Akai Professional products have become a fixture of modern music both in studio and on stage since 1984. Their MPC sequencing samplers changed the way modern music is created by enabling digital samples to become the basis for composition.
The Akai MPC X GOLD is available now in a limited-edition gold finish. The X is a standalone music production workstation complete with an integrated sampler, sequencer, 10" touch screen, 16 velocity-sensitive RGB-backlit pads and 16 endless encoder "Q-Link" controls, each with an OLED display. It has a 10.1” full-colour multi-touch display, and also acts as a control surface for MPC 2.0 software. It's driven by a powerful 1.8 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A17 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage (with over 10GB of sound content included) and a user-expandable 2.5” SATA drive bay (SSD or HDD). There are turntable (RCA) inputs with ground peg, 2 MIDI inputs, 4 MIDI Outputs, 8 configurable CV/Gate outputs for analogue control of modular equipment like vintage synths and 2 USB-A 3.0 slots for thumb drives or MIDI controllers.
The MPC 2.0 software adds powerful features including audio track recording, real-time time-stretching (audio warping), pitch-shifting, audio and MIDI drag-and-drop, clip program mode for clip-launching, an updated mixer layout with advanced signal routing, and enhanced Q-Link control. Power adapter and USB cable are included in the box.
- Dimensions: 50.5cm (19.9") W X 42.4cm (16.7") D X 8.7cm (3.4") H
- Weight: 5.66 kg (12.57 lbs)
To learn about the technical specifications, download the user manual here.