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UniqueSquared
May 8, 2013

REVIEW: Akai MPC Studio Music Production Controller

Does the MPC still have a place in digital production and digital DJing?  Or is it simply a staple of the past that is held onto by many who once owned one?  If you take a look at the latest MPCs, you’ll notice that they aren’t as popular and thereby aren’t selling that well.  It has more to do with the competition that it does with the MPC itself; the Maschine and other like it simply offer more at a better price.  Still, it will be a long time before Akai shuts down the MPC completely, and they’ve made better attempts at modernizing it to fit in an era of MIDI controllers and other electronic gadgets.

The Akai MPC Studio Controller is a foot in the right direction.  By design, it ditches the need for bulky thickness, eliminating the internals that were once dedicated to storage and playback.  Its new …

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January 15, 2013

MPC Studio: Eight First Impressions

The MPC is still considered one of only drum machines suited for live performance as well as production use, but Akai has a lot of competition to deal with these days now that the same type of performance can be had using a MIDI controlled pad versus a standalone device.  Still, when you eliminate the laptop of computer from the situation, a MIDI device is nothing but a pretty paperweight with knobs and buttons.  For those who are looking for the performance of the MPC while having the option to use a computer in tandem Akai has thought ahead and created the MPC Studio.  One thing right off the bat that makes the MPC Studio a worth buy, is its lower price.

OhDrat given their quick impressions on the MPC Studio, and most of their comparisons are drawn from earlier Akai gear, mainly, the original MPC-500.  A weary consumer would …