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Akai MPC. A genre-defining machine, synonymous with beat-makers and producers around the globe. Famed for their iconic drum sounds, sampling capabilities, and effortless ease-of-use. From the MPC One, to the MPC Live II, the Akai MPC is a cultural mainstay.
Notable artists who use MPC are Kanye West, Dr Dre, J Dilla, Mark Ronson, and even John Mayer.
Yes. MPC's are still heavily featured in studios across the world. Whether it's a legacy product such as the Akai MPC 3000, or an MPC X, as documented in the Kanye West documentary, 'jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy'. Dr Dre famously used multiple MPC 3000's chained together when recording CHRONIC 2001, as well as using an MPC 60 when creating beats for NWA.
The Akai MPC series popularity stems from it’s incredible ease of use, iconic drum sounds, and pioneering technology. The MPC is widely known as a game-changing piece of technology in the hip-hop genre because of it’s sounds, diversity, and ease-of-use.
Traditionally, the MPC is a drum machine, sampler, and sequencer. However, the MPC One, Live II, and the X, are Standalone Music Production Centres, meaning you can create an entire track on your machine without having to touch a computer or DAW.
The most recent addition to the MPC line is the MPC X Special Edition. This is the most powerful MPC Akai have ever released.