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Akai Opens Up MPC Software

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:45 am
by meatballfulton
Looks like Akai has decided to free the MPC software from requiring an MPC hardware controller for it to work.

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The world’s most influential manufacturer of music production gear, AKAI Professional and Plugivery, a leading distributor of audio plug-ins and sample based instruments, today proudly announce the launch of the MPC 2.2 software which is a REVOLUTION for the creative audio production community.

Until today, AKAI’s acclaimed MPC software for Mac & PC was ONLY available to users that own MPC hardware. But, with this long-awaited update, owners of other branded controllers such as M-Audio, Native Instruments, Alesis, Novation, etc. can fully control the MPC 2 Software.

The MPC 2.2 update introduces other creative workflow features including Generate Random Events, Humanize and many others such as :

MIDI Learn (Global): MPC Software can now be controlled by external MIDI surfaces other than the MPC, such as keyboards and pad controllers. This includes 3rd-party products.

MIDI Learn (Project): Automat-able parameters (volume, pan, etc.) can now be controlled by external surfaces such as the faders on a MIDI mixer or rotary knobs on keyboard controllers.

Humanize: Users can now add randomization to the timing or velocity of MIDI events. This is great for grooves that are slightly “out-of-the pocket.”

Generate Random Events: MPC can generate random melodic and drum patterns across the timeline.

Many more workflow and stability enhancements.

Re: Akai Opens Up MPC Software

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:19 am
by Alex E
Interesting, generous, thoughtful move from Akai.