Akai Professional MPC X Standalone Music Production Center
Modern music's evolution is intrinsically linked to the legendary Akai Professional MPC line of full-featured production and performance powerhouses that have spawned multiple genres and advanced countless existing ones. With a design often replicated but never surpassed, the Music Production Center empowers users with an unrivaled workflow and a tangible, intuitive interface coupled with forward thinking functionality that's become the industry standard. Don't settle for an imitation, take control of your creative output with MPC.
MPC has been armed with reimagined functionality while retaining the core workflow ethos that defined its iconic reputation. Akai Professional MPC X brings standalone functionality, CV outputs, audio track recording, clip launching, MPC 2 desktop software and much more. This isn't just the next generation of MPCs; this is a turning point in self-contained creative capability.
- Standalone MPC natively powered by MPC 2 software – no computer required
- 10.1" full-color multi-touch display
- Also acts as a control surface for desktop MPC 2 software for macOS/Windows
- 16 touch-capacitive Q-Link controls with OLED displays
- 66 buttons for direct hardware access to all aspects of MPC 2 software
- 2 full-size MIDI inputs, 4 full-size MIDI outputs
- 8 configurable CV/gate outputs enable analog control of modular gear and classic synths
- 3 standalone synth engines from AIR Music Technology: Tubesynth, Bassline and Electric
- 28 effects from AIR Music Technology
- 16GB of onboard storage with over 10GB of premium sound content
- User-expandable 2.5" SATA drive connector works with SSD or HDD storage
- 2 USB-A 3.0 connectors for thumb drives or MIDI controllers
- SD card slot for loading samples and projects
- Ableton Live integration for complete command over Live's clip launching, mixer and instrument macro controls via wi-fi
MPC doesn't just complement your workflow, it enhances it. With MPC X, the convenience of touchscreen control, full-featured functionality and standalone capability fuses with Akai Professional's iconic velocity- and pressure-sensitive RGB 16-pad format. The result? Immersive, self-contained production and performance solutions meticulously designed for unprecedented creative expression without limitation.
Precision engineered to enhance your creative flow, MPC X's arsenal of hardware controls redefines the studio centerpiece standard. 16 velocity- and pressure-sensitive backlit RGB pads provide iconic MPC response, faithfully capturing every subtle nuance of your performance. 16 touch-sensitive 360° Q-Links with OLED displays seamlessly map to critical parameters, with user-selectable mapping functionality for a completely personalized experience. 66 buttons provide direct hardware access to all aspects of the user interface, catering to any workflow preference.
MPC X forms the beating heart of your creativity, offering harmonious integration with your existing setup thanks to an ensemble of studio-grade inputs and outputs. 8 balanced outputs connect to virtually all peripheral studio equipment for uncompromising signal routing and monitoring capability. Plus, a combination of XLR, 1/4" high-Z, balanced 1/4" and turntable RCA inputs, switchable +48V phantom power, direct hardware monitoring, interactive VU metering, dual 1/4" and 1/8" headphone outputs and pristine high-resolution capture ensures rapid assimilation into your setup and an unprecedented production experience.
Radiant high-definition display
At the center of MPC X is a high-definition, full-color 10.1" fully articulating multi-touch display, conveniently outfitted with 8 lockable positions. Immersive yourself in a world of intuitive gesture-based control of your production on the largest screen ever fitted to an MPC to date.
Fully-loaded and versatile
Whether you prefer working in the box or dream of a truly unleashed production experience, MPC X effortlessly transforms from a formidable standalone production center to a high-powered MIDI controller. Natively powering MPC in standalone mode is MPC 2 software, fully loaded with critical in-demand production and performance capability. Connect MPC X to your Mac or PC, load MPC software as a plug-in hosted in your DAW of choice or as a standalone application and harness the undeniable power and creative scope of VST instruments and effects. Whatever your preference, MPC X redefines expectations for control, seamlessly accommodating the most stringent needs with ease.
MPC X ships with 16GB of internal storage. Seeking to incorporate your own samples without tethering to a computer? MPC X features a 2.5" SATA drive connector, providing expanded storage via an external hard drive. Additionally, sounds can be accessed and added to the library using the built-in SD card slot or a USB flash drive.
With MPC X, harnessing the power and of your modular systems, sound modules, drum machines and synthesizers couldn't be easier. Fusing a raft of premium control sources, an onboard 2-in/4-out MIDI interface plus 8 configurable CV outputs, take control of your outboard equipment using MPC X's unmatched sequencing capabilities. Plus, MPC X's 2 USB 2.0 inputs adds further customization and workflow enhancements, providing support for external keyboards, mice and generic USB MIDI devices.
Infinite sounds, unlimited inspiration
The MPC line has a well-earned reputation for sounds that hit hard and sound great, right out of the box, and MPC X is no exception. Pre-installed with 10GB of world-class content, The Vault 2.0 sound collection features samples and kits from leading sound design companies including Capsun Audio, MVP Loops, ToolRoom, CR2 Records and Loopmasters as well as Akai's own meticulously crafted sounds.
Ableton Live control
MPC X comes pre-mapped to Ableton Live for an instant performance and production setup. Users have complete command over Live's clip launching, mixer and instrument macro controls wirelessly via wi-fi network Ableton Link or by ethernet connection using a USB-to-ethernet adapter (sold separately).
With MPC 2.9, MPC arms the production community with a groundbreaking selection of 8 synth engines powering 9 incredible DrumSynth plug-ins. Packed with must-have contemporary sounds and backed by powerful sound generators driven by all-new FM synthesis, analog and physical modeling and sample-based algorithms, every synthesized drum sound the modern producer should have at their disposal is here. DrumSynth empowers MPC users with powerful synthesis, incredible presets and precise sound design sculpting capabilities to develop their own unique sounds.
Simplify your sample browsing and auditioning with onboard Splice integration in MPC X. 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 X, you will experience immediate network access to your own Splice library directly from the touch user interface.
|Included from Manufacturer||Power supply
|Programs/Presets||10GB The Vault 2.0 onboard sound library with samples and kits from Akai Professional, Capsun Audio, MVP Loops, ToolRoom, CR2 Records and Loopmasters
Plug-in instruments from Akai Professional, AIR Instruments and Sonivox
|Effects||AIR TubeSynth, AIR Bassline, AIR Electric
AIR FX Bundle of 28 additional effects
All assignable as insert or send/return effects
All assignable to individual pads
|Sequencer||64-track sequencer with control over internal tracks/instruments, external MIDI instruments and CV/gate outputs|
|Sampling||Built-in sampling via audio and turntable inputs
Sample import via SD card or USB storage
|Internal Storage Capacity||16GB|
|MIDI||In, Out, USB|
|USB Port (to Host)||MIDI, System Updates, File Transfer, Editor/Librarian/Patch Manager|
|USB Flash Drive Port (to Device)||MIDI Recording, Sample Import|
|Audio Inputs||2 × balanced 1/4" / XLR combo inputs
Dual balanced 1/4" stereo input
Dual RCA turntable input with turntable grounding post
|Audio Outputs||Dual balanced 1/4" stereo main output
6 × assignable balanced 1/4" outputs
1/4" stereo headphone output
1/8" stereo headphone output
|Control Connections||8 × assignable 1/8" CV/gate outputs
2 × assignable 1/4" footswitch inputs
|Onboard Controllers||16 velocity- and pressure-sensitive RGB backlit pads
16 touch-capacitive Q-Link control knobs with individual OLED displays
|Expansion||Internal 2.5" SATA drive connector for SSD/HDD storage expansion|
|Depth||16.7" with display flat
15.3" with display upright
|Height||3.4" with display flat
8.4" with display upright
|Product Weight||12.57 lb|
|Unique Features||Also acts as a control surface for included desktop MPC 2 software for macOS/Windows
2 full-size MIDI inputs, 4 full-size MIDI outputs
Ableton Live integration for complete command over Live's clip launching, mixer and instrument macro controls via wi-fi
Akai Professional Limited Warranty
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