one foot in the future and one in the past, this sweet standalone 
sampling powerhouse combines everything you miss about traditional beat 
production with flexibility that goes beyond the most cutting-edge 
modern music workstation. Here are the highlights:
• A complete standalone DAW that lets you untether from your PC
• Everything you loved about sampling and beat-making on board
• Delivers a perfect blend of classic loop and modern track production
• 10.1" multi-touch screen and all the hands-on controls you need
• 16 of the best velocity-/pressure-sensitive pads you’ll ever feel
• 16GB of internal storage and external hard drive support
• Preloaded with an epic collection of sounds you’ll actually use
• Pro-quality, all-bases-covered analog I/O connects to everything
• Control your entire rig with extensive MIDI, CV/Gate, and USB I/O
• MPC 2.0 adds audio track recording and upgraded time warp
• Improved Q-Link control and drag-and-drop MIDI/audio also included
• 10GB Vault 2.0 sample library includes production-ready content
Want more details? Keep reading!
Intuitive control meets limitless depth
of the biggest “love it or hate it” factors between MPC models is the 
balance between user-friendliness and feature depth. From the moment we 
met the MPC X, the producers here at Sweetwater realized that this 
argument was over. This music-production monster delivers more 
music-production horsepower than any MPC before, but with a hands-on 
user interface that is so intuitive you can probably pick one up and put
it to work without so much as touching the manual.
This is 
entirely based on the integration of its onboard MPC 2.0 software and 
full set of hands-on controls. The sheer surface-level access the MPC X 
delivers means you don’t have to go deep to find the features you want. 
Just take a look at the control layout, and you’ll get the idea.
put it simply, if it’s something you’d access with a mouse on a 
computer DAW, then you can grab it on the multi-touch screen. If it’s 
something you want to be able to control by pushing a real button or 
twisting a knob, then there’s a button you can press or an OLED-labeled 
Q-Link encoder you can reach out and twist. It’s amazing how 
effortlessly the MPC X keeps up with your workflow!
Is it software or hardware?
More to the point, MPCs have combined software and hardware from the 
very beginning. Now, you can run the same software that’s on your MPC X 
on your computer. That means you can stay hooked up to your computer if 
you’d like, taking full advantage of both your computer’s software and 
the MPC X’s I/O and controls, but you don’t have to. Think about it — 
there are workflow options here you’ve never had before.
instance, you can head out with nothing more than your MPC X, a mic or 
two, and a big smile on your face. You can take that rig wherever you 
feel inspired, lay down some beats, create new samples, even record 
vocals right alongside your grooves, thanks to MPC 2.0’s new audio track
recording feature. At the end of the day, you can come back home with a
fresh, more or less complete track in your pocket that’s ready for any 
finishing touches you want to add in the studio. Talk about the best of 
both worlds!
Command HQ for your entire music rig
the MPC1000, Akai Professional’s sampling workstations started to gain a
reputation as exceptional sequencers, with music producers from a wide 
range of genres adopting them for their MIDI rigs. When the MPC5000 
arrived, you had 64 MIDI channels at your command, and there was no 
contest as to who ruled the hardware sequencer world.
For a 
minute there, hardware sequencing took a back seat to all-software 
production, but in the past few years, not only has MIDI sequencing 
picked up again, the rise of Eurorack gear and other inexpensive analog 
synths have brought back CV/gate control in a big way — and the MPC X is
ready for it all.
Not to be outdone by the ’5000, the MPC X 
includes four MIDI output ports, but it also includes eight 3.5mm 
CV/gate outputs. That means you can sequence your all-analog synth gear 
right along with your MIDI sound modules, creating impressive hybrid 
production systems all controlled from your MPC X and totally locked in 
with the rest of your tracks. Dual USB ports support MIDI over USB as 
well, allowing you to integrate your virtual instrument collection or 
lock to another DAW.
Next, consider the MPC X’s analog I/O. 
Whether you want to sample and slice vinyl breaks, lay down vocals, or 
send tracks out to any other gear you have lying around, all the 
connections are right there.
It always comes down to the sounds
off, if you want any specific sounds in your MPC X, then go nuts. You 
can load up just about any samples you like or record new ones on the 
fly. That’s classic MPC power right there. However, if you’re looking 
for inspiration, then all you need to do is dive into the massive 10GB 
Vault 2.0 sound library. We’re talking about the best Capsun Audio, MVP 
Loops, and CR2 Records has to offer, as well as a ton of unique content 
from the sampling gurus at Akai Professional.
But what about your
sample library? If you’re like some of us over here at Sweetwater, you 
may have a sample library some would call over-the-top, but you can’t 
live without it. That’s cool — just load it all up on an external hard 
drive (HDDs and SSDs supported) and plug it into the 2.5" SATA drive 
A simpler option is to toss what you want on an SD 
card or USB flash drive, but it’s all up to you. Any way you look at it,
the MPC X makes it easy.
Upgrade your flow with MPC 2.0
Akai Professional announced a software DAW that thought like an MPC 
back in 2012, the electronic-music-production world went nuts. The 
immediate success of the MPC Studio and the MPC Renaissance paved the 
way for the MPC X and laid the foundation for MPC 2.0. It’s no minor 
update — MPC 2.0 adds many user-requested features that complement the 
overall design philosophy of the MPC X.
The one feature many of 
us at Sweetwater are stoked about is the ability to record linear 
tracks. This feature alone pushes the MPC software DAW out of the realm 
of beat production into the big leagues with other loop-based DAWs. 
While they were at it, Akai Professional also updated their time-warp 
algorithm, making sample stretching and slicing smoother than ever. 
You’ll feel the enhanced Q-Link control at work by the way your Q-Link 
knobs respond as though they’re one step ahead of you, and drag-and-drop
MIDI and audio makes the most of the MPC X's touchscreen.
Additional Media Tech Specs


Standalone Sampler and Sequencer

Internal Sound Engine:

Multicore system with plugin 
instruments, multi-sampled keygroup instruments, and drum expansion 


10.1" Multi-touch Display, Tilt adjustable


16 x Velocity/pressure-sensitive RGB pads, Full-sized

Other Controllers:

16 x Encoder Q-Link Knobs


10GB pre-installed content including 3 
MPC instrument plugins, multi sampled keygroup instruments and drum 
expansion libraries


128-track MIDI, 8-track Audio




Advanced Sampling & Audio Editing/Recording

Analog Inputs:

2 x XLR-1/4" combo, 2 x 1/4" TRS, 1 x 
Dual RCA Stereo, 2 x 1/4" TS (instrument)

Analog Outputs:

2 x 1/4" (master L/R), 6 x 1/4" TRS


1 x 1/8", 1 x 1/4"


2 x In, 4 x Out, USB, Bluetooth

Other I/O:

8 x 1/8" TRS (CV/Gate)


2 x 3.0 Type A, 1 x 3.0 Type B


Yes (MIDI)

Pedal Inputs:

2 x 1/4"


2GB RAM, 16GB Onboard Storage, SD Card 
Slot, Expandable 2.5" SATA Bay


MPC 2 Software


VST compatible (controller mode)

OS Requirements - Mac:

OS X 10.10.5 or later

OS Requirements - PC:

Windows 8.1 or later

Power Source:

19V DC power supply (included)


3.4", 8.4" (display upright)






12.5 lbs.

Manufacturer Part Number:

Includes original box, Possibly original shipping box also. MPC-Software licensed can be transferred via
This unit has a 512GB SSD installed filled with a 1 year subscription of Splice sounds.

Still warranty from Sweetwater.
For local pickup arrangements must be made and a cashiers check is accepted from USBANK

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  • MPC X Standalone Sampler / Sequencer
  • Black
  • 2019
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  • United States

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