Akai MPC X Music Production Center

Akai MPC X Music Production Center

  • Standalone - No Computer Needed
  • Full-Color Multi-Touch Display: 10"
  • 16 Velocity-Sensitive RGB-Backlit Pads
  • 8 CV/Gate Outputs for Analog Synthesizer
  • 10GB of Content Pre-Installed
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The Akai MPC X is a powerful standalone music production workstation, complete with an integrated sampler, sequencer, 10" touch screen, 16 velocity-sensitive RGB-backlit pads and 16 endless encoder "Q-Link" controls, each with an OLED display.

The MPC X incorporates a powerful 1.8 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A17 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage to power the MPC 2.0 software, without the need to connect to a host computer. What's more, the unit can operate in Control Mode, which further expands the functionality by connecting to a computer to operate the same MPC 2.0 standalone software as a plugin in your favorite DAW. The MPC 2.0 software has added some powerful features including audio track recording, real-time time-stretching (audio warping), pitch-shifting, audio and MIDI drag-and-drop, clip program mode for clip-launching, an updated mixer layout with advanced signal routing, and enhanced Q-Link control.

The MPC X is pre-installed with "The Vault 2.0"—a 10GB library of world-class sounds—featuring samples and kits from top-notch sound-design companies including Capsun Audio, MVP Loops, CR2 Records, as well as Akai's own high-quality content. Should you wish to incorporate your own samples and recordings, the MPC X offers a 2.5" SATA drive connector, allowing you to install an optional SSD or HDD hard drive. Content can easily be uploaded and/or recorded to the full-sized SD card or USB thumb drives.

The full-color 10" multi-touch screen offers quick and easy visual feedback and editing capabilities. View samples with "pinch" zoom, trim start and end times, and adjust and process samples on the fly. The XYFX allow you to control multiple effect parameters simultaneously, while the sequencer and mix page make short work of entering/deleting notes, editing values, and adjusting mix parameters.

The rear panel offers a comprehensive set of inputs and outputs including two combo XLR-1/4" inputs with mic pres and 48V+ phantom power, two 1/4" line level inputs, and a set of RCA inputs with a turntable ground. There are eight line-level 1/4" outputs, as well as eight fully configurable 1/8" CV/Gate outputs for connecting and controlling analog synthesizers. For MIDI I/O, the unit offers two MIDI inputs and four MIDI outputs on full-sized 5-pin DIN connectors. Connect a computer via the USB Type-B connection, while two USB Type-A connectors allow for the integration of MIDI controllers to further expand your MIDI inputs. Additional ports on the front panel include two 1/4" footswitches, two 1/4" instrument inputs, and two (1/4 and 1/8") headphone outputs. A mix knob allows you to monitor the Main output and 3/4 outputs in your headphones for live performance applications. The MPC X ships with a power supply and USB cable.

Features:

  • Standalone MPC – no computer required
  • 10.1” full-color multi-touch display
  • Also acts as a control surface for MPC 2.0 software
  • 16 Touch-capacitive Q-Link controls with OLED displays
  • Turntable (RCA) inputs with ground peg
  • 16GB of on-board storage (over 10GB of sound content included)
  • User-expandable 2.5” SATA drive connector (SSD or HDD)
  • 2 MIDI inputs, 4 MIDI Outputs
  • 8 configurable CV/Gate outputs for the analog control of modular gear, such as classic synths
  • 2 USB Type-A 3.0 slots for thumb drives or MIDI controllers
  • Ableton Link and Wi-Fi will be supported in future updates

The Akai MPC X is a powerful standalone music production workstation, complete with an integrated sampler, sequencer, 10" touch screen, 16 velocity-sensitive RGB-backlit pads and 16 endless encoder "Q-Link" controls, each with an OLED display.

The MPC X incorporates a powerful 1.8 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A17 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage to power the MPC 2.0 software, without the need to connect to a host computer. What's more, the unit can operate in Control Mode, which further expands the functionality by connecting to a computer to operate the same MPC 2.0 standalone software as a plugin in your favorite DAW. The MPC 2.0 software has added some powerful features including audio track recording, real-time time-stretching (audio warping), pitch-shifting, audio and MIDI drag-and-drop, clip program mode for clip-launching, an updated mixer layout with advanced signal routing, and enhanced Q-Link control.

The MPC X is pre-installed with "The Vault 2.0"—a 10GB library of world-class sounds—featuring samples and kits from top-notch sound-design companies including Capsun Audio, MVP Loops, CR2 Records, as well as Akai's own high-quality content. Should you wish to incorporate your own samples and recordings, the MPC X offers a 2.5" SATA drive connector, allowing you to install an optional SSD or HDD hard drive. Content can easily be uploaded and/or recorded to the full-sized SD card or USB thumb drives.

The full-color 10" multi-touch screen offers quick and easy visual feedback and editing capabilities. View samples with "pinch" zoom, trim start and end times, and adjust and process samples on the fly. The XYFX allow you to control multiple effect parameters simultaneously, while the sequencer and mix page make short work of entering/deleting notes, editing values, and adjusting mix parameters.

The rear panel offers a comprehensive set of inputs and outputs including two combo XLR-1/4" inputs with mic pres and 48V+ phantom power, two 1/4" line level inputs, and a set of RCA inputs with a turntable ground. There are eight line-level 1/4" outputs, as well as eight fully configurable 1/8" CV/Gate outputs for connecting and controlling analog synthesizers. For MIDI I/O, the unit offers two MIDI inputs and four MIDI outputs on full-sized 5-pin DIN connectors. Connect a computer via the USB Type-B connection, while two USB Type-A connectors allow for the integration of MIDI controllers to further expand your MIDI inputs. Additional ports on the front panel include two 1/4" footswitches, two 1/4" instrument inputs, and two (1/4 and 1/8") headphone outputs. A mix knob allows you to monitor the Main output and 3/4 outputs in your headphones for live performance applications. The MPC X ships with a power supply and USB cable.

Features:

  • Standalone MPC – no computer required
  • 10.1” full-color multi-touch display
  • Also acts as a control surface for MPC 2.0 software
  • 16 Touch-capacitive Q-Link controls with OLED displays
  • Turntable (RCA) inputs with ground peg
  • 16GB of on-board storage (over 10GB of sound content included)
  • User-expandable 2.5” SATA drive connector (SSD or HDD)
  • 2 MIDI inputs, 4 MIDI Outputs
  • 8 configurable CV/Gate outputs for the analog control of modular gear, such as classic synths
  • 2 USB Type-A 3.0 slots for thumb drives or MIDI controllers
  • Ableton Link and Wi-Fi will be supported in future updates

Pads 16 x Velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, RGB-backlit
8 x Banks accessible via Pad Bank buttons
Knobs 16 x 360° Touch-sensitive Q-Link knobs for parameter adjustment
1 x 360° Encoder for display navigation and selection via push
7 x 270° Knobs for gain, mix & level adjustment
Buttons 63 x Dedicated-function buttons
Display Diagonal: 10.1" (257 mm) 
W x H: 8.5 x 5.5" (216 x 139 mm) 
Full-color LED-backlit display with touch interface
CPU Processor: 1.8 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A17 processor
RAM: 2 GB
Storage: 16 GB (user storage, 10 GB pre-installed content), 4 GB (MPC operating system)
Connections 2 x XLR+1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS inputs (Input 1/2)
2 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS inputs (Input 3/4: 1 stereo pair)
2 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) TS instrument inputs (Inst 1/2)
2 x RCA inputs (Input 3/4: 1 stereo pair, phono- or line-level)
2 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) TS footswitch inputs (FS 1/2)
2 x 5-pin MIDI inputs
8 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS outputs (Main L/R, Outputs 3/4–7/8: 4 stereo pairs)
4 x 5-pin MIDI outputs
8 x 1/8” (3.5 mm) CV/Gate outputs
1 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) stereo headphone output
1 x 1/8” (3.5 mm) stereo headphone output
2 x USB Type-A ports
1 x USB Type-B port
1 x SD card slot
1 x power adapter input
System Requirements Controller Mode

 

Windows 8.1 or newer
Mac OS X 10.10.5 or newer
MPC 2.0: Minimum 2GB free disk space (20GB for all content), Minimum 4GB RAM (8GB recommended), Minimum Dual-core 2.5GHz CPU

Power Power adapter (19 V, 3.42 A, center-positive, included)
Dimensions (W x D x H) Display Flat: 19.9 x 16.7 x 3.4" / 50.5 x 42.4 x 8.6 cm
Display Upright: 19.9 x 15.3 x 8.4" / 50.5 x 38.9 x 21.3 cm
Weight 12.6 lb / 5.7 kg

Shipment processing time

  • All orders are processed within 2-3 business days.
  • Real-time order tracking information will be sent via SMS and EMAIL once your order has been successfully processed and captured.
  • Standard/Free shipping does not include delivery on weekends or holidays.
  • Deliveries on weekend and holidays can be arranged at an extra charge to customer.

If we are experiencing a high volume of orders, shipments may be delayed by a few days. Please allow additional days in transit for delivery. If there will be a significant delay in shipment of your order, we will contact you via email or telephone. We appreciate your patience!

Shipping rates & delivery estimates

Orders below R850 does not qualify for free shipping.

Please factor in a nominal nationwide economy road 2-3 Day ETA charge of R150.

Shipment method

Estimated delivery time

Shipment cost

Economy Road

2-3 business days

Free / R850 and above

Everyday shipping as per Economy Road freight, we work with a few different courier companies and special services are available. Please request any service which’ll be the most convenient for you and Technical Sales will gladly investigate it and revert for your consideration.

* Overnight delivery is only available for orders with delivery addresses within South Africa and confirmed before 10AM the given morning.

Delivery delays can occasionally occur, your Technical Sales Rep will keep you up to date.