Akai unlocks MPC Software (v2.2) for all controllers

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kmetal, May 11, 2018.

  1. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

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    Sorry i had to edit the product link, i accidentally linked the Akai homepage.

    That’s one of them lol, till the space allows the big dog!!

    Having not been able to find the latency specs in the manual, my presumption is the latency would reflect the connection which is BT 4.0, and usb 2.0. I’m also guessing latency is part of the reason for the sale price. I can’t tell if the wireless is only Mac/iOS compatible, forcing Wind users to be tethered. It seems to state both on the website.

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    Since it works both wireless and cabled up, I wasn’t super concerned w latency. Worse comes to worse I’ll program it to control plugins or vsti’s parameters. My guess is the wireless latency walks the line between torerable and a nuisance.
     
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    audiokid Chris Staff

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    Cool
     
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    audiokid Chris Staff

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    My daughter just bought the MPC X
    It’s super cool. I wish I had one too. Definitely a big improvement from all the other MPC’s.

    I tried the preamp and the first test was pretty smooth.

    We’ll try a few different mics and report back our opinions on it.
     
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    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

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    dude thats super cool! i got the little nano controller, built like a tank. havent used it much since this computer cant run much vsti stuff (dual core amd laptop), but im sold on akai. not sure if the mpc X comes with reason lite 10, but reason sounds excellent out of the box. i also scooped the akai VIP 3, software, which is sort of a host for all your vsti's, to keep things organized, and to run vsti's on any daw/platform. so for instance a vst 3 pluggin, in protools. between the controller, the mpc software, and vip, theres a remarkable amount of quality, and capability.

    akai really seems to deliver things that musicians need, to make engineering less tedious and more intuitive. based on the quality of the 30$ nano controller, which is impressive, i can only imagine the MPC X a true modern classic. cant wait to hear what you guys think of it!!

    akai seems to be a real high value product brand. im pretty sure they're part of 'in music brands' along with alesis and several other companies, located about an hour south of me, in Cumberland, Rhode Island. i wish i knew about MPC earlier on, i always assumed it was a hip hop/dance tool only. not that i didnt want one, just didnt have it high on the list, or realize its potential.

    just in case anyone is curious.



     

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