Iconic Sampler, Akai MPC, Gets 2017 Makeover

Hip-hop music wouldn’t be what it is today without Akai’s iconic MPC machines (aka Music Production Controllers) and now the sampler is getting a 2017 reboot. The Japanese company has two new MPCs coming out this year: the MPC Live and the MPC X. Upgrades include much more storage space for various sounds as well as a touchscreen, a built-in battery (making the Live genuinely portable) and more. These standalone machines are continuing the legacy of the MPC and hopefully even more magical music will come from them.