The Akai MPC One is their cheapest beatmaker yet

Akai are taking the beats outside of the box with their most compact, most affordable MPC controller yet.

The MPC One is the exciting new, all-in-one music production controller revealed by Akai at NAMM 2020. The controller works completely on it’s own so you can mix and produce tracks all using the MPC One and nothing else.

The One has a 7″ multi-touch screen that shows your tracks, sample libraries, effects and more. Using the screen alongside the classic MPC pads and all of its push buttons and knobs for control, the One offers a full music production suite of power in a compact package.

Of course it still works with your PC or Mac so you can produce using your DAW. With 2 stereo 1/4″ input/outputs and MIDI in/out you can connect up all of your instruments and devices to control and record. There are also 4 TRS CV/Gate jacks.

There are 2GB of pre-installed content so as soon as you plug it in you can start creating. Samples and loops come from a range of great sound-makers including Sample Tools by CR2, Rawcutz, F9, Decap, MSXII Sound Design and MVP Loops.

The MPC One can connect to your network, giving it access to Splice and their vast network of samples. Unfortunately though, despite being their smallest offering yet the MPC One doesn’t pack a rechargeable battery making it fully portable.

Akai are set to release the One in February for $699 / £639. Find out more about it here.

Head of Social Media and Marketing, RouteNote

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