Akai Professional has announced that their MPC 2.0 will be on show at Winter NAMM, the latest version of their music production software…
Dan Gill, Product Manager for Akai tells us that, “This software suite really energizes the creative process for performers and producers alike, and is an indispensable part of our MPC’s amazing capability.”
Featuring audio track recording, clip launching, real-time audio warping, Audio and MIDI drag-and-drop and enhanced Qlink control, we’re hoping that Gill’s words ring true when we see it in action next week.
MPC 2.0 will come bundled with Akai Professional MPC hardware and is available in early 2017. It will be available separately as an update for existing MPC customers at a later date. The price has yet to be announced so watch this space.
Here’s what you can expect in 2.0 in Akai’s own words…
MPC 2.0’s redesigned GUI offers a vastly improved creative experience that enhances MPC’s revered workflow. Combining a reimagined mixer layout outfitted with resizable faders, an adaptive channel strip, a dedicated audio track editing window, resizable waveform view and much more, MPC 2.0
presents the ultimate platform for unrestricted creative versatility alongside must-have tools that deliver unprecedented surgical control.
Capture, edit and mix up to 8 studio-grade resolution audio tracks in standalone mode (MPC X and MPC Live), or expand your track limit to an immense 128 tracks in controller mode. Furnished with critical audio recording functionality – including multi-track capture, selectable monitoring options (Off,
On & Auto), monitoring via effects, Punch In/Out Recording and Record Start options – MPC 2.0 empowers producers, musicians and performers with core audio-capture and the convenience of full featured standalone operation.
Edit, Mix, Create
Used in conjunction with an Akai Professional MPC unit, performers and producers will find that MPC 2.0 will Edit, Mix and Create in a manner unmatched by any other production software. There is a comprehensive suite of audio editing tools: Pointer, Eraser, Audition, Scissors, Fade In, Fade Out,
Reverse, Mute, Pitch Adjust and BPM Adjust. For mixing, users can automate any effect, instrument or mixer parameter. With its advanced signal routing capability—submixes, FX returns, multi-output plug-in support (up to 16 stereo outputs) and more—there is virtually no limit to the versatility on tap for the
Manipulate Tempo or Pitch
With MPC 2.0, total-command of user’s audio is possible courtesy of a new real-time time-stretching and pitch shifting algorithm. Change the duration of any audio region, drum/keygroup sample or clip to match the tempo of your project with MPC Software’s real-time time-stretching; or, use real-time highquality
pitch shifting to change the pitch of any audio region, drum/keygroup sample or clip for creative manipulation or to change the key of the source material. MPC 2.0 makes it easy to manipulate the time and pitch of any source material: a chopped vocal in an audio track, a drum loop in a clip program or an orchestral phrase loaded into a chromatic sampler program.
For performers, MPC 2.0 brings their presentation to the next level. MPC Software’s XYFX and a Phrase Looper now combines with an all-new Clip Program mode powered by MPC’s real-time warping algorithm, providing users with an intuitive clip launch workflow and the ultimate platform for creative
versatility. Features like Enhanced Q-Link functionality for precision control mapping of MPCs editable functions and selectable hardware outputs providing seamless assimilation into multiple usage scenarios make MPC 2.0 a powerful creative tool.
MPC 2.0 is versatile and adaptable as well. It supports WAV, MP3, AIFF, REX and SND, as well as supporting samples and sequences from any MPC ever made. There is full 64-bit support in all versions: standalone, VST, AAX and AU.
MPC Software v2.0
• Completely new graphical interface
• Audio track recording
• Real-time time-stretching and pitch-shifting
• Clip Program mode for clip launching workflow
• Reimagined mixer layout – resizable faders, an adaptive channel strip, a dedicated audio track editing window, resizable waveform view and more
• Advanced signal routing capability – submixes, FX returns, multi-output plugin support (up to 16 stereo outputs) and more
• More efficient and streamlined MPC workflow
• Audio and MIDI drag and drop
• Enhanced QLink Control
“MPC 2.0 is the next generation of Akai Professional music production software, perfected by over a year of intense R & D,” said Dan Gill, Product Manager for Akai Professional.