The MPC Fly is a controller designed specifically for the iPad 2 in unison with the MPC app. Built for travel, the dock is similar to many keyboards for the iPad 2 being able to double as a clamshell case, and then open up when ready for use. Providing sixteen velocity-sensitive pads including producer favorite features like after touch, note repeat, swing, and several other functions, the MPC Fly allows an iPad 2 to function almost as well as any of their stand alone machines.
Next up, the MPC Studio is Akaiâ€™s answer to competition from Native Instruments Maschine. The Studio goes beyond being just a simple controller like Akaiâ€™s MPK and MPD lines, but also includes custom built software to use with the device which can function as itâ€™s own DAW with VST support, or be used as a VST-plugin within another DAW. The software also includes over 6 GB of samples from the fan favorite to provide that rough crunch, and grit. The unit itself includes an LCD screen, 4 touch sensitive knobs, and the signature 16 pads but remaining less than an inch thick and is compatible with both PC and MAC.
Last but certainly not least, we have the MPC Renaissance which Akaiâ€™s new flagship workstation. Poised to be the perfect blend of everything MPC purist love along with those who cannot work without their Computer. The Renaissance is fully functional stand-alone machine with a built in audio interface to connect to a computer with plenty of additional I/O like USB, MIDI, XLR Â¼ inch stereo, and of course a turntable input. This is of course just in addition to the other features you would expect, like the 16 pads, various control, and an adjustable LCD screen in case you donâ€™t want to work off the Computer monitor. Thereâ€™s a vintage mode for those coming from an older MPC that emulates the MPC60 and 3000, and like the MPC Studio, included software custom built and DAW ready. Check out more info on all three products at www.akaiprompc.com.