The new MPC contains a fully featured Z-series sampler with 24-bit 96kHz sampling capabilities, using Akai's custom JS-LSI chip. The interface gets a re-vamp with 2 slider controls, 2 knobs and various extra switches all custom assignable. The pads are now switch able between 6 banks instead of the 4 with previous MPCs.
US version will ship with 272Mb as standard (upgradeable to 512 using standard DIMMS)
60Gb internal HD
Intellisample- featuring such handy functions as sample auto naming, auto normalize,auto program creation
4ch 56bit fx processor with descriptive patch names
6-pole filters (26 types) with 3 available per voice
fat32 file system to be compatible with other new Akai product (Z samplers +DPS24)
Reads S1000,S3000,S5/6000,MPC2000xl,Roland,E-mu formats MPC60/60II/ 3000 files with USB floppy drive.
2 x usb ports. Allowing CPU connection and keyboard or floppy drive etc
50-pin HD SCSI port
Spdif/AES/Word Clock expansion
8 analog out expansion
ADAT I/O expansion board
2 in 4 out midi
MIC/Line input and Phono turntable input - no need for preamp