Akai MPC Live II Retro
The Akai MPC Live II Retro gives you the same standalone & rechargeable battery-powered MPC workflow in a limited edition classic colour and layout. Bringing you the same familiar aesthetic as seen on the classic lineup of MPCs.
The Akai MPC Live II Retro is the latest version of the renowned standalone music production controller, now with built-in monitors! The self-contained, battery-powered, and feature-packed MPC ensures you can enjoy the full MPC experience wherever you are.
Immerse Yourself in the Music Making Experience
Furthermore, the MPC Live II is the first-ever MPC with a built-in stereo monitoring system. Designed from the ground up, the dual tweeter-woofer system delivers impeccable clarity and allows you to hear every detail of your production. Whether it be your rumbling 808s, the punch of the kick drums, killer bass lines, and silky high end. Then, when you’re back in the studio, turn off the built-in monitors, hook up your studio speakers and you’re good to go.
Every Bit an MPC
Under the hood, you’ll find the same multi-core processor as the MPC X, and all the standard features you’d expect from a modern MPC. So take complete control of your production thanks to the iconic 16-pad format. Sequence, edit, and chop samples easily using the bright 7″ touchscreen colour display. Then shape your ideas using the four capacitive-touch knobs and dive into all the critical functions with an arsenal of dedicated buttons. All which have been meticulously arranged to give you the ultimate production workflow.
MPC Live II Retro – Mobile Workhorse
Producers demand versatility. Thankfully, the MPC Live II Retro primes you for any situation. Sporting three stereo 1/4″ TRS outputs (6 mono), as well as phono/line level inputs, USB, MIDI, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and four TRS CV/Gate outputs. So you’ve got all the I/O you need to easily connect and control your favourite studio gear. Whether you’re looking to command your modular rig on stage; grab a patch cable and hook up to any studio rack gear; hook up your USB Midi Controllers, synths; or connect your turntables for some classic old school sampling.
Whatever it is you’re looking to accomplish, there’s a good chance MPC Live II Retro has you covered!
Your Studio’s Central Command
New to Akai Professional’s standalone series is MIDI Multi capability. Transforming your MPC into the ultimate MIDI sequencing studio centerpiece that allows you to simultaneously connect and route all the MIDI gear in your studio. Including class-compliant USB keyboards, MIDI interfaces, and USB to CV modules and giving you, even more, I/O capability.
Combine this feature with the internal MIDI routing capability; comprehensive MIDI routing to any MIDI-compatible synthesizer; drum machine or sound module; and even multitrack recording. As a result, the MPC Live II forms the heart and soul of any production setup, unleashing the true power of all your beloved studio gear!
Additionally, with an onboard rechargeable 6-hour lithium-ION battery; the MPC Live II Retro is ready whenever inspiration hits. So you won’t need to worry about needing a power point when you’re on the move.
MPC Software 2
Powering the MPC Live II in both standalone and controller mode is the MPC 2 Software. A cutting-edge production suite that combines real-time time-stretching; clip-launch functionality; onboard synth engines; VST compatibility in controller mode; standalone application for MAC and PC; as well as seamless DAW integration.
So whether you’re looking to break-away from computer-based music production, or you’re searching for the perfect controller for DAW-centric creative exploration. The MPC 2 software has everything you need to achieve full creative versatility.
Another great feature of the MPC Live II Retro is its onboard Splice Integration. Allowing you to quickly and seamlessly access your Splice library and pull in your favourite samples. Thanks to its built-in WiFi, as long as you have connection to the internet, you can access millions of high-quality, royalty-free samples, sounds, presets, and loops.
Ableton Live Integration
On top of that, the MPC Live II Retro comes pre-mapped to Ableton Live for seamless performance and production. So you can take complete command over Live’s clip launching, mixer, and instrument macro controls via WiFi Ableton Link, or via ethernet using a USB to ethernet adapter.
Storage & Connectivity
When it comes to storage, the MPC Live II comes with 16GB of built-in Micro SD storage. But for even more possibilities, you’ll also find a built-in SD card slot, and a user-expandable 2.5″ SATA drive bay. So you can connect your own SSD, or HDD drives for extra storage. As well as the option to plug in your USB sticks for quick and immediate access of samples!
Above all, the MPC Live II Retro by Akai Professional is a revolutionary standalone controller that makes it easier than ever to create whether you’re connecting to your studio gear, or you’re on the fly.