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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.

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Phone:  401-658-4032 Warranty:  1 Year
Jerry Submitted: 8/10/2018
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Wow!!!
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Coming from a hardware background this really makes production straightforward. There is a slight learning curve but, when you're up and running you'll find getting your ideas down fairly easy. The memory capacity is ample plus the SD slot is there for more memory. Touch screen was a great addition. It's amazing all the features packed in this package.
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stephen mabson Submitted: 8/10/2018
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I love this machine
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I really love this machine. It has all the features and functions a music producer needs to take your ideas from just being an idea to a radio ready complete production. It’s the best drum machine and sequencer on the market.
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Gerald Le Quonkered Submitted: 8/9/2018
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a bit pricy
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great for an all in one unit, many storage options, good sample editor, sequencer not as good as most daws, has it’s own work flow to get used to, wish they gave you more ram
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Apocalode, aloderstedt@gmail.com Submitted: 7/24/2018
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Can’t go wrong with Akai
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This thing does it all and has a fairly large library to do it with. No laptop required which was a major selling point for me. I have a small akai midi keyboard that I plug into this to play melodies and I can also put my guitar directly in as well. Records directly into the machine with the mpc software. My only complaint would have to be that it doesn’t have XLR inputs but if I really needed to I could go XLR to 1/4”. Amazing for songwriting though. Definitely recommend it if you’re looking for a great stand-alone drum machine.
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Rob Submitted: 7/24/2018
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With AMS you don’t have to worry
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First off, I’ve always been a fan of MPC’s and have though akai has put out a solid product but I was quite displeased, when my package came in, to find out that my MPC wouldn’t turn on. I roll with the punches and contacted CS to see if they could be of any help. They were prompt with their response and ready to take action with helping me out with my problem. The whole process isn’t finished and I’m still waiting to get my replacement MPC but everything up until this moment has been pleasant and I will continue to do business with AMS.
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Erica Submitted: 7/23/2018
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Well worth the money
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I really love the product omg! love every product I purchase from AMS but the mpc live is the best thing out! And most of all I love AMS. I been a costumer for a long time,and proud to say it. My studio equipment is all purchase from that company.
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DAVID Submitted: 7/22/2018
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Never leave home without it
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Im always on the road and its portability, 5 hour battery life and workflow is the best ive dealt with. Switch from maschine to akai mpc live and do not regret it a bit. The standalone as well as hybrid connection is awesome. Getting the X next.
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Z Submitted: 7/21/2018
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Very good
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Exactly what I was looking for very satisfied!
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Michael Willingham Jr., michaelfwillinghamjr@gmail.com Submitted: 7/21/2018
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Yesss, I love my MPCLive!!
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This is SO much of an upgrade to my Ensoniq ASR-XPro. I needed a portable yet powerful beat machine that would boost my productivity & this is IT!!
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J. Whittaker Submitted: 7/21/2018
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As a Life Long DAW User, I Love This Sampler
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I’ve been making music since 1999 on some kind of computer. I like it and I do still us them, but I got a little used to my creative process lately and wanted to try something new. I make a mix of hip hop and various genres of electronic music and wanted to Street he my legs a little. I had been wanting an MPC for years, but never really have the money to pick one up. But when I saw the MPC Live, I decided to jump in and it’s been one of the best instruments I’ve bought. The MPC Live is basically an MPC, a computer sequencer and a synthesizer all in one. It’s different enough from my usual workflow to make my brain come up with new ways to produce music but still familiar enough with its sequencer, effects and the optional MPC 2.0 software, that makes the MPC Live into a controller for the program. Having the option to work in standalone mode or with a computer and access to VSTs is great for producers trying to have as many options at the fingertips. It’s a great MPC to start with.
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