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Akai Professional MPC Live Standalone Sampler and Sequencer

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Hybrid Standalone Hardware DAW with Software Integration, 7" Multi-touch Screen, 16 Velocity-/Pressure-sensitive Pads, 16GB Storage (expandable), and MPC 2.0 Internal Software
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Akai's MPC Live completely redefines the portable sampler workstation. It includes most of the key elements that make the MPC X freakishly cool, trading a share of surface-level control, the extended I/O, and some screen size for a lightweight and compact body that can run on rechargeable battery power. Like its big brother, the MPC Live actually runs the MPC 2.0 software platform for completely standalone operation, but you can also connect it to your computer. A set of 16 amazing pads, four Q-Link encoders plus a master encoder, dedicated buttons, and a 7" multi-touch display deliver an impressive amount of control, so although this MPC is more complex than any old-school model, you'll never find one that's easier to learn than the MPC Live.

    Simply put, mobile electronic-music production will never be the same, thanks to the Akai MPC Live. Here's what you have to look forward to:

    • A compact standalone DAW that lets you untether from your PC or AC
    • Classic sampling workstation with the flexibility of a modern DAW
    • Compact body weighs 5.5 lbs. and runs on a rechargeable battery
    • 7" multi-touch screen complements streamlined controls
    • 16 of the best velocity-/pressure-sensitive pads you'll ever feel
    • 16GB of internal storage and external hard drive support
    • Preloaded with an epic collection of sounds you'll actually use
    • MPC 2.0 adds audio track recording and upgraded time warp
    • Improved Q-Link control and drag-and-drop MIDI/audio also included
    • 10GB Vault 2.0 sample library includes production-ready content

        Brilliantly simple yet totally flexible layout

        Measuring roughly 8.5" x 16", the MPC Live is by no means a large gadget, yet Akai managed to use that space so well that you'll never feel like you're producing on a compact workstation. The design philosophy behind the MPC Live is so simple it's pure genius. Anything you'd want to manipulate with a mouse is available on the multi-touch display, while Q-Link encoders and dedicated buttons put all the important functions you need at your fingertips. On that note, your fingertips will love the next-gen MPC pads, which respond dynamically and deliver full velocity and pressure sensitivity, so you can jump between percussive and melodic instruments smoothly.

        Your go-anywhere next-gen MPC workstation

        As an electronic-music producer, you never know when or where inspiration might strike, and the best ideas can come to you when your studio is miles away. It only weighs about 5.5 lbs., so you can keep your MPC Live in a backpack or messenger bag without even noticing it's there. What's more, this fantastically powerful music workstation can run for hours from the internal Li-ion rechargeable battery, so you don't have to be anywhere near AC to get seriously creative.

        Perfect for studio and standalone production

        MPCs have combined software and hardware from the very beginning. The only thing new about that is that the software running on your MPC Live is the same software you can run on your computer. That means you can stay hooked up to your computer if you like, taking full advantage of your computer's plug-ins and any additional recording gear, while still having access to MPC Live's controls, but you don't have to. This integration is beyond cool. You can start a project in the studio, head out to find inspiration with everything loaded on your MPC Live, and when it's time to head home, you can toss everything back onto your computer effortlessly.

        MPC 2.0 delivers serious workflow upgrades

        When Akai announced a software DAW that thought like an MPC back in 2012, the electronic-music-production world went nuts. The immediate success of the MPC Studio and the MPC Renaissance paved the way for the next generation of standalone MPCs and the MPC 2.0 platform. The one thing many of us at Music Experience love about MPC 2.0 is that you can finally record audio tracks right alongside your loops. This feature alone pushes the MPC software DAW out of the realm of beat production into the big leagues with other loop-based DAWs. While they were at it, Akai also updated their time-warp algorithm and enhanced their Q-Link control system. What's more, drag-and-drop MIDI and audio makes the most of the MPC Live's touchscreen.

          Tons of sample space plus tons of samples

          Sporting 16GB of internal storage, the MPC Live offers you plenty of space for your sample collection. If you're a sample hoarder like some of the producers at Music Experience, then you'll appreciate being able to hook up any hard drive (HDDs and SSDs) via the 2.5" SATA drive connector, or to plug in an SD card or USB flash drive and only load up a few extra GB of samples. Speaking of samples, the MPC Live comes with the massive 10GB Vault 2.0 sound library. We're talking about the best Capsun Audio, MVP Loops, and CR2 Records has to offer, as well as a ton of unique content from the sampling gurus at Akai.

            Akai Professional MPC Live Standalone Sampler and Sequencer Features:

            • 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

                Type Performance Pad and Control Surface
                Screen 7" Multi-touch display
                Sequencer Yes
                Sounds 10GB pre-installed sounds
                Sampling Yes
                Looper Yes
                Pads 16 x velocity/pressure-sensitive RGB pads
                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
                USB 2 x 3.0 Type A, 1 x 3.0 Type B
                RAM 2GB
                Additional Media Storage SD card, USB port, 2.5" SATA drive connector
                Software MPC 2.0 software
                OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.9.5 or later
                OS Requirements - PC Windows 8.1 or later
                Power Supply 19V DC power supply (included) / Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
                Depth 8.8"
                Width 16"
                Height 2.7"
                Weight 5.5 lbs.
                Manufacturer Part Number MPCLIVE