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Akai MPC Studio

Akai MPC Studio

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Born Again

You were dazzled by the capabilities of the Akai MPC Renaissance, but the casing was a little thick and the diversity of knobs a little distracting. Simplifying the structure into a device that can slip easily into a laptop bag and reducing the number of controls to only the essentials, the Akai MPC Studio carries similar performance possibilities with less than a fifth of the weight.

Akai MPC Studio

Sample the Spread

After installing the included software onto your computer, you have access to 9 GB of content including a 64-note polyphonic sound engine, VST and AU plug-ins, and two virtual instrument libraries (The Bank and The 809). By using the programming software and the LCD screen, you can assign samples, sounds, plug-ins, and specialized program sets to the 16 velocity adjustable pads and four Q-link control knobs. Instead of dealing with after-market software and clicking through endless tabs for every track, the Studio features legendary MPC workflow that lets you get the most out of your creativity in one integrated interface.

Akai MPC Studio
Akai MPC Studio

Follow the Sequence

If you’re operating in sequencing mode, the pads are backlit to show the progress of your sequence, making it easy to alter tracks on the fly. While you can easily load your MPC with virtual sounds from the included banks and through your computer, you can also plug directly into a MIDI input and add your own instrumentation to the mix. Also featuring vintage modes that emulate historically renown MPCs, a variety of mixing and editing tools, and all of the software you need to create your own sonic opus, the Akai Pro MPC Studio puts a full set of studio gear at your disposal.

Akai MPC Studio
Akai MPC Studio

Product Demo


  • Akai Professional
  • MPC Studio Hardware
  • 16 backlit genuine MPC pads
  • 4 Q-link controls
  • Backlit 360x96 LCD screen
  • Vintage mode changes output character to MPC3000, MPC60, and more
  • Classic MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, and MPC transport controls
  • MIDI input
  • 1/8 in (3.5 mm) headphone output
  • USB-powered
  • Height: 0.73 - 0.89 in (18.5 - 22.6 mm)
  • 11.2 x 10.1 in (284 x 257 mm)
  • 1.96 lbs (0.89 kg)


  • Unlimited maximum events
  • Resolution: 960 pulses per 1/4-note
  • Sequences: 128
  • Tracks per sequence: 128
  • Drum pad: 16
  • Drum pad banks: 8
  • Sync mode: MIDI clock, MIDI Time Code
  • Transport controls: MIDI Machine Control

MPC Software

  • 128-track sequencing capability
  • Up to eight pad banks
  • 9 GB+ sound library
  • Instant mapping and real-time adjustment of VST plug-ins
  • Record each track as an MPC drum program, Keygroup program, or VST/AU plug-in
  • Works alone as main DAW or seamlessly with current VST, RTAS, or AU plug-in
  • Supports WAV, MP3, AIFF, REX, and SND
  • Supports samples and frequencies from any MPC ever made
  • Compatible with Mac and PC
  • Auto-save capability
  • Polyphony: 64
  • Dynamic filtering: 1 state variable filter per voice
  • Filter types: Low Pass, Band Pass, High Pass, Band Boost, Band Stop, Analog Modeling, Vocal Formant
  • Number of programs: 128
  • Memory capacity: 2 GB minimum
  • Plug-in supported as host: VST (Mac/PC), AU (Mac)
  • Plug-in formats available to other DAWs: VST, RTAS, AU (Mac only)
  • Word lengths supported: 32 and 64-bit


  • 1/8 in (3.5 mm) TRS to MIDI breakout cable
  • Operator’s manual


All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Mar 14, 2016 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.