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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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Timothy Dickerson Submitted: 3/8/2019
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The best ever!!
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Makes beat making easy and integrates everything you need for production.
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Ritchard Napierkowski Submitted: 3/6/2019
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I'm mostly in love..
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I wanted to spend some time with it before submitting a review and I'm glad I did for a couple reasons: 1)They released 2.4 since I bought it 2)To have time to find it's issues It's a solid unit and can really handle song creation from multiple angles. I've written and produced a full song using samples, a lot of midi and recording other synths and vocals directly into it with no issue and the added built in VSTs are great, if not a little uniform. I've started having some load issues when trying to use a lot of longer format audio files at once but quickly figured out how to make a cleaner version of the same project. I was essentially recreating songs I had written and performed on a Dave Smith Tempest and midi was surprisingly smooth. I look forward to spending more time with the Live. So far, it's proven to have some learning curves, but for the money (it's now less expensive than Teenage Engineering's Op-1), it's single-handedly the best piece of equipment I've bought in years
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Stanton Lewis Submitted: 3/6/2019
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Perfect!
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This thing is amazing!
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Jim Submitted: 3/6/2019
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Akai really made this worth the money
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Easy to use, great product,
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Christian Dimeo Submitted: 3/5/2019
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Great product
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A little hard to learn but once you get the hang of it it’s great.
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Julius Submitted: 3/5/2019
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I love it..awesome machine
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Vintage feel, MPC Heritage
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Irin Jones Submitted: 3/5/2019
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This thing is LIFE!
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I’ve only had it for a week but I used it for a gig this past weekend and it is well worth the investment.
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Bob Submitted: 3/5/2019
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Wish I had bought this long ago
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For the last several years I've been mainly using software for music composition. While I was able to compose, I felt like spontaneity was missing for me. It was difficult to just sit down and improvise with my setup. I've always like the MPC workflow, but never owned one. I haven't found Akai’s last few MPC hardware offerings compelling, and I wasn't interested in the controller/software hybrids. The standalone MPC Live has done wonders for my creativity, and it's so easy to unplug and make great beats anywhere!--though sometimes I wish for an internal speaker, but that's a minor complaint. I don't use it in controller mode, it's nice to have that option. Battery life is amazing, and I've yet to run them out in hours of mobile beat making.
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Johnny palmer Submitted: 2/26/2019
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I love this thing but...
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I think it is fantastic and absolutely well worth the dollars the portability is crazy good and you can even make samples on the go with your iphone and the riht cables . If i had it to do over i would have chosen the model that is not as portable because i dont travel enough to warrent the extra money. I think i would have been just as happy with the mpc touch for less than half the money. Then again if you have a tablet or smartphone o can get akai mpc software and have nealmost all the key features so id say before you get this just do your homework compare your needs and get what fits the bill best. I promise one thing for sure you wont be dissapointed in terms of quality and functionality, this thing is insanely cool and has so much to offer.
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Harold K Submitted: 2/26/2019
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I Love the MPC Live!!!!
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I'm really enjoying the MPC Live. I come from the MPC Touch. The portability of the MPC Live is great, I love the battery life and the screen is a lot more reaponsive. I added a 1 terabyte ssd hard drive. The standalone power is Amazing! In my opinion, I don't think there is another drum machine out there, that can touch it.
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