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We are pleased to announce that the critically acclaimed MPC Software 2.0 is now included with MPC STUDIO
BLACK greatly enhancing the capability and functionality of these full-featured production solutions.
For existing owners of MPC Studio Black see your upgrade path here.
MPC Software 2.0 is a cutting-edge production suite combining 128-track sequencing capability, real-time
time stretching, clip-launch functionality, advanced MIDI editing capability, VST compatibility in
controller mode, operation as a standalone application on Mac & PC, advanced sampling & audio
editing/recording functionality, seamless DAW integration, a redesigned GUI, Ableton Link Compatibility
and much more. Whether you're seeking freedom from computer based music production, or searching for the
perfect controller for DAW-centric creative exploration, MPC Software 2.0 grants the ultimate in
adaptive creative versatility.
Introducing MPC Studio Black
The MPC Studio Black is a fresh take on the top-selling original, MPC Studio. We made the Studio look
cooler than ever by introducing a sleek and stylish black brushed-aluminum body. To elevate the
parameter editing experience, the master encoder wheel as well as the Q-Link knobs have been raised and
made larger. The 16 RGB MPC pads are now thicker and more responsive, inspiring greater expression in
performance and programming.
Legendary MPC Production on Your PC or Mac
The Studio Black fuses legendary MPC production with the processing power of your computer. Its compact
design is a minuscule 1.5” thin. Weighing in at less than two pounds, the Studio Black easily fits into
a laptop bag or backpack. Its USB-powered and includes the powerful MPC Software for Mac and PC with
128-track sequencing capability. Equipped with the legendary MPC workflow, MPC Swing, plus powerful
features such as “lazy” chop, you'll be producing great 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.
Included MPC Software
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 including 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 plugin. Use MPC Software alone as
your main creation tool or seamlessly call it up in your favorite DAW 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 MPC Expansion workstation exploding with all the essential
sounds of modern production including basses, leads, effects, keyboards and much, much more. It's
included with MPC Studio Black. 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 Black maintains the
workflow that has made the Akai Pro MPC the industry standard in music production for decades. Its
power, style and portability gives you the full MPC experience anywhere.
Display: 360 x 96 dot graphic LCD w/back light
Height: 1.55 inches (39.4mm)
Width:11.2 inches (284mm)
Depth:10.1 inches (257mm)
Weight: 1.96 pounds (0.89kg)
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
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
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. 2 GB minimum (4 GB recommended)
Plugin Supported as Host: VST (Mac / PC), AU (Mac)
Plugin Formats Available to other DAWs: VST, AU (Mac Only)
Audio files supported: WAV, MP3, REX, AIFF, SND
Word lengths supported: 32 and 64-bit
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)
MIDI inputs: 5-pin DIN x 1 via TRS to MIDI breakout cable (included)
MIDI outputs: 5-pin DIN x 1 via TRS to MIDI breakout cable (included)
Standard accessories: Operator's manual TRS to MIDI breakout cable x2 (Included)
See more at: http://www.akaipro.com/product/mpc-studio-black#specs