Akai has announced the release of MPC 2.0, following an extensive beta testing period. MPC 2.0 is compatible Mac and PC, works either alone a main DAW or integrates seamlessly into a user’s DAW of choice as a VST, AU, AAXplug-in.
Sporting a redesigned, easy-to-use interface, Akai claims, 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 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.’
MPC 2.0 with Akai Professional’s MPC line of controllers, as well as the newest standalone units. Supported models are: MPCX, MPC Live, MPC Touch, MPC Studio Black, MPC Renaissance, MPC Studio, MPC Element and the MPK2 line of keyboard controllers.