Akai MPC Live Standalone Music Production Centre
The Akai MPC Live is the perfect mobile production centre offering standalone operation and full MIDI controller functionality.
- Standalone MPC - no computer required
- 7-inch full-colour multi-touch display
- Also acts as a control surface for MPC 2.0 software
- Internal, rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- 16GB of on-board storage (over 10GB of sound content included)
- User-expandable 2.5 inch SATA drive connector (SSD or HDD)
- 2 pairs of MIDI inputs and outputs
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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, in-demand 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.
MPC doesn't just complement your workflow, it enhances it. With MPC Live the convenience of touch-screen 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.
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.
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 multi-touch full colour screen and adaptive UI seamlessly adapts to MPCs menu functions in crystal clear high-definition - 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.
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.
Storage & Connectivity
As standard MPC Live ships with 16GB of internal Micro SD storage. Seeking to incorporate your own samples without tethering to a computer? MPC Live features a 2.5 inch SATA drive connector providing expanded storage via SSD or HDD hard drives. Additionally, sounds can be accessed and added to the library using the built-in SD Card slot or the USB thumb drive.
Whether your 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 1/4-inch balanced inputs cater for mixer signals, synthesisers, drum machines and more. Monitor you mixes privately with the MPC Live's on-board headphone output and take command of all your MIDI compatible devices with the MPC 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.
MPC Software Introduction
Redefining the creative vista and driving MPC X and MPC Live in standalone and controller modes is Akai Professional's reimagined MPC 2.0 Software: a cutting-edge production suite combining 128-track sequencing capability, real-time time stretching, clip-launch functionality, advanced MIDI editing capability, VST compatibility in controller mode, operation as a standalone application on Mac & PC, advanced sampling & audio editing/recording functionality, seamless DAW integration, a redesigned GUI and much more. Whether you're seeking freedom from computer based music production, or searching for the perfect controller for DAW-centric creative exploration, MPC 2.0 Software grants the ultimate in adaptive creative versatility.
Refine your flow and spark your creativity with Clip Programs in MPC 2.0 Software. Armed with an advanced real-time time-stretching / pitch shifting algorithm, and supporting Toggle/One Shot launch modes, loop-specific RGB pad colour configurations, automatic BPM detection and automatic tempo lock, MPC 2.0 Software's clip launch functionality grants a truly inspirational production platform and an unleashed performance experience.
The Power Of Audio Tracks
Capture, edit and mix up to 8 studio-grade resolution audio tracks in standalone mode, or expand your track limit to an immense 128 tracks in controller mode. Furnished with critical audio recording functionality - including multi-track capture, selectable monitoring options (Off, On & Auto), monitoring via effects, Punch In/Out Recording and Record Start options – MPC empowers producers, musicians and performers with core audio-capture and the convenience of full-featured standalone operation.
Now in MPC, cutting-edge audio editing capability fuses with intuitive gesture-based touch control thanks to an all-new suite of audio editing essentials. Combining Pointer, Eraser, Audition, Marquee and Scissors tools, seamlessly edit audio with the rapid, tactile ease-of-use found on smartphones and tablets. Take total-command of your audio with MPC 2.0 Software's array of processing options – including Fade In, Fade Out, Reverse, Mute, Pitch Adjust and BPM Adjust – and perfectly tailor your audio to your most stringent needs.
MPC 2.0 Software's redesigned GUI offers a vastly improved creative experience that enhances MPC's revered workflow. Combining a reimagined mixer layout outfitted with resizable faders, an adaptive channel strip, a dedicated audio track editing window, resizable waveform view and much more, MPC 2.0 Software presents the ultimate platform for unrestricted creative versatility alongside must-have tools that deliver unprecedented surgical control.
MPC Software System Requirements
MAC: Dual-Core CPU, 2.5GHz or better and 4GB RAM (8GB Recommended)
WIN: Dual-Core CPU, 2.5GHz or better and 4GB RAM (8GB Recommended)
Storage: 2GB free space for MPC Software (Excluding content)