Akai have announced the MPC One, a portable, standalone production unit that costs £639. The new MPC, which features all the usual audio editing and sampling options you’d expect from the range, builds on the popularity of the MPC Live, expanding the buttons and controls on the unit, but lowering the price. The device features a seven-inch multitouch screen along with Q Link which maps whatever parameters are on screen to a set of four control knobs.
The One features 4GB of internal storage – 2GB of which is loaded with samples – and SD card and USB slots take care of the rest. Akai have sacrificed the battery powered aspect of the Live assumedly to make the One more affordable so you’ll need to plug it in to use it. Round back there’s MIDI DIN in and out plus four CV/Gate ports, USB A for storage and USB B for connecting to a computer, quarter-inch TRS outs and TRS ins for sampling. Watch the video below for the full details.