Akai Pro has introduced MPC Beats, a free digital audio workstation (DAW) that they describe as ‘the best beat making DAW for beginners.
MPC Beats features a built-in content library, virtual instruments, 80 effects, support for MIDI pad controllers and more. In addition, it offers two stereo audio tracks and support for AU/VST plugin instruments and audio effects,. It also works as a plugin within other DAWs.
Here’s what they have to say about MPC Beats:
“MPC Beats offers an easily accessible 4 x 4 drum sample grid, a piano roll, sample library browser and 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 the included beat templates–the ideal starting point for new users looking to master the MPC workflow.
MPC Beats comes with a 2GB content library with selections from the most popular MPC Expansion Pack sound libraries. The carefully curated selection gives beat makers the freshest in-demand sounds for modern 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 final pro polish to tracks couldn’t be simpler with over 80 FX plugins from the AIR Effects collection–a premium selection of mixdown and mastering tools–giving beat makers everything they need to finish tracks and get them ready to share on any streaming platform.”
- 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
Pricing and Availability
MPC Beats is available as a free download from the Akai Professional website. A valid email address is required.