Return of the King: Our newest addition to the legendary MPC series re-writes the rules with an intuitive controller featuring multi-touch functionality, creating a truly immersive production experience.
First of its Kind
In creating the MPC Touch Akai Professional have once again established the iconic MPC series as the premier leader in music production technology. Combining the might of a pro-level piece of production gear truly fit to carry the MPC shield with the tactile ease of use found on smartphones and tablets, the Touch is truly a workflow revolution. The MPC Academy video series provides an in-depth overview of the features and benefits of this iconic controller whilst demonstrating how to maximise your production workflow like never before.
Breakthrough Sound. At Your Fingertips
Introducing a new approach to music production with an ultra fast and super intuitive workflow, the Touch is powered by a radiant 7" colour 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 vastly improved pads, the Touch embodies the best elements of our past while taking music production tech into the future.
The hardware is a true innovation in music production technology. But at the end of the day it’s world-class sounds that inspire great music. Thinking of this, we’ve bundled the Touch with over 20,000 sounds from elite content providers covering the gamut of musical styles, including: AIR, CR2, Toolroom, MVP Loops, Sonivox and Prime Loops. You will be ready to start making your next banger within minutes of opening the box.
The MPC Touch is the future-forward progression of our legendary MPC series, encompassing the classic feel and workflow of previous models while adding a never before seen touchscreen workflow.
“Our new MPC Touch is an incredibly noteworthy event in the evolution of the Akai Professional product lineup. Years of research, customer feedback and cutting-edge engineering development has led directly to the most capable and innovative MPC we’ve ever offered,” said Dan Gill, Product Manager for Akai Professional. “We’re known for the excellence and music-making capability of our MPC family. It’s the backbone of what we do. The MPC Touch breaks new ground in music production in terms of ease of use and on-board capability. We’re excited and proud to offer it to modern musicians everywhere.”
- 7″ colour 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 new, performance-ready touch-sensitive controls
- Data Encoder knob, for push-and-twist control of display parameters
- Includes MPC software and over 20,000 sounds
- 2 GB free disk space for basic installation, 20 GB free disk space for full content installation
- 4 GB Ram (8 GB recommended)
- Dual-Core processor, 2.5 GHz or better
- Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.8.5 or later
- Windows: Windows 7 or later
MPC Academy: MPC Touch Hardware Overview - Pt. 1
OLD EDIT - MPC Academy: MPC Touch Hardware Overview - Pt. 2
MPC Academy: MPC Touch Hardware Overview - Pt. 3
AKAI PROFESSIONAL MPC ACADEMY
MPC Academy: Touch Workflow Pt. 1 - Sampling & Editing
In Part 1 of the Touch Workflow video series, we jump headfirst into the MPC Software workflow. The focus is on two of the MPC's core pillars - sampling and sample editing
MPC Academy | Touch Workflow Pt 2 - Drum Programs
In Part 2 of our MPC Touch Workflow series, we begin by learning how to calculate the tempo of a sample. We then take a look at how to import individual drum samples to create new drum programs.
MPC Academy | Touch Workflow Pt 3 - Sequencing
In Part 3 of the Touch workflow series, we look at how to work the Sequencer and get a few tips for keeping your individual tracks organised.
MPC Academy | Touch Workflow Pt 4 - Grid Mode & Saving
In Part 4 of the Touch Workflow series we explore Grid Mode, using our fingers to quickly sequence patterns and edit note info. We also explain the often overlooked but critical process of saving projects and samples.
MPC Academy | Touch Workflow Pt 5 - Keygroups
In Part 5 of the Touch Workflow series, we explore Keygroup Programs. Keygroups allow you to take a sample and map it across the keys of a MIDI controller, essentially creating a custom virtual instrument. Learn how to create new chromatic instruments out of your favorite samples in this video.
MPC Academy | Touch Workflow Pt 6 - Program Edit
In Part 6 of the Touch Workflow video series we look at Program Edit mode. In this mode, all parameters can be manipulated, either on the program or individual pad level.
MPC Academy | Touch Workflow Pt 7 - Plugin Programs
In Part 7 of the Touch Workflow series we learn how to incorporate plug-ins into our session. We also take a look at manipulating and correcting MIDI performances using Timing Correct.
MPC Academy | Touch Workflow Pt 8 - Song Mode
In Part 8 of the Touch Workflow video series we look at Song Mode. In this mode, we arrange our sequences into one track and export an audio file of our work.