Akai Professional has announced MPC 2.8, a new update for its current MPC hardware / software ecosystem.
MPC 2.8 introduces a variety of new MIDI capabilities, letting you use the MPC X, MPC Live and MPC One as the sequencing ‘brain’ of your MIDI studio.
Here’s what’s new:
- MIDI Multi Capability – With MPC 2.8, 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. 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 2.8 can be the center of complex production and performance setups.
- Timing Correct (TC) has now been tweaked to have a dedicated On/Off setting that is separate to the TC division parameter.
- From the standalone MPC firmware, you can now create a custom note mapping for any program type.
Pricing and Availability:
MPC 2.8 will be available on May 14th as a free update of MPC 2.0 users. See the Akai Pro site for details.