The ONE Retro is a short-run version the MPC One in classic MPC colours
New from AKAI PRO comes the MPC One Retro, a limited edition model of the MPC One that now has the same 80s-tastic beige body as the original MPC-60 and other early models in the MPC range.
Other than the colouring, there's nothing much new about the MPC One Retro: it's still the same unit we told you about when it launched early last year. It's still a standalone music workstation (no computer required), it still sports a seven-inch multi-touch display, it's still got 2GB of RAM and 4GB of onboard storage (expandable via USB or SD card), and of course those 16 velocity-sensitive RGB performance pads are still at the heart of everything you do with it. Wouldn't be an MPC without those, would it?
It does, however, now ship with several plug-in instruments onboard, including the mono Bassline synth, the polyphonic TubeSynth, the vintage-style Electric keyboard and the fairly self-explanatory DrumSynth. The unit also ships with AKAI's MPC2 desktop software, which will expand the MPC's maximum track count from eight to 128, as well as packing in over 90 plug-in FX courtesy of AIR Music Tech.
The MPC One Retro is available now, priced £640. For more details, see AKAI PRO's own website.