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Akai MPC Touch Music Production Workstation, New

Classic MPC workflow meets touchscreen speed! Akai reinvents the beat-making machine with a 7" multi-touch display and 16 velocity-sensitive RGB-lit pads. (7) Read 5 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Build Beats with a 7" Touchscreen and 16 RGB Drum Pads!

Get ready to get your hands on the ultimate beat-production machine: the Akai MPC Touch. Akai has added a 7" touchscreen to the MPC -- mashing up that classic MPC groovebox workflow with a multi-touch-sensitive display that lets you swipe, tap and pinch to control everything from sample start points to filters on an XY pad.

Get a closer look at the MPC Touch in this video from Akai:


And of course, the MPC Touch gives you 16 velocity-sensitive, RGB-lit drum pads for building beats fast, and MPC 1.9 software for your Mac or PC with 20 GB of samples, loops and software instruments to get you started. It's the modern evolution of an iconic piece of gear. Oh, and it looks great, too!

The Ultimate Hardware Controller for MPC 1.9 Software

With its multi-touchscreen, 4 Q-Link knobs, a data encoder wheel, 16 RGB-illuminated pads, and dedicated buttons for bank switching, transport controls and more, the Akai MPC Touch is the ultimate control surface for the included MPC 1.9 software. Swipe a finger to set sample start and end points or draw MIDI notes in the step sequencer. Between the touchscreen, knobs and buttons, you get full hands-on control over your beats and grooves. You can even close your laptop and work entirely on the MPC Touch, while your computer stores the included samples and software synths.

Includes 20 GB of Samples and Software Synths -- Or Add Your Own

The MPC Touch comes with MPC 1.9 software for your Mac or PC, which you can run as VST, AU or AAX plug-in inside of your existing DAW, or as its own software. It comes with all the sound libraries MPC artists got with the MPC Renaissance: the Bank, the Wub, the Noise, and the 809 -- plus another 10 GB of sounds. You get all these AIR software instruments: Hybrid 3, Loom, Vacuum Pro, Velvet, XPand!2, Mini Grand, DB33, and Riser.

Want to run your own 3rd-party software instruments or plug-in effects? MPC 1.9 software lets you run a VST or an AU plug-in on up to 128 tracks on your sequence, plus 4 effects per pad, 4 effects per channel, and up to 4 effects per submix outputs. Best of all, you can run your VSTs and your AUs right from the MPC Touch's touchscreen -- without touching your computer.

It's an Audio Interface, Too

Take a look at the back of the MPC Touch, and you'll see two 1/4" TRS line inputs and a gain control knob. It's a 2-in/2-out USB audio interface. You can plug in line-level or instrument-level sources (like the output from a mixer, or your guitar), and create your own samples. Plug in a pair of powered speakers to the 1/4" line outputs on the back of the MPC Touch. Plus, there's a 1/8" headphone jack.

See how producer Metro Boomin uses the MPC Touch in this video from Akai:


Check out producer Needlz's take on the Akai MPC Touch:


Work the Way You Want To With MPC Modes

- Step Sequencer Mode: The traditional step-sequencer-style drum machine meets an incredible touch interface
- Sample Edit Mode: Trim, chop and process your samples -- swipe the touchscreen to zoom the waveform or tap to slice
- XYFX Mode: Move your finger along the screen to add effects -- filters, delays, flangers, phasers and more -- to your mix in real-time
- Sampler Mode: Capture audio from instruments or other analog sources -- use the mixer strip to record through multiple effects plug-ins
- Looper Mode: Plug in any instrument of your choice and start creating loops
- Track View Mode: Get an overview of tracks in your current sequence
- Channel Mixer Mode: Set levels, stereo panning, routing and effects for all the elements in your mix in this comprehensive mixing environment
- Next Sequence Mode: Trigger different sequences simply by playing the pads, and change a song's structure in real time -- great for live performance
- ...and many more!

Features:

- 7" multi-touch color screen: close your laptop and work on the MPC Touch
- Touchscreen workflow: swipe, tap and pinch to set sample start and end points, tweak step velocity, input MIDI notes and more
- Touch-sensitive Data Encoder: twist and push to adjust fine values fast
- Touch-sensitive Q-Link knobs: hands-on control for effects, mixing and synths
- 16 velocity-sensitive, RGB-lit pads: Assign a sample to each and start making beats -- and customize your pad colors to your workflow
- 8 banks of pad samples: Instantly switch between banks to access more sounds
- Note Repeat button: Hold to create drum rolls, double-tap to latch
- Removable stand: Angle up, down, or sit flat
- 2 x 1/4" TRS audio inputs: Record audio for sampling or looping -- from any instrument or analog audio source
- 2 x 1/4" TRS line audio outputs: Plug in external powered speakers -- no other audio interface necessary
- 1/8" headphone output
- MIDI I/O: connect a keyboard controller or any other MIDI gear
- MPC 1.9 software for your Mac or PC -- built from the ground up to integrate with the MPC Touch's interface
- Run MPC 1.9 as a plug-in in your existing DAW software -- or run it as self-contained recording software
- Includes 20 GB of sample libraries and instruments -- including all the sounds from the MPC Renaissance and an additional 10 GB of content from Cr2 Records and more

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General Specifications:

- Display: 360 x 96 dot graphic LCD w/back light
- Height: 0.73-0.89 inches (18.5-22.6mm)
- Width: 11.2 inches (284mm)
- Depth:10.1 inches (257mm)
- Weight: 1.96 pounds (0.89kg)
- Power: USB
- MIDI I/O interface: 1 In / 1 Out via TRS to MIDI breakout cables (Included)

Sequencer:

- Maximum events: unlimited (based on CPU)
- Resolution: 960 pulses per 1/4-note
- Sequences: 128
- Tracks per sequence: 128
- Drum pad: 16 (velocity and pressure sensitive)
- Drum pad banks: 8
- Sync mode: MIDI clock, MIDI Time Code
- Transport Controls: MIDI Machine Control

MPC Software:

- Polyphony: 64
- Dynamic filtering: 1 State Variable Filter per voice (up to 8 pole, depending on type)
- Filter types: Low Pass, Band Pass, High Pass, Band Boost, Band Stop, Analog Modeling, Vocal Formant
- Number of programs: 128
- Memory capacity: System Dependent. 2 GB minimum (4 GB recommended)
- Plug-in Supported as Host: VST (Mac / PC), AU (Mac)
- Plug-in Formats Available to other DAWs: VST, AU (Mac Only)
- Audio files supported: WAV, MP3, REX, AIFF, SND
- Word lengths supported: 32 and 64-bit

Effects:

- Program Effects: 4 Insert Slots per Pad, 4 Sends to Track Effects per Pad
- Track Effects: 4 Inserts and 4 stereo Sends per Track
- Master effect: 4 Master Effect Slots Over 50 high-quality effects Included
- Plugin Formats supported: VST (Mac / PC), AU (Mac)

MIDI I/O:

- MIDI inputs: 5-pin DIN x 1 via TRS to MIDI breakout cable (included)
- MIDI outputs: 5-pin DIN x 1 via TRS to MIDI breakout cable (included)
- Standard accessories: Operator's manual TRS to MIDI breakout cable x2 (Included)

System Requirements:

- Mac: 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended) Mac OS X 10.7 - 10.10 with DVD-ROM drive
- Windows: 2 GHz Pentium 4 or Celeron compatible CPU or faster (multicore CPU recommended) 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended) Windows 7 and Windows 8 (32 or 64-bit) with - DVD-ROM drive
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
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Shipping Weight: 7 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 11 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MPC TOUCH
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Shipping Weight: 7 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 10 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MPC TOUCH
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Shipping Weight: 7 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 11 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MPC TOUCH
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Shipping Weight: 7 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 10 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MPC TOUCH

Akai MPC Touch Workstation

Akai Professional's MPC Touch is the most future-forward member of their legendary MPC product line. The touch-screen controller is the result of painstaking engineering development, detailed customer research and user feedback. The result is the most capable and user-friendly music production controller Akai Professional has developed to date.

An Innovative Approach for Fast, Intuitive Workflow

The Touch introduces a different approach to music production with an ultra-fast and super intuitive workflow, powered by a radiant 7" color multi-touch display. Literally grab and pinch waveforms, draw midi events, adjust envelopes, chop samples, add effects and precisely set your controls using your fingertips. Combined with the classic MPC feel, sound and award-winning pads, the Touch embodies the best elements of our past while taking music production gear into the future.

A Design Based on Research from Real World Users

Years of research, customer feedback and cutting-edge engineering development has led directly to the most capable and innovative MPC that Akai Professional has ever offered. The MPC family has always been known for its excellence and music-making capability. The MPC Touch breaks new ground in music production in terms of ease of use and on-board capability. Modern musicians everywhere have just gained a valuable tool.

Features:

- 7" color multi-touch Display
- 16 velocity-sensitive thick, fat MPC pads with RGB backlighting
- 2-in/2-out audio interface
- Step Sequencer with touch interface
- XYFX control adds effects, adjusts sound dynamics in real time
- Phrase Looper, enables connection of any instrument to create loops
- Pad Mixer for setting levels, stereo panning and adding VST effects
- Sample Edit control, for trimming, chopping and processing your samples
- 4 performance-ready touch-sensitive controls
- Data Encoder knob, for push-and-twist control of display parameters
- Includes MPC software with over 20 GB of sound content
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "I love the MPC Touch!"
Overall: I have been so productive since I got the touch. The software is easy to learn, the pads feel good, and the touch screen is a nice touch. I wish I could record midi straight into to logic but hey nothing is perfect. I would definitely recommend this product. Big thanks to zZounds for letting me pay over time.
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Overall: The Touch is not the Renaissance but if you already have a phono preamp and dont need extra midi I/O or USB inputs get the Touch if you want a Touch screen. It's cool using the Touch screen but if you like the classic MPC workflow/feel... The Renaissance is the closest midi controller to that feel. I sold my Renaissance and got the Touch and don't regret it but, I may get another Renaissance in the future after the next flagship MPC is released and prices drop. The Touch is nice great for traveling and can be a center piece in your studio. The workflow takes sometime to get use too. There are some functions on the Touch that have no been implemented yet. The new 2.0 MPC software update will take it to DAW status so maybe the touch screen will really have deeper integration. I've had the Maschine studio and Push 2 and although I really like komplete 10 and Ableton Live I found the MPC workflow better for me but, both of them are good options but the MPC software is very easy to get around and there are plenty of free online tutorial vids. If you're just starting out and only have a computer no audio interface the MPC Renaissance is the best value followed by the Touch IMO. My 3rd choice would be Push 2 "because Live is awesome but a learning curve for me" next MPC Studio and Maschine last.... But in the end they all do the same thing but workflow and ease of use and quickly being able to quickly put down an idea and later building it up the MPC software Madrid EZ
Style of Music: Hip-Hop, R&B neo Soul
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