AKAI Professional debuts beatmaking machine, MPC One+

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AKAI Professional debuts beatmaking machine, MPC One+

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MPC One+ brings a fiery spark to the creative process and delivers wireless capabilities for expanded access to sounds, plugins, connectivity, and beyond.

Leading musical equipment and computer software manufacturer for performers and producers Akai Professional is proud to unveil MPC One+. MPC One+ delivers a refresh to the most accessible MPC with wireless connectivity to free up their creative process and empower them with speed and efficiency to capture the most inspired ideas in the heart of the most musical moments.

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Supercharged Beat-Making

MPC One+ is proud to debut Wi-Fi capability. Enjoy the power to download software updates or the latest plugin instruments and authorizations wirelessly right on the hardware for fresh inspiration delivered right to your fingertips. Access your Splice curations and sync them wirelessly to MPC One+ for new sample collection to liven up your beats. With Wi-Fi, MPC One+ becomes the perfect companion to your Ableton workflow. With Ableton Link 3, you can create and jam in perfect step with your Ableton DAW and all other Ableton Link enabled devices without any wired connections. Use your MPC One+ for dynamic clip launching and macro control with Ableton Control functionality.

The Definitive Standalone Experience

MPC One+ features the MPC standard 128 MIDI tracks and 8 stereo tracks to seamlessly capture jams, songs, and complete compositions. Access samples, loops, multi-sampled instruments, vocals cuts, and more from the internal 16GB storage. The updated storage comes in handy for your own sample recordings via the stereo 1/4” inputs for instruments, line-level turntables, and beyond. Export your projects as WAV or MP3 to share your music on any popular platform. With its functional I/O, MPC One+ is the bridge for your studio, connecting MIDI, CV/Gate, USB, and line-level sources with ease.

Trusted MPC Workflow

Under the hood, MPC One+ is very much the MPC you would expect featuring the signature MPC functions like Note Repeat and 16 Levels. Sample, chop, trim, and store your own personalized collection of unique sounds by the powerful Sampler engine. For original melodic and harmonic approaches, dive into the pre-installed MPC plugin collection featuring innovative engines like Hype, Odyssey, Tubesynth. MPC One+ users can enjoy a voucher for (1) insert effect or instrument from the MPC store to jump-start their creative adventure with a cuttingedge plugin from the MPC collection. Choose from JURA, the recreation of a popular 80s synth or Stage Piano, a dynamic acoustic piano engine with 4 built-in models or even the extraordinary Flavor Pro multi-effects engine. The MPC plugin library features dozens of instruments and insert effect plugins that cover the standalone creative process from start to finish.

With new content added to the MPC store regularly, MPC One+ will keep up with every need of your musical journey. Senior Akai Professional product manager Dan Gill shared “The MPC story is constantly evolving, with a focus on empowering users with the capabilities they need. Now with Wi-Fi, the MPC One+ has taken another step towards seamless studio integration for modern music producers. Users will now have a streamlined interface to expand their instrument libraries and sound collections without the hinderance of a cable connection. From initial idea to the final beat of a performance, users are free to create without the limitations of wired network connections.”

Key Features:

  • Standalone MPC – No computer required
  • 16GB Internal Storage (7.8GB for User Storage)
  • Wi-Fi for wireless plugin instrument updates, authorization, Splice, and Ableton integration
  • 2GB RAM for Sampling and Audio Recording
  • 100+ Insert Effects from AIR Music Tech
  • 7” Multi-Gesture Touch Screen
  • 4 Assignable Q Link Knobs
  • Bold red colorway
  • Works as a controller for MPC 2 software on Mac & PC (included)
  • Includes voucher for (1) free MPC plugin instrument from the MPC Store
  • RRP: $1299

For more information, head to AKAI Professional. For local enquiries, visit Electric Factory.