The Akai MPC series is the most used production controller series in the DJ industry. The Series includes the Element, MPC Studio and Renaissance which are all digital controllers. Previous analog versions are still being used but digital controllers have taken over the market because they integrate much better with today’s technology and Dj softwares like Ableton Live and many other DAW’s (Digital Audio Workstations).
All 3 versions are available on our website at Akai MPC
The Akai MPC Element is the entry-level product of the series that is perfect for beginners. However, this controller has recently been replaced by the MPD 218. If you have gotten used to the MPC Element then you will adapt very easily to the MPD 218. The product features for the new model are below:
- 16 thick, fat backlit MPC pads with Velocity and Aftertouch
- 48 assignable pads accessible via 3 banks
- 18 assignable 360-degree potentiometers accessible via 3 banks
- MPC Note Repeat and Full Level
- iOs compatible using the Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
- 16 configurable presets
- USB powered, no AC Adapter required
- Includes Ableton Live Lite, Akai Pro MPC Essentials, SONiVOX Big Bang Cinematic Percussion and Big Bang Universal Drums
The MPC Studio is the next level up for more advanced users. It comes with full MPC software and a large LCD display that allows you to edit your tracks without looking at a computer. It also includes a 7GB sound library. You can also use it as a stand-alone DAW among many other advanced features.
The Renaissance is the ultimate controller in the series for the most demanding DJs that are looking to combine superb functionality with usability. While the cost is much higher, most professional DJs would prefer the Renaissance series for prolonged controller value. Watch the video below to see the MPC Renaissance in action.
Visit our website to purchase the Akai MPC or the new Akai MPD 218 that replaced the old MPC Element : http://www.djsmartavshop.com/