Akai is expanding its coveted MPC series with next generation MPC Studio music production system

MPC Studio maintains the iconic 16-pad workflow that the sampler series has become renowned for. Each pad backlit, is pressure sensitive, and is capable of aftertouch. The 16 full-size pads allow you to trigger and record patterns, notes, chords, and sounds, with a visual display showing velocity and pad groupings.

Akai has included a Touch Strip on the MPC Studio, which it says can “elevate any performance with invigorating expression”.

A full-colour LCD display provides supber quality visual feedback for track names, plug-in presets, browse categories, parameter values, and sample cropping points. Akai says this display will help you keep your eyes on the controller rather than on your laptop, which is always a good thing, with dedicated MPC transport controls and Locate buttons for precise location spotting.

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.

The software comes with eight plug-in instruments that range from emulations of classic hardware to original synth engines. Akai’s MPC Studio is available now for £230. Find out more HERE

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Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about many genres of music from Breakbeat and Drum & Bass to Techno and Electronica. A man that lives in a world of bass and beats, Ian is an obsessive collector of music and a true geek at heart, with many years spent in application design.