Akai Professional MPC Studio Music Production Controller for MPC Software

Sale price$199.99 USD Regular price$269.00 USD


  • Integrated Hardware/Software System
  • Compact Design
  • 16 Full-Sized Vel Sensitive RGB Pads
  • Color LCD for Browsing and Editing
  • Touch Strip Controller
  • USB-Powered
  • Full Production Suite and DAW
  • 128-Track Sequencing
  • Over 100 Instruments and Effects

Producers and musicians looking for a complete music production platform based on the legendary MPC workflow will be thrilled with the Akai Professional MPC Studio, a complete system that combines intuitive hardware control and innovative, inspiring software.

The high-quality controller features 16 full-sized velocity-sensitive RGB pads to ensure maximum expression and control for notes, chords, and percussion. The full-color LCD provides feedback for browsing, waveform editing, and adjusting parameters. The Touch Strip Controller offers dynamic real-time control and manipulation of knobs, sliders, and parameters for creating your signature sound. Use it to create pad swells, hi-hat rolls, and articulated strumming of guitar samples. The MPC Studio controller features two 3.5mm MIDI input/output jacks, which work with the included adapters to provide 5-pin DIN MIDI connectors for additional hardware. The controller is powered via USB.

The included MPC2 software is a cutting-edge production suite and DAW that combines 128-track sequencing, real-time time stretching, and advanced MIDI editing capabilities. What's more: The software is VST compatible and includes numerous instruments including the legendary AIR Hype, AIR Mellotron, AIR Solina, and WayOutWare Odyssey among others. A suite of modern effects plug-ins including a finalizing limiter round out the infinite music and beat making possibilities. The MPC Studio includes a USB cable, two 3.5mm to 5-pin DIN adapters, and a software download card.

At a Glance

  • 16 Full Size Velocity Sensitive RGB Pads ensure maximum expression and control for notes, chords, and percussion
  • Color LCD offers visual feedback for browsing samples, editing waveforms, and adjusting parameters
  • Touch Strip Controller for dynamic real-time control and manipulation of knobs, sliders and parameters for creating your own signature sounds
  • 3.5mm MIDI I/O for seamless integration with MIDI devices and hardware
  • USB Bus Powered controller offers portable music production
  • A Full DAW experience including MPC2 Software for limitless creative possibilities and rendering finalized polished masters

Complete MPC System

  • MPC Studio brings the total MPC experience to your computer by combining intuitive hardware control and innovative, inspiring software.
  • Load a loop from the library, chop it into samples, lay down a beat, then play instruments over it to add more melodic textures.
  • Add some insert effects to develop your song structure and arrangement, or to build drops and transitions.
  • MPC Studio makes your workflow one continuous stream of non-stop creativity.

Premium Pads

  • Pad performance is the top priority for any beat maker. With MPC Studio, you can be confident that every beat and note will be right on time, every time.
  • Velocity-sensitive RGB pads mean maximum expression, whether you're playing soft melodies or booming kick drums with colored visuals to keep track of your velocities and pad groupings.
  • Switch from Note to Chord Mode quickly and build out your tracks right as inspiration strikes.

Assignable Touch-Strip Control and Expression

  • Create your own signature sounds with the assignable Touch Strip.
  • This fluid controller bends and shapes your sounds however you want.
  • Make that pad synth more mysterious with a swell, control the roll of your hi-hats to fill your trap drumbeat, or make that guitar part more realistic by articulating the strum right where you need it.
  • Assign any of the numerous knobs, sliders, and parameters to the Touch Strip for new and inventive manipulation of any track.
  • Add dynamic and real-time Touch Strip effects for the ultimate live production and performance.

Color Screen for Vibrant Feedback

  • When you’re locked in the creative moment, the vibrant color screen ensures you can keep your hands on the MPC Studio and your focus on the music.
  • Whether you need to trim a waveform, browse through instruments, samples, and plug-in presets, or adjust parameters on the fly, the screen gives you the visual feedback you need in a moment’s glance without having to stop your workflow and reach for your laptop.
  • When it comes to your musical efficiency, every moment matters, and every move needs to help you effectively capture your ideas to finish your songs faster.

World-Class Plug-In and Effects

  • MPC Studio includes an extended palette of sounds, instruments, drum samples, loops, insert effects, and much more to both spark your creativity and complete any music project or task.
  • With over 100 instrument and effects plug-ins combined, MPC Studio can tackle any style or genre of music with rich, inspiring sound.
  • The modern-day beat making insert effects plug-ins are powered by award-winning AIR Music Tech. with powerful editing, arranging, and mixing tools including the AIR Vocal Suite.
  • Create, record, and mix the perfect vocals with the Vocal Suite to add everything from pitch correction, to harmonizing, to thickening your vocals and audio tracks with the AIR Doubler.

MPC2 Software

  • Akai Professional’s acclaimed MPC2 Software works seamlessly with MPC Studio for the ultimate beat making and music production experience.
  • This cutting-edge production suite and DAW combines 128-track sequencing capability, real-time time stretching, advanced MIDI editing capability, VST compatibility, and numerous plug-in instruments and Insert Effects for creating and mastering professional finished songs and tracks.
  • MPC2 software has a dedicated set of plug-ins to record and produce the perfect vocal recordings with the AIR Vocal Suite including automatic vocal tuning, vocal doubling, and vocal harmonizing.
  • Legendary plug-in instruments including AIR Hype, AIR Mellotron, AIR Solina, and WayOutWare Odyssey, among others, offer a plethora of world-class sounds and presets to sculpt the perfect mastertrack.
  • A massive suite of modern plug-in Insert Effects powered by AIR Music Tech — including a Limiter for finalizing tracks— rounds out the infinite music and beat making possibilities.