Akai Professional MPC StudioItem ID: MPCStudio
Complete Groove Production Hardware Control Surface and Software System, with 9GB+ Sound Library, and VST/AU Plug-in Support
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A Super-portable MPC Hybrid DAW!Akai's MPC Studio music-production system gives you the creative, hands-on workflow of Akai's MPC sampling groove workstations, plus the power and flexibility only your computer can deliver. Integrating with your Mac or PC, MPC Studio combines Akai's versatile MPC software environment with an ultra-portable MPC-style hardware controller. With MPC Studio, you get the experience of using a traditional MPC, the advanced capabilities of a DAW, and the freedom to work the way you like. Call your Sales Engineer or keep reading to find out more about the Akai MPC Studio.
Akai MPC Studio Sampling Groove-production System at a Glance:
A true MPC workstation with total hardware and software integration
Akai's MPC Studio is far more than just a MPC-style DAW with a dedicated control surface, it's a complete music-production system that combines the best of Akai's MPC hands-on controls, the music-production workflow countless top producers swear by, and the flexibility of today's powerhouse computers. Simply put, MPC Studio is everything you need to make the best beats and electronic grooves with your computer.
Ultra-portable MPC hardware gives you amazing hands-on control anywhere
Built with knobs that are shorter than its pads, the MPC Studio controller fits easily in your laptop case, letting you take your beat-creation studio anywhere. Its super-durable brushed aluminum body houses 16 backlit genuine MPC pads, plus a full set of MPC controls and a large backlit LCD screen. In fact, the MPC Studio controller was built to give you access to every aspect of Akai's legendary MPC workflow, so you can create entire songs without ever looking at your computer screen.
Flexible sequencing and sampling software with classic MPC workflow
Akai bundled the MPC Studio with the same amazing DAW software included with the MPC Renaissance, making collaboration extremely easy. This software music-production environment gives you a 64-track sequencer and phenomenal sampling options with support for WAV, MP3, AIFF, REX, and SND files. What's more, it supports every MPC sample and sequence ever created by any other MPC. But the software included with the MPC Studio lets you do much more than you could with a traditional MPC. For instance, you can load up your favorite VST or AU plug-ins and use them right along with your samples. You can even use MPC Studio as a virtual instrument in your favorite DAW. The possibilities are as limitless as your imagination!
Akai MPC Studio Sampling Groove-production System Features:
Get the feel of a classic MPC plus the power of a DAW with Akai's MPC Studio!
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Reviewsbased on 4 reviews
by Eric M. Hardy from Greenville, NC 27858Great a lot of possibilities and bang for the buck. IMPRESSED!!
May 6, 2013
Music Background: Producer, Recording Engineer, Artist Development
Worth the wait!
by RAF from Chicago, ILThis unit was definitely worth the long wait! It lives up to all of my expectations, the hardware design is user friendly with the exception of it lays perfectly flat, I wish there were some kind of l... read more [+]egs underneath so that you can angle it up twards you. The pads feel great and all the functions of the buttons work the way their supposed to. The factory sounds are great, you can make a whole song right out of the box. A surprise was with the software, it's a daw within itself! I haven't dove way deep into the software yet, but I was able to make a beat without major effort. The last thing I'd add is that it is super portable, it comes with a carry case that you can easily slide in a laptop case. The only bad thing about the unit is that you HAVE to have the MPC plugged in at all time to use the software, so if you want to do a quick edit or listen, then you have to connect the unit, also, if you want to use it with another daw as a controller, you'll have to transform the pad messages within your daw if its possible. So over all it's great, Akai made took after Avid with its proprietary approach the software and hardware, but it's still worth it to me. close [-]
January 7, 2013
Music Background: Producer, mixer
Needs updates just like Maschine did
by Seany Mac from Newport, RIShoutout to Sweetwater, always maintaing great service, I got this thing a day early and the rep followed up as always when I buy from Sweetwater.
January 9, 2013
Music Background: Beat Maker
As far as the MPC Studio im not totall... read more [+]y impressed as I thought I'd be. The sounds are just ok im not blown away or anything. The kicks and snares are the best sounds, I bought this thing expecting to use more drums from inside the software but found myself reverting back to my .wav files. It probably just needs a few updates like Maschine did when it first came out, There are a few bugs like everyone has been talking about.
Overall I cant say whether it was worth the money yet, Its pretty light and sleek so thats cool but the biggest turn off is that you can't use the software without the MPC plugged in, not even use the sound. This is where Maschine takes the cake, If im on the train and want to edit some beats that I made from Maschine or make a new beat using Maschine sounds inside Kontakt that works but not with the MPC, it prompts that the software will mute as soon as you unplug the MPC, unless theres a work around I see this as a MAJOR flaw.
The step sequencer is pretty tight, and the pads feel good....it seems like Akai made the Renaissance, and then thought about how they could nerf it to make a product that was cheaper that they could sell. Hopefully its durable and doesn't break like my MPK did. close [-]
A Cool Piece of Gear
by Mike Moore from Metro DetroitI've been an MPC head since the 2000 and I used it for sequencing as well as a drum machine and sampler. This guy here is the REAL DEAL, I like the idea of being able to have access to the vast numbe... read more [+]r of sounds available and still have the MPC vibe. The only problem is that the software is a little buggy but most of the complaints I have seem to be addressed with the new 1.3 update. I use this guy with my travel rig, I would even like to get the Ren for my studio. I only gave it 3 stars because of the software bugs, if not for that I would have given it 5. close [-]
February 6, 2013
Music Background: Recording Engineer, Producer
Akai Professional MPC Studio
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