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Akai Professional MPC Studio Black 

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At under one-inch thin, with low-profile controls and a brushed aluminum body, MPC Studio made to move. MPC Studio merges real MPC pads, iconic workf...Click To Read More About This Product

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At under one-inch thin, with low-profile controls and a brushed aluminum body, MPC Studio 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.

Legendary MPC Production on Your PC or Mac

The MPC Studio Music Production Controller fuses legendary MPC production with the processing power of your computer. Its compact design is less than 1" thin and fits easily into a laptop bag or backpack. It's USB-powered with low-profile knobs and brushed aluminum body, and includes MPC Software for Mac and PC with 128-track sequencing capability. With 16 backlit genuine MPC pads, legendary MPC workflow, MPC Swing, plus four touch-sensitive knobs providing enhanced MPC software control, you'll be producing quality music in no time. A large LCD screen (360 x 96 dot graphic LCD) allows you to make tracks without having to look at your computer.

Featuring 128-track sequencing capability and up to eight pad banks--more than any other MPC ever—the included MPC Software delivers a massive 7GB+ sound library, including all the sounds of the classic MPC3000 and 2 MPC Expansions. Instant mapping and real-time adjustment of VST plugins lets you record each track as an MPC drum program, Keygroup program, or VST/AU plug-in. Use MPC Software alone as your main DAW, or use it seamlessly with your current studio as a VST, RTAS, or AU plugin.

MPC Software supports WAV, MP3, AIFF, REX, and SND, as well as samples and sequences from any MPC ever made, and it's compatible with both Mac and PC.

It's all in The Bank

7 Gigabytes. 300 Instruments. The Bank is an included MPC Expansion workstation loaded with essential sounds of modern production including basses, leads, effects, keyboards and much more. You also get The 809, an MPC Expansion for punchy analog drums—a full collection of classic drum machine sounds, each with its own controls for maximum tweak ability.

Professional Go-Anywhere Capability

Designed in collaboration with dozens of working producers and musicians, MPC Studio maintains the workflow that has made the Akai Pro MPC the industry standard in music production for decades. Its built-in backlit LCD, 16 genuine MPC pads, and other powerful features give you the full MPC experience anywhere.

  • Thin and light
  • Massive library
  • Classic pad response

The machine that started it all, revised and refined.


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So far, I'm dissapointed

By Wayne

from Kent, Ohio

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    Comments about Akai Professional MPC Studio Black:

    I bought this so that I can add beats to my music. So far, I have not been able to do that at all. I did manage to load the MPC software as a VST plug in to my recording software (the instructions are completely lacking in this regard... They do not tell you where to find the mpc.dll file. Nor do they even tell you that the dll file is named mpc.dll...). I recorded a kick drum and it sounded nice full with lots of depth while I was recording it. But when I played it back, it was thin and shallow sounding. Then I recorded a high hat beat. As soon as I did that, the kick drum part started clipping! I could not figure out how to fix that.
    Then, as I was trying to figure that out, somehow, the MPC plug in became offset from the beat in my recording software, by just a fraction of a second. I had to remove the plug in from the song and then re-insert it

    So, I thought that I would record the beat using the MPC software as a standalone, i.e., not as a VST plug in. Okay, I recorded the beat okay. But still, once I layered the high hat, the kick drum went from sounding full and deep to thin and shallow. I tried exporting as a wav file. The results were horrible! The tempo changed and not all of the notes I recorded actually showed up. I only had two bars or recording, and I set it to export from bar 1 to bar 2.

    So, this equipment is a four hundred (American monetary unit) waste of my money right now. Completely unusable. I'm assuming that it's user error, which is why I'm not sending it back. I don't know if I'll ever figure it out though...

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