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Akai Professional Releases MPC 2.0

Upgraded beat-making platform works as a stand-alone DAW or integrates as a VST, AU, AAX plugin for both Mac and PC.

By PSW Staff November 21, 2017

The channel mixer screen from Akai Professional's MPC 2.0.

Akai Professional announces the official release of MPC 2.0. Released after an extensive beta testing period, MPC 2.0 is compatible with Mac and PC, works either alone as your main DAW or integrates into your DAW of choice as a VST, AU, AAX plugin.

Sporting a redesigned, easy-to-use interface, MPC 2.0 represents a leap forward in the beat-production software category by adding a set of new features including:
• Audio track recording
• Real-time time-stretching and pitch-shifting
• Audio and MIDI drag-and-drop
• Redesigned user interface
• Ableton Link support
• 64-bit audio
• Bluetooth 4.0 MIDI support
• Advanced signal routing capability – submixes FX returns, multi-output support
• Reimagined mixer layout
• Enhanced Q-Link control

Designed to provide a tactile and immersive hardware-software experience, MPC 2.0 works with Akai Professional’s MPC line of controllers, as well as the newest standalone units. Supported models are: MPC X, MPC Live, MPC Touch, MPC Studio Black, MPC Renaissance, MPC Studio, MPC Element and the MPK2 line of keyboard controllers.

“The amalgamation of over 8 years of development, our deep audio track capability and DAW functionality makes MPC 2.0 the most powerful beat-making platform available,” says Dan Gill, product manager for Akai Professional.

In the coming months, future updates will continue to add new workflow features and creative tools to MPC 2.0.

The Vault 2.0 is a curated collection featuring over 10GB of samples and instruments from some of the world’s premier sample library companies including: CAPSUN ProAudio, Loopmasters, Toolroom, MVP Loops, as well as custom sounds.

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