Akai Pro MPC One, New Entry-Level Standalone MPC For NAMM 2020

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Akai Pro is showing the MPC One at NAMM 2020, a new, more affordable standalone MPC that offers multiple synth engines, 2 GB of sound content and more.

NAMM time is always the time when Akai Pro expands its MPC range. This time not with another high-end model but with a new entry-level version called MPC One. It looks like Akai Pro is going to “attack” Roland with the MC 707 groove box. MPC One is a standalone music production box that doesn’t require any computer.

It’s powered by the powerful multicore system from the MPC Live and MPX. It offers 16 velocity-sensitive RGB pads, a 7” multi-touch display, 2 GB of RAM, 2GB of onboard storage and 2 GB of pre-installed content.

Akai MPC One

Full Control & Synth Engines

MPC ONE delivers a truly empowering hands-on experience, ready for any music production task. Edit and trim samples with hand gestures on the brilliant 7” touch screen display. Express your ideas perfectly with the assigned knobs and touch keys that eliminate diving through pages of menus.

Your favorite music production techniques come standard on MPC One. Tape Stop effect, Note Repeat for pulsing hi hats, and 16 Levels to play those melodic 808s plus many more. The MPC One features the signature synth engines Electric, Tubesynth and Bassline as well as the worldclass AIR FX for mixing & mastering. With MPC One, artists have everything they need to deliver impressive, professional productions and streaming-ready records.



Included as standard are network connectivity, Splice integration and CV/Gate connectors, so producers can effortlessly access the sounds they need. MPC One comes loaded with 2GB of new drum sample & loop collections, curated specifically for this new hardware, delivering a library full of hard-hitting, dynamic drum sounds, sure to impress the most demanding creators.


  • Brilliant 7-inch multi-touch display.
  • 16 velocity-sensitive RGB pads.
  • 2GB RAM, 4GB onboard storage.
  • MIDI In/Out.
  • 4 TRS CV/Gate Jacks, 8 Outputs Total.
  • USB Flash & SD Card storage.

Akai Pro MPC One will be available in February 2020 and will ship with an MSRP of $699 USD / £639.99 GBP.

More information here: Akai Pro

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