Akai MPC Studio Music Production Controller

Get the MPC experience on your computer! With included sounds and software, the MPC Studio controller lets your build beats with an intuitive workflow.

The Akai MPC Studio brings the total MPC experience to your computer by combining intuitive hardware control and innovative, inspiring software. Load a loop from the library, chop it into samples, lay down a beat, then play instruments over it to add more melodic textures. Add some insert effects to develop your song structure and arrangement, or to build drops and transitions. MPC Studio makes your workflow one continuous stream of non-stop creativity.

Premium Pads for Perfect Production

Pad performance is the top priority for any beat maker. With MPC Studio, you can be confident that every beat and note will be right on time, every time. Velocity-sensitive RGB pads mean maximum expression, whether you're playing soft melodies or booming kick drums with colored visuals to keep track of your velocities and pad groupings. Switch from Note to Chord Mode quickly and build out your tracks right as inspiration strikes.

Assignable Touch Strip Control and Expression

Create your own signature sounds with the assignable Touch Strip. This fluid controller bends and shapes your sounds however you want. Make that pad synth more mysterious with a swell, control the roll of your hi-hats to fill your trap drumbeat, or make that guitar part more realistic by articulating the strum right where you need it. Assign any of the numerous knobs, sliders, and parameters to the Touch Strip for inventive manipulation of any track. Add dynamic and real-time Touch Strip effects for the ultimate read more live production and performance.

Color Screen for Vibrant Feedback

When you're locked in the creative moment, the vibrant color screen ensures you can keep your hands on the MPC Studio and your focus on the music. Whether you need to trim a waveform, browse through instruments, samples, and plugin presets, or adjust parameters on the fly, the screen gives you the visual feedback you need in a moment's glance without having to stop your workflow and reach for your laptop. When it comes to your musical efficiency, every moment matters, and every move needs to help you effectively capture your ideas to finish your songs faster.

World-Class Plugins & Effects

MPC Studio includes an extended palette of sounds, instruments, drum samples, loops, insert effects, and much more to both spark your creativity and complete any music project or task. With over 100 instrument and effects plugins combined, MPC Studio can tackle any style or genre of music with rich, inspiring sound. The modern-day beat making insert effects plugins are powered by award-winning AIR Music Tech. with powerful editing, arranging, and mixing tools including the AIR Vocal Suite. Create, record, and mix the perfect vocals with the Vocal Suite to add everything from pitch correction, to harmonizing, to thickening your vocals and audio tracks with the AIR Doubler.

Includes MPC2 Software

Akai Professional's acclaimed MPC2 Software works seamlessly with MPC Studio for the ultimate beat making and music production experience. This cutting-edge production suite and DAW combines 128-track sequencing capability, real-time time stretching, advanced MIDI editing capability, VST compatibility, and numerous plugin instruments and Insert Effects for creating and mastering professional finished songs and tracks. MPC2 software has a dedicated set of plugins to record and produce the perfect vocal recordings with the AIR Vocal Suite including automatic vocal tuning, vocal doubling, and vocal harmonizing. Legendary plugin instruments including AIR Hype, AIR Mellotron, AIR Solina, and WayOutWare Odyssey, among others, offer a plethora of world-class sounds and presets to sculpt the perfect master track. A massive suite of modern plugin Insert Effects powered by AIR Music Tech -- including a Limiter for finalizing tracks -- rounds out the infinite music and beat making possibilities.

Includes Loop Content From

Decap, F9 Audio, Mvp Loops, Rawcutz, Snipe Young, and more.


- 16 Full Size Velocity Sensitive RGB Pads ensure maximum expression and control for notes, chords, and percussion
- Color LCD offers visual feedback for browsing samples, editing waveforms, and adjusting parameters
- Touch Strip Controller for dynamic real-time control and manipulation of knobs, sliders and parameters for creating your own signature sounds
MPC Studio is a Complete MPC System
- 3.5mm (1/8-inch) MIDI I/O for seamless integration with MIDI devices and hardware
- USB Bus Powered controller offers portable music production
- A Full DAW experience including MPC2 Software for limitless creative possibilities and rendering finalized polished masters
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 15 x 9 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MPC Studio 2
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Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 15 x 9 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MPC Studio 2

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 401-658-4032
Web: http://www.akaipro.com/support

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (3 ratings)
Submitted May 6, 2024 by a customer from yahoo.com

"AKAI STUDIO MK II is a worthy option for those who want the mpc hardware work flow, with in the box production!"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I have purchased the studio mk ii, and after playing with it, i find it to be worth it's cost , and comes with a lot of expansions and plug ins to get started. After downloading the studio's drivers, i then loaded Mpc 2.0, which already had the update to 2.14. You get a few synths like Mellotron, Tubesynth, Hype, Solina, as well as some air plug ins and the Vocal Suite. After using Mpc Beats for a week (highly recommended) i decided to go forward with the full Mpc 2.0 software, and it is essentially the same, except you have 128 audio and 128 midi tracks you can use up to per program!Using the software is easy once you understand it's GUI layout, which is similar to using a Mpc, where you have programs, sequences, and using the software, can load up a program of sounds from available Mpc expansions on the right of the app, and you can even load your own kits in as well. Sampling is a breeze, using the Sample Edit feature, and it even allows the 16 levels function which spreads a chopped sample into the 16 pads as octaves!The studio has many pros, and I like the touch strip with effects that are loaded in! The pads have a sturdy feel to them, and look beautiful in a dim lit room. I did not experience any double hits, and the pads are the same as the ones on the Live MK II. The mini screen is a nice touch and though it is small, I can read the information on it, and I only look at the screen for small info like the track it is in, which program I am using. But I do rely more on read more my main screen for this info. It is a clear screen though, and its a nice touch, but i wish it was just 50% bigger. The only con is that the Studio MK II does not have q links (it should have offered 4 of them) but the touch strip does allow you to use the Qlinks, and it does work. Other than that, the Studio MkII is a solid controller for MPC 2.0, and feels real good and not cheap feeling at all. Mpc 2.0 comes with about over 10 GB worth of sound expansions too. If you are looking to get into the Mpc workflow while working in your favorite daw or as a standalone production daw, i feel it is worth the cost alone! zZounds also got my package to me in a short time, within 2 days, so i will rely on them for future purchases!

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