Presentation - Akai MPC Touch

We get a closer look at the new MPC      21/12/15
    MP4 12:9 mins    

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The new Akai MPC Touch has taken the MPC format to a new level- with the addition of a full colour 7" touchscreen, it offers more hands on control of the MPC Studio software (Standalone and Plug-in).

With the same 16 RGB pads (velocity/pressure sensitive) you still get the familiar pad grid and 16 Q-controls - 4 banks of four. With the built in USB (2in, 2 out) soundcard you can use it as the hub of  your setup, but the touchscreen is designed to let you forget about the computer screen while being creative.

As usual the MPC Touch comes with over 20,000+ loops hits and melodic samples from Sample Tools, MVP Loops, Prime Loops SONiVoX and Tool Room to get you started.

Akai's MPC expert Andy Mac is genuinely pretty excited about it. He dropped in to show us what it can do, and we can confirm he didn't look at the computer screen once.

We'll be taking a look at the MPC Touch in our own review shortly, so if you have any questions, post them int he comments.

Available now priced at £499/$799

MPC Touch Features

  • 7" color multi-touch Display
  • 16 velocity-sensitive thick, fat MPC pads with RGB backlighting
  • 2-in/2-out audio interface
  • Step Sequencer with touch interface
  • XYFX control adds effects, adjusts sound dynamics in real time
  • Phrase Looper, enables connection of any instrument to create loops
  • Pad Mixer for setting levels, stereo panning and adding VST effects
  • Sample Edit control, for trimming, chopping and processing your samples
  • 4 new, performance-ready touch-sensitive controls
  • Data Encoder knob, for push-and-twist control of display parameters
  • Includes MPC software and over 20,000 sounds
System Requirements
  • 2 GB free disk space for basic installation, 20 GB free disk space for full content installation
  • 4 GB Ram (8 GB recommended)
  • Dual-Core processor, 2.5 GHz or better
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10, 10.11
  • Windows: Windows 8, Windows 10

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