Scan code: LN78267 Manufacturer code: MPC Live

Akai MPC Live Standalone Sampler and Sequencer

Akai MPC Live Music Production Center - Standalone Capable, 16 Pads, 7-inch Multi-Touch Display, 16GB On-board Storage

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Scan code: LN78267 Manufacturer code: MPC Live
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Product Overview

AKAI MPC 2.4 Update

MPC Software 2.4 Update Announced!

Akai Professional keep stomping on with the updates to the MPC line! At NAMM this year they announced the MPC 2.4 update which brings a ton of user requested features and a catalogue of effects from industry veterans AIR Music Technology.

2.3 saw standalone synth engines, now it's time for premium mixing tools in MPC! Akai Professional has just announced MPC 2.4 that introduces a plethora of user-requested features and workflow enhancements, notably the addition of 28 must-have effects from critically-acclaimed DSP gurus AIR Music Technology and a much-requested side-chain compressor, the Mother Ducker.

The original AIR Creative FX collection has been included as part of Pro Tools® since Version 8 and is considered the reference FX suite by some of the world's most respected audio professionals. With MPC 2.4, this legendary suite of 16 mix essentials has been ported to MPC for immediate use with standalone or desktop MPC software; this core range of effects has also been expanded to include 12 new plugins, including the AIR Channel Strip and AIR Transient. Each effect has been expertly designed with ease of use in mind and the stunning new TUI layouts take using effects inside MPC to a whole new level.

The Next Generation of the Legendary Akai MPC

MPC - three letters that hardly need an introduction in the pro audio world. With a long history stretching back to the late '80s, the Akai MPC line is intrinsically linked to the evolution of modern music. The full-featured production and performance powerhouses have been the foundation for countless hip-hop, RnB and dance music - a design often replicated but never surpassed. The Music Production Centre has empowered countless users with a hands-on, tactile interface and slick workflow that has set the precedent for the industry standard. Why settle for imitations?

The return of the MPC heralds a new era for the iconic flagship, boasting reimagined functionality while retaining the core workflow ethos that defined the MPC as a top tier product. The new line of Akai MPC have the ability to work outside the box, full standalone capability with a built-in rechargeable battery, audio inputs track recording, clip launching, the new MPC 2.0 software and much more. This isn't just the next generation of MPCs, this is a pivotal point in self-contained creative output with MPC.

Standalone Centrepiece
Akai MPC Live Front
MPC doesn't just compliment your workflow, it enhances it. The convenience of a responsive touch-screen control, standalone capability and full-featured functionality fuses with Akai Professional's legendary velocity and pressure sensitive RGB 16-pad format. The result is an immersive, self-contained production solution meticulously designed for unrivalled creative expression without limitation.

MPC Mainstays

Akai MPC Live Pads

The MPC Live has been designed from the ground up to ensure that critical in-demand MPC functionality is available and surgically positioned with one goal in mind - ease of use and a no-nonsense approach to workflow. 4 touch sensitive controls and a data encoder seamlessly map to critical parameters while the iconic 16 velocity and pressure sensitive pads grant uncompromised response to capture every nuance of your performance. MPC mainstays including Note Repeat, Full Level, 16 Levels and dedicated Transport Controls complete the MPC Live's arsenal of control options.

Portable. Powerful
Akai MPC Live Angle
The MPC Live blurs the line between production and performance. Fusing a rugged, road-tested compact footprint with an on-board Lithium-ION battery, MPC Live presents a refined workflow with full-featured functionality that can inspire immediate creative results whilst simultaneously revolutionising the "create anywhere" philosophy.

High Definition Multi-Touch Control

Akai MPC Live Touchscreen

With MPC you experience unrestricted tactile control at your fingertips. It's capacitive 7-inch multi-touch full colour screen and adaptive UI adapts to MPCs menu functions in crystal clear high-definition - grab, pinch and edit waveforms, draw MIDI events, program the sequencer, browse and load samples, apply FX, precisely set mix controls and much more - all using the same intuitive ease-of-use found on smartphones and tablets. It truly is a glorious experience, seamless and responsive.

Control Redefined

Akai MPC Software 2.0

Whether you prefer to work in the box or dream of a fully-fledged, truly unleashed production experience, MPC Live effortlessly transforms from a formidable standalone production centre to a high-powered MIDI controller. MPC Software 2.0 is at the heart of the MPC in standalone mode - fully loaded with critical in-demand productions and performance capability. It allows you to connect your MPC Live to your Mac or PC, load MPC software as a plugin in 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

Akai MPC Expansions

The MPC has earned a reputation over the years for sounds that hit hard and sound amazing right out of the box. Continuing this tradition, the MPC Live comes pre-installed with 10GB of world-class content. The Vault 2.0 contains samples and kits from well-known leading sound design companies including Capsun Audio, MVP Loops, TOOLROOM, CR2 Records, Loopmasters as well as Akai's own meticulously crafted sounds.

Storage and Connectivity

Akai MPC Live Connectivity

As standard, MPC Live ships with 16GB of internal Micro SD storage. If you feel the need to expand your library without tethering to your computer, MPC Live features a 2.5" SATA drive connector providing expanded storage via SSD or HDD drives. Sounds can also be added and accessed using the built-in SD Card slot or a USB thumb drive.

Whether you're seeking an ultra-reliable performance centrepiece or a production-centric powerhouse, the MPC Live assimilates seamlessly into existing setups courtesy of a plethora of conveniently located inputs and outputs. 6 balanced outputs connect to monitors, recording devices and mixers. RCA inputs with a dedicated ground accommodate turntables for unlimited sampling potential while two ¼-inch balanced inputs cater for mixer signals, synths, drum machines and more. Monitor your mixes privately with the MPC Live's on-board headphone output and take command of all your MIDI compatible devices with Live's 1-in / 1-out MIDI interface. The MPC Live doesn't just integrate with your setup. It forms the beating heart of it.

“The MPC Live is an absolute beast. It truly represents a huge step forward in the product category, MPC Live is the most powerful MPC we’ve made to date and yet it’s portable enough to take anywhere.” - Dan Gill, Product Manager for Akai Professional.

More information can be found in the Quick Start Guide below:
Data Sheet
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 ¼-inch jack.
• 6 configurable ¼” 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.
Product Type Dynamic Effect / Sampler
PC Interface USB 2.0
Assignable Faders  
Assignable Knobs  
Assignable Pads 16
Connectivity (Input)
  • 2 x 1/4" Balanced
  • 2 x MIDI
  • 1 x RCA (Phono, Stereo, L/R)
Connectivity (Output)
  • 6 x 1/4" Balanced
  • 1 x 3.5mm (Headphones)
  • 2 x MIDI
Sample Rate  
Bit Rate N/A
Frequency Response (Input) N/A
Frequency Response (Output) N/A
Maximum Input Level N/A
Maximum Output Level  
Dynamic Range  
Dimensions (mm) 424 x 69 x 224 (WxHxD)
Misc. Notes  
Package Type Retail
Additional Information
Scan Code LN78267
Model Number MPC Live
GTIN 00694318020616

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