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Akai MPC Studio Black

The Akai MPC Studio Black is a fresh take on the top-selling original, MPC Studio.


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Discounted Price $399.00 MSRP: Old Price $799.00 Save : $400.00 (50%)
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MSRP: Old Price $799.00 Discounted Price $399.00 Save : $400.00 (50%)
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Introducing MPC Studio Black
Akai has made the Studio look cooler than ever by introducing a sleek and stylish black brushed-aluminum body. To elevate the parameter editing experience, the master encoder wheel as well as the Q-Link knobs have been raised and made larger. The 16 RGB MPC pads are now thicker and more responsive, inspiring greater expression in performance and programming.

Legendary MPC Production on Your PC or Mac
The Studio Black fuses legendary MPC production with the processing power of your computer. Its compact design is a minuscule 1.5” thin. Weighing in at less than two pounds, the Studio Black easily fits into a laptop bag or backpack. Its USB-powered and includes the powerful MPC Software for Mac and PC with 128-track sequencing capability. Equipped with the legendary MPC workflow, MPC Swing, plus powerful features such as “lazy” chop, you'll be producing great music in no time. A large LCD screen (360 x 96 dot graphic LCD) allows you to make tracks without having to look at your computer.

Included MPC Software
Featuring 128-track sequencing capability and up to eight pad banks--more than any other MPC ever—the included MPC Software delivers a massive 7GB+ sound library, including all the sounds of the classic MPC3000 and including 2 MPC Expansions. Instant mapping and real-time adjustment of VST plugins lets you record each track as an MPC drum program, Keygroup program, or VST/AU plugin. Use MPC Software alone as your main creation tool or seamlessly call it up in your favorite DAW as a VST, RTAS, or AU plugin.

MPC Software supports WAV, MP3, AIFF, REX, and SND, as well as samples and sequences from any MPC ever made, and it's compatible with both Mac and PC.

It's all in The Bank
7 Gigabytes. 300 Instruments. The Bank is an MPC Expansion workstation exploding with all the essential sounds of modern production including basses, leads, effects, keyboards and much, much more. It's included with MPC Studio Black. You also get The 809, an MPC Expansion for punchy analog drums—a full collection of classic drum machine sounds, each with its own controls for maximum tweak ability.

Professional Go-Anywhere Capability
Designed in collaboration with dozens of working producers and musicians, MPC Studio Black maintains the workflow that has made the Akai Pro MPC the industry standard in music production for decades. Its power, style and portability gives you the full MPC experience anywhere.

Get your Akai MPC Studio Black today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Love it


I am using this to make professional sounding music. As an entry level workstation, it is an excellent investment. It can be a little daunting at times, but its defineite;ly worth the money.


Brooklyn, NY

Bought this for my son. He is happy, I'm happy.


Make beats.


Ontario ca

MPC Studio Black

5.0 2


Pads/Triggers Drum pad: 16 (velocity and pressure sensitive)
Drum pad banks: 8
Weight 1.96 lbs.
Compatible Files WAV, MP3, REX, AIFF, SND
Dimensions 11.2"W x 1.5"D x 10"D
Memory System Dependent. 2 GB minimum (4 GB recommended
Model MPC (Black)
Other Features Sync mode: MIDI clock, MIDI Time Code
Polyphony 64 voices
Special Features Tracks per sequence: 128
System Requirements Mac: Dual-Core CPU, 2GHz or better and 2GB RAM (4GB Recommended)
  • Win: Dual-Core CPU, 2GHz or better and 2GB RAM (4GB Recommended)
  • Display Display: 360 x 96 dot graphic LCD w/back light
    Preset Types 128
    Compatible Formats VST (Mac / PC), AU (Mac)
    Power Type USB bus
    Warranty Info:

    The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.