Akai MPC X Music Production Controller Alpha And Omega

The history of modern music is intrinsically linked to the Akai Professional MPC line. We’ve created machines that have spawned new genres and advanced existing ones. Countless instruments have attempted to replicate the design, workflow and celebrated swing of the Music Production Center. In short, the MPC is a legend maker.

In creating the new MPC X, we’ve learned lessons from every MPC that preceded it to engineer a production centerpiece truly fit to be the Music Production Center of the future.

The Beast, Unleashed

The X is a standalone MPC featuring a beautiful, full color, adjustable 10.1” multi-touch screen, 16 amazingly responsive, velocity- and pressure-sensitive RGB pads and 16 gigs of internal storage. To make it a truly untethered, computer-free experience, the X also features two USB slots that can be used for MIDI controller connectivity.

Powering the X is our stellar MPC 2.0 Software, which runs natively in standalone mode. For more expressive performances, there are 16 touch-sensitive 360-degree assignable pots—perfect for precisely automating individual QLink parameters. Above each of those QLink pots is a high-resolution OLED display, detailing info for the individual parameter.

To Plug Or Not To Plug

Whether you prefer to go computer-free or not, it can’t be denied that there are some fantastic sounding VST instruments and effects out there. For those times when you need your favorite plug-ins, the MPC X effortlessly goes from formidable standalone to high-powered MIDI controller, explicitly designed to run the feature-rich MPC Software 2.0 in your favorite DAW. A number of new features added to 2.0 include: Audio track recording, improved time warp, enhanced Q-Link control, audio and MIDI drag and drop—all appearing on a new graphical interface.

Infinite Sounds, Unlimited Inspiration

The MPC has a well-earned reputation for sounds that hit hard and sound great, right out of the box. The X builds on that reputation. Pre-installed with 10 gigs of world-class sounds, The Vault 2.0 features samples and kits from top-notch sound design companies including CAPSUN ProAudio, MVP Loops, CR2 Records, as well as our own. Want to incorporate your own samples without tethering to a computer? The X features a 2.5” SATA drive connector providing additional storage via installation of a fixed hard drive – SSD or HDD (sold separately). Additionally, sounds can be accessed and added to the library using the built-in SD Card slot or the USB thumb drive. You can also record directly to all the aforementioned storage locations.

Above And Beyond

The MPC X has a number of additional features that make it the most powerful standalone music production tool to date. The X has a high quality audio interface engineered for recording, sampling and transmitting pristine sound. The back panel is equipped with 2 XLR + 1/4” TRS inputs for recording microphones - including those needing 48V phantom power. There are two additional 1/4” TRS line inputs on the back panel and the front panel also features two more 1/4” line inputs. Onboard CV/Gate outputs enable the analog control of modular gear such as classic synths and drum machines. For vinyl junkies, we include two RCA phono inputs with RIAA preamp to ensure the right levels are coming into the X from your turntable. The joy of sampling vinyl is at the core of what made the classic MPC workflow legendary. We’re staying true to our roots while simultaneously improving the sound and stability of the sampling process.

The MPC X is the pinnacle of lengthy research and development, detailed feedback from our passionate user base and the merging of the best technologies from across our product line.

We proudly present the Music Production Center that embodies the best of past, present and future beat-oriented production machines. The MPC X will be the centerpiece of studios worldwide—and yours — for years to come.

  • New graphical interface
  • Audio track recording
  • Real-time time-stretching and pitch-shifting
  • Clip Program mode for clip launching workflow
  • Reimagined mixer layout – resizable faders, an adaptive channel strip, a dedicated audio trackediting window, resizable waveform view
  • Advanced signal routing capability - submixes, FX returns, multi-output plugin support
  • More efficient and streamlined MPC workflow
  • Audio and MIDI drag and drop
  • Enhanced QLink Control


SPECIFICATIONS

Pads

  • (16) velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, RGB-backlit
  • (8) banks accessible via Pad Bank buttons

Knobs

  • (16) 360° touch-sensitive Q-Link knobs for parameter adjustment
  • (1) 360° encoder for display navigation and selection via push
  • (7) 270° knobs for gain, mix & level adjustment

Buttons

  • (63) dedicated-function buttons

Display

  • 10.1” / 257 mm (diagonal)
  • 8.5” x 5.5” / 216 x 139 mm (width x height)
  • Full-color LED-backlit display with touch interface

Memory

  • RAM 2 GB
  • Storage 16 GB (user storage, 10 GB pre-installed content), 4 GB (MPC operating system)

Connections

  • (2) XLR+1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS inputs (Input 1/2)
  • (2) 1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS inputs (Input 3/4: 1 stereo pair)
  • (2) 1/4” (6.35 mm) TS instrument inputs (Inst 1/2)
  • (2) RCA inputs (Input 3/4: 1 stereo pair, phono- or line-level)
  • (2) 1/4” (6.35 mm) TS footswitch inputs (FS 1/2)
  • (2) 5-pin MIDI inputs
  • (8) 1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS outputs (Main L/R, Outputs 3/4–7/8: 4 stereo pairs)
  • (4) 5-pin MIDI outputs
  • (8) 1/8” (3.5 mm) CV/Gate outputs
  • (1) 1/4” (6.35 mm) stereo headphone output
  • (1) 1/8” (3.5 mm) stereo headphone output
  • (2) USB Type-A ports (1) USB Type-B port
  • (1) SD card slot
  • (1) power adapter input Power via power adapter (19 V, 3.42 A, center-positive, included)
  • Dimensions (width x depth x height)
  • 19.9” x 16.7” x 3.4” / 50.5 x 42.4 x 8.7 cm (display flat)
  • 19.9” x 15.3” x 8.4” / 50.5 x 38.8 x 21.4 cm (display upright)

Weight

  • 12.57 lbs.
  • 5.66 kg
Manufacturer: Akai Professional
Model: MPC X
SKU: I450397-N-6-WHXA
UPC: 0694318017876

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