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Gear Reviews, News, Technology, Videos | Jan 27, 2016   

BPM at NAMM: Close Look at the Akai MPC Touch

Beeeeautiful controller.

Akai’s MPC family of controllers has been a legacy in the DJ, Producer, Remixer, and all-around music scene for quite some time. But now Akai has upped the ante with the brand new addition of the touchscreen to the MPC Touch that allows the user to make real-time edits, mixing, slicing, and chopping.


What makes the MPC Touch so appealing? You can easily sample and switch up the controls with the new touchscreen (along with a suite of other features the touchscreen offers), it comes equipped with 20,000 sounds from the elite sound producers and content creators, and has that classic MPC feel all you MPC heads will love.

Here are more features directly from Akai’s website:

  • 7″ color multi-touch Display
  • 16 velocity-sensitive thick, fat MPC pads with RGB backlighting
  • 2-in/2-out audio interface
  • Step Sequencer with touch interface
  • XYFX control adds effects, adjusts sound dynamics in real time
  • Phrase Looper, enables connection of any instrument to create loops
  • Pad Mixer for setting levels, stereo panning and adding VST effects
  • Sample Edit control, for trimming, chopping and processing your samples
  • 4 new, performance-ready touch-sensitive controls
  • Data Encoder knob, for push-and-twist control of display parameters
  • Includes MPC software and over 20,000 sounds



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