The latest leak to the Akai Pro MPC Live 2 shows the device completely including all-new functions including 8 CV/Gate outputs, stereo monitors & more
At the beginning of March, a leak spread through the internet about a renewed Akai MPC Live. Suspected schematics/designs leaked here on Reddit. Now, this seems to be confirmed. A video that shouldn’t be online yet, shows the new Akai MPC Live 2 in action. The release might be planned on the day of the release of the new MPC 2.8 software, which brings a major upgrade to the entire MIDI implementation.
According to the latest leak, the second version will include several new features: 8 assignable CV/Gate outputs on the rear panel, master volume knob, key function buttons to speed up the workflow, and built-in stereo monitors on the bottom that can be turned off.
The new 8 CV/gate outputs are a good extension because you can use it to integrate the MPC Live into your modular setup or even control it. The YouTube channel that published this leak believes in a release on May 14 at the same as the release of the new MPC Software update 2.8.
New In The MPC 2.8 Update (MPC X, MPC One, MPC Live)
MPC 2.8, introduces MIDI Multi capability, seamlessly transforming MPC into the ultimate MIDI sequencing studio centerpiece. With MPC 2.8, simultaneously connect and route all the MIDI gear in your studio including class-compliant USB Keyboards, MIDI interfaces and USB to CV modules, supercharging your I/O capability.
Fuse this with deep internal MIDI routing capability across tracks, comprehensive MIDI routing to any MIDI-compatible synthesizer, drum machine or sound module, and even multitrack recording capability, and MPC forms the beating heart of any production setup, unleashing the true power of all your gear.
The timing correct (TC) has now been tweaked to have a dedicated On/Off setting that is separate from the TC division parameter. Further, you can now create a custom note mapping for any program time from the standalone MPC firmware.
Akai Pro MPC Live 2 is expected to release on May 14th, 2020.
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