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Akai Professional MPC One Special Retro Edition

£640.00

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Modern technology, Classic feel. The new limited edition MPC One Retro combines the power of the full multi-core MPC workflow with the iconic layout and colourway of the popular MPC 60, MPC 3000 and MPC 2000.

Experience the same standalone performance of the infamous MPC, in a smaller compact unit. Professional production requires professional equipment, the MPC One Retro will only elevate your enjoyment and take your music production to new levels.

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The world’s most influential manufacturer of music production gear—including the legendary MPC—Akai Professional develops creative technologies to equip music makers with hardware and software tools that are unmatched in expressive capability.

Modern technology, Classic feel. The new limited edition MPC One Retro combines the power of the full multi-core MPC workflow with the iconic layout and colourway of the popular MPC 60, MPC 3000 and MPC 2000.

Experience the same standalone performance of the infamous MPC, in a smaller compact unit. Professional production requires professional equipment, the MPC One Retro will only elevate your enjoyment and take your music production to new levels.

The MPC One Retro packs a lengthy feature list with advanced tools and effects for you to learn and explore, such as beat programming, editing, mixing FX, as well as many new instruments and more! An impressive multi-core processor powers the unit and allows it to handle the most demanding sessions. Quickly edit and chop your samples from the 7-inch touch screen display, even in the middle of production with simple hand gestures. Dedicated knobs and touch keys on-board the device allow the user to effortlessly adjust parameters and settings on the fly, without the need for clunky drop-down menus.

A functional work tool that complements your production. Automatically maps functions and controls to compatible knobs and buttons for straightforward control, without the need to assign these yourself. Sixteen velocity and pressure sensitive RGB pads deliver unmatched response. Includes MPC mainstays, Note Repeat, Full Level, 16 Levels and dedicated Transport Controls that provide the user with complete control over their production capability.

The MPC One Retro is powers by Akai Professional’s most advanced production suite, MPC 2. Operate the unit is standalone and controller mode to suit different play styles and requirements. Start creating your own production projects without the need for a desktop PC or DAW for a complete standalone production tool or utilise the MPC One Retro as a DAW-oriented creative control unit for the ultimate versatility when it comes to production.

Unlock the largest sample collection and simplify your production. The MPC One Retro comes integrated with Splice Sounds on-board, providing access to numerous high-quality, royalty-free samples, loops and presets that cover every style and genre imaginable. Experience unlimited possibilities directly from the interactive interface.

Hassle-free production, without the need to import every new sound and sample you want to use, the MPC One Retro comes with up to 4GB of SD Card storage for you to utilise and fill with your favourite samples and sounds, with immediate access to these files directly from your SD Card to the MPC One Retro.

Everything you need to create wild, unforgettable tracks in a compact, intuitive unit complete with everything you need to get started. With its own drum samples and loop library, the MPC One Retro features dynamic sounds and samples from industry-leading artists and designers. It also comes with Akai Professional’s signature synth engines; Electric, Tubesynth and Bassline, as well as the premium AIR FX.

Unmatched, recognisable sound. MPC’s iconic sound has graced countless production pieces and projects throughout the years and continue to make unique developments for the wider production community, releasing 8 synth engines that power the 9 new DrumSynth plugins. DrumSynth enables the user to choose from numerous presets, powerful user-defined synthesis and accurate sound design.

All new to the v2.8 update is the ability to operate the MPC One Retro in MIDI Multi mode, which transforms the MPC into a MIDI sequencer, meaning you can connect your MIDI devices such as USB keyboards for the ultimate production system.

Also included with v2.8 update;

Timing Correct (TC) has been adjusted to include a dedicated On/Off settings that is now separate to the TC division parameter.

Create custom note mapping for any program using standalone MPC firmware.

  • Classic limited edition colourway
  • 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
  • 4 TRS CV/Gate Jacks, 8 Outputs Total
  • USB-A 3.0 Slot for thumb drive or MIDI Controller
  • SD Card slot
  • Includes 3-Months Free Access to Splice
  • Includes 8 all-new synth engines powering 9 incredible DrumSynth plugins

Pads

  • (16) velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, RGB-backlit
  • (8) banks accessible via Pad Bank buttons

Knobs

  • (4) 360° touch-sensitive Q-Link Knobs
  • (4) Q-Link Knob columns accessible via Q-Link button
  • (1) 360° encoder for display navigation and selection via push

Buttons

  • (31) dedicated function buttons; red-, amber-, or green-backlit

Display

  • 7.0” / 177mm (diagonal)
  • 5.9” x 3.7” / 151 x 94mm (width x height)
  • Full-colour LED-backlit display with touch interface

CPU

  • Processor: Quad-core ARM® processor
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 2GB user storage, 2GB pre-installed content

Connections

  • (2) 1⁄4” (6.35mm) TRS inputs (1 stereo pair)
  • (2) 1⁄4” (6.35mm) TRS outputs (1 stereo pair)
  • (1) 1⁄8” (3.5mm) stereo headphone output
  • (1) 5-pin MIDI inputs
  • (1) 5-pin MIDI outputs
  • (4) CV/Gate outputs
  • (1) USB Type-A port
  • (1) USB Type-B port
  • (1) SD card slot
  • (1) power adapter input

Power

  • via power adapter: 19V, 3.42A, centre-positive, included

Dimensions

  • (length x width x height)
  • 10.7” x 10.7” x 2.1”
  • 272 x 272 x 53mm

Weight

  • 4.7
  • 2.1kg

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