controllers.

Here at Gear4music we are a designated MPC specialist centre, meaning that we can provide you with unprecedented knowledge and information regarding the MPC range. If you require any information, or have any queries regarding the MPC range, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0330 365 4444.

To pre-order or get any more updates on NAMM2017 visit our Akai MPC Sampler page.

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By Josh Hummerston

Posted on 9 Jan 2017 15:00 to category : Instruments News

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