Akai MPC X
The X is a standalone MPC featuring a beautiful, full color 10.1 multi-touch screen, 16 amazingly responsive, velocity and pressure sensitive RGB pads and packs 16 gigs of internal storage. To make it a truly untethered, computer-free experience, the X also features two USB slots that can be used for MIDI controller connectivity. Rounding out the controls are dedicated menu buttons, a large master encoder knob and 16 touch-sensitive 360º assignable pots (Q-Links) with OLED displays, perfect for precisely automating individual parameters and delivering expressively nuanced recordings. With the future and the pass in mind, this impressive standalone sampling work horse combines everything you remember about traditional beat production with the flexibility of today's cutting-edge modern music workstation.