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 Musicstorepro in association with Akai Professional are proud to announce their appointment as an official MPC Specialist Centre.

With our inhouse MPC Expert we can make sure that your experience with the range of new MPC's is something to tell the grandkids about..!

So give us a call on 01782 205100 to arrange an appointment. 

MPC Expert


Steve Edwards, our very own Store Manager and Certified Hi-Tech "Geek" is our Official instore MPC eXpert.

Thanks to constant training from Akai, coupled with his obsession with all things "Electronic", Steve will showcase the new MPC's with the knowledge and skillset they deserve, making your experience everything it should be.....and a whole lot more.

"This is a truly exciting venture. Akai's MPC's will always be legendary in the history of Music Production, but now it's just hit another level!

The new MPC's have something for everyone, whatever genre of music you are making. It doesn't matter if the MPC is the only peice of Music equipment you will own or you already have a studio brimming with gear, theres a place for one of these in your rig!

I've grown up with the evolution, pined after various models as I went through puberty and beyond so I am (to say the least) a little bit excited to be at the helm of Musicstorepro's MPC Specialist Centre.

Our aim is simple. To give you the customer, the best in house experience we can. We are here not just to sell you a product, but to Inspire and Motivate you, so you can get the very best out of your new MPC and that doesn't end when you walk out the door.

Training, support, in store events, updates or just a coffee and a chat are waiting for you at Musicstorepro"  - Steve Edwards 


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Akai Professional | MPC Live & MPC X

Separate from the Pack.



Modern music’s evolution is intrinsically linked to the legendary Akai Professional MPC line full featured production and performance powerhouses that have spawned multiple genres and advanced countless existing ones. With a design often replicated but never surpassed, the Music Production Centre empowers users with an unrivalled workflow and a tangible, intuitive interface coupled with forward thinking, in demand functionality that sets the precedence for the industry standard. Don’t settle for an imitation, take control of your creative output with MPC.

New in MPC

MPC returns, armed with reimagined functionality and retaining the core workflow ethos that defined it’s iconic reputation. So what’s new in MPC? Standalone functionality, audio track recording, clip launching, real time time stretching and pitch shifting MPC Software 2.0 and much more. This isn’t just the next generation of MPCs, this is a turning point in self contained creative capability.

Standalone Centrepiece

MPC doesn’t just complement your workflow, it enhances it. With MPC X and MPC Live the convenience of touch screen control, full featured functionality and standalone capability fuses with Akai Professional’s iconic velocity and pressure sensitive RGB 16 pad format. The result? Immersive, self contained production and performance solutions meticulously designed for unprecedented creative expression without limitation.

High Definition MultiTouch Control

Discover MPC and experience unrestricted tactile control at your fingertips. It’s capacitive multi touch full colour screen and adaptive UI seamlessly adapts to MPCs menu functions in crystal clear high definition grab, pinch & edit waveforms, draw MIDI events, program the step sequencer, browse & load samples, apply FX, precisely set critical mix controls and much more, all using the intuitive ease ofuse found on smartphones and tablets. 

Storage & Connectivity 

As standard MPC X and MPC Live ship with 16GB of internal Micro SD storage. Seeking to incorporate your own samples without tethering to a computer. Both models feature a 2.5” SATA drive connector providing expanded storage via SSD or HDD hard drives. Additionally, sounds can be accessed and added to the library using the built in SD Card slot or the USB thumb drive. 

Infinite Sounds, Unlimited Inspiration 

The MPC has a well earned reputation for sounds that hit hard and sound great, right out of the box. The MPC X and MPC Live are no exception. Preinstalled with 10 gigs of world class content, The Vault 2.0 features samples and kits from leading sound design companies including Capsun Audio, MVP Loops, TOOLROOM, CR2 Records, Loopmasters as well as our own meticulously crafted sounds. 

Control Redefined

Whether you prefer working in the box or dream of a truly unleashed production experience, MPC X and MPC Live effortlessly transform from formidable standalone production centres to high powered MIDI controllers. Natively powering MPC in standalone mode is MPC Software 2.0, fully loaded with critical in demand production and performance capability. Connect MPC X or MPC live to your Mac or PC, load MPC software as a plugin into your DAW of choice or as a standalone application and harness the undeniable power and creative scope of VST instruments and effects. Whatever your preference, MPC redefines expectations for control, seamlessly accommodating the most stringent of needs with ease.


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Latest version of the acclaimed composition software features audio track recording, 
real-time audio warping, Audio and MIDI drag-and-drop, along with enhanced Q-Link™ control.

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New graphical interface | Audio track recording | Real-time time-stretching and pitch-shifting | Clip Program mode for clip-launching workflow 
Reimagined mixer layout — resizable faders, an adaptive channel strip, a dedicated audio track | Editing window, resizable waveform view 
Advanced signal routing capability — submixes, FX returns, multi-output plugin support | More efficient and streamlined MPC workflow 
Audio and MIDI drag and drop | Enhanced QLink control

Reimagined GUI:

MPC 2.0’s redesigned GUI offers a vastly improved creative experience that enhances MPC’s revered workflow. Combining a reimagined mixer layout outfitted with resizable faders, an adaptive channel strip, a dedicated audio track editing window, resizable waveform view and much more, MPC 2.0 presents the ultimate platform for unrestricted creative versatility alongside must-have tools that deliver unprecedented surgical control.

Audio Tracks:

Capture, edit and mix up to 8 studio-grade resolution audio tracks in standalone mode (MPC X and MPC Live), or expand your track limit to an immense 128 tracks in controller mode. Furnished with critical audio recording functionality - including multi-track capture, selectable monitoring options (Off, On & Auto), monitoring via effects, Punch In/Out Recording and Record Start options – MPC 2.0 empowers producers and performers with core audio-capture and the convenience of full featured standalone operation.

Edit, Mix, Create:

Used in conjunction with an Akai Professional MPC unit, performers and producers will find that MPC 2.0 will Edit, Mix and Create in a manner unmatched by any other production software. There is a comprehensive suite of audio editing tools: Pointer, Eraser, Audition, Scissors, Fade In, Fade Out, Reverse, Mute, Pitch Adjust and BPM Adjust. For mixing, users can automate any effect, instrument or mixer parameter. With its advanced signal routing capability—submixes, FX returns, multi-output plugin support (up to 16 stereo outputs) and more—there is virtually no limit to the versatility on tap for the artist.

Manipulate Tempo or Pitch:

With MPC 2.0, total-command of user’s audio is possible courtesy of a new real-time time-stretching and pitch shifting algorithm. Change the duration of any audio region, drum/keygroup sample or clip to match the tempo of your project with MPC Software’s real-time time-stretching; or, use real-time high quality pitch shifting to change the pitch of any audio region, drum/keygroup sample or clip for creative manipulation or to change the key of the source material. MPC 2.0 makes it easy to manipulate the time and pitch of any source material: a chopped vocal in an audio track, a drum loop in a clip program or an orchestral phrase loaded into a chromatic sampler program.


For performers, MPC 2.0 brings their presentation to the next level. MPC Software’s XYFX and a Phrase Looper now combines with an all-new Clip Program mode powered by MPC’s real-time warping algorithm, providing users with an intuitive clip launch workflow and the ultimate platform for creative versatility. Features like Enhanced Q-Link functionality for precision control mapping of MPCs editable functions and selectable hardware outputs providing seamless assimilation into multiple usage scenarios make MPC 2.0 a powerful creative tool.


MPC 2.0 is versatile and adaptable as well. It supports WAV, MP3, AIFF, REX and SND, as well as supporting samples and sequences from any MPC ever made. There is full 64-bit support in all versions: standalone, VST, AAX and AU.

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New graphical interface
Audio track recording
Real-time time-stretching and pitch-shifting
Clip Program mode for clip launching workflow
Reimagined mixer layout – resizable faders, an adaptive channel strip, a dedicated audio track
editing window, resizable waveform view
Advanced signal routing capability - submixes, FX returns, multi-output plugin support
More efficient and streamlined MPC workflow
Audio and MIDI drag and drop
Enhanced QLink Control

Specs & Requirements

Controller Mode: Windows 8.1 or newer
Controller Mode: Mac OS X 10.10.5 or newer
MPC 2.0: Minimum 2GB free disk space (20GB for all content), Minimum 4GB RAM (8GB recommended), Minimum Dual-core 2.5GHz CPU


Come In Store for a Demo
Come in store to see how Akai Professional’s MPC X and MPC Live can revolutionise your workflow. Contact our resident MPC eXpert today for all enquiries and to book your appointment


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