AKAI Professional MPC X

Groovebox / Sampler

  • Standalone operation (MPC without computer), and computer supported via PC and Mac
  • Full-colour 10.1" multi-touch display with adjustable viewing angle
  • 16 Backlit MPC pads
  • 16 Q-Link controls, each with an OLED backlight
  • OLED audio level display
  • 16 GB internal memory (over 10 GB of sounds are included)
  • SD card slot
  • 2.5" SATA connector for optional hard disk (SSD or HDD)
  • Many menu points and commands can be accessed directly by button
  • MPC Note Repeat
  • MPC Swing and MPC Transport
  • Microphone input with 48 V phantom power
  • MPC software, including: Audio track recording, real-time time stretch and pitch shift, optimised Q-Link control, and audio / MIDI drag and drop
  • MPC software can run on MPC X in standalone mode, or if connected to the computer, via PC and Mac
  • 64-Bit MPC software support for all versions (standalone, VST, AAX, and AU)
  • Supported audio formats: WAV, MP3, AIFF, REX, and SND
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 2x MIDI inputs and 4x MIDI outputs in standard size
  • 2x Combo input (XLR, 6.3 mm jack), for microphone and line level
  • 8x 6.3 mm Jack audio output
  • 2x 6.3 mm Headphone output
  • 8x 3.5 mm Jack CV / gate output for analog control of modular equipment, e.g. synthesizers
  • Audio input 3/4 is switchable between line level (6.3 mm jack on front and rear side), and phono input with grounding terminal
  • 2x USB-A 3.0 ports for USB sticks or MIDI controllers
  • Power supply connection with cable protection
  • Dimensions W x D x H (with display flat): 505 x 424 x 87 mm
  • Weight: 5.66 kg
  • Incl. power supply and MPC computer software (an internet connection for registration and possible downloads is required)
  • Suitable case: Art.497597 (not included)

Further Information

Display Yes
Pads 16
Fader(s) 0
Effects Yes
Sampling Function Yes
Storage Medium SD Card, HD
MIDI interface 2x In, 4x Out
USB Yes
Number of analog outputs 6
Headphone Output Yes
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Amazing Workstation & Great Price
lm2940, 18.12.2020
Amazing workstation, great price. What can I say... It was worth the wait.
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AKAI Professional MPC X
Qwasi, 13.02.2021
This is one beast of a machine. Buy it if you can!
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I DO NOT RECOMMEND!
GreatSounds, 16.11.2020
Do not order if you do not really know the workflow on older MPC models!

I never managed to make a firmware update through my Mac. Also, If you want to transfer the license, you need to called them and they will send you to another company totally unknown in the industry. The whole system is made by many companies and none of them assume any responsibility.

You pay 2k for a beautiful dream, but when you try to work on it everything turns into a bad dream. It's not worth to leave for it not even a star!

I barely managed to sell mine in a second hand marketplace, in the conditions that he was and still is extremely new and unused and being under warranty for another 1 year.

I'm sorry, but I consider all the advertising on YouTube a big SCAM when it comes to MPC X. I will avoid AKAI products in the future.
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DO NOT BUY!!!!- edit 2021
RalfMoss, 26.11.2019
Item was replaced... no issue NOW...Happy OUT.
I was offered a money-back ...still decide to give a second try with MPCX.
Fantastic peace of gear...as long as you don't get a LEMON

DO NOT BUY !!!!!!!!!!
Be aware. software/ hardware issue ...not resolved by service.
MpcX was sent twice for repair. Issue not resolved.
Not even bother to at least reinstall the software.
That is the service you receive after spending 2k.
If you would email me before sending back machine to me I would tell you that you need to play on it for some time for the issue to come up.

ps out of the VST packet that came with it only one is working. Something to do with the code. That is also a common issue.

edit 07 Nov. 2020
after 5 months of sending the machine back and forth, they told me that there is no issue but
...The service partner confirmed that MPC sometimes shortly freezes, however, this happens only under Windows 10

Its the machine that has a problem.
I was working on the pc while the machine was away with no issue.
I will be switching to a different supplier for my studio gear

This is a common issue
I don't accept that on the top of the range machine that cost 2k
Read the comments under this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLYOmdug0is
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