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Akai MPCXXUS Stand Alone Music Production Center with Multi-Touch Screen and 16 Responsive RGB Pads akai-mpc-x-us

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Akai MPCXXUS Details

Full-color multi-touch display and no computer required with 16 Touch-capacitive Q-Link controls with OLED displays.

The Akai MPC-X is a Stand Alone Music Production Center with Multi-touch screen and 16 Responsive Velocity and Pressure Sensitive RGB Pads.

Modern music's evolution is intrinsically linked to the legendary Akai Professional MPC line - 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, in- demand functionality that sets the precedence for the industry standard. Don't settle for an imitation, take control of your creative output with MPC.

New in MPC
MPC returns, armed with reimagined functionality and retaining the core workflow ethos that defined it's iconic reputation. So what's new in MPC X? Standalone functionality, CV outputs, audio track recording, clip launching, MPC 2 Software and much more. This isn't just the next generation of MPCs, this is a turning point in self-contained creative capability.

Immersive Production
MPC doesn't just complement your workflow, it enhances it. With MPC X the convenience of touch- screen 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.

Control Evolved
Precision engineered to enhance your creative flow, the 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-degree Q-Links with OLED displays seamlessly map to critical parameters, with user-selectable mapping functionality for a completely personalised experience. 66 buttons provide direct hardware access to all aspects of the user interface, catering for any workflow preference.

Studio Centerpiece
The 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 uncompromised signal routing and monitoring capability. Plus, a combination of XLR, ¼-inch high-Z, balanced ¼-inch, and Turntable RCA inputs, plus switchable phantom power (+48v), direct hardware monitoring, interactive VU metering, dual ¼-inch & 1⁄8-inch headphone outputs and pristine high-resolution capture ensures rapid assimilation into your setup and an unprecedented production experience.

Radiant High-Definition Display
Center-stage on the MPC X is a high-definition, full color 10.1-inch 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. 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 centre 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 plugin into 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 of needs with ease.

Expandable Storage
As standard MPC X ships with 16GB of internal Micro SD storage. Seeking to incorporate your own samples without tethering to a computer? MPC X features a 2.5-inch SATA drive connector providing expanded storage via external hard drive - SSD or HDD. Additionally, sounds can be accessed and added to the library using the built-in SD Card slot or the USB thumb drive.

Outboard Control
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 on-board 2-in/4-out MIDI interface plus 8 configurable CV outputs, take control of your outboard equipment using MPC X's unmatched sequencing capability. Plus, the 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 has a well-earned reputation for sounds that hit hard and sound great, right out of the box. The MPC X is no exception. Pre-installed with 10GB of world-class content, The Vault 2.0 features samples and kits from leading sound design companies including Capsun Audio, MVP Loops, TOOLROOM, CR2 Records, Loopmasters as well as our own meticulously crafted sounds.

MPC Software
Redefining the creative vista and driving MPC X and MPC Live in standalone and controller modes is Akai Professional's reimagined MPC 2 Software; 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 grants the ultimate in adaptive creative versatility.

Clip Programs
Refine your flow and spark your creativity with Clip Programs in MPC 2 Software. Armed with an advanced real-time time-stretching/pitch shifting algorithm, and supporting Toggle/One Shot launch modes, loop-specific RGB pad color configurations, automatic BPM detection and automatic tempo lock, MPC 2 Software's clip launch functionality grants a truly inspirational production platform and an unleashed performance experience.

The Power of Audio Tracks
Capture, edit and mix up to 8 studio-grade resolution audio tracks in standalone mode, or expand your track limit to an immense 128 tracks in controller mode. Furnished with critical audio recording functionality - including multi-track capture, selectable monitoring options (Off, On & Auto), monitoring via effects, Punch In/Out Recording and Record Start options - MPC empowers producers, musicians and performers with core audio-capture and the convenience of full-featured standalone operation.

Audio Editing
Now in MPC, cutting-edge audio editing capability fuses with intuitive gesture-based touch control thanks to an all-new suite of audio editing essentials. Combining Pointer, Eraser, Audition, Marquee and Scissors tools, seamlessly edit audio with the rapid, tactile ease-of-use found on smartphones and tablets. Take total-command of your audio with MPC 2 Software's array of processing options - including Fade In, Fade Out, Reverse, Mute, Pitch Adjust and BPM Adjust - and perfectly tailor your audio to your most stringent needs.

Reimagined GUI
MPC 2 Software's redesigned GUI offers a vastly improved creative experience that enhances MPC's revered workflow. Combining a reimagined mixer layout outfitted with resizable faders, an adaptive channel strip, a dedicated audio track editing window, resizable waveform view and much more, MPC 2 Software presents the ultimate platform for unrestricted creative versatility alongside must-have tools that deliver unprecedented surgical control.

New in MPC Software 2.3
This major software and firmware update introduces a number of user requested features and functionality enhancements, notably the addition of three powerful, versatile, and expressive built-in synthesizers by AIR Music Technology (TubeSynth, Bassline and Electric) to the MPC standalone experience. This is a landmark feature addition which elevates the MPC from a sampler to a true musical powerhouse. Also, very significant is the addition of Autosampler and Arpeggiator. As a result, this update is highly recommended for all current MPC X, MPC Live and MPC Software 2 owners.

New in MPC Software 2.4
MPC 2.4 introduces a number of user-requested features and workflow enhancements, notably the addition of 28 must-have effects from critically-acclaimed DSP gurus AIR Music Technology and a much- requested side-chain compressor, the Mother Ducker.
The original AIR Creative FX collection has been included as part of Pro Tools® since Version 8 and is considered the reference FX suite by some of the world's most respected audio professionals. With MPC 2.4, this legendary suite of 16 mix essentials has been included with MPC for immediate use with standalone or desktop MPC software; this core range of effects has also been expanded to include 12 new plugins, including the AIR Channel Strip and AIR Transient. Each effect has been expertly designed with ease-of-use in mind and the stunning new TUI layouts take using effects inside MPC to a whole new level.

New in MPC Software 2.5 - Splice Integration
Simplify your sample browsing and auditioning with on-board Splice integration in MPC X. Splice Studios fuels the creativity of producers around the world with millions of high-quality, royalty-free samples, sounds, presets and loops, covering nearly ever musical style. With Splice natively embedded in MPC X, experience immediate wi-fi access to your own Splice library directly from the touch user interface.
To celebrate Splice integration in MPC X, Splice Sounds is offering all MPC X users a free 3-month subscription to Splice with access to millions of royalty-free samples, loops, and presets.

Introducing DrumSynth
MPC's iconic drum sound can't be disputed, gracing countless productions with the nefarious snap and punch coveted by countless world-class producers. Now with MPC 2.9, MPC arms the production community with a groundbreaking selection of 8 synth engines powering 9 incredible DrumSynth plugins. Packed with must-have contemporary sounds, and backed by powerful sound generators driven by all-new FM synthesis, analog & 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.

Like all MPC instruments, DrumSynth plugins harness the refined tactile touch user interface for an inspiring, easy-to-use workspace that accelerates workflow and puts the control you demand only a touch away! The 8 engines include Kick, Snare, Clap, Hi-Hat, Crash, Ride, Tom and Percussion. Additionally, all the engines can be accessed in one multi mode instrument for a powerful combination program. Fuse this with built in sound effects including a transient shaper, tuning, EQ, compression, delay, reverb and more, and DrumSynth is poised to supercharge the MPC workflow and elevate your creative process even higher.

Feature Updates:

  • NEW | On-board Splice integration - immediate Wi-Fi access to your Splice library directly from the touch user interface
  • NEW | Includes a FREE 3-month subscription to Splice with access to millions of royalty-free samples, loops, and presets.

New in MPC Software 2.6
With 2.6, MPC provides a number of user-requested enhancements and workflow requirements - most notably functionality to input automation in both the Step Sequencer and Grid Editor, alongside Ableton Live Set Export facilities.

New in MPC 2.6:

  • Grid Automation - Users can now input, edit and view automation in Grid Edit and Audio Edit.
  • Step Automation - Users can now input, edit and view automation in the Step Sequencer.
  • Support for up to eight submixes in the mixer window.
  • All-New TUI layouts for Akai Vintage effects.

New in MPC Software 2.7
MPC Live and MPC X now come 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. Ableton Live Control mode has been carefully designed to enable users to instantly switch between standalone operation and Live Control mode without ever stopping playback from either ecosystem.
With Ableton Live Control integration, Akai Professional's standalone MPC series bridges the two platforms seamlessly for expanded creative flexibility. Fusing MPC's production prowess, critically-acclaimed synth engines and a rapid, intuitive workflow with Ableton Live, any creative endeavor is literally a touch away.

New in MPC Software 2.8
New to Akai Professional's next generation standalone, multi-core powered MPC Series is MIDI Multi capability, transforming MPC into the ultimate MIDI sequencing studio centerpiece. Now you can simultaneously connect and route all the MIDI gear in your studio including class compliant USB Keyboards, MIDI interfaces and USB to CV modules, supercharging your I/O capability. Fuse this with deep internal MIDI routing capability across tracks, comprehensive MIDI routing to any MIDI compatible synthesizer, drum machine or sound module, and even multitrack recording capability, and MPC forms the beating heart of any production setup, unleashing the true power of all your gear.

Other notable enhancements in MPC 2.8 include:

  • Timing Correct (TC) has now been tweaked to have a dedicated On/Off setting that is separate to the TC division parameter
  • From the standalone MPC firmware you can now create a custom note mapping for any program type

Features:

  • Standalone MPC - no computer required - natively powered by MPC 2 Software
  • 10.1-inch full-color multi-touch display
  • Also acts as a control surface for MPC 2 Software, compatible with Mac & PC
  • 16 Touch-capacitive Q-Links controls with OLED displays
  • 66 buttons for direct, hardware access to all aspects of MPC 2 Software
  • (4) selectable inputs: 2 XLR / 1⁄4-inch combo jacks with switchable phantom power, (2) ¼-inch TRS jacks, (2) instrument level, ¼-inch jacks, turntable RCA input with ground peg
  • (8) outputs: balanced ¼-inch jack
  • Dual ¼-inch and 1⁄8-inch headphone outputs
  • 2 full-size MIDI inputs, 4 full-size MIDI Outputs
  • 8 configurable CV/Gate outputs enabling the analog control of modular gear, such as classic synths
  • Includes 3 standalone synth engines from AIR Music Technology: Tubesynth, Bassline and Electric
  • 16GB of on-board storage (over 10GB of premium sound content included from leading sound designers including CR2, TOOLROOM, Loopmasters, Capsun Pro Audio, and more)
  • User-expandable 2.5-inch SATA drive connector (SSD or HDD)
  • 2 USB-A 3.0 slots for thumb drives or MIDI controllers
  • SD Card slot for loading samples and projects
  • 28 effects from critically-acclaimed DSP gurus AIR Music Technology
  • Ableton Live Integration - Complete command over Live's clip launching, mixer and instrument macro controls wirelessly via Wi-Fi
  • Now includes 8 all-new synth engines powering 9 incredible DrumSynth plugins

Software Features:

Overview:
Music production suite featuring native operation on MPC X and MPC Live in standalone mode
Compatible with Mac & PC - Works alone as your main DAW or seamlessly with your current DAW as a VST, AAX or AU plugin; available with MPC X, MPC Live, MPC Touch and MPC Studio Black

Create:

  • 128-track sequencing capability and up to eight pad banks
  • Capture, edit and mix up to 8 audio tracks in standalone mode, expandable up to 128 tracks in controller mode
  • Real-time time-stretching & pitch-shifting - warp clips, samples and audio regions
  • Audio/MIDI Drag and Drop functionality for seamless integration with industry standard DAWs
  • Powerful AIR Hybrid 3 virtual instrument built-in

6 MPC Program Modes:

  • MPC Drum Program - MPC's powerful drum sampler
  • Clip Program - clip launch workflow built in to MPC, trigger loops
  • CV Program (MPC X Only) - drive your external analog gear
  • Keygroup program - MPC's instrument sampler
  • VST/AU plugin - control any VST or AU (Controller Mode Only)
  • MIDI Program - sequence your external MIDI gear

Edit

  • Comprehensive suite of audio editing tools - Pointer, Eraser, Audition, Marquee, Scissors, Fade In, Fade Out, Reverse, Mute, Pitch Adjust and BPM Adjust
  • MPC's Industry-leading Sample Edit functionality - trim, chop and process your samples
  • Support for AU/VST plugin instruments and effects - instant mapping and real-time adjustment of VST plugins in controller mode

Mix

  • Global/Track automation - automate any effect, instrument or mixer parameter
  • Reimagined mixer layout - resizable faders, an adaptive channel strip, a dedicated audio track editing window, resizable waveform view and more
  • Advanced signal routing capability - submixes, FX returns, multi-output plugin support (up to 16 stereo outputs) and more

Perform:

  • New Clip Program mode powered by MPC's real-time warping algorithm
  • Enhanced Q-Link functionality for precision control mapping of MPCs editable functions
  • XYFX control adds effects, adjusts sound dynamics in real time
  • Phrase Looper, enables connection of any instrument to create loops
  • Selectable hardware outputs for seamless assimilation into multiple usage scenarios

Support:

  • Supports WAV, MP3, AIFF, REX and SND
  • Supports samples and sequences from any MPC ever made
  • Full 64-bit support in all versions; standalone, VST and AU

Expand:

  • MPC Expansion browser allows quick access to installed expansion packs
  • Comes with 17GB+ of high-quality expansion content
  • Contemporary drum kits covering genres including Trap, Future House, EDM, Techno and more
  • "Essential Instruments" - A complete selection of built-in keygroup programs
  • Compatible with the growing marketplace of Akai MPC expansions
  • Supports user-generated expansion packs (using the MPC Expansion Builder)

MPC Software System Requirements:

  • MAC: Dual-Core CPU, 2.5GHz or better and 4GB RAM (8GB Recommended)
  • WIN: Dual-Core CPU, 2.5GHz or better and 4GB RAM (8GB Recommended)
  • STORAGE: 2GB free space for MPC Software (Excluding content)

Software Included with MPC X:

  • MPC Software
  • AIR Instruments: HYBRID 3, LOOM, VACUUM PRO, VELVET XPAND.2, MiniGrand DB33, theRiser, AIR FX Collection
  • SONIVOX Instruments: Big Bang Cinematic Session Drums
  • AKAI PRO Instruments: The Bank, The 809, The Wub, The Noise

Specifications:

  • Buttons: (63) dedicated-function buttons
  • Bluetooth Specification: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Power: via power adapter (19V, 3.42A, center-positive, included)
  • Dimensions (width x depth x height): 19.9" x 16.7" x 3.4" / 50.5 x 42.4 x 8.7cm (display flat), 19.9" x 15.3" x 8.4" / 50.5 x 38.8 x 21.4cm (display upright)
  • Weight: 12.57 lbs / 5.66kg

Pads:

  • (16) velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, RGB-backlit
  • (8) banks accessible via Pad Bank buttons

Knobs:

  • (16) 360-degree touch-sensitive Q-Link knobs for parameter adjustment
  • (1) 360° encoder for display navigation and selection via push
  • (7) 270° knobs for gain, mix & level adjustment

Display:

  • 10.1" / 257mm (diagonal)
  • 8.5" x 5.5" / 216 x 139mm (width x height)
  • Full-color LED-backlit display with touch interface

Max Recording Resolution:

  • Standalone Mode | 24-bit, 44.1kHz
  • Controller Mode | 24-bit, 96kHz.

CPU:

  • Processor: 1.8GHz quad-core ARM. Cortex. A17 processor
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 16GB (user storage, 10GB pre-installed content), 4GB (MPC operating system)

Connections:

  • (2) XLR+¼" (6.35mm) TRS inputs (Input 1/2)
  • (2) ¼" (6.35mm) TRS inputs (Input 3/4: 1 stereo pair)
  • (2) ¼" (6.35mm) TS instrument inputs (Inst 1/2)
  • (2) RCA inputs (Input 3/4: 1 stereo pair, phono- or line-level)
  • (2) ¼" (6.35mm) TS footswitch inputs (FS 1/2)
  • (2) 5-pin MIDI inputs
  • (8) ¼" (6.35mm) TRS outputs (Main L/R, Outputs 3/4-7/8: 4 stereo pairs)
  • (4) 5-pin MIDI outputs
  • (8) 1⁄8" (3.5mm) CV/Gate outputs
  • (1) ¼" (6.35mm) stereo headphone output
  • (1) 1⁄8" (3.5mm) stereo headphone output
  • (2) USB Type-A ports
  • (1) USB Type-B port
  • (1) SD card slot
  • (1) Power adapter input

8 configurable CV/Gate outputs for analog control, 2 USB-A 3.0 slots for thumb drives or MIDI controllers, and acts as a control surface for MPC 2.0 software.


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