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In creating the MPC Touch, we have once again established the iconic MPC series as the thought leader in music production technology. Combining the might of a pro-level piece of production gear truly fit to carry the MPC shield with the tactile ease of use found on smartphones and tablets, the Touch is truly a workflow revolution. How producers interact with all aspects of their sound has been forever changed. This article answers your frequently asked questions about the Akai Professional MPC Touch.
MPC Touch is not a standalone piece of hardware and does require a computer, but the built-in touchscreen allows you to take advantage of all your favorite MPC features quickly and easily right on the hardware.
The built-in touchscreen is 7".
The touchscreen resolution is 1280x800.
Yes! MPC Software v1.9 is fully functional for the MPC Touch, Studio, and Renaissance.
The MPC Touch records 44.1 kHz 24 bit.
MPC Touch includes a power supply which is required for the product to function fully. Without the power supply connected, MPC Touch will still send data from the pads and controls to the MPC software via USB, but the built-in touchscreen will not power on.
MPC Touch comes with the latest version of the MPC Software, v1.9. This also includes over 20GB of samples, loops, programs, sequences and plugins:
The MPC software can be authorized on up to 4 computers simultaneously. This includes the sample content, The Bank and The 809. The AIR plugins can be authorized on up to two computers simultaneously or an iLok. Authorizations can be moved if necessary. For more information, see our Managing AIR Licenses article here or contact our Tech Support team for further assistance.
After you purchase an MPC Touch, visit www.akaipro.com/mpcdownload to register your product and download the included software and sounds.
You sure can! Brightness controls are on the right side-panel.
Yes it does! The MPC Touch includes a plastic stand that you can lock into the bottom of the unit. This allows you to view and perform at an angle.
The optional stand raises the MPC Touch enough to provide a desirable angle for viewing the screen and performing on the pads. It's low enough and wide enough that the hardware won't bounce around at all during play. The stand also has rubber feet on the bottom to improve stability. As long as your MPC Touch is resting on a solid service, it won't bounce or slide around.
The built-in touchscreen is actually set up as another display monitor for your computer. While the MPC Software is running on your computer, MPC Touch will display the software's touch interface. If the MPC Software is not running, you have the option to either turn the display off entirely, or use it as a desktop extension. Additionally, while running the MPC Software, you can switch between viewing the touch interface or your extended display on the built-in touchscreen by holding SHIFT and pressing ERASE on the MPC Touch.
As of MPC Software v1.9, the RTAS plugin format is no longer supported. While you'll have absolutely no problem opening the MPC Software as a plugin inside Pro Tools 11 or 12, Pro Tools 10 and below are NOT supported.
Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own an Akai Pro product, or if you just have pre-sales questions, the Akai Pro technical support team is available to help!
Visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: online community support, phone support, email support.