Akai MPC Live Standalone Music Production Controller

The Akai Professional MPC Live is a standalone drum machine and music production station for modern producers and performers. Combining the power of a production centerpiece with the portability and rugged design of a live onstage workhorse. Sporting a full-colour 7″ multi-touch screen; four touch-capacitive Q-Link controls; clickable master encoder knob; rechargeable battery; as well as 16 amazingly responsive, velocity and pressure-sensitive RGB pads.

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Akai MPC Live

The Akai Professional MPC Live is a standalone drum machine and music production station for modern producers and performers. The little brother to the MPC X, Live is packed with sounds, making the process of performing your studio inventions on stage, seamless. Combining the power of a production centerpiece with the portability and rugged design of a live onstage workhorse. Sporting a full-colour 7″ multi-touch screen; four touch-capacitive Q-Link controls; clickable master encoder knob; rechargeable battery; as well as 16 amazingly responsive, velocity and pressure-sensitive RGB pads.

At less than 3kg, the AKAI MPC Live brings a new era of portable production. Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, as well as packing 16gb of onboard storage. Giving you a number of ways to take your beloved sample & instrument library and MPC Live sessions anywhere. Access and transfer your files using the built-in MPC Live storage, SD Card slot, or two-port USB hub. Alternatively, you can always add an additional SSD or HDD using the onboard 2.5″ SATA drive connector. Plus, the same USB hub can be used to hook your AKAI MPC live to your computer for MIDI controller connectivity.

So you’re not getting the countless buttons and knobs the MPC X has to offer, but you will get a standalone production station that’s not only battery-powered but also boasts massive amounts of internal storage. As a result, your creative workflow will know no borders or bounds.

Powering your AKAI MPC Live is the latest edition of the MPC Software. Running natively in standalone mode, as well as the ability to run from your Mac or PC when hooked up to your computer. Featuring a number of new enhncements including; audio track recording; improved time warp algorithm; refined Q-Link control; and audio and MIDI drag & drop. All while sporting a new and easy to use graphical interface. On top of that, future update versions will support Ableton Link.

Earning a reputation for sounds that hit hard and sound great, the AKAI MPC Live is no exception. Pre-installed with over 10GB of world-class MPC Live sounds and instruments. Your MPC Live features sounds, samples, and kits from some of the top sound design companies including Capsun Audio, MVP Loops, CR2 Records, as well as radio-ready kits. You can also add your own sounds via SD or USB, connecting to your computer, or adding another hard drive.

Above all, the AKAI Professional MPC Live is an absolute beast. One of the most powerful MPCs to date while remaining portable enough to take anywhere.

 

  • Standalone MPC – no computer required
  • 7-inch full-color multi-touch display
  • Also acts as a control surface for MPC 2.0 software
  • Internal, rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Turntable (RCA) inputs with ground peg
  • 16GB of on-board storage (over 10GB of sound content included)
  • User-expandable 2.5” SATA drive connector (SSD or HDD)
  • 2 pairs of MIDI inputs and outputs
  • 2GB of RAM
  • SD Card slot
  • 2 USB-A 3.0 slots for thumb drives or MIDI controllers
  • Ableton Link and WiFi will be supported in future updates

 

Type:Performance Pad and Control Surface

Screen: 7″ Multi-touch display

Sequencer: Yes

Sounds: 10GB pre-installed sounds

Analog Inputs: 2 x 1/4″, 1 x stereo RCA

Analog Outputs: 2 x 1/4″ (master out), 4 x 1/4″, 1 x 1/8″ (headphones)

MIDI I/O: 2 x In, 2 x Out

Sampling: Yes

Looper: Yes

RAM: 2GB

Additional Media Storage: SD card, USB port, 2.5″ SATA drive connector

Pads: 16 x velocity/pressure-sensitive RGB pads

USB: 2 x 3.0 Type A, 1 x 3.0 Type B

Software: MPC 2.0 software

System Requirements (controller mode):

  • Mac OS X 10.9.5 or later
  • PC Windows 8.1 or later

Power Supply: 19V DC power supply (included) / Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery

Dimensions: 424 x 224 x 69 mm

Weight: 2.7 kg

For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.