Akai Pro has announced the release of its new MPC series, the vMPC Live, MPC X Music Production Centre and MPC 2.0 Music Production Software.

The two standalone players include new features and studio production, including live and performance capabilities.

The MPC live has additional capabilities in comparison to its predecessor the MPC Touch.  Looking similar to the MPC Touch the new Live features a full colour 7-inch multi touch screen, 16 responsive velocity and pressure sensitive RGB pads, four touch capacitive Q-link controls and a large master encoder knob.

Alongside this the MPC Live also features multicore processing technology and expandable 16GB of on-board storage.  An extremely portable unit, the MPC Live can be run under battery powered operation via its internal and rechargeable battery.

The MPC Touch enables users to time-stretch in real time, sample, grab, and pinch and edits waveforms via its touch display. The step sequencer can be programmed to record, sequence and edit audio/MIDI live and apply FX in real-time, this can all be assisted by the iPad/iPhone touch screen.

Easily transportable and with a stylish and minimal design, the MPC Live can slot into any advanced DJ set up and any live rig.

The MPC X is a standalone MPC featuring a full colour 10” multi touch screen display, 16 responsive velocity and pressure-sensitive RGB pads all fuelled by a multi-core processor that powers the MPC software 2.0

Featuring menu buttons, a large master encoder knob, a 16 touch-sensitive 360 degree assignable pots, and adaptive OLED displays, this makes the MPC X perfect for viewing and producing accurate recordings.

The MPC X offers full-featured production functions and is easy to use. Users can program the step sequencer, record, and sequence, apply FX and much more.  If connectivity is a worry then have no fear as the MPC X has a 2-in/4-out MIDI interface which can connect to controllers, drum machines and synthesizers enabling users to get the most out of their unit. Alongside these connectivity options it also includes a variety of inputs and outputs including XLR, ¼-inch jack, 1/8-inch jack & RCA.

Powering these new and fantastic MPC X and MPC Live is the MPC Software 2.0. A feature-packed, innovative and easy to use update of its original MPC software, it is capable of running on standalone mode or it can be run from a MAC or PC as a plugin. 

Watch the MPC series in action below: