Akai Pro Brings 7” Touch-Screen to MPC Range with MPC Touch

Akai tell us the newest addition to the legendary MPC series re-writes the rules with an intuitive controller featuring multi-touch display for an immersive production experience. It looks amazing...  

Cumberland, RI USA (October 7, 2015) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music production equipment today announces the introduction of the MPC Touch, the newest and most future-forward member of their legendary MPC product line. The touch-screen controller is the result of painstaking engineering development, detailed customer research and user feedback. The result is the most capable and user-friendly music production controllers Akai Professional has developed to date.   

Akai Pro MPC Touch close up

Akai Pro MPC Touch close up

The Touch introduces a new approach to music production with an ultra fast and super intuitive workflow, powered by a radiant 7" color multi-touch display. Literally grab and pinch waveforms, draw midi events, adjust envelopes, chop samples, add effects and precisely set your controls using your fingertips. Combined with the classic MPC feel, sound and award-winning pads, the Touch embodies the best elements of our past while taking music production gear into the future. 

Akai pads, a touch screen, an MPC - what more could you want?

Akai pads, a touch screen, an MPC - what more could you want?

Watch the promo video from Akai Pro for the new MPC Touch:

Features:

  • 7" color multi-touch Display
  • 16 velocity-sensitive thick, fat MPC pads with RGB backlighting
  • 2-in/2-out audio interface
  • Step Sequencer with touch interface
  • XYFX control adds effects, adjusts sound dynamics in real time
  • Phrase Looper, enables connection of any instrument to create loops
  • Pad Mixer for setting levels, stereo panning and adding VST effects
  • Sample Edit control, for trimming, chopping and processing your samples
  • 4 new, performance-ready touch-sensitive controls
  • Data Encoder knob, for push-and-twist control of display parameters
  • Includes MPC software with over 20 GB of sound content 

“Our new MPC Touch is an incredibly noteworthy event in the evolution of the Akai Professional product lineup.  Years of research, customer feedback and cutting-edge engineering development has led directly to the most capable and innovative MPC we’ve ever offered,” said Dan Gill, Product Manager for Akai Professional. “We’re known for the excellence and music-making capability of our MPC family. It’s the backbone of what we do. The MPC Touch breaks new ground in music production in terms of ease of use and on-board capability. We’re excited and proud to offer it to modern musicians everywhere.”

We're interested to see how easy it is to edit samples on the MPC Touch's multi-touch display

We're interested to see how easy it is to edit samples on the MPC Touch's multi-touch display

The Akai Professional MPC Touch will be available November 2015 at Akai Professional dealers and online directly from Akai Professional.

 

U.S. retail pricing is $799.00

For more information, visit www.mpctouch.com

 

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Discussion

daslicht
I hope the buttons feel anything else than on Ableton (Akai) Push !
Push's button suxx big times
daslicht
Will this work standalone ? Without Computer ?
entropyk
I can't quite understand what Akai are trying to accomplish here. The company already had a wide and faithful customer base among professional musicians, who would have happily spent a little extra for a standalone unit, even without a touchscreen. But instead they made the choice to totally ignore this community and compete with Native Instruments, a company which in the past few years has proved it could deliver a whole controller line (Maschine and it software) which, unlike Akai MPC Renaissance and its matching software, is well reliable and mature. If ever NI decide to launch a standalone unit, I predict this could be pretty much the end of Akai... What a shame to see such a waste of potential from Akai.

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