Akai Pro has today launched the MPC Studio, a US$269/£229 MPC controller that works with your laptop to give the full MPC beats and music making experience at a cut-down price.
It is a complete MPC system, comprising the hardware and full MPC2 Desktop Software DAW for Mac and Windows, giving:
- 16 velocity-sensitive RGB MPC pads with aftertouch
- Assignable touchstrip
- Colour LCD screen for feedback
- All the usual MPC workflows including Quantize, Note Repeat, and 16 levels
- MPC 2 software with Vocal Effects Suite, MPC Plugin Instruments, and 100+ plugins from AIR Music Tech
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Essentially, by letting your laptop do the work, you’re getting all the fun of a standalone MPC system at a much easier entry point, meaning this should open up the MPC music production world to a whole new audience, both of beginners, and pros looking for a more mobile solution.
• For more information on MPC Studio, visit the Akai Pro website.