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Guitar Center Makes Available Exclusive Version of the Akai MPC

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Guitar Center announces the availability of the Akai Professional MPC One Gold Standalone Music Production Center, an exclusive version of the classic music production tool MPC One.

From rich melodics and hard-hitting drums to the most infectious grooves, if you expect to get real professional production results you need next-generation tools that act as a natural extension of your creativity. Enter the MPC One Gold Standalone Music Production Center engineered to enrich your work flow and create the ultimate standalone production experience. Spend less time hitting roadblocks and take command of your production with this latest addition to the MPC family. The MPC One packs a lot of features and workflow tools into ONE powerful punch, like beat programming, editing, mixing FX, instruments and so much more. This is truly an uncompromised creative experience.

Akai Professional MPC

The heart and soul of the MPC One is the same multi-core processor as the MPC X, skillfully combined into a compact standalone desktop unit that easily handles the most demanding tasks. MPC One delivers a truly empowering hands-on experience, ready for any music production task. Edit and chop samples with hand gestures on the bright 7-inch touch screen color display. Express your ideas effortlessly and directly with the dedicated knobs and touch keys that eliminate cumbersome drop-down menus.

With the MPC One, all MPC functionality you expect is here, perfectly positioned with two goals clearly in mind – ease of use and no-nonsense work ow enhancement. Four touch-sensitive controls and a large data encoder seamlessly map to critical parameters. Sixteen velocity- and pressure-sensitive RBG pads deliver perfect response for full expressive range. MPC mainstays including Note Repeat, Full Level, 16 Levels, and dedicated Transport Controls complete the MPC One’s arsenal of control options, providing complete production capability.

The MPC One is ready to work with your current studio environment and will grow with you as your needs expand. Connect your USB controller or line-level 1⁄4-inch instruments. Control your MIDI devices and your CV/Gate modules & racks. And there’s no need to worry about interconnectivity, since MPC One is ready to work right alongside professional music production gear.

Akai Professional’s reimagined MPC 2 Software drives MPC One in both standalone and controller modes. This 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 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 2 Software delivers the ultimate in adaptive creative versatility.

Simplify your sample browsing and auditioning with on-board Splice integration in MPC One. Splice Sounds fuels the creativity of producers around the world with millions of high-quality, royalty-free samples, sounds, presets and loops, covering every musical style. With Splice natively embedded in MPC One, you will experience immediate network access to your own Splice library directly from the touch user interface.

As standard, MPC One ships with 4GB of internal Micro SD storage. Looking to add your own sounds? MPC One features a built-in SD Card slot and USB thumb input for immediate access to your own sample libraries.

MPC One comes with its own new drum sample & loop library that continues the MPC tradition of hard- hitting, industry-renowned drum sounds from leading sound designers including RawCutz, Sample Tools by CR2, F9, Decap, MSX Sound Design and MVP Loops. MPC One also features signature synth engines, Electric, Tubesynth and Bassline, as well as premium AIR FX for mixing & mastering. With MPC One, you have everything you need to produce hard-hitting, unforgettable music — music that is uniquely yours.

Features

  • Standalone MPC – no computer required
  • Powerful Multicore System from the MPC Live and MPC X
  • 16 velocity-sensitive RGB Pads
  • 7-inch high-resolution multi-touch display
  • 2GB RAM, 4GB of on-board storage
  • Mac & PC Controller for MPC Software (Included)
  • Stereo Line-Level Inputs
  • MIDI In and MIDI Out
  • (8) CV/Gate Outputs using 1⁄8-inch (3.5mm) TRS cables (mono TS cable compatible)
  • (2) USB-A 3.0 Slots for thumb drives or MIDI Controllers
  • SD card slot

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