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    Akai MPC Live Music Production Workstation

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    Akai MPC Live: Great Things Come in Small Packages
    Lightweight. Portable. Standalone or plug-and-play. The Akai MPC Live is bringing music production centers full-circle by combining classic features and workflow with new digital technology that blends the best of both worlds. As the sibling to the powerhouse Akai MPC X, Live is a versatile, portable workstation that pumps out instantly recognizable sound, legendary swing, and fully expressive beats.

    Along with the X, Akai’s new additions to the Professional MPC line are guaranteed to be on the must-have list for any serious producer. With its standalone functionality and a compact design, the MPC Live is set to command both studio and stage.

    A Modern Classic
    At the heart of the MPC Live design is creative control. With 16 incredibly responsive pressure- and velocity-sensitive RGB pads, the Live is the ultimate beat-oriented production machine. Even the simplest of gestures can become elaborate polyrhythmic patterns.

    Featuring a full-color seven-inch multi-touch screen and improved Q-Link controls makes the production process faster and more precise than ever before. Full control over every nuance of sound is at your fingertips.

    Versatility Meets Portability
    The crux around which the Live was built is versatility. The MPC Live is a fusion of a studio centerpiece with a portable, durable on-stage machine that makes carryover a seamless process. And at only 5.5 pounds and a span of about 16 inches, Akai’s Live can easily be carried in a gig bag or backpack.

    The real value of the MPC Live, however, is the power that it packs in such a small machine. Here are just a few of the specs that make the Live a groundbreaking production center:

    • 16 GB of built-in storage
    • 10 GB production-ready sample library
    • Two-port USB hub for MIDI controller connectivity
    • A 2.5-inch SATA drive connector
    • Rechargeable Lithium-ION battery

    Simply put: never before has there been an MPC as mobile and powerful that still gives this level of boundless control.

    Leave the Computer at Home
    The Akai MPC Live can be either standalone or tethered to any PC or Mac. Independently, the Live runs MPC 2.0—same as your computer would—so you still get all of the software’s functionality as a standalone. Tethered as a DAW, the Live can take advantage of other recording gear and plug-ins for an even more adaptive process.
    In preparation for the new Professional MPCs, Akai has enhanced the MPC 2.0 software with some impressive new functions, including but not limited to an improved time warp, drag-and-drop for audio and MIDI, enhanced Q-Link control, and a fresh GUI.

    Unbounded Inspiration
    Right out of the gate, the MPC Live hits hard and sounds great. Not only is it an unprecedented mix for stage and studio, but its production capabilities embody the best of the past, present, and future of beat-oriented machines.

    Pre-installed with a robust library of studio-quality, production-ready sounds to sample, the Akai MPC Live represents a shift in the way that modern music is made. The MPC Live is poised to become both a live performance machine and studio centerpiece of choice for years to come.

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    Phone:  401-658-4032 Warranty:  1 Year
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    Portable Powerhouse
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    Best MPC on the market. Make music for hours anywhere on portable battery power. Hook up your favorite controllers and instruments possibilities of production are endless.
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    Had mine for a week now. I've pretty much mastered the basic knowledge of using it and I must say I can do anything I imagine production wise from sampling to chopping to effects to that awesome snare roll like zaytoven. I take it everywhere and my favorite place is on the way to work in an uber. 20 minutes and u got a banger!
    Jacob Eras, jakeeras@csu.fullerton.edu
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    My New Powerhouse
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    The MPC Live is a busy beatmaker's dream (almost) come true. It's portability based on its 7 hour lasting lithium battery has made it so easy for me to hammer down quick ideas in the park, on my college campus, and on my living room couch at home. The sampling capability is superb, as I can sample straight from my record player through the pair of RCA inputs, sample my hardware synths, or even my cell phone through an 1/8 inch to stereo 1/4 inch into one of the two pairs of 1/4 inch inputs on the machine. The touchscreen is a blast and I found myself using it more than the q-link knobs to edit my samples, which is something I didn't expect to prefer! Don't let any of the videos or comments fool you online, this thing can warp and mangle audio pretty well and is definitely capable of decent sound design. However, I'd love to see more lfo options and effects for the midi tracks. Of course, the mpc live is not perfect and has some time to grow due to it being a fresh product! I just hope that Akai keeps on killing it with their updates and I hope they continue to listen to their fans! (Still want that sidechain option!) Despite that, I am greatly satisfied with my purchase and will continue to grow alongside it.
    Ryan Harvey, coldstormblowing@hotmail.com
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    My review
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    I look at reviews and I'm sure you are looking at reviews too and would appreciate feedback just like I would, so here it goes. Plain and simple: I'm returning the MPC because quite honestly, its no different than maschine or any of my vsts. I work faster in a DAW and reason 9 is everything you could ever need and or want to make music for any genre. The MPC is cool looking and I wanted to keep it but for 1200$ the new Maschine is cheaper. I don't see the point with my situation on keeping the MPC because not only do I have to import samples from my computer but then 'I"d have to reimport everything once I wanted to mix back into a DAW or something in my computer. I hope you figure out what you want to do but for me this just seems more work and sort of backwards instead of forwards for producing music.
    Marc iMAJN Music
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    30 Years in the making
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    I have waited patiently for a Studio to Go and one finnaly arrived. I've been sequencing professionally since the late 80s and have owned MPC 60s 60II 2000 and 2000XL the 60 and 60II like the 3000 have the best clock. Which I have missed in computer recording. I've programmed on just about everything and this piece of gear is the game changer. Not only is the clock and timing back but out of the box you are ready to hit. Samples for days and you can midi your keyboard to play bass keys and strings with the stock sounds included. No instructions needed. ( If you know Akai language). This MPC live is a mini (take where ever you go DAW) with tons of power. I suggest adding a reliable SSD 128 or 250 it's limitless on that front. My only issue is it didn't come out 3 Years ago. Great job Akai and Love American Musical for getting it to me on time like they always do.
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    If you dont own this mpc live what are you waiting 4
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    Awesome..the portability of the mpc is unmatched cleary a piece of gear that always will have a spot in the studio or in my backpack
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