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Akai MPC Live Music Production Workstation


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Product Description

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.

Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  401-658-4032 Warranty:  1 Year
BigPERM650 Submitted: 4/20/2018
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The Next Gen MPC throwback to my 2000xl Days!
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Overall I like the MPC Live! Good work flow albeit a learning curve, you’re ready to crank up right out of the box! Cheers to Akai for getting it right!
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Cstorey Submitted: 4/6/2018
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A Beast
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Akai has served as a staple in the music industry for generations, and although I was too young to scoop the very first wave of this iconic series (MPC), I am glad that I own the very first creation of a hybrid unit. I love its portability, build quality and work flow. This unit also comes with a great sound library. I highly recommend this product. Thank you Akai and American Musical!
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J. Storm Submitted: 2/11/2018
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MY 1st MPC
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There is a learning curve, but I'm enjoying it. Love not being tethered to the computer via the Live's stand alone mode. Although the CPU option is available with the included MPC 2.0 Software. I Previously owned the Mashine MK1 and was looking to purchase the MK3. The price was definitely right on the MK3, but i wanted the portability of the MPC Live. Ever heard the expression champagne wishes, but beer money? American Musical Supply gave ME the ability to purchase the MPC Live through flexible payments. I could grasp what was originally out of MY reach! If not for that fact i would own the MK3 and probably still be happy with MY purchase. I can now see the appeal of the stand alone MPC + the pads feel better than MY MK1. The responsiveness is on point as well. I wonder if that will be sacrificed when i use the MPC 2.0 software? I recommend this to any one who wants a portable sampler worksatation
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Phenom Music Submitted: 12/19/2017
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THE BEST MONEY I'VE SPENT I 2017
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IM A MPC FAN FOR LIFE SINCE MPC 60
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Sean Jennings Submitted: 12/6/2017
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More than worth it!! It's an experience!!
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Product is more than worth it, it's an experience!! Worth every penny..
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Frazier Lee Yearby Submitted: 12/1/2017
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Great piece of equipment. A real game changer. Money well spent.
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Everyone should have one.
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Anthony Brown Jr. Submitted: 11/13/2017
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I love this item
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Great product
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@Snookristian Submitted: 11/8/2017
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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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JakeemHD Submitted: 11/2/2017
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Limitless
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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!
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Jacob Eras, jakeeras@csu.fullerton.edu Submitted: 10/23/2017
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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.
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