NAMM 2012: Akai MPC Studio Revealed (Video)
Akai is seriously gearing up to go after any other manufacturers in the music production business (Native Instruments) with a full range of new competitive products that is sure to excite the music creators. The new MPC-Studio is the newest MPC studio production unit from Akai that is basically a bare-bones MPC system that is designed to work with any computer via USB. Users will get the same workflow system present in other MPC units, the same studio grade drum pads, and a nice one-inch-thin portable and aluminum body construction. There is no doubt that this unit was created to rival the recently successful Native Instruments Maschine offerings, so the price had better be competitive or else MPC-Studio will stay on store shelves. This unit definitely looks very promising and we will get one for a full video review as soon as they are released. Check out the official video release below. For more information please visit http://www.akaiprompc.com/mpcstudio.php
Here’s Akai’s official MPC Studio intro video:
Music Production Controller
MPC Studio offers the most streamlined MPC experience yet. At under one-inch thin, with low-profile controls and a brushed aluminum body, it’s made to move. MPC Studio merges real MPC pads, iconic workflow, and the same MPC Software used by MPC Renaissance to give you a fully integrated portable production solution.
Welcome to production anywhere. The world is now your studio.
MPC Studio Hardware
Fuses legendary MPC production with the processing power of your computer
Compact design is less than 1? thin and fits easily into a laptop bag
MPC SOFTWARE for Mac & PC with 64-track sequencing capability
16 backlit genuine MPC pads, legendary MPC workflow & MPC Swing
USB-powered with low-profile knobs and brushed aluminum body
Large LCD screen allows you to make tracks without having to look at your computer
Four touch-sensitive knobs provide enhanced MPC software control
64-track sequencing capability
Massive 6GB+ sound library, including all of the sounds of the classic MPC3000
Instant mapping and real-time adjustment of VST plug-ins
Record each track as an MPC drum program, Keygroup program or VST plug-in
Works alone as your main DAW or works seamlessly with your current studio as a VST/AU/RTAS plugin
Supports WAV, MP3, AIFF, REX and SND
Supports samples and sequences from any MPC ever made
Mac and PC-compatible
Kareem Julien (AKA DJ Blaze) has been a hip-hop, R&B, Reggae, and Club DJ since 1993. DJ Blaze has reviewed over 100 pieces of DJ Equipment and continues to provide the DJ community with high quality DJ gear reviews and updates related to DJ equipment and DJ culture.
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