In creating the MPC Touch, Akai Professional has once again established the iconic MPC series as the thought leader in music production technology.
Combining the might of a pro-level piece of production gear truly fit to carry the MPC shield with the tactile ease of use found on smartphones and tablets, the Touch is truly a workflow revolution. How producers interact with all aspects of their sound has been forever changed.
Introducing a new approach to music production with an ultra-fast and super intuitive workflow, the Touch is powered by a radiant 7” color multi-touch display. Literally grab and pinch waveforms, draw midi events, adjust envelopes, chop samples, add effects and precisely set your controls using your fingertips. Combined with the classic MPC feel, sound and vastly improved pads, the Touch embodies the best elements of our past while taking music production tech into the future.
The hardware is a true innovation in music production technology. But at the end of the day it’s world-class sounds that inspire great music. Thinking of this, we’ve bundled the Touch with over 20,000 sounds from elite content providers covering the gamut of musical styles, including: AIR, CR2, Toolroom, MVP Loops, Sonivox and Prime Loops. You will be ready to start making your next banger within minutes of opening the box.
The MPC Touch is the future-forward progression of our legendary MPC series, encompassing the classic feel and workflow of previous models while adding a never before seen touchscreen workflow.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does MPC Touch require a computer to use?
MPC Touch is not a standalone piece of hardware and does require a computer, but the built-in touchscreen allows you to take advantage of all your favorite MPC features quickly and easily right on the hardware.
Does MPC Touch require a power supply or is it USB bus powered?
MPC Touch includes a power supply which is required for the product to function fully. Without the power supply connected, MPC Touch will still send data from the pads and controls to the MPC software via USB, but the built-in touchscreen will not power on.
How many times can I install/authorize the included software?
The MPC software can be authorized on up to 4 computers simultaneously. This includes the sample content, The Bank and The 809. The AIR plugins can be authorized on up to two computers simultaneously or an iLok. Authorizations can be moved if necessary. For more information, contact our Tech Support team for further assistance.
There aren’t any disks in the MPC touch box…where can I download my software?
After you purchase an MPC Touch, visit akaipro.com/mpcdownload to register your product and download the included software and sounds.
Why does the MPC Touch installer include a step called Configure Screen? Why do I need to install Display Drivers?
The built-in touchscreen is actually set up as another display monitor for your computer. While the MPC Software is running on your computer, MPC Touch will display the software’s touch interface. If the MPC Software is not running, you have the option to either turn the display off entirely, or use it as a desktop extension. Additionally, while running the MPC Software, you can switch between viewing the touch interface or your extended display on the built-in touchscreen by holding SHIFT and pressing ERASE on the MPC Touch.
I tried to install MPC Touch’s version of the MPC Software over my previous version and received an error message about RTAS support. Will my MPC Touch work inside Pro Tools?
As of MPC Software v1.9, the RTAS plugin format is no longer supported. While you’ll have absolutely no problem opening the MPC Software as a plugin inside Pro Tools 11 or 12, Pro Tools 10 and below are NOT supported.
- (16) trigger pads, velocity- and pressure-sensitive; 8 pad banks
- (4) Q-link knobs
- (1) data dial
- (1) Note Repeat / Latch
- (1) Full Level / Half Level
- (1) 16 level
- Inputs / Outputs
- (1) 1/4” TRS audio in (L + R)
- (1) 1/4” TRS audio out (L + R)
- (1) 1/8” headphone output
- (1) 1/8” MIDI in
- (1) 1/8” MIDI out
- (1) USB port
- Display: 7” 1280×800 multi-color
- Audio interface: 24-bit / 44.1 kHz
- Power: 6V, 3A external DC power or USB computer connection (display disabled)
- Dimensions(height x width x depth): 1.92” x 16.2” x 8.6”
MPC Touch comes with the latest version of the MPC Software, v1.9. This also includes over 20GB of samples, loops, programs, sequences and plugins:
- EDM & Future House (sample pack)
- Essential Instruments (sample pack)
- The Vault (sample pack)
- The 809 (MPC expansion plugin)
- The Bank (MPC expansion plugin)
- AIR Instruments Plugin Bundle (8 AIR Instruments plugins)
- MPC Studio
- USB Cable
- (2) 1/8”-to-5-Pin MIDI Adapters
- Neoprene Case
- Software Download Card
- Quickstart Guide
- Safety and Warranty Manual
- 7″ color multi-touch Display
- 16 velocity-sensitive thick, fat MPC pads with RGB backlighting
- 2-in/2-out audio interface
- Step Sequencer with touch interface
- XYFX control adds effects, adjusts sound dynamics in real time