Akai Professional MPC Live - Standalone Music Production Center with Sampler and Sequencer

Akai Professional MPC Live - Standalone Music Production Center with Sampler and Sequencer

Akai Professional MPC Live - Standalone Music Production Center with Sampler and Sequencer

Akai Professional MPC Live - Standalone Music Production Center with Sampler and Sequencer

Akai Professional MPC Live - Standalone Music Production Center with Sampler and Sequencer

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Product Highlights

  • Standalone - No Computer Needed
  • Full-Color Multi-Touch Display: 7"
  • 16 Velocity-Sensitive RGB-Backlit Pads
  • 4 Q-Link Encoders to Control Parameters
  • 16GB of On-Board Storage, 2GB of RAM
  • Two MIDI Inputs, Two MIDI Outputs
  • 6 Line Outputs (3 Stereo Pairs)
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • 10GB of Content Pre-Installed
  • Includes Power Supply and USB Cable
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Akai Professional MPC LIVE overview

  • 1Description

The MPC Live from Akai Professional is a complete standalone music production workstation with an integrated sampler, sequencer, 7" touchscreen, 16 velocity-sensitive RGB-backlit pads, and 4 endless encoder "Q-Link" controls.

The MPC Live incorporates a powerful 1.8 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A17 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage to power the MPC 2.0 software without the need to connect to a host computer. What's more, the unit can operate in Control Mode, which further expands the functionality by connecting to a computer to operate the same MPC 2.0 standalone software as a plugin in your favorite DAW. The MPC 2.0 software has added some powerful features including audio track recording, real-time time-stretching (audio warping), pitch shifting, audio and MIDI drag-and-drop, clip program mode for clip-launching, an updated mixer layout with advanced signal routing, and enhanced Q-Link control.

The MPC Live is pre-installed with "The Vault 2.0"—a 10GB library of world-class sounds—featuring samples and kits from top-notch sound-design companies including Capsun Audio, MVP Loops, CR2 Records, as well as Akai's own high-quality content. Should you wish to incorporate your own samples and recordings, the MPC Live offers a 2.5" SATA drive connector, allowing you to install an optional SSD or HDD hard drive. Content can easily be uploaded and/or recorded to the full-sized SD card or USB thumb drives.

The full-color 7" multi-touch screen offers quick and easy visual feedback and editing capabilities. View samples with "pinch" zoom, trim start and end times, and adjust and process samples on the fly. The XYFX allow you to control multiple effect parameters simultaneously, while the sequencer and mix page make short work of entering/deleting notes, editing values, and adjusting mix parameters.

The rear panel offers a comprehensive set of inputs and outputs including two 1/4" inputs and two RCA inputs with a turntable ground for sampling direct from vinyl, while the six line-level 1/4" outputs are arranged in three stereo pairs. For MIDI I/O, the unit offers two MIDI inputs and two MIDI outputs on full-sized 5-pin DIN connectors. Connect a computer via the USB Type-B connection, while two USB Type-A connectors allow for the integration of MIDI controllers to further expand your MIDI inputs. A dedicated 1/8" headphone output is available for monitoring the Master L/R outputs. The MPC Live can be powered via the internal Lithium-ion battery for up to four hours, or by the included power adapter. The unit also ships with a USB cable.

  • Standalone MPC – no computer required
  • 7" 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 Type-A 3.0 slots for thumb drives or MIDI controllers
  • Ableton Link and Wi-Fi will be supported in future updates
UPC: 694318020616
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Akai Professional MPC Live - Standalone Music Production Center with Sampler and Sequencer
  • Power Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Akai Professional MPC LIVE specs

    Pads 16 x Velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, RGB-backlit
    8 x Banks accessible via Pad Bank buttons
    Knobs 4 x 360° Touch-sensitive Q-Link knobs for parameter adjustment
    4 x Q-Link Knob columns accessible via Q-Link button
    1 x 360° Encoder for display navigation and selection via push
    Buttons 22 x Dedicated function buttons
    Display Diagonal: 6.9" (176 mm)
    W x H: 5.9 x 3.7" (150 x 93 mm)
    Full-color LED-backlit display with touch interface
    CPU Processor: 1.8 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A17 processor
    RAM: 2 GB
    Storage: 16 GB (user storage, 10 GB pre-installed content), 4 GB (MPC operating system)
    Connections 2 x 1/4" (6.35 mm) TRS inputs (1 stereo pair)
    6 x 1/4" (6.35 mm) TRS outputs (3 stereo pairs)
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo headphone output
    2 x RCA inputs (1 stereo pair)
    2 x 5-pin MIDI inputs
    2 x 5-pin MIDI outputs
    2 x USB Type-A ports
    1 x USB Type-B port
    1 x SD card slot
    1 x power adapter input
    System Requirements Controller Mode

    Windows 8.1 or newer
    Mac OS X 10.9.5 or newer
    MPC 2.0: Minimum 2GB free disk space (20GB for all content), Minimum 4GB RAM (8GB recommended), Minimum Dual-core 2.5GHz CPU

    Power Power Adapter: 6 VDC, 3 A, center-positive
    Battery: Lithium-ion, rechargeable, up to 4 hours of battery life
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 16.7 x 8.8 x 2.7" (424.2 x 223.5 x 68.6 mm)
    Weight 5.9 lb (2.7 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.1 x 11.0 x 4.9"

    Akai Professional MPC LIVE reviews

    MPC Live - Standalone Music Production Center with Sampler and Sequencer is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for going Dawless I haven't found the DAWs that I've tried to be a source of inspiration (Cubase, Ableton, Pro Tools).� The MPC Live shares much with computer DAWs but is more intuitive for me.� The workflow didn't take long to learn and I've been hooked since.� It is great by itself but also plays well with my hardware synths.� The only other piece of gear I have that has been as inspiring is the Teenage Engineering OP-1.� The tape recording method on the OP-1 is awesome for so many things but is not as convenient as the piano roll on the MPC for putting a song together.� The MPC recording/sound quality is noticeably better as well.� Bottom line: If it ever breaks, I will save to replace it.
    Date published: 2018-03-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for going Dawless 1st MPC and I’m hooked. Never took to any of the DAWs I’ve tried (Ableton, Cubase, Pro Tools). The Korg Triton sequencer I’ve used for years will do the job but is unintuitive for me. The only other tool I’ve used so far that has been as inspiring as the MPC is the Teenage Engineering OP-1. I find the two to make a great portable pair. The pads on the MPC are awesome for drums and sample slices. Highly recommend the Akai lpk25 wireless for playing the instruments.
    Date published: 2018-03-13
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