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Akai MPC X and MPC Live - new standalone Win10 based units

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MPC has introduced MPC X and MPC Live standalone units. As previous announcements/leaks were that there will be new MPC running cut down version of Win10.

It is still unclear if it is able to run third-party VSTs on standalone units. Or does it allow running third-party DAWs like Bitwig and run MPC sowtware as a plugin inside bitwig - it could be actually fun as Bitwig is the most touch-screen friendly DAW.

Both devices have “controller” mode to control software on the computer.
And it is also a bit unclear on how to transfer projects from standalone unit to desktop/laptop.

Anyway it is a great update and huge step forward for Akai. We can’t wait response from Native Instruments which seems to be taking completely different route with their last no-display Maschine Jam controller.

What’s new in MPC 2 software:
- New graphical interface
- Audio track recording
- Real Time Time-Stretching and Pitch-Shifting
- Audio and MIDI drag and drop
- Clip Program Mode for Clip Launching
- Reimagined Mixer Layout
- Advanced Signal Routing
- Enhanced QLink Control
- Future support for Ableton Link
- etc

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