Akai MPC STUDIO 2 Music Production Controller

The Akai MPC STUDIO2 provides music production and a recording system for the modern music creator. It offers a combination of intuitive hardware control with the addition of innovative software.

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Akai MPC STUDIO 2 Music Production Controller

The Akai MPC STUDIO 2 provides music production and a recording system for the modern music creator. It offers a combination of intuitive hardware control with the addition of innovative software. It allows you to load a loop from the library where you can then; chop it into samples, lay down a beat, then play instruments over it. You can then add some insert effects to develop your song structure and arrangement or to build drops and transitions. It aims at providing you with a fluid workflow and one continuous stream of non-stop creativity.

Premium Pads for Perfect Production

The 16x full-size pressure and velocity-sensitive pads also offer RGB-backlit Pads with aftertouch for maximum expression. You can play and record patterns, notes, chords, and more. This is achieved with sound precision and an accurate visual display of velocity and pad groupings. The MPC STUDIO 2 also features a new assignable Touch Strip which will elevate any performance with revived expression. It allows you to add further articulation to strings or a guitar instrument. You can further add modulation or pitch bend to a keyboard synth, control Note Repeat for hi-hats, snares and effects. Because you can create your own signature sounds; it will quickly become a favourite tool in shaping and sculpting both live performances and productions.

Colour Screen for Vibrant Feedback

The MPC STUDIO 2 features a full-colour LCD that ensures users will stay locked into every creative moment with vibrant visual feedback. It allows you to scrolls through track names, plugin instrument presets, browse categories, monitor parameter values when dialling in effects, or trim and chop samples. Whether you need to trim a waveform, browse through instruments, samples, and plugin presets, or adjust parameters on the fly, the screen gives you the visual feedback you need at a moment’s glance. The LCD screen makes your workflow more efficient as it enables you to keep your eyes on the controller so you can stay focused on the music.

MPC STUDIO 2 includes World-Class Plugins & Effects

With an extended palette of sounds,the Akai MPC Studio will spark your creativity. Offering a combination of instruments, drum samples, loops and insert effects will help you complete any music project. MPC Studio also tackles any style or genre of music with rich, inspiring sounds offering over 100 instrument and effects plugins combined. The modern-day beat making insert effects plugins are powered by award-winning AIR Music Tech. It offers you powerful editing, arranging, and mixing tools which include the AIR Vocal Suite. You can now create, record, and mix the perfect vocals with the Vocal Suite. You can add everything from pitch correction to harmonising, to thickening your vocals and audio tracks with the AIR Doubler.

MPC Software Integration and Inspiration

The iconic MPC 2 desktop DAW software is for both Mac and PCs. It is at the core foundation of the MPC Studio system and ships with the MPC STUDIO 2. The MPC workflows and functions provide modern musicians precise audio sampling, lock-tight MPC groove, swing and quantizing. It also allows for professional and robust MIDI sequencing and arrangement. You can also run the MPC 2 software as a VST Plugin in any host DAW opening up the world of sonic possibilities. The acclaimed MPC 2 Software works seamlessly with MPC Studio for the ultimate beat making and music production experience. It provides 128-track sequencing capabilities, real-time time-stretching and advanced MIDI editing. MPC 2 software has a dedicated set of plugins to record and produce the perfect vocal recordings with the AIR Vocal Suite including automatic vocal tuning, vocal doubling, and vocal harmonising.

Legendary plugin instruments including AIR Hype, AIR Mellotron, AIR Solina, and WayOutWare Odyssey, among others, offer a plethora of world-class sounds and presets to sculpt the perfect master track. A massive suite of modern plugin Insert Effects powered by AIR Music Tech includes a Limiter for finalising tracks rounding out the infinite music and beat making possibilities. The MPC STUDIO 2 further includes Loop Content From Decap, F9 Audio, Mvp Loops, Rawcutz, Snipe Young, and more.

  • Complete MPC system with hardware and MPC2 Desktop Software DAW for Mac and PC
  • 16 velocity-sensitive RGB MPC pads with aftertouch
  • Assignable Touch Strip for dynamic expression
  • Colour LCD Screen for vibrant feedback
  • Iconic MPC workflows including Quantize, Note Repeat, and 16 Levels
  • MPC 2 Software with Vocal Effects Suite, MPC Plugin Instruments, and 100+ plugins from AIR Music Tech


  • 16x velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, RGB-backlit
  • 8x banks accessible via Pad Bank buttons Knobs

Knobs: 360° push encoder for display navigation and selection

Touch Strip: Multi-function 5.5” (140 mm) touch-capacitive controller with LED indicators

Buttons: 39x LED-backlit dedicated function buttons

Display: Full-colour LCD


  • (1) -inch (3.5 mm) MIDI input
  • (1) -inch (3.5 mm) MIDI output
  • (1) USB Type-B port

Power: via USB

Dimensions (width x depth x length): 305 x 171 x 37mm

Weight: 0.83kg