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NAMM 2016: New Versions Of Akai MPC
Music Production Controller gets a makeover and version 2.0 software 22/01/16
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We haven't had the official press release yet or visited the Akai booth at the show, but the initial news from Akai is that there is a smart-looking new version of the MPC Studio and Version 2.0 of the MPC software, plus a new version of the MPC Touch. We'll bring you more when we swing by their booth...
In the meantime, here's the info that Akai has published:
New, improved knobs for fast and accurate control
New rugged design with black brushed-aluminum body
Refined aluminum Data Dial
Neoprene travel sleeve included
Compact design less than 1.5" thick for maximum portability
Touch-sensitive knobs provide enhanced MPC software control
16 backlit genuine MPC pads, legendary MPC workflow, and MPC Swing Includes MPC Software and thousands of sounds from all genres
New graphical interface
Audio track recording and disc-based audio streaming
New, enhanced streamlined MPC software workflow
Audio and MIDI drag and drop
Enhanced Q-Link Control
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