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Akai Pro releases MPC 2.0 DAW Software

Akai Professional has announced 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 seamlessly into your DAW of choice as a VST, AU, AAX plug-in. Sporting a redesigned, easy-to-use interface.

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Akai say MPC 2.0 "represents a huge leap forward in the beat-production software category by adding a formidable 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 over Wi-FI.
  • 64-bit audio support.
  • 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 flawlessly with Akai Professional's industry-defining 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.

MPC 2.0 Upgrade Paths

The upgrade paths for all current MPC owners are as follows:

  • MPC X: free.
  • MPC Live: free.
  • MPC Touch: free.
  • MPC Studio Black: free if registered after January 1, 2017 / $99.99 if registered before.
  • MPC Renaissance: $99.99.
  • MPC Studio: $99.99.
  • MPC Element: $149.99.
  • MPK225, MPK249, MPK261: $149.99.

"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," said Dan Gill, Product Manager for Akai Professional. In the coming months, future updates will continue to add new workflow features and inspiring creative tools to MPC 2.0.

The Vault 2.0 is a curated collection featuring over 10GB of hard-hitting samples and instruments from sample library companies including: CAPSUN ProAudio, Loopmasters, Toolroom, MVP Loops, as well as our own custom sounds.

When purchased as the MPC Plus bundle, MPC 2.0 and The Vault 2.0 are available at a discounted rate:

  • MPC Plus (MPC 2.0 and The Vault 2.0) Bundle Pricing.
  • MPC Studio / MPC Studio Black: $169.99.
  • MPC Renaissance $169.99.
  • MPC Element: $199.99.
  • MPK225, MPK249, MPK261: $199.99.
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