Akai MPC Studio Black Slimline USB Music Production Controller
The MPC Studio Black Music Production Controller fuses legendary MPC production with the processing power of your computer.
- Fuses legendary MPC production with the processing power of your computer
- Compact design is less than 1 1⁄2 - inch thick and fits easily into a laptop bag
- MPC SOFTWARE 2.0 for Mac and PC with 128-track sequencing capability
- 16 backlit genuine MPC pads, legendary MPC workflow and MPC Swing
- USB-powered with low-profile knobs and brushed aluminium body
- Four new improved touch-sensitive knobs provide fast and accurate control of MPC Software
- Neoprene travel sleeve also included
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Legendary MPC Production on Your PC or Mac
The Studio Black fuses legendary MPC production with the processing power of your computer. Its compact design is a minuscule 1.5 inch thin. Weighing in at less than two pounds, the Studio Black easily fits into a laptop bag or backpack. It's USB-powered and includes the powerful MPC Software for Mac and PC with 128-track sequencing capability. Equipped with the legendary MPC workflow, MPC Swing, plus powerful features such as 'lazy' chop, you'll be producing great music in no time. A large LCD screen (360 x 96 dot graphic LCD) allows you to make tracks without having to look at your computer.
It's All In The Bank
7 Gigabytes. 300 Instruments. The Bank is an MPC Expansion workstation exploding with all the essential sounds of modern production including basses, leads, effects, keyboards and much, much more. It's included with MPC Studio Black. You also get The 809, an MPC Expansion for punchy analogue drums—a full collection of classic drum machine sounds, each with its own controls for maximum tweak ability.
Professional Go-Anywhere Capability
Designed in collaboration with dozens of working producers and musicians, MPC Studio Black maintains the workflow that has made the Akai Pro MPC the industry standard in music production for decades. Its power, style and portability gives you the full MPC experience anywhere.
MPC Software 2.0
Redefining the creative vista and driving MPC Studio Black in controller mode is Akai Professional's reimagined MPC Software 2.0: 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. Whether you're seeking freedom from computer based music production, or searching for the perfect controller for DAW-centric creative exploration, MPC Software 2.0 grants the ultimate in adaptive creative versatility.
Refine your flow and spark your creativity with Clip Programs in MPC Software 2.0. Armed with an advanced real-time time-stretching / pitch shifting algorithm, and supporting Toggle/One Shot launch modes, loop-specific RGB pad colour configurations, automatic BPM detection and automatic tempo lock, MPC Software 2.0's clip launch functionality grants a truly inspirational production platform and an unleashed performance experience.
The Power Of Audio Tracks
With MPC Software 2.0, users can now capture, edit and mix up to 128 studio-grade resolution audio tracks, greatly expanding the production functionality of the MPC platform. With 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 in-demand audio-capture facilities.
Now in MPC, cutting-edge audio editing capability is thoughtfully included thanks to an all-new suite of audio editing essentials. Combining Pointer, Eraser, Audition, Marquee and Scissors tools, seamlessly edit audio with the rapid, ease-of-use found on mainstream DAWs. Take total-command of your audio with MPC Software 2.0'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.
MPC Software 2.0'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 Software 2.0 presents the ultimate platform for unrestricted creative versatility alongside must-have tools that deliver unprecedented surgical control.
Ableton Link Compatibility
Another huge new addition to MPC Software 2.0 is Ableton Link support – now MPC users can now synchronize and play back audio in real time with other Link-enabled music making devices and apps (including iMPC Pro) using a shared Wi-Fi connection: the ultimate solution to integrate peripheral app based software and separate compatible production platforms to spark user's creativity like never before.
Compatible with Mac & PC - Works alone as your main DAW or seamlessly with your current DAW as a VST, RTAS or AU plugin
128-track sequencing capability and up to eight pad banks
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 analogue 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
Capture, edit and mix up to 128 tracks
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
Ableton Link via Wi-Fi – Sync MPC with any Link-enabled apps and devices for cross-platform collaboration.
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
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
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
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
MPC Expansion browser allows quick access to installed expansion packs
Compatible with the growing marketplace of Akai MPC expansions
Supports user-generated expansion packs (using the MPC Expansion Builder)
2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended) Mac OS X 10.9 - 10.11
2 GHz Pentium® 4 or Celeron® compatible CPU or faster (multi-core CPU recommended)
2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended) Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 (all 32 & 64-Bit)
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