Akai MPC One

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features:

Standalone MPC - no computer required
Powerful multicore system like in MPC Live and MPC X.
16 touch sensitive RGB pads
High-resolution 7-inch multi-touch display
2GB RAM, 4GB of integrated storage space
Mac & PC controller for MPC software (included)
Stereo line level inputs
MIDI In and MIDI Out
(8) CV / Gate outputs for 3.5mm TRS cables (compatible with Mono TS cables)
(2) USB-A 3.0 slots for USB sticks or MIDI controllers
SD card inpu

pads:
(16) Touch and pressure sensitive pads, RGB backlit
(8) Banks, accessible via pad bank buttons
controller:
(4) 360 ° touch-sensitive Q-Link controller
(4) Q-Link controller series accessible via Q-Link button
(1) 360 ° encoder for display navigation and selection by printing
Keys (31) dedicated function keys; Backlight in red, amber or green
Screen:
7.0 ”/ 177 mm (diagonal)
5.9 ”x 3.7” / 151 x 94 mm (width x height)
Full-color, LED-backlit display with touch interface
CPU:
Processor: Quad-core ARM® processor
RAM: 2GB
Storage: 2 GB of user storage, 2 GB of pre-installed content
Connections:
(2) 6.35 mm TRS input (1 stereo pair)
(2) 6.35 mm TRS outputs (1 stereo pair)
(1) 3.5mm stereo headphone output
(1) 5-pin MIDI inputs
(1) 5-pin MIDI outputs
(4) CV / gate outputs
(1) USB Type-A port
(1) USB Type-B port
(1) SD card input
(1) AC adapter input
Power supply via mains adapter: 19 V, 3.42 A, positive polarity, included
Dimensions (width x depth x height) 272 x 272 x 53mm
Weight 2.1kg

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Call me a cynic, but haven’t they just stuck the Live in a new old skool form factor here? Looks really nice but seems a bit cash grabby

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Nick got a video :slight_smile:

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Yeah, from the specs it looks like they just added a bunch of controls to the MPC Live. It’s a pity, because the hardware platform could use an upgrade (mainly CPU/RAM).

But the new price is great … its competing with the Digi line. If the pads are good this could become my drum machine (still hesitating from the Digitakt due to its mono input and playback).

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This looks like a compelling package. I like the mix of samples and synth elements and I could well see myself failing to resist getting one at some point.

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wow looks like a murder attempt on the Digitakt.

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Probably a stupid question but does the One have a battery? Didn’t see any mention so I’m guessing no.

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Only works on power I think

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More like a throwback to the MPC 1000. But yes, it’s right at the price point of the Digitakt.

Funny, I traded my MPC Live for a OT MK1. Instantly wanted an MPC again, and then this popped up. Yippeee me :slight_smile:

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Thanks. That makes me feel better about the live purchase then. This is pretty cool at the price though.

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Besides the hardware changes in terms of IO, battery, and storage, is this exactly like the Live in terms of functionality? If so, that’s pretty baller.

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I see this as the stand alone Maschine we never will get.

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Good luck with that :smile:

If I didn’t have a live I’d get this but also the differences are enough not to not make me wish I held off for this.

This is a good release because brings more customers in and it will be same os as live so more chances of updates and software development

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Watching the video, it looks kind of big for being ‘compact’

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I’d love to know the dimensions.

This looks like what I wanted the MPC 1K with JJOS to be. :slight_smile:

Hopefully MyVolts will have something compatible.

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Looks like this will be much nicer to navigate than the Live because of the additional dedicated buttons.

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https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MPCOne--akai-professional-mpc-one-standalone-sampler-and-sequencer

Product description compares it more to the X than the Live

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Added CV plus way more direct buttons like on the X. Absolutely bizarre move from Akai but great for consumers imo, surprised it’s not getting a better response. It’s much too soon to expect a complete overhaul I reckon. I loved the squishy buttons on the live but coming from a 1k the clicky buttons might be a nice bit of nostalgia

@slicetwo yeah exactly like live and X, sonic state video is out

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As a Live owner, those extra navigation buttons hurt me a lot.

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