The Akai MPC X Music Production Controller represents the pinnacle in standalone music production systems. Either for music production or for live performance, the MPC X packs in an astonishing amount of features including the MPC 2.3 audio software, 50GB of premium virtual instruments, loops and sample data which can all be controlled via the plethora of pads and encoders coupled with the stunning 10-inch high definition screen. If you're serious about groundbreaking music production, then the MPC X is undoubtedly the unit for you.
Standalone power redefined
Akai and modern music production go hand in hand and the MPC X means that you can produce music without having to be tied to a computer, although this is still an option should you wish to do so. The MPC X is capable of holding 16GB of internal data as well as SD, USB and SATA hard drive options to extend that, so you can be sure that you will have all of the audio data you need to create that next club classic.
The MPC X may be able to do its thing purely on its own, but its connectivity options mean that it can work as part of an existing setup. Microphone inputs with phantom power, assignable master outputs, Bluetooth, full MIDI, CSV and RCA turntable inputs mean that the MPC X can become the beating heart of your setup. All of your retro or modern equipment can be utilised alongside the MPC X so that everything can 'talk' to each other and be included in the mix.
Masses of control
One of the main reasons the MPC X is so powerful as a standalone instrument is because of its stunning 10-inch high definition colour touchscreen. This relays all of the information you need from the MPC 2.3 software for an organic music-making experience. Surrounding the screen you have 16 Touch-capacitive Q-Links controls with OLED displays, 66 direct-access software buttons (to avoid clunky deep menu's), 16 assignable encoders, full transport controls and more.
Whether you prefer working in the box or dream of a truly unleashed production experience, MPC Live effortlessly transforms from a formidable standalone production centre to a high-powered MIDI controller. The included MPC 2.3 software allows you to harness the power of instruments, samples and kits from world-class audio design companies such as Capsun Audio, MVP Loops, TOOLROOM, CR2 Records, Loopmasters and Akai themselves.
For anything that cannot be provided by the existing audio data, the MPC X can record any vocals or instruments that you wish making it more like a standalone fully kitted recording studio. Whether you choose to use the MPC X on its own or connected to Mac, PC or any USB, MIDI or CSV equipped gear, it is sure to propel your music creation and production levels with impressive measure.
V 2.4 Software Update
MPC Software 2.4 is a cutting-edge production suite combining 128-track sequencing capability, real-time time stretching, clip-launch functionality, advanced MIDI editing capability, VST compatibility in controller mode, operation as a standalone application on Mac & PC, advanced sampling & audio editing/recording functionality, seamless DAW integration, a redesigned GUI, Ableton Link Compatibility and much more. The latest iteration of the software features 16 classic FX and 12 Plugins from DSP gurus AIR Music Technology as featured on Pro Tools. The original AIR suite is considered the reference FX suite by industry leading audio professionals so whether you're seeking freedom from computer-based music production, or searching for the perfect controller for DAW-centric creative exploration, MPC Software 2.4 grants the ultimate in adaptive creative versatility.
Manufacturer Akai Model MPC X Display 10.1” / 257 mm (diagonal) 8.5” x 5.5” / 216 x 139 mm (width x height) Full-color LED-backlit display with touch interface Controls (16) velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, RGB-backlit (8) banks accessible via Pad Bank button (16) 360° touch-sensitive Q-Link Knobs (1) 360° encoder for display navigation and selection via push (7) 270° knobs for gain, mix & level adjustment (63) dedicated-function buttons Connectivity (2) XLR+1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS inputs (Input 1/2) (2) 1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS inputs (Input 3/4: 1 stereo pair) (2) 1/4” (6.35 mm) TS instrument inputs (Inst 1/2) (2) RCA inputs (Input 3/4: 1 stereo pair, phono- or line-level) (2) 1/4” (6.35 mm) TS footswitch inputs (FS 1/2) (2) 5-pin MIDI inputs (8) 1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS outputs (Main L/R, Outputs 3/4–7/8: 4 stereo pairs) (4) 5-pin MIDI outputs (8) 1/8” (3.5 mm) CV/Gate outputs (1) 1/4” (6.35 mm) stereo headphone output (1) 1/8” (3.5 mm) stereo headphone output (2) USB Type-A ports (1) USB Type-B port (1) SD card slot (1) power adapter input Bluetooth Specification Bluetooth 4.0 Included Software Details AIR Instruments: Hybrid 3 Loom Vacuum Pro Velvet Xpand 2 Mini Grand DB33 theRiser AIR FX Collection Sonivox Instruments: Big Bang Cinematic Big Bang Universal Session Drums Silk Road ATSIA Percussion Orchestral Companion Strings Akai Instruments: The Bank The 809 The Wub The Noise 50GB Required Space
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