With the MPC One Plus, AKAI’s launched a bright red special edition of the MPC One. Luckily, the glossy red finish isn’t the only new aspect and we’ve got a considerable expansion on the internal memory as well.
The first leaks appeared on the Pentecost weekend, now it’s official: AKAI Professional is releasing an updated version of the MPC One with the MPC One+ .
To celebrate the legendary MPC’s 35th anniversary, AKAI seems set on giving the entire range a facelift. We’ve seen the MPC X SE appear just over a month ago with expanded memory, and now we see the latest iteration of the MPC One.
AKAI MPC One Plus
The exterior remains unchanged with its 7-inch touchscreen, 16 pad triggers with polyphonic aftertouch, as well as the four Q-Link controls. One major update is the unit’s internal memory, which has been increased to 16 GB with over 2GB of samples and loops included.
On closer inspection, there are a few new features including WLAN connectivity as opposed to being limited to ethernet, which is a welcome addition. With this new wireless interface, you can now sync the One+ via Ableton Link. Also, Bluetooth is now supported too, which is convenient.
Overall, the red MPC One+ has a certain appeal. However, there are certain aspects that remain unconvincing. The RAM for one, could have been expanded, and without a rechargeable battery it remains an entry-level offering in the MPC range.
MPC devotees could be looking forward to a new MPC Live within the next year – which is certainly an exciting prospect.
Pricing and availability:
AKAI MPC One+
The MPC One+ is now available from Thomann.
More about the AKAI MPC One Plus
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- The front panel.: AKAI
- akai-mpc-one-plus-widget: Thomann