Akai Professional announces the release of MPC Beats

Akai Professional announced the latest addition to their DAW software lineup, MPC Beats. Built on the legacy of the legendary MPC hardware and innovative MPC2 desktop software, MPC Beatsis available to anyone as a free download from the Akai Professional website and empowers new beatmakers with all the tools to create excellent sounding beats.

Intuitive MPC WorkflowAspiring beat-makers ready to delve into the world of music production will find MPC Beats an ultra-intuitive,inspiring entry-point for producing professional sounding music. Underpinned by the renowned MPCworkflow, MPC Beats offers an easily accessible 4×4 drum sample grid, a piano roll, sample library browserand sample edit window.

Users can seamlessly switch between these workspaces to discover, create,and edit their beats to perfection. For immediate accessibility, MPC Beats includes smart layouts from theincluded beat templates – the ideal starting point for new users looking to master the MPC workflow.Samples & Sounds for SuccessMPC Beats comes with a 2GB content library with selections from the most popular MPC Expansion Packsound libraries. The carefully curated selection gives beat makers the freshest in-demand sounds formodern beat-making. From drum kits with punchy kicks and crispy claps, to 3 plugin instruments (Bassline,Tubesynth & Electric) from MPC, everything needed to create great sounding beats is here.

Adding the finalpro polish to tracks couldn’t be simpler with over 80 FX plugins from the AIR Effects collection – a premiumselection of mixdown and mastering tools – giving beat makers everything they need to finish tracks andget them ready to share on any streaming platform.Controller ConnectionGet even more out of MPC Beats with integrated hardware control. MIDI keyboards like the venerableAkai Professional MPK mini, 4×4 and 8×8 pads, or even standalone MPC hardware all work seamlessly withMPC Beats so beat makers can connect their devices and elevate their workflow to greater heights withimmersive tactile control of the software.

For complete setup simplicity, MPC Beats comes auto-mappedto some of the world’s most popular controllers from numerous brands. So whether it’s an Akai Pro MPK mini,Alesis V-Mini or M-Audio Keystation, there are no setup headaches and roadblocks to your creativity.More Power Packed ToolsMPC Beats features 2 stereo audio tracks to sample your vocals, instruments, sound design elements andmore. MPC Beats also supports AU/VST plugin instruments and audio effects, allowing beat makers tocontinue to expand their instrument collections. For complete integration with existing systems, MPC Beatsopens as a plugin in all mainstream DAWs to merge the best of all DAW worlds. With MPC Beats, the powerand performance the modern beat maker demands is there for any workflow imaginable.

MPC Beats Highlights

•Free software based on the legendary MPC workflow

•2 Audio, 8 Midi/Instrument Tracks

•16 Pads, Sample Editing, VST/AU support

•Ready to create right away – sample/sound content, effects, and virtual instruments built-in

•Can be mapped to any MIDI controller, including MPC and MPK mini

•Easy, unified software, plugins, and virtual instruments installer•Special Affordable MPC Beats version of Expansions (starting at $9.99)

Available FREE from https://www.akaipro.com/mpc-beats


Damion Pell
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Loves long walks along the beach, holding hands and romantic 80's power ballads, partial to electronic music and likes to make the odd mix or two.