Akai MPC Key 61

Hi-Tech Music
Hi-Tech Music
Unglaublich. Gestern noch dachte ich mir ob Akai mal einen Keyboard Sampler raus bringt, und jetzt das...lach
finde ich nicht unglaublich. hat mich 5min unterhaltung an der akai booth auf der sb 2021 gekostet das zu erfahren.
TR 4 ever
Gerücht kursiert seit ca. einem Jahr, weil im MPC OS ein Verweis darauf gefunden wurde. Vielleicht kommt jetzt dann endlich parallel OS V3.0 raus! Mir egal, weil MPC Live endlich verkauft (back to 2500).
eigentlich keine schlechte idee – endlich wieder mal ein standalone keyboard mit anständigem sequencer, spielbaren drumpads und ausgebautem sampler.
die bisherig veröffentlichten air-music plug-ins, sehe ich aber noch nicht auf einem level, mit dem was MODX und Fantom zu bieten haben.
die grösste herausforderung für akai wird es wohl sein, gute und eigenständige plug-ins zu entwickeln. falls der selbe arm chip wie bei der mpc verbaut wird, sind grosse sample instrumente (ohne disk streaming) nur eingeschränkt sinnvoll.
bei facebook gesehen, ich hoffe ja das die das SOC updaten.
Würden euch denn die Plugins die eh schon in der MPC sind für einen vollwertigen Synth reichen?


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Martin Kraken
Martin Kraken
bei facebook gesehen, ich hoffe ja das die das SOC updaten.
Würden euch denn die Plugins die eh schon in der MPC sind für einen vollwertigen Synth reichen?

In der Masse schon. Ob es im Vergleich zu anderen, wie Fantom 0 oder Modx reicht? Müsste man mal von jemand hören der beides hat, wo da die Stärken und schwächen der MPC sind.
keine unzulässigen Wörter hier.
Glaube nicht das die das SOC updaten. im grossen und ganzen reicht es Jahr. ind sie verdienen so mehr.
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The Power of Sound

Introducing the Akai Professional MPC Key 61, the

revolutionary new standalone production synthesizer

keyboard powering the next chapter of the MPC legacy.

Building on the history of powerful sequencing and

revolutionary sampling, MPC Key 61 adds the most

advanced next-generation virtual instruments and effects

to MPC, adding to its arsenal of industry-leading music

production tools. And now, with the addition of a 61-key

semi-weighted keybed with aftertouch, the MPC

experience ascends to an unprecedented level of creative

interaction and expression, delivering the world’s most

powerful and complete standalone workflow.


25 Cutting-edge Instrument Plugins

Expressive 61-key semi-weighted keyed with aftertouch

Powerful 4GB Ram / Quad Core ARM Processor - no need

for a computer

16 GB Velocity-Sensitive MPC Drum Pads with Note


Assignable Touch Strip Controller

2 Mic/Line Inputs with high-end preamps

Vibrant 7" Color Touch Screen with Multi Touch & Gestures

Audio Interface with high-quality AD/DA converters

Accepts Class Compliant Audio Interfaces and MIDI


Sounds Button for Fast Browsing

Powerful 128 Track Midi Sequencer

Onboard Wi-Fi/Bluetooth

4 Assignable Q Link Controller knobs

Pitch Bend/Modulation Wheels

Dedicated Transport Section

4 Discrete Line Outputs

8 Audio Tracks

8 CV/Gate Output Jacks for modular integration

Breaking Sound Barriers

Inside MPC Key 61, experience a new dimension of sound

like never before. Powered by 25 plugin instrument engines

at your fingertips, and with over 6000 cutting-edge presets, MPC Key 61 delivers the most modern-day sound

pallet ever programmed in a production synthesizer. Each

plugin instrument features advanced synthesis, deep

parameter editing, and modern effects developed for a

truly inspiring musical experience–all designed with a fast

and vibrant touch interface for an intuitive and compelling

workflow. Immerse yourself in a world of sound engines

ranging from deep FM Synthesis with OP×4, to rich and

elegant instruments including Stage Piano, Stage EP,

Session Strings, and Organ. The powerhouse synth Fabric

XL also delivers everything from drone-basses to lush and

deep atmospheric pads taking your music creation to

another dimension.


Keys to Expression

The MPC Key 61 features an incredibly expressive and

playable semi-weighted keyed with aftertouch to drive its

world-class sounds with dynamic responsive control. With

players and producers in mind, technology and artisanship

were combined to breathe inspiration into every

performance. The MPC Key 61’s keybed is designed to

deliver the highest performance experience possible

connecting the dots between sound and feel.

Plugin to a World of Effects

From essential Studio FX, to mixing and mastering, to vocal

tuning and harmony processors, MPC Key 61 includes over

100 state-of-the-art effects ready to load across your

music productions. Insert lush and spacious Reverb &

Delay effects to your tracks, add bounce and punch to your

drums and mix using modern or vintage style compressors

and limiters, or retro-up your sounds and samples with

modern day Lo-Fi effects such as Half-speed, Flavor and

Amp Simulations for that slowed down Vinyl feel. In

addition to industry-leading sound, each MPC plugin also

features a meticulously crafted user interface resulting in

stunning visuals that jump out of the vibrant 7" touch

screen. Experience plugin FX like never before only inside

MPC Key 61.

Perfect Tune & Harmony

MPC Key 61 is the world’s first production synthesizer

incorporating modern day vocal FX plugins which can also

be used for the most creative sound design. Fully record

and mix the perfect vocals directly inside MPC Key 61’s

standalone environment with 2 onboard high-end

preamps. Whether you want that modern day vocal tuning

FX sound, or the capability of adding 4-part harmonies to

your vocals, the AIR Vocal Suite delivers the ultimate plugin

tools featured across all contemporary music. From Rap,

Pop and R&B vocal effects to adding textures to your

samples-the sky’s the limit.

Touch Strip for Hands-on Control

The onboard assignable Touch Strip Controller is a catalyst

for new ways to control and interact with your own

signature sounds. Bend, warp and manipulate sounds in

real-time in ways no other synthesizer can. Touch

capacitive assignable real-time Q-Link controls allow for

endless creative ingenuity. Q-Links are already intelligently

and automatically pre-mapped advantageously, but

reassigning them to virtually any parameter or synth

element opens worlds of new creative energy for

production and performance.

Dynamic Expression

Dedicated Pitch Bend and Modulation Wheels mean an

added touch of expression to elevate your compositions.

Bend the notes of your synth and lead sounds in Fabric XL,

add gentle vibrato to your stringed instruments in Session

Strings, or dial in the speed of the Organ plugin’s rotary

Leslie cabinet and hear your organ parts swell with a wide

chorused tremolo. The Mod and Pitch wheels are two more

tools that bring depth and dimension to any MPC Key 61

keyboard part.


Ultimate Sequencing Workflow

The MPC sequencing workflow is simply unmatched. With

128 tracks of internal and external MIDI, Keygroup

Instruments, Clip Launching and 8 plugin instruments and

audio tracks, MPC standalone has the power to capture

any musical production. The responsive color touch display stands up to any task like editing notes on the

drum grid, triggering Step Sequencer events, writing/

editing automation, and more. The MPC sequencing

workflow is the most advanced and integrated standalone

system available for today’s modern music creators.

30 Years of Legendary Sampling

From over 30 years of genre-defining sampling

technology, MPC Key 61 brings the Full MPC sampling

experience only Akai Professional can deliver. MPC Key 61

is the world’s first true “sampling production synthesizer”

with unparalleled sampling features from the leading MPC

Line. From advanced sampling, sample slicing, and multi-

sample layering, to capturing vintage synths using our

award-winning (Auto Sampling) technology and time

stretching, the only limit is your imagination. Built-in

microphone preamps with high-end converters combined

with Vintage MPC60 and MPC3000 emulation plugins

bring sampling capabilities to an unprecedented level.

The Ultimate Feel and Groove

The 16-velocity sensitive GB pads on MPC Key 61 are the

same award-winning pads as the MPC One. In addition to

the iconic MPC pads are the renowned Time Correct,

Swing, and Quantize features of MPC that continue to

endure as mainstays of modern music production. The

always-popular Note Repeat makes hi-hats and other

percussion elements sizzle and swerve through any track

while Full Level and 16 Levels add pitch and variety to any

drum or melodic sample.


Surround your Creativity

MPC Key 61 will connect your entire creative studio and

workflow together with ease. Connect up-to 32 MIDI

devices via USB with MIDI Multi, expand your Audio I/0 to

32 inputs and outputs using Class Compliant interfaces, or

connect your vintage synths using MIDI In/Out/Thru. For

Live Daw-less production, MPC Key 61 also includes 8 CVI

Gate jacks allowing you to connect to a wide variety of

synthesizers, sound modules, analog modular gear and

more for a completely dialed-in sonic creation station Onboard WI-FI/Bluetooth allows for wireless

synchronization with Ableton Link and updating to the

latest MPC OS. Two USB-A ports also come in handy for

storage and MIDI controllers while an additional SATA

storage bay allows for volumes of expandable sounds and


Standalone Vocal Production and Recording

The MPC Key 61 has an onboard 24-bit Audio Interface

with high-end preamps and AD/DA converters. Individual

gain knobs control the input of the combo XLR/TRS¼"

inputs with phantom power for driving condenser

microphones. 2 main outputs, 2 sub outputs and an

additional headphone output further allow for expansive

connections. Capture pristine vocal tracks and then

process them with the onboard AIR Vocal Suite, or record

guitars, bass, or even other keyboards for the ultimate in

audio recording and sampling capabilities.

DAW Integration with MPC2 Software

The bundled MPC2 Desktop DAW for Mac and PC

supercharges the MPC experience with expanded track

counts and support for 3rd party AU/VST plugins. MPC2 is

the optimum platform for unrestricted creative versatility,

delivering unprecedented surgical control and integration

with the MPC Key 61 system. Run it as a DAW or as a VST/

AU plugin in 3rd party DAWs like FL Studio, Logic, Ableton,

Pro Tools, Studio One and more.

Standalone Power at your Fingertips.

The powerful features integrated inside MPC Key 61 were

engineered for a seamless standalone creative workflow.

Powered by 4GB of Ram, MPC 2.11 Operating System, 32

GB Internal SD, a world-class 16GB onboard Factory

Library, comprehensive I/O Connectivity, and a dedicated

SATA bay for SSD Expansion, the MPC Key 61 comes

packed with everything needed for modern music production
keine unzulässigen Wörter hier.
Och Leute, kann man nicht mal kurz schauen obs schon was dazu gibt. Die ankündigung ist ja schon länger da.

@Moogulator KAnnst du den THread zusammenfassen mit dem alten?
… und es gibt bestimmt einen Button, um zwischen MPC- und Force Workflow zu wechseln, oder? ODER? Jammernd, weiterhin auf der Suche nach dem richtigen Masterkeyboard.
… und es gibt bestimmt einen Button, um zwischen MPC- und Force Workflow zu wechseln, oder? ODER? Jammernd, weiterhin auf der Suche nach dem richtigen Masterkeyboard.
Nein, der Arranger bleibt der Force überlassen. Ansonsten ist der Key eben eine MPC 2.11. Aber mit mehr Tastern. Bedienbarkeit ist aber gut.
Kann ich nachvollziehen - ist wirklich sehr anders als andere - und man muss ein bisschen mehr nachdenken - diese Sequence-Track Sache verstehen ist meiner Ansicht aber auch, weshalb der Zugang einigen erst einmal kryptisch vorkommt.
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War nicht ganz ernst gemeint… ich mag den MPC Workflow einfach nicht.
Nur als Zusatzinformation - mit
konnte man beide Firmwares auf Force und MPC laufen lassen. Im Falle der MPC mit Forcefirmeware wäre natürlich ein zusätzlicher Controller angebracht.

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