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Akai MPC Studio Black USB MIDI Production Controller

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✅ A evolution of a legend
✅ Premier studio functionality
✅ Large sound bank that can be added to

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Akai MPC Studio Black is refresh of the original top selling MPC Studio Akai have made it look even more cooler by giving it a brushed aluminium finish. Not only have the improved the physical looks they have also improved some of the hardware to make it a all round amazing experience.

They have improved the master encoder and Q-link knobs by doing this they have raised them away from the MPC Studio but it does not stop there they also improved the pads by making them even thicker and more responsive.

Keeping with MPC Legend

The Studio Black fuses legendary MPC production with the processing power of your computer. Its compact design is a minuscule 1.5” thin. Weighing in at less than two pounds, the Studio Black easily fits into a laptop bag or backpack. Its USB-powered and includes the powerful MPC Software for Mac and PC with 128-track sequencing capability. Equipped with the legendary MPC workflow, MPC Swing, plus powerful features such as “lazy” chop, you'll be producing great music in no time. A large LCD screen (360 x 96 dot graphic LCD) allows you to make tracks without having to look at your computer.

Software Included

Featuring 128-track sequencing capability and up to eight pad banks--more than any other MPC ever—the included MPC Software delivers a massive 7GB+ sound library, including all the sounds of the classic MPC3000 and including 2 MPC Expansions. Instant mapping and real-time adjustment of VST plugins lets you record each track as an MPC drum program, Keygroup program, or VST/AU plugin. Use MPC Software alone as your main creation tool or seamlessly call it up in your favourite DAW as a VST, RTAS, or AU plugin.
MPC Software supports WAV, MP3, AIFF, REX, and SND, as well as samples and sequences from any MPC ever made, and it's compatible with both Mac and PC.

Akai have you covered

7 Gigabytes. 300 Instruments. The Bank is an MPC Expansion workstation exploding with all the essential sounds of modern production including basses, leads, effects, keyboards and much, much more. It's included with MPC Studio Black. You also get The 809, an MPC Expansion for punchy analogue drums—a full collection of classic drum machine sounds, each with its own controls for maximum tweak ability.

Designed with the producer in mind

Designed in collaboration with dozens of working producers and musicians, MPC Studio Black maintains the workflow that has made the Akai Pro MPC the industry standard in music production for decades. Its power, style and portability gives you the full MPC experience anywhere.

Additional Information

Brand Akai
Designed For Ableton No
Includes Software Yes
Drum Pads Yes
Faders No
Automatic Mapping Yes
USB Powered Yes
Warranty No


- Display: 360 x 96 dot graphic LCD w/back light
- Height:0.73 -0.89 inches (18.5-22.6mm)
- Width:11.2 inches (284mm)
- Depth:10.1 inches (257mm)
- Weight: 1.96 pounds (0.89kg)
- Power: USB or 6VDC/1A AC adaptor
- MIDI I/O interface: 1 In / 1 Out via TRS to MIDI breakout cables (Included)


- Maximum events: unlimited (based on CPU)
- Resolution: 960 pulses per 1/4-note
- Sequences: 128
- Tracks per sequence: 128
- Drum pad: 16 (velocity and pressure sensitive)
- Drum pad banks: 8
- Sync mode: MIDI clock, MIDI Time Code
- Transport Controls: MIDI Machine Control


- Polyphony: 64
- Dynamic filtering: 1 State Variable Filter per voice
- (up to 8 pole, depending on type)
- Filter types: Low Pass, Band Pass, High Pass, Band Boost, Band Stop, Analog Modeling, Vocal Formant
- Number of programs: 128
- Memory capacity: System Dependent.
- 2 GB minimum (4 GB recommended)
- Plugin Supported as Host: VST (Mac / PC), AU (Mac)
- Plugin Formats Available to other DAWs: VST, AU (Mac Only)
- Audio files supported: WAV, MP3, REX, AIFF, SND


- Program Effects: 4 Insert Slots per Pad, 4 Sends to Track Effects per Pad
- Track Effects: 4 Inserts and 4 stereo Sends per Track
- Master effect: 4 Master Effect Slots
- Over 50 high-quality effects Included
- Plugin Formats supported: VST (Mac / PC), AU (Mac)


- MIDI inputs: 5-pin DIN x 1 via TRS to MIDI breakout cable (included)
- MIDI outputs: 5-pin DIN x 1 via TRS to MIDI breakout cable (included)

Standard accessories: Power Supply, Operator's manual TRS to MIDI breakout cable x2 (Included)

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