Akai Professional has released MPC 2.4, an update for the MPC Software. It comes with a big amount of user-requested features, workflow enhancements, 28 new effects from AIR Music Technology and much-requested side-chain compressor (Mother Ducker).
The original AIR Creative FX collection has been included as part of Pro Tools since Version 8. With MPC 2.4, this suite of 16 mix essentials has been ported to MPC for immediate use with standalone or desktop MPC software; this core range of effects has also been expanded to include 12 new plugins, including the AIR Channel Strip and AIR Transient.
16 classic FX from Pro Tools: AIR Distortion, Enhancer, Ensemble, Filter Gate, Flanger, Freq Shift, Fuzz-Wah, Kill EQ, Lo-Fi, Multi-Chorus, Non-Linear Reverb, Phaser, Reverb, Spring Reverb, Stereo Width, Talkbox.
12 all-new plugins: AIR Channel Strip, Compressor, Delay, Diff Delay, Filter, Maximizer, Noise Gate, Para EQ, Pitch Shifter, Pumper, Transient, Tube Drive.
Also new in MPC Software 2.4 is the inclusion of the Mother Ducker and Mother Ducker Input plugins – this much-requested pair of processors enables users to achieve side-chain ducking effects in the MPC Standalone or desktop software. Additionally, the internal architecture of clip programs has been significantly improved, allowing MPC users to play up to 16 programs simultaneously – when changing tracks or changing a sequence, clips will continue to play accommodating greater flexibility in live performance scenarios.
MPC 2.4 is available now as a free update for existing MPC Software 2.0 owners. At VST Buzz, you can buy the MPC 2.0 Software Special Edition bundle for only 99€ instead of 199.99€ with 5 expansions and the AIR Creative FX Collection Plus plugin bundle.
More information here: AKAI Pro