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