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MPC 2.8 firmware / software adds MIDI Multi capability for the entire MPC line, including MPC Live, MPC X and MPC One

Ft Lauderdale, FL USA (May 5, 2020) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced its latest update to the hardware / software ecosystem MPC Software, MPC 2.8.

MPC’s evolution simply can’t be ignored – first it was synth engines, then a pro suite of mixing and mastering FX from DSP gurus AIR Music Technology, shortly followed by Wi-Fi enabled Ableton Live and Splice integration, plus significant automation enhancements. Now, MPC 2.8, introduces MIDI Multi capability, seamlessly transforming MPC X, MPC Live and MPC One into the ultimate MIDI sequencing studio centerpieces.

MIDI Multi Capability

With MPC 2.8, users can simultaneously connect and route all the MIDI gear in their studio, including class compliant USB Keyboards, MIDI interfaces and USB to CV modules, supercharging MPC’s I/O capability. Fuse this with deep internal MIDI routing capability across tracks, comprehensive MIDI routing to any MIDI compatible synthesizer, drum machine or sound module, plus multitrack recording capability, and MPC forms the beating heart of any production setup.

Other notable enhancements in MPC 2.8 include

  •  Timing Correct (TC) has now been tweaked to have a dedicated On/Off setting that is separate to the TC division parameter.
  • From the standalone MPC firmware you can now create a custom note mapping for any program type.
  • Retrospective Record – MPC now captures MIDI events in the background so users never miss any fleeting creative spark.
  • Q-Link Overlay – On an MPC Live or MPC One, when a capacitive touch Q-Link is touched, clear visual feedback of the parameter being controlled, and its value, is relayed on the touch user interface.
  • Plus, many more workflow enhancements, including custom Pad Perform
    chord progressions and quick-tap Track selection.

“With every iteration of MPC Software, we redefine any preconceptions of what a standalone production ecosystem should be,” says Dan Gill, Senior Product Manager for Akai Professional. “MPC 2.8 takes MPC’s legendary workflow to the next level. MPC isn’t just another addition to your studio, it’s your creative core – whether you’re seeking to switch up your workflow or delve into a world of unrestricted standalone creative exploration, MPC is one solution that can’t be overlooked!”

MPC 2.8 will be available on May 14th, 10am EST as a free software and firmware download for all MPC 2.x Desktop, MPC Live, MPC X and MPC One users.
MPC Software v2.8 is available as a $99.99 upgrade for existing v1 MPC Software users or
$199.99 for new purchasers, with rent to own options over 10 installments available.

For more information on MPC 2.8, visit akaipro.com.

About Akai Professional

The world’s most influential manufacturer of music production gear, Akai Professional develops creative technologies to empower music makers with tools that are unmatched in expressive capability. Akai Professional is best known for creating the legendary MPC, an instrument that has inspired generations of producers and performers and spawned entirely new genres of music. Akai Professional is a part of the inMusic family of premiere music brands.

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