Akai's MPC (Music Production Centre) family, first ever released in 1987, and majorly updated in 2012, is a line of MIDI sequencers and synthesizers that provide you with an immensely flexible and consequently creative workflow. MPC series combines software environment, ultra-portable hardware and digital freedom only your computer can deliver. All three systems you see here are fully integrated hardware and software systems using the classic MPC hardware controls. Additionally, all controllers are USB bus-powered, have a compact design and a sturdy brushed aluminium construction. Akai is oriented towards a future-forward progression and when you conjoin that with their knowledge how to make produce a classic feel of previous models while adding a new workflow style, you have what MPC series is all about: re-writing music production rules. And Akai has done it again.