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Akai MPC Key 61 Standalone MPC Synthesizer Keyboard

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MPC Key 61 Standalone MPC Synthesizer Keyboard

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MPC Key 61 Standalone MPC Synthesizer Keyboard
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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.

Key Features
• Expressive semi-weighted keybed with aftertouch designed with producers and players in mind
• Industry leading sound pallet featuring 25 plugin instruments and over 100 state-ofthe-art FX
• Incredibly vibrant 7" Colour Touch Screen with Multi Touch & Gestures for clear navigation
• The iconic 16 RGB Velocity-Sensitive MPC Drum Pads with Note Repeat
• Assignable Touch Strip Controller and 4 assignable Q Link knobs for creating and performing signature sounds
• Pitch Bend and Modulation Wheels add depth and dimension to keyboard parts
• Audio interface with 2 Mic/Line Input and high-end preamps including phantom power, bringing sampling to another level of creativity (Also accepts Class Compliant audio and midi interfaces)
• Powerful 128 Track Midi Sequencer and 8 audio tracks with a Transport section
• 8 CV/Gate Output Jacks for expansive modular integration
• Standalone production hub with 4GB Ram, Quad Core Arm processor, 8 CV/Gate Output Jacks for modular integration, onboard Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, and SATA bay for expansion

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.

Keys to Expression
The MPC Key 61 features an incredibly expressive and playable semi-weighted keybed 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. The 16-velocity sensitive RGB 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.


Plugin to a World of Effects
MPC Key 61 includes over 100 state-of-the-art effects ready to load across your music productions for mixing and mastering. 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. Experience plugin FX like never before only inside MPC Key 61. 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.

Touch Strip and Hands-on Control
The onboard assignable Touch Strip Controller is a catalyst for new ways to control, create and interact with your own signature sounds. 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's rotary Leslie cabinet and hear your parts swell with a wide chorused tremolo.


Surround your Creativity
MPC Key 61 will connect your entire creative studio and workflow together. Connect up-to 32 MIDI devices via USB with MIDI Multi, expand your Audio I/O to 32 inputs and outputs using Class Compliant audio interfaces, or connect your vintage synths using MIDI In/Out/Thru. 8 CV/Gate jacks allow connections to a wide variety of modular gear and more. Onboard WI-FI/Bluetooth allows for wireless synchronization with Ableton Link and MPC OS Updates, and an additional SATA storage bay allows for volumes of expandable sounds and tracks.

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/TRS 1/4" 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 process them with the onboard AIR Vocal Suite, or record guitars, bass, or any instrument for the ultimate in 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.

Unlock the Power of MPC Stems

Introducing MPC Stems - The next chapter of the sample based MPC workflow.
Akai Professional, the leaders in sampling and beat making technology changed the world of music creation with the iconic MPC platform, featuring revolutionary sampling and chopping workflows which crafted some of the most iconic records in history. Akai Professional now introduces the next chapter of sampling innovation and production powered by the groundbreaking MPC Stems bringing sampling into a new chapter.

Historic MPC Innovation - A legacy of game-changing creative power
MPC has long been the leader of creative sampling and chopping workflow for over 35 years. For decades, award-winning producers and beatmakers have relied on MPC functions like 16 levels and Note Repeat to shape the sound of leading musical genres like Rap, Hip-Hop, Pop, and R&B. Now, with MPC Stems, users are empowered with a new tool to push the limits of musical creativity even further. MPC Stems provide premium stem separation capability to the MPC platform. Users can seamlessly extract bass, drum, vocal, and music elements from any sample or vinyl record with the press of a button. MPC Stems enable users to unlock previously unattainable levels of creative control and take music creation to a whole new dimension.

MPC Stems Superior Sound Quality
MPC Stems are powered by the ultimate stem separation engine from zPlane, offering superior sound quality. With MPC Stems, you can access the raw building blocks of any sample or vinyl record, isolating the DNA of any record. Producers can now manipulate the Drums, Bass, Music, and Vocals, opening new creative possibilities.

The Intuitive MPC Stems User Interface
MPC Stems features a simple yet powerful interface. Users can immediately dive into the graphical intuitive user interface without wasting a moment of time and inspiration. In controller mode, users have full tactile control over MPC Stems desktop, resulting in a familiar way to interact with the powerful new feature. MPC's hardware integration provides users with a precise and fluid way to isolate stems immediately bringing stem separation into the MPC workflow, delivering speed and superior sound quality.

In the Box:
- MPC Key 61
- Software Download Card
- Power Cable
- Quickstart Guide
- USB Cable
- Safety & Warranty Manual

Technical Specifications
Keys: 61 semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch
(16) velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, RGB-backlit
(8) banks accessible via Pad Bank buttons
Knobs + Performance Controls:
• (4) 360° touch-sensitive Q-Link knobs for parameter adjustment
• (1) Touch Strip multi-function 5.5" (140 mm) touch-capacitive controller with LED indicators 360° encoder for display navigation and selection via push
• (2) Pitch Bend and Mod Wheel
• (3) 270° knobs for gain, mix & level adjustment
Buttons: (44) dedicated-function buttons
• 6.9" / 176 mm (diagonal)
• 5.9" x 3.7" / 150 x 93 mm (width x height)
• Full-colour LED-backlit display with touch interface
• RAM 4 GB
• Storage 32 GB (user storage, 13 GB pre-installed content), 4 GB (MPC operating system), 15+ GB free-space for user storage expandable via SATA connections
• Via IEC (Included)
• Auto Switching Internal Power Supply (100-240v)
• (2) XLR+1/4" (6.35 mm) TRS inputs (Input 1/2) (w/ XLR Mic Preamps)
• (4) 1/4" (6.35 mm) TRS outputs (2 stereo pairs)
• 1/4" (6.35 mm) stereo headphone output
• (1) 5-pin MIDI input
• (1) 5-pin MIDI output
• (1) 5-pin MIDI thru
• (8) 1/8" (3.5 mm) TS mono CV/Gate outputs
• Ethernet Network port
• USB Type-A ports
• (1) USB Type-B port
Other Controls:
• (2) Line | Instrument switches
• +48v Phantom Power switch
• 1/4" (6.35 mm) TRS Footswitch jacks (Sustain + FS2) (Variable and switch compatible)
• 1/4" (6.35 mm) TRS Expression Pedal input

Power: 100 V 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 65 W
Dimensions (W x D x H): 986 x 313 x 96.7 mm / 38.8" x 12.3" x 3.8"
Weight: 17.9 lbs. / 8.1 kg


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  • Performance Guarantee: Normal wear and tear is covered, so your product will be performing as well as the day you purchased it for the entire duration of the coverage. Band and Orchestral Performance Warranty does not include replacing pads or cleaning for woodwind instruments, unless deemed necessary by our repair staff. Ultrasonic cleaning for brass instruments will be provided if deemed necessary by our repair staff, but is not routinely offered under the Performance Warranty.
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