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NAMM 2017: MPC X Announced by AKAI


Now it is official: AKAI Professional announced at Winter NAMM 2017 Show their new MPC X and the new MPC Live.

Both models can be used alone or in combination with the AKAI MPC software on the computer, which has also received an update.

The AKAI MPC X is the new flagship!


The new MPC X is stand-alone (no computer needed) offering a 10.1 inch full-color multi-touch display as well as 16 pressure and touch-sensitive RGB pads.

A large master encoder and 16 assignable, touch-sensitive rotary encoders with OLED displays are designed to provide comprehensive control. The 16 GB internal memory includes a 10 GB sound library.

MPC X offers everything that an artist can dream.


  • Standalone – No computer required
  • Full-color 10.1 inch multi-touch display
  • 16GB internal memory (over 10GB of sounds included)
  • 2x RCA phono inputs with ground terminal
  • 2x MIDI inputs in standard size
  • 4x standard MIDI outputs
  • 8x audio outputs
  • 2x headphone outputs
  • CV / gate outputs for the analog control of Modular equipment, eg Synthesizer
  • 2 USB-A 3.0 ports for USB sticks or MIDI controllers

Akai Professional MPC X will be launched in the first quarter of 2017 for EUR 2149.


MPC Live

Smaller, the MPC Live offers almost all the features of the model X. It also includes a multitouch color screen, but this time 7 inches.

Under the hood, the MPC Live features the same multi-core technology as its big brother: 2 GB of RAM and an expandable 16 GB storage space.

MPC 2.0 can run on the MPC Live in stand-alone mode or via your PC or MAC when the MPC Live is connected to the computer.

For those who are looking for more mobility, MPC LIVE is best, weighing only 2.5 kg, the MPC Live can be transported from the studio to the stage without any problems.

This mobility is underlined by the integrated, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which can be used to power the MPC Live.

MPC Live will be available starting with the first quarter of the year (2017), at a price of EUR 1189.



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