Music Production Controller Frees Your Creative Potential
We’re no strangers to the Akai Professional MPC family here at Dawsons Music, but even we are taken by the beautifully sleek profile of the new Akai Professional MPC One Standalone Music Production Centre. A welcome addition to the ever-growing MPC Family, the Akai MPC One design marries sharp lines with intuitive controls to create a delightfully simple-to-use production workstation with an unashamedly sophisticated aesthetic.
Akai Professional MPC One Features
- Standalone MPC – no computer required
- Powerful Multicore System from the MPC Live and MPC X
- 16 velocity-sensitive RGB Pads
- 7-inch high-resolution multi-touch display
- 2GB RAM, 4GB of on-board storage
- SD card slot
- Mac & PC Controller for MPC Software (Included)
- Stereo Line-Level Inputs
- MIDI In and MIDI Out
- 4 TRS CV/Gate Jacks, 8 Outputs Total
- (1) USB-A 3.0 Slot for thumb drive or MIDI Controller
All-in-one production powerhouse
The beauty of the Akai MPC One lies in its ability to pack everything you need to create, edit, and mix FX, instruments, and samples without the need for anything else – it is essentially a complete studio in a single unit.
Don’t be fooled by its diminutive size either as the Akai MPC One boasts the same multi-core processor as the accomplished MPC X, ensuring a seamlessly smooth workflow no matter how complex the composition you’re producing.
The joy in beat-making, sampling, and crafting tunes in general lies in getting hands-on with gear, and there is nothing quite like the liberating feel of Akai MPC pads.
However, the Akai MPC One allows you to edit and chop samples with hand gestures on the bright 7-inch touch screen colour display. Express your ideas effortlessly and directly with the dedicated knobs and touch keys that eliminate cumbersome drop-down menus.
All about that workflow
Everything you expect from a Standalone MPC is here, without compromise. With the Akai MPC One, all MPC functionality you expect is here, perfectly positioned with two goals clearly in mind – ease of use and no-nonsense workflow enhancement.
Four touch-sensitive controls and a large data encoder seamlessly map to critical parameters. Sixteen velocity- and pressure-sensitive RBG pads deliver perfect response for full expressive range.
MPC mainstays including Note Repeat, Full Level, 16 Levels and dedicated Transport Controls complete the MPC One’s arsenal of control options, providing complete production capability.
Studio Connectivity – Playing well with others
The Akai MPC One isn’t just a lone wolf, it easily integrates into your creative space with all the connectivity you demand. Whether you’re just starting out or have an elaborate network of cables, equipment, and instruments at your disposal, the MPC One slots perfectly into any setup.
Connect your USB controller or line-level ¼-inch instruments. Control your MIDI devices and your CV/Gate modules & racks. And there’s no need to worry about connectivity issues arising, as MPC One is ready to work right alongside professional music production gear.
MPC Software 2
Akai Professional’s reimagined MPC 2 Software drives the Akai MPC One in both standalone and controller modes. This 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 and much more.
Whether you’re seeking freedom from computer-based music production or searching for the perfect controller for DAW-centric creative exploration, MPC 2 Software delivers the ultimate in adaptive creative versatility.
The future of on-demand content is here, all accessible in Akai MPC One’s standalone environment. Simplify your sample browsing and auditioning with on-board Splice integration in MPC One.
Splice Sounds fuels the creativity of producers around the world with millions of high-quality, royalty-free samples, sounds, presets and loops, covering every musical style. With Splice natively embedded in MPC One, you will experience immediate network access to your own Splice library directly from the touch user interface.
Storage & Connectivity
Take the hassle out of importing our own samples with MPC One’s content-driven connectivity and onboard storage. As standard, MPC One ships with 4GB of internal Micro SD storage. Looking to add your own sounds? MPC One features a built-in SD Card slot and USB thumb input for immediate access to your own sample libraries.
Packed with Content
From critically-acclaimed synth engines and mixing tools to in-demand sample and loop content, everything you need for immediate creativity is here. MPC One comes with its own new drum sample & loop library that continues the MPC tradition of hard-hitting, industry-renowned drum sounds from leading sound designers including RawCutz, Sample Tools
by CR2, F9, Decap MSX Sound Design and MVP Loops.
MPC One also features our signature synth engines, Electric, Tubesynth and Bassline, as well as our premium AIR FX for mixing & mastering. With the Akai MPC One, you have everything you need to produce hard-hitting, unforgettable music — music that is uniquely yours.
- (16) velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, RGB-backlit
- (8) banks accessible via Pad Bank buttons
- (4) 360° touch-sensitive Q-Link Knobs
- (4) Q-Link Knob columns accessible via Q-Link button
- (1) 360° encoder for display navigation and selection via push
- (31) dedicated function buttons; red-, amber-, or green-backlit
- 7.0” / 177mm (diagonal)
- 5.9” x 3.7” / 151 x 94mm (width x height)
- Full-colour LED-backlit display with touch interface
- Processor: Quad-core ARM® processor
- RAM: 2GB
- Storage: 2GB user storage, 2GB pre-installed content
- (2) ¼” (6.35mm) TRS inputs (1 stereo pair)
- (2) ¼” (6.35mm) TRS outputs (1 stereo pair)
- (1) 1⁄8” (3.5mm) stereo headphone output
- (1) 5-pin MIDI inputs
- (1) 5-pin MIDI outputs
- (4) CV/Gate outputs
- (1) USB Type-A port
- (1) USB Type-B port
- (1) SD card slot
- (1) power adapter input
- via power adapter: 19V, 3.42A, centre-positive, included
- (Width x Depth x Height)
- 10.7” x 10.7” x 2.1”
- 272 x 272 x 53mm
- 4.7 lbs.
*Specifications are subject to change without notice
Jon is a multi-instrumentalist with a passion for inspiring others to get involved in making music. After spending many years playing venues here, there and – pretty much – everywhere, he joined the Dawsons’ Music Web Team before progressing into his current role managing the Dawsons Blog.