Akai Professional MPC One Retro Edition Pairs Modern Features With Old-School Style

Akai Professional has just launched the MPC One Retro Edition – a new MPC that offers all the features of the MPC One, but apparently it’s arrived from the late ‘80s – the grey pads and case are back, but the modern features remain.


The distinctive 16 grey pads are here, as is the retro-colored housing. However, under the hood this is a thoroughly modern standalone music-making powerhouse, with a quad-core processor and a seven-inch capacitive multi-touch screen.


In addition, if you are happy to be tethered to a computer, the MPC One Retro can also operate as a controller for the MPC2 software, which offers DAW-like levels of functionality. There’s plenty of connectivity, too, along with 4GB of on-board storage.


“Akai Professional and the MPC have a long-storied history that resonates profoundly with users from all around the world,” says Dan Gill, Akai Professional’s Senior Product Manager. “Each recalls their first MPC encounter and the role it played in their most cherished musical experiences.


“The MPC One Retro is our tribute to this rich history while proudly asserting our continued commitment to creating the most powerful standalone music production devices in the world,” adds Gill. “MPC One Retro truly embodies the best of the legendary products throughout the years and the ultimate modern standalone music production workflow.”


Find out more on the Akai Professional website.


The MPC One Retro Edition is available now for $899.


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