New Akai MPC

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New Akai MPC

Post by Silverfish » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:05 am

http://www.akaiprompc.com

So it's Maschine, right?
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Re: New Akai MPC

Post by ark » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:09 am

Silverfish wrote:http://www.akaiprompc.com

So it's Maschine, right?
Apparently. But bigger.

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Re: New Akai MPC

Post by djadonis206 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:31 am

it'll probably cost $5K dollars as well. That thing is huge
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Re: New Akai MPC

Post by jer_mcclain » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:40 am

the software looks fugly, what a shame.
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Re: New Akai MPC

Post by Tone Deft » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:50 am

paraclude wrote:the software looks fugly, what a shame.
ever see the Live GUI? 8O

'vintage mode' - now that's some great marketing, carrying their history of quality forward. wonder what they do.
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Re: New Akai MPC

Post by Silverfish » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:03 am

If you look on that same page, it does make mention of two other products. One being an iPad app, and the other is presumably Maschine Mikro: Akai Edition. We'll have to wait a few hundred hours for the next video.
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Re: New Akai MPC

Post by nuxnamon » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:00 am

too bad starving student already got the beat thang..

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Re: New Akai MPC

Post by starving student » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:27 am

nuxnamon wrote:too bad starving student already got the beat thang..
lol I only had it for a few days

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Re: New Akai MPC

Post by aizo » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:40 am

I want it just to have it. My gear lust is terminal.......
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Re: New Akai MPC

Post by skatr2 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:48 pm

looks like fun...but i don't want more production software. I just want a more integrated live controller. :evil:

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Re: New Akai MPC

Post by pencilrocket » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:07 pm

paraclude wrote:the software looks fugly, what a shame.
You can't mention about GUI in this forum.
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Re: New Akai MPC

Post by JuanSOLO » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:48 pm

skatr2 wrote:looks like fun...but i don't want more production software. I just want a more integrated live controller. :evil:
YEP, or more practical solution for integrating what I already own.

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Re: New Akai MPC

Post by tigali » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:20 pm

If it runs standalone, like a real MPC, then it's got a real chance of whupping Maschine. I know a lot of people who didn't jump on Maschine because it doesn't work without a computer. If this has the best of both worlds then I think there's a big chance it will be a game changer. Fact is, a lot of people are sick of being tied to the laptop. If you can head downstairs and fuck with this at the dinner table/in front of the tv, then head back up to the laptop to finish the job it will appeal to a lot of people. (I know the point of a laptop is that it's mobile but let's face it, they're not really that mobile at all).

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Re: New Akai MPC

Post by Silverfish » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:35 pm

Everything I'm reading tells me it most definitely is not standalone. That "fusion" seems like an unbreakable bond between "legendary MPC layout" and "the power of your computer". I'm also assuming it doesn't host vsts.
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Re: New Akai MPC

Post by jer_mcclain » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:36 pm

i bet that we will see this thing able to integrate with Live. same number of knobs as the apc40 and multi-color illumination on the pads for clip status. all you need is for that display to show Live's macros, faders, clip names, waveforms and blam! a new Live controller.
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