Akai has officially announced MPC Studio, which it will be introducing at the 2012 NAMM Show.
The MPC Studio is a software + hardware combination, pairing a minimal aluminum MPC pad controller with MPC software that offers up to 64 tracks of sequencing and VST support.
Akai is not only taking on NI’s Maschine, but positioning the MPC Studio as a mobile MPC sollution, saying “Welcome to production anywhere. The world is now your studio.”
We’ve got images, video and specs for the Akai MPC Studio below. Check them out and let us know what you think of AKai’s new MPC solution!
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
Here’s Akai’s official MPC Studio intro video: