Akai Professional MPC One Retro Pairs Modern Features With Old-School Style

Akai Professional today introduced the MPC One Retro, a new version of the MPC One that combines modern MPC features with old-school MPC styling.

The MPC One Retro features modern MPC functionality, including MPC plugin instruments, insert effects plugins from AIR Music Tech, a 7″ Capacitive Multi-Touch Screen, USB, DIN MIDI, CV/Gate support and an SD card slot. It also can be used as a controller for the included MPC2 – a DAW application that offers 128-track sequencing, real-time time stretching, MIDI editing, clip launching, Ableton Link support and more.


  • Limited Edition retro colorway chassis and gray MPC pads
  • All the features of the MPC One Standalone (No Computer Required)
  • Standalone music production center with 4GB onboard storage
  • Fully compatible with projects, programs and sequences from previous MPC versions and legacy hardware
  • Comes loaded with loops and samples created by industry-leading sound designers
  • Load up your own custom samples via SD card or USB
  • 7″ touchscreen allows you to edit and chop samples via gestures
  • 16 velocity and pressure-sensitive pads for programming beats and playing melodies
  • Includes instruments including DrymSynth, Electric, TubeSynth, Bassline, and AIR FX mixing and mastering processors
  • USB controller input allows you to play sounds with your favorite controller keyboard
  • 8 CV/Gate outputs for controlling modular synthesizers
  • MIDI I/O for integrating synthesizers, drum machines, and other hardware
  • Stereo line-level inputs and outputs on 1/4″ TRS connections
  • USB-A port for thumb drives or control surfaces

Pricing and Availability:

The MPC One Retro is available now for $899.