Akai Professional and Plugivery today announce MPC 2.0, the next generation and acclaimed flagship beat-production software, which introduces a number of powerful new compositional and performance features to the Music Production Center experience.
Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, and Plugivery, a leading distributor of audio software, plug-ins and sound libraries via electronic download delivery, today announce the official release of MPC 2.0. Released after an extensive beta testing period, MPC 2.0 is compatible with Mac and PC, works either alone as your main DAW or integrates seamlessly into your DAW of choice as a VST, AU, AAX plug-in. Sporting a redesigned, easy-to-use interface, MPC 2.0 represents a huge leap forward in the beat-production software category by adding a formidable set of new features including:
- Audio track recording
- Real-time time-stretching and pitch-shifting
- Audio and MIDI drag-and-drop
- Redesigned user interface
- Ableton Link support
- 64-bit audio
- Bluetooth 4.0 MIDI support
- Advanced signal routing capability – submixes FX returns, multi-output support
- Reimagined mixer layout
- Enhanced Q-Link control
Designed to provide a tactile and immersive hardware-software experience, MPC 2.0 works flawlessly with Akai Professional’s industry-defining MPC line of controllers, as well as the newest standalone units. Supported models are: MPC X, MPC Live, MPC Touch, MPC Studio Black, MPC Renaissance, MPC Studio, MPC Element and the MPK2 line of keyboard controllers.
MPC 2.0 Upgrade Paths
The highlighted FREE upgrades are available exclusively through the AKAI Professional website. Paid upgrades are available through Plugivery distribution and its dealer network.
The upgrade paths for all current MPC owners are as follows:
MPC X: FREE
MPC Live: FREE
MPC Touch: FREE
MPC Studio Black: FREE if registered after January 1, 2017 / $99.99 if registered before MPC Renaissance: $99.99
MPC Studio: $99.99
MPC Element: $149.99
MPK225, MPK249, MPK261: $149.99
"The amalgamation of over 8 years of development, a deep audio track capability and DAW functionality makes MPC 2.0 the most powerful beat-making platform available," said Dan Gill, Product Manager for Akai Professional.
In the coming months, future updates will continue to add exciting new workflow features and inspiring creative tools to MPC 2.0.
The Vault 2.0
The Vault 2.0 is a curated collection featuring over 10GB of hard-hitting, amazing sounding samples and instruments from some of the world’s premier sample library companies including: CAPSUN ProAudio, Loopmasters, Toolroom, MVP Loops, as well as our own custom sounds.
When purchased as the MPC Plus bundle, MPC 2.0 and The Vault 2.0 are available at a discounted rate.
MPC Plus (MPC 2.0 and The Vault 2.0) Bundle Pricing:
MPC Studio / MPC Studio Black: $169.99 MPC Renaissance $169.99
MPC Element: $199.99
MPK225, MPK249, MPK261: $199.99
For more information, visit akaipro.com.
The entire Akai Professional product line is now available from all reputable pro audio resellers and music stores listed at Plugivery: http://www.plugivery.com/about/dealers/?
About Akai Professional
The world’s most influential manufacturer of music production gear, Akai Professional develops creative technologies to empower music makers with tools that are unmatched in expressive capability. Akai Professional is best known for creating the legendary MPC, an instrument that has inspired generations of producers and performers and spawned entirely new genres of music. Akai Professional is a part of the inMusic family of premiere music brands.
Plugivery is a B2B (business to business) distribution service whose purpose is to introduce audio software products into hundreds of music stores all around the world carefully considering every need of a truly professional distribution service based on electronic delivery. The name Plugivery comes from the combination of the words "Plug-in" and "Delivery".