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 sequenc

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