Anyone heard of the new standalone MPC Live & MPCX?

edited December 2016 in Other Gear
Quickstart manual here : https://fccid.io/pdf.php?id=3190872

I'm GASing like a MF!


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  • Did this just come out? I can't find any info on it
  • edited November 2016
    About time! If this is a reality of course!
    How much dosh I wonder,? Balls on a dog this will be HUGE!
    Pioneer, jog (wheel) on the daddy is back.
  • As awesome as this is, is it really better than a Push 2 and Ableton. Sure it's one thing instead of two, but it looks enormous and you have to record it to computer anyways. Just playing devils advocate a bit.
  • edited November 2016

    As awesome as this is, is it really better than a Push 2 and Ableton. Sure it's one thing instead of two, but it looks enormous and you have to record it to computer anyways. Just playing devils advocate a bit.

    Looks very cool in terms of being able to integrate sessions from studio/around the house/rehearsal spaces/shows etc in the same box. Would have been nice to see some real innovation or at least keeping up with the joneses kind of stuff tho (Step sequencer/scene fader or ribbon touchstrip etc).

    But as far as it being a modern mpc it could be very interesting.. Someone on the mpc forum is saying it'll be around 899 dollars..

    Keen to find out about the features/functions. Mainly -
    How many tracks.
    Are tracks polyphonic.
    Timestreching.
    Quality of fx. How many fx per track.
    What the sequencing workflow is like.
    Parameter locks etc.

  • meh, new akai is kinda crappy.  i'm gunna take a wait and see approach.
  • The sheer amount of ways you can get sounds into this thing is refreshing, the storage is great too.
    2in/out midi is a nice no nonsense affair, always miss 2midi ins, and it's not exactly short of audio connections either.
    As long as they don't 'do a Roland' I think there are going to be quite a few happy choppers!
  • I said I was GASing about it in my original post but I'm so used to the instant beatmaking fun of the OP-1 that I'm not sure I'm ready for a heavy spec machine. That's what dragged me away from the MPC1k in the 1st place.

    Nevertheless absolutely keen to see what's cooking.
  • @callifthevoid if that price is true, this is pretty beast!
  • edited November 2016
    Here is the link started the rumor (courtesy from @callofthevoid)

    I've heard it would run on a battery !!!
    This is really very good news.
    MIDI IN and OUT, 3 stereo outs, 1 stereo IN + Phono IN
    ...
    I keep some money for this !!
    Always wanted a proper standalone MPC  ^^
  • This looks sexyy !
  • looks pretty stealth. 
    probably one of the most anticipated pieces of gear from the last decade - a standalone new MPC!
    about time Akai! ;)
  • I really hope this turns out to be good. Been waiting on something likes this for a long while.
  • built-in li-ion battery apparently. I´ll never not be happy to see a new hardware sampler on the market, hope this thing is a winner!
  • Leaks report two new pieces of gear, MPC Live and MPC Eclipse.
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  • JohnnyEgo said:

    Leaks report two new pieces of gear, MPC Live and MPC Eclipse.

    Keeps on giving!
  • I'm totally on board for the Live. 100%.
  • If you can assign different backing tracks/samples to the different outputs, I might lose my mind. Can't wait to check this out. 
  • Nice the Live has 4 outs!
  • edited November 2016

    Nice the Live has 4 outs!

    Six!!!!! *singing and dancing* 

    Probably setting myself up for some disappointment GAS. You know the type... 
  • Hey, how much would the Live be in your opinion ?
    $800 ?
  • Hey, how much would the Live be in your opinion ?
    $800 ?

    How much was the last standalone MPC of this form factor? It'll be less than the Toraiz/Toriaz/Topaz/Tornadorat/Whatever, most likely

    One would hope so anyways
  • It will be mine.
  • What is the song arrangement workflow like on the MPC Touch?
    I have seen people doing short loops etc and I am sure it excels there.
    but how about making the base of a full track on the device?


  • hangar64 said:

    What is the song arrangement workflow like on the MPC Touch?

    I have seen people doing short loops etc and I am sure it excels there.
    but how about making the base of a full track on the device?


    Seems very fluid/well rounded for a standalone piece of gear. OS seems to be somewhere between Toraiz and something like Beatmaker2 on ipad. Not sure if it has an arrangement page like Beatmaker where you can move song sections/patterns/tracks around etc. Would make sense tho.. Really interested in the new MPC. Seems like a box I could put my main focus in to and sell a bunch of other stuff whilst getting more done thanks to off the cuff sofa sessions due to the battery portability and 100% daw integration... Hopefully more info/release date pretty soon...
  • Looks like the MPCX is official :-) found this on the Akai MPC users United, on FB.
    BIIIIIIG
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  • Since InMusic aquired AKAI it's like ...meh...
  • I was waiting to be super intrigued by the MPCs, but I am feeling a little torn now that I know the details. I have always wanted an MPC (1000 or 500). But these new ones look pretty much like the MPC non-standalones with a built-in computer/tablet like thing. I haven't researched MPC history too much -- but to me the "classic sound" of the MPC 60 was a result of limited resources for sampling at the time. In the slow progression to an MPC interface attached to a computer, did they lose that "classic sound" or are they now just applying some algorithms to emulate 12-bit sampling? Anyone have any thoughts on this?
  • With the popularity of modular these days the smaller model should've had CV and Gate out too.

    Congrats to Akai though for FINALLY releasing some new standalone MPC's!
  • Dam, I have spent all this time talking myself (and the wife) into an OP-1 and this had to happen. Always wanted an MPC. These look sick, can't imagine them together.

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