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Akai MPC LIVE Professional Production Controller

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Ollie Mason

Music Production Controller - quite a bold term isn't it? While there are countless MPC's on the market, few offer the same combination of control and practicality as the Akai MPC Live! 

This outstanding unit boasts everything you'd want in a standalone, professional-grade music production toolkit. Not only does it come with a vast array of features and cutting-edge technology; the interface is easy on the eye and intuitive, the self-contained DAW is comprehensive yet simple, and it all comes crammed into a tiny, portable enclosure!

Key Features:

  • A compact standalone DAW - no computer needed!
  • Classic sampling workstation with the cutting-edge flexibility
  • Compact body weighs 5.5 lbs. and runs on a rechargeable battery
  • 7" multi-touch screen with 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 heaps of high-quality sounds

Complex Has Never Been This Easy! 

Striking the balance between ease of use and number of features is an ongoing struggle in the world of musical equipment. It's evident with the MPC Live, however, that Akai are at the forefront of innovation - they've crammed everything you'd need for on-the-fly music production into an almost-pocket-sized unit!

A crucial element of this intuitive design is MPC 2.0, the built-in DAW. Imagine a full-blown music production suite at the tips of your fingers; every feature you'd ever need is right there, simply a flick away, there's really nothing else to it! Expect a near-unparalleled workflow, with amazing real-time editing and a beautiful hi-res OLED touch-screen display.

This incredible integration between hardware and software really does allow you to step out of the studio and into creative freedom. Pop it in your backpack and explore your sound - wherever you want it to go. You can easily record, sample, edit and mix an entire track from start to finish, without any boundaries or limitations - the possibilities are endless! 

ltimate Connectivity and Control

The MPC Live comes with more connections than its compact enclosure might suggest. 2 1/4" jack and stereo RCA connections allow you to record or sample any chosen source, and a total of 6 outputs ensure that the MPC-X is right at home in an ensemble or live setting. 2 main outputs are ideal for studio monitors, but you've got plenty more at your disposal, ideal for big recording sessions or interactive jams. 

Akai are also known for their MIDI and sequencer technology, so it's no surprise that the MPC-X comes fully MIDI-ready, with 4 connections for all of your sequencing needs!

In-depth Sampling and Massive Library

The MPC-X boasts a whopping 10GB vault of pre-installed sounds. Out of the box, you're equipped with everything you need to build a track in pretty much any style! It doesn't end there though; you've also got capacity to load up any samples of your own to create fresh sounds. Record them in, load them via USB or even SD card!

Here's what Akai say about the MPC Live:

Modern music's evolution is intrinsically linked to the legendary Akai Professional MPC line - full-featured production and performance powerhouses that have spawned multiple genres and advanced countless existing ones. With a design often replicated but never surpassed, the Music Production Centre empowers users with an unrivalled workflow and a tangible, intuitive interface coupled with forward thinking, indemand functionality that sets the precedence for the industry standard. Don't settle for an imitation, take control of your creative output with MPC.

NEW IN MPC
MPC returns, armed with reimagined functionality and retaining the core workflow ethos that defined it's iconic reputation. So what's new in MPC Live- Standalone functionality, an on-board rechargeable battery, audio track recording, clip launching, MPC 2.0 Software and much more. This isn't just the next generation of MPCs, this is a turning point in self-contained creative capability.

STANDALONE CENTREPIECE
MPC doesn't just complement your workflow, it enhances it. With MPC Live the convenience of touchscreen control, full-featured functionality and standalone capability fuses with Akai Professional's iconic velocity- and pressure-sensitive RGB 16-pad format. The result- Immersive, self-contained production and performance solutions meticulously designed for unprecedented creative expression without limitation.

MPC MAINSTAYS
With the MPC Live, critical in-demand MPC functionality is available, surgically positioned with one goal in mind - ease of use and no-nonsense workflow enhancement. 4 touch sensitive controls and a large data encoder seamlessly map to critical parameters. 16 velocity- and pressure-sensitive RBG pads grant uncompromised response for full expressive range. MPC mainstays including Note Repeat, Full Level, 16 Levels and dedicated Transport Controls complete the MPC Live's arsenal of control options, providing core performance and production functionality.

PORTABLE. POWERFUL
The MPC Live's unmatched versatility conquers the dividing line between production and performance. Fusing a road-tested compact footprint, full-featured creative capability and an on-board rechargeable Lithium-ION battery, MPC Live presents a refined workflow that inspires immediate creative results whist seamlessly revolutionising the create anywhere philosophy.

HIGH DEFINITION MULTI-TOUCH CONTROL
Discover MPC and experience unrestricted tactile control at your fingertips. It's capacitive 7-inch multitouch full colour screen and adaptive UI seamlessly adapts to MPCs menu functions in crystal clear highdefinition. grab, pinch & edit waveforms, draw MIDI events, program the step sequencer, browse & load samples, apply FX, precisely set critical mix controls and much more, all using the intuitive ease-of-use found on smartphones and tablets.

CONTROL REDEFINED
Whether you prefer working in the box or dream of a truly unleashed production experience, MPC Live effortlessly transforms from a formidable standalone production centre to a high-powered MIDI controller. Natively powering MPC in standalone mode is MPC 2.0 Software, fully loaded with critical in-demand production and performance capability. Connect MPC live to your Mac or PC, load MPC software as a plugin into your DAW of choice - or as a standalone application - and harness the undeniable power and creative scope of VST-instruments and effects. Whatever your preference, MPC Live redefines expectations for control, seamlessly accommodating the most stringent of needs with ease.

INFINITE SOUNDS, UNLIMITED INSPIRATION
The MPC has a well-earned reputation for sounds that hit hard and sound great, right out of the box. The MPC Live is no exception. Pre-installed with 10 gigs of world-class content, The Vault 2.0 features samples and kits from leading sound design companies including Capsun Audio, MVP Loops, TOOLROOM, CR2 Records, Loopmasters as well as our own meticulously crafted sounds.

Features

  •  Standalone MPC - no computer required - natively powered by MPC 2.0 Software
  •  7-inch full-color multi-touch display
  •  Also acts as a control surface for MPC 2.0 software, compatible with Mac & PC
  •  Internal, rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  •  Selectable inputs: Turntable (RCA) with ground peg and stereo balanced 1/4-inch jack
  •  6 configurable 1/4" balanced jack outputs
  •  1/8" headphone output
  •  2 pairs of full-size MIDI inputs and outputs
  •  16GB of on-board storage (over 10GB of premium sound content included from leading sound
  • designers including CR2, TOOLROOM, Loopmasters, Capsun Pro Audio, and more)
  •  User-expandable 2.5" SATA drive connector (SSD or HDD)
  •  2 USB-A 3.0 slots for thumb drives or MIDI controllers
  •  SD Card slot for loading samples and projects
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