Akai Latest News & Updates: Akai Releases Two New Standalone MPC Models; Watch New MPC Live & MPC X In Action

By Richard Rickss, Posted: 01/10/17 09:10PM EST

Akai's two new standalone MPC models were leaked to the public on January 9th. Following the leak, Akai released the official videos for MPC Live and MPC X.

Akai Latest News: Akai Releases New MPC Models

According to FACT, Akai has revealed its two new standalone MPC models, the MPC Live and MPC X. These new MPC models were initially leaked on January 9, 2017. Akai also released the official videos of its two new standalone MPC models.

Akai Latest News: MPC Live And MPC X Features Revealed

According to Reverb, Akai MPC Live and MPC X are equipped with 16 GB and a touch screen. Unlike other models, the new standalone MPC models do not require a laptop to operate. They also allow its users to create a hybrid DJ, live sets and build tracks on the fly. With these, Akai MPC Live and MPC X reflect the needs of modern artists and tempt artist from other models.

Music Radar reported that both MPC Live and MPC X are equipped with their own processors. MPC X is even designed to have a multicore processor that is set up to get the best out of the MPC Software 2.0. The MPC model also features a 10.1-inch multitouch screen with 16 velocity-and pressure-sensitive RGB pads. There are also dedicated menu buttons, a large master encoder knob, 16 touch-sensitive 360-degree assignable pots, and adaptive OLED displays.

Akai Latest News: MPC Live And MPC X Official Videos Revealed

Following the leak of Akai's two new standalone MPC models, the company released its official videos. The videos show the time stretching and patchshifting features of MPC Live and MPC X. They also show the other features that work with the vocals.

The official videos have also confirmed that Akai MPC Live and MPC X can also be used as controllers. The two new standalone MPC models can be connected to a host computer. This makes the two models much like the 2015's MPC Touch model.

Akai Update: Akai Has Given The New MPCs To Producers

Akai has also given the MPC Live and MPC X to producers. These include Zaytoven and Bryan-Michael Cox. With this, Akai is waiting on what studio professionals can do with the two new standalone MPC models. Users can get MPC Live for $1,199 and the MPC X for $2,199.

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