[NAMM 2013] AKAI MPC Studio Released
Our good beat-making gear buffs at Akai have a huge announcement at this year's 2013 NAMM show. The MPC Studio is finally released and on store shelves everywhere for immediate purchase. This new slimline MPC Studio has a brushed aluminum body, the same MPC pads everyone loves to perform with, and the latest edition of the same full MPC Music-Creation software that comes with the new flagship MPC Renaissance. The portable and powerful MPC Studio comes in at a competitive $600 retail pricepoint. Check out the full press release from the NAMM floor after the jump.
PRO TO GO: AKAI PROFESSIONAL RELEASES MPC STUDIO,
A SLIMLINE MPC® FOR PORTABLE MUSIC PRODUCTION
In stores now, MPC Studio includes advanced MPC Software plus an additional
7-gigabyte workstation and free MPC Expansion.
Cumberland, R.I. (January 24, 2013) – Akai Professional, the name synonymous with music production, announces the release of MPC Studio, the second of three new MPCs to become available in stores. Akai Professional will exhibit all three new MPCs—MPC Renaissance, MPC Studio, and MPC Fly—at Booth 6700 at the 2013 NAMM show, January 24-27 in Anaheim, California.
Following on the heels of MPC Renaissance, which became available in stores in September and sold out immediately, MPC Studio is Akai Professional’s most streamlined MPC experience yet. At less than one inch thin with low-profile controls and a brushed aluminum body, MPC Studio is made to move, merging real MPC pads, iconic MPC workflow, and the same MPC Software used by MPC Renaissance to give producers a fully integrated portable music-making solution.
“Since MPC Renaissance hit stores, we’ve already updated, expanded, and enhanced the MPC Software three times—we’re committed to making it one of the most advanced and powerful DAWs available,” said Dan Gill, Akai Professional Product Manager. “The bonus of The Bank and other free MPC Expansions make MPC Studio and MPC Renaissance instantly powerful production instruments right out of the box.”
In addition to MPC Software, with purchase of MPC Studio, customers will get The Bank—a 7-gigabyte 300-instrument virtual workstation exploding with all the essential sounds of modern production, including basses, leads, effects, keyboards, and more—plus The 809, an MPC Expansion full of classic and punchy analog drums.
MPC Studio is now available from music instrument retailers with an MSRP of $999 and an estimated street price of $599. All three of Akai Professional’s new MPCs will be on display at Booth 6700 at the 2013 NAMM show, January 24-27 in Anaheim, California.