Akai Professional MPC Stems Now Available, Letting You ‘Unmix’ Samples For Your MPC

Akai Professional has officially introduced MPC Stems, an advanced feature for its MPC desktop software that lets you ‘unmix’ audio to craft acapellas, isolate bass lines, and extract drum grooves.

Powered by the stem separation engine from zPlane, MPC Stems delivers superior sound quality, allowing producers to access and manipulate the raw building blocks of any sample with minimal artifacts. AKAI says that the intuitive user interface provides full tactile control over the separation process, enhancing the creative workflow and ensuring that producers can focus on what matters most: their music.

Compatibility and Integration:

The feature is supported by the new 2.14 Software/Firmware update for the MPC Desktop Software. MPC Stems is fully supported by the following MPC hardware in Controller Mode: Live series, MPC One, MPC One +, MPC X, MPC XSE, MPC Key 61, MPC Key 37, and MPC Studio MK2, ensuring seamless workflow integration.

Pricing and Availability:

MPC Stems is available now for $9.99 USD. See the Akai Pro site for details.

8 thoughts on “Akai Professional MPC Stems Now Available, Letting You ‘Unmix’ Samples For Your MPC

  1. Interesting to read that the company zplane.development GmbH & Co KG is behind the implementation of the Stems feature.

    There is mentioned on their website, that they are partner with Ableton and Native Instruments. That could hint about a feature for Push 3 and maschine plus with same algo, when Akai stems hype has lowered?

  2. i have difficulty believing they can port this to standalone, considering its using some kind of AI processing to do this

    i suppose we will find out soon enough

  3. 2 things.
    1. You can’t help but understand why everyone thought that Stem separation was coming to standalone. Even in this video I dont see a desktop computer or the impression that one is even in the vicinity.
    2. The Lo-fly dirt ipad plugin on the interface. Is it standalone, desktop only then standalone, or is it even real. It not an accident its in here, maybe just a teaser they slid in but no one noticed since we were still trying to figure out how they botched the Stems update.

  4. tbh I’m not surprised about the stem separation happening on the computer because of the intensive processing involved. The CPU in the Live/One/etc. is basically a high powered phone chip, and while they’re very impressive they just don’t have the horsepower for this sort of thing.

    1. That makes perfect sense, their marketing did not and still doesnt. Funny thing about it, its smart and pretty common. Respect the game.

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