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An Akai MPC Controlling Eurorack & Synths? The MPC X Can!
Rounik Sethi on Mon, April 24th | 0 comments
This video demos how the soon to be released Akai Pro MPC X is gearing up to be the central controller of your studio gear. Here's how, using the CV output, it's able to control Eurorack synth modules

Although it's yet to be released (probably around June 2017), Akai Pro were on hand at Superbooth 2017 in Berlin with an interesting setup. The MPC X has CV outs and was setup to control various parameters of some cool cool Eurorack modules and the Moog Mother 32.

We're going to have more videos, reviews and tutorials about the MPC X once it's available. Here's the spec in the meantime:

  • Pads

    • (16) velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, RGB-backlit
    • (8) banks accessible via Pad Bank buttons
  • Knobs

    • (16) 360° touch-sensitive Q-Link knobs for parameter adjustment
    • (1) 360° encoder for display navigation and selection via push
    • (7) 270° knobs for gain, mix & level adjustment
  • Buttons

    • (63) dedicated-function buttons
  • Display

    • 10.1” / 257 mm (diagonal)
    • 8.5” x 5.5” / 216 x 139 mm (width x height)
    • Full-color LED-backlit display with touch interface
  • CPU

    • Processor 1.8 GHz quad-core ARM® Cortex® A17 processor
    • RAM 2 GB
    • Storage 16 GB (user storage, 10 GB pre-installed content), 4 GB (MPC operating system)
  • Connections

    • (2) XLR+1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS inputs (Input 1/2)
    • (2) 1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS inputs (Input 3/4: 1 stereo pair)
    • (2) 1/4” (6.35 mm) TS instrument inputs (Inst 1/2)
    • (2) RCA inputs (Input 3/4: 1 stereo pair, phono- or line-level)
    • (2) 1/4” (6.35 mm) TS footswitch inputs (FS 1/2)
    • (2) 5-pin MIDI inputs
    • (8) 1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS outputs (Main L/R, Outputs 3/4–7/8: 4 stereo pairs)
    • (4) 5-pin MIDI outputs
    • (8) 1/8” (3.5 mm) CV/Gate outputs
    • (1) 1/4” (6.35 mm) stereo headphone output
    • (1) 1/8” (3.5 mm) stereo headphone output
    • (2) USB Type-A ports (1) USB Type-B port
    • (1) SD card slot
    • (1) power adapter input Power via power adapter (19 V, 3.42 A, center-positive, included)

 

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