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Akai Professional MPC Studio Slimline
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Legendary MPC control and sound, in a slimmed down, low-profile design.

MPC Studio offers the most streamlined MPC experience yet. At under one-inch thin, with low-profile controls and a brushed aluminum body, it's made to move. MPC Studio merges real MPC pads, iconic workflow, and the same MPC Software used by MPC Renaissance to give you a fully integrated portable production solution. Welcome to production anywhere. The world is now your studio.

MPC Studio Hardware
The USB powered MPC Studio is a production powerhouse that was made to move around with ease. Now you can easily fuse the power of the MPC with the processing power of your laptop anywhere you wish to take it. The ultra compact design is less than 1" thick, making this unit able to neatly fit in most bags and cases with room to spare. There are 16 backlit genuine MPC style pads that give you the same legendary MPC workflow and MPX Swing. The overall design is sleek with low-profile knobs and an all aluminum body to protect the core components of the unit. The large LCD screen allows you to make tracks without the need to look at the computer screen, freeing you from constantly relying solely on your computer to produce music.

MPC Studio Software (version 1.4)
Akai's exclusive MPC software makes the transition from the original box to your computer a breeze. 128-Track sequencing ability will provide you with plenty of options when cruising through the massive 6GB+ sound library, including all of the sounds from the original MPC3000. There's instant mapping and real-time adjustment of VST plugins, and the ability to record each track as an MPC drum program, Keygroup program, or VST/AU program. The MPC Studio software supports WAV, MP3, AIFF, REX, and SND audio file types, as well as any samples and sequences from any MPC ever made. Use the software as a stand alone DAW or inside of your favorite workstation as a VST or AU plugin. The software is both Mac and PC compatible.

New features in version 1.4:

• 64-bit support for PC/Mac. The standalone application, VST and Audio Unit plug-ins now have 64-bit versions
• Ability to load samples when playing
• Ability to export return buses
• Auto-save function (see preferences window)
• Control surface buttons auto-repeat when you hold them down (useful for zoom, locate, etc.)
• Quick bank/mode selection via button double-tap. You can double-tap shift to enter "shift lock" mode. You can also double-tap bank/mode buttons directly
• Multiple file selection in file browser
• New file browser folder button behavior. The 1-5 buttons retain their stored location when you move away from them; the location can be set by press-and- hold
• QLink control of zoom and scroll in the sample editor
• Added a sample overview in sample editor
• LCD sample editor supports zoom and scroll
• MIDI clock receive
• Ability to alphabetically sort the samples list (see button over the Sample list)
• New command history window, with the ability to drag the undo position around (Edit>History...)
• Holding shift at startup skips any autoload files

Akai Professional MPC Studio Slimline Features:

    Fuses legendary MPC production with the processing power of your computer
    Compact design is less than 1" thin and fits easily into a laptop bag
    16 Backlit genuine MPC pads, legendary MPC workflow & MPC Swing
    USB-powered with low-profile knobs and brushed aluminum body
    Large LCD screen allows you to make tracks without having to look at your computer
    Four touch-sensitive knobs provide enhanced MPC software control
    128-Track sequencing capability
    Massive 9GB+ sound library, including all of the sounds of the classic MPC3000
    Instant mapping and realtime adjustment of VST plug-ins
    Record each track as an MPC drum program, Keygroup program or VST plug-in
    Works alone as your main DAW or works seamlessly with your current studio as a VST/AU/RTAS plugin
    Supports WAV, MP3, AIFF, REX and SND
    Supports samples and sequences from any MPC ever made
    Mac and PC-compatible

Akai Professional MPC Studio Slimline Specifications:

    Display: 360 x 96 dot graphic LCD w/back light
    Height: 0.73 -0.89" (18.5-22.6mm)
    Width: 11.2" (284mm)
    Depth: 10.1" (257mm)
    Weight: 1.96lb. (0.89kg)
    Power: USB or 6VDC/1A AC adaptor
    MIDI I/O interface: 1 In/1 Out via TRS to MIDI breakout cables (Included)
    Maximum events: unlimited (based on CPU)
    Resolution: 960 pulses per 1/4-note
    Sequences: 128
    Tracks per sequence: 128
    Drum pad: 16 (velocity and pressure sensitive)
    Drum pad banks: 8
    Sync mode: MIDI clock, MIDI Time Code
    Transport Controls: MIDI Machine Control
    Polyphony: 64
    Dynamic filtering: 1 State Variable Filter per voice
    (up to 8 pole, depending on type)
    Filter types: Low Pass, Band Pass, High Pass, Band Boost, Band Stop, Analog Modeling, Vocal Formant
    Number of programs: 128
    Memory capacity: System Dependent.
    2GB Minimum / 8GB Recommended
    Plug-in Supported as Host: VST (Mac / PC), AU (Mac)
    Plug-in Formats Available to other DAWs: VST, AU (Mac Only), RTAS
    Audio files supported: WAV, MP3, REX, AIFF, SND
    Program effects: 4 Insert Slots per Pad, 4 Sends to Track Effects per Pad
    Track effects: 4 Inserts and 4 stereo Sends per Track
    Master effect: 4 Master Effect Slots
    Over 50 high-quality effects Included
    Plugin formats supported: VST (Mac / PC), AU (Mac)
    Mac: 1.8GHz G4/G5 or faster (Intel Mac recommended), 2GB RAM (4GB recommended, if supported by your computer), Mac OS X 10.4.11 (10.5 or later recommended), DVD-ROM drive
    Windows: 2GHz Pentium 4 or Celeron compatible CPU or faster (multicore CPU recommended), 2GB RAM (4GB recommended on Windows Vista and Windows 7), Windows XP (home or Pro), Windows Vista or Windows 7, DVD-ROM drive

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  • A Monster in a small package

    As reviewed by Greg Scoggin on 1/10/2013

    What can I say, the MPC has been my go-to music making machine for two decades.... I have had MPC's going back to the 2000xl and prior. So is it worth all the Hype, this 'new' MPC setup? Well, using it for two days, I can say, the portability and functionality of the software brings the MPC into the new millenia and after sitting down with the is the familiar format and then some.... This thing absolutely has taken the classic MPC workflow and actually made it easier (if you can imagine that possible but indeed, it HAS gotten even easier-many of the classic MPC 5000 functions are just turned into visual mouse clicks-such as time stretching and Patched Phrasing-won't go into detail but it is just a breeze to use this software and its timing is massively tight, just like all MPC's-Akai NAILED this software version on their first go around). It has all the features of my 5000 save for it runs plugs internally, too and that just makes it your one stop go to production machine from start to completion (minus DAW mixdown, of course). I will say installation was not without a few glitches as Version 1.1 crashed while scanning my Audio Units on my Macbook Pro running OSX 10.6.8 (32 bit). I upgraded to the just released 1.2 software and rescanned the audio units and everything went smoothly...and I am running a lot of whew..wipe the sweat.. Lastly, the MPC Studio hardware is brushed aluminum and flat out classy. NO cheapo plastic anywhere on this two pound slimster and its machined and polished fascia is very diminuative yet powerful in that it has all the necesary MPC buttons you would expect...and the back lit pads and buttons are flat out useful and helpful, let alone visually appealing. I think the only thing they could have improved on the Studio was to have allowed the pleasantly lit blue screen to tilt back toward you like on the Ren or 5000 but I get around that by propping it up on a book and no worries. All and all, I LOVE the new MPC and the software and feel it is worth every penny that I paid for it...

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful.
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  • YES... Buy It

    As reviewed by ALPHONSO on 12/18/2014

    I love the MPC! I've always been inspired by watching producers like Bangladesh and Zaytoven use the MPC. This is the least costly way into the MPC life. The software comes with decent sounds and amazing samples BUT is not very affective as a stand alone program. Its not easy to map out and do efx like you would be able to in FL studio and REASON etc. I run the MPC studio vst through Ableton Live 9. It does exactly what you would expect from any MPC. Perfect for software users even protools. I've had it over a year, never got bored with it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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  • Just what I'd been waiting for

    As reviewed by TROY WILLIAMS on 9/16/2013

    Ive used AKAI gear since 1994. Ive purchased the AKAI S950, MPC2000 and MPC2500. I have used Software based programs Since 1999 Acid pro,Reason,Nuendo,Cubase,Fruity Loops, just didnt feel right..I saw the NI Maschine in action and I always wondered when is AKAI going to fully involve themselves with a full fledged production software. So I was very happy when I saw the MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio especially since software V.1.4 came out. The best of both World for me. MPC feel with software editing and capability

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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