NAMM 2016: New Versions Of Akai MPC

Music Production Controller gets a makeover and version 2.0 software      22/01/16

NAMM 2016: New Versions Of Akai MPC

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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

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