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AKAI Professional MPC Firmware is Now at Version 2.3 with New Features for 2018

AKAI Professional MPC Software is Now at Version 2.3 with New Features for 2018
AKAI Professional MPC Software is Now at Version 2.3 with New Features for 2018

AKAI Professional MPC Firmware is Now at Version 2.3 with New Features for 2018

AKAI's MPC firmware has been updated to version 2.3, introducing three new plugin instruments and enhanced functionality.

AKAI Professional MPC 2.3

AKAI Professional's MPC ecosystem has long been the go-to choice for producers and musicians working away from a computer. Underpinning this world of standalone music production is the highly-capable MPC Software.

MPC Software 2.3 is the latest iteration of this application, providing the user-interface for AKAI's MPC X and MPC Live, both in standalone and desktop controller modes. Three new virtual synths have been added to the program, alongside a range of new functions to streamline your workflow.


Watch the MPC Software 2.3 overview here, filmed in the Gear4music studio.

MPC Software 2.3

MPC Software 2.3 provides the standalone functionality behind AKAI's MPC products, as well as a standalone desktop application for music production. The software has cutting-edge production facilities such as 128-track sequencing capability, real-time time-stretching, clip-launch functionality, advanced MIDI editing capability, VST compatibility in controller mode, standalone operation on MAC/PC, advanced sampling & audio editing/recording functionality, seamless DAW integration, a redesigned GUI, and much more.

AKAI Professional MPC

A new Auto Sampler takes the MPC's sampling functionality to the next level. It is an ultra-convenient tool that allows producers or performers to capture and convert any plugin preset - or external instrument preset - into a keygroup sampler patch. Now you can easily take your synth collection of presets wherever you go.

The new Crossfade Looping feature lets users crossfade in real-time during sample playback, while a new real-time arpeggiator and phrase player provide even more room for creativity. MPC Software 2.3 also includes Q-Link navigation, letting you scroll in a track, zoom, and control the playhead for tactile navigation with a faster workflow.

AKAI Professional MPC 2.3

Other improvements include Split Events (perfect for intricate hi-hat parts or small note sub-divisions) and a Mode Selection shortcut for easy program navigation.

"Whether you’re seeking freedom from computer-based music production, or searching for the perfect controller for DAW-centric creative exploration, MPC Software 2.3 grants the ultimate in adaptive creative versatility." AKAI Professional

Three New Virtual Instruments


AKAI Professional MPC

TubeSynth is a new plugin instrument with emulations of classic vintage analog polysynths. The plugin also includes five integrated AIR effects, as well as a precise Graphic User Interface which works seamlessly with the stunning touch screen of the MPC Live and MPC X.

TubeSynth is made by AIR Music Tech and is based on the same analog modelling technology found in the acclaimed desktop plugin Vacuum Pro. TubeSynth is designed for maximum user adjustment via AKAI's MPC Q-Links, and is bundled with a fully-featured factory library of cutting edge presents including, "sumptuous pads, hard-hitting plucks, thunderous basses and screaming lead sounds."


AKAI Professional MPC 2.3

AIR Bassline is a plugin instrument designed to create the classic sound of mono synths. Four integrated AIR effects and two distortion algorithms let you take these classic mono synth sounds in a more contemporary direction.

Multiple waveshapes are provided in Bassline including octave saw, saw, square, and sine. Sub and fifth oscillators let you shape your sound for even thicker layered timbres.


AKAI Professional MPC 2.3

AIR Electric is a virtual instrument plugin recreating the sound of classic electric pianos. Five AIR effects provide tremolo, tube distortion, chorus, delay, and spring reverb, giving you a vintage-inspired tone to bring to your modern productions. Over 80 presets provide instant creative inspiration for any track.

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By Matt Wilkinson

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Posted on 15 Nov 2018 15:00 to category : Instruments News

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