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Akai MPC Live II Music Production System with Built-in Monitors

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MPC Live II Music Production System with Built-in Monitors

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MPC Live II Music Production System with Built-in Monitors
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For the music makers who never want to miss an inspirational moment, meet MPC Live II. This self-contained, battery-powered production unit delivers the full MPC experience, anywhere.

MPC Live II is the first MPC with a built-in stereo monitoring speaker system. Designed from the ground up, this dual tweeter-woofer system delivers impeccable clarity to keep your ideas flowing through the creative process.

Every Bit an MPC
Under the hood, MPC Live II includes the same multi-core processor as the MPC X, with every mainstay you demand from a modern MPC. Take compete command of your production with Akai Professional's iconic 16-pad format. Sequence, edit and chop samples on the bright 7-inch touch screen colour display. Shape your ideas with four capacitive-touch knobs and dive into all critical functions with an arsenal of dedicated buttons meticulously arranged for the ultimate production workflow. Backed by a super-intuitive UI, and packed with everything you demand for professional production, MPC Live II is laser-focused on your creativity.

Mobile Workhorse
As a producer, you demand versatility. MPC Live II primes you for any situation. With three stereo 1/4-inch TRS outputs (6 mono), plus phono/line level inputs, USB, MIDI, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and four TRS CV/Gate outputs, it's simple to connect, control and get the best out of all your studio gear. Command your modular rig on stage and usher in a new direction to your performance; grab a patch cable and tap into any studio rack gear with ease; hook up your USB MIDI controllers, pick a synth engine and dive into a world of immersive, expressive performances; connect turntables and inject some old-school sampling flavor into your production. Your day-to-day producer activities may mean you go from different studio spaces to stage and back - whatever your day demands, you can count on MPC Live II to deliver the goods.

Your Studio's Central Command
New to Akai Professional's next generation standalone, multi-core powered MPC Series is MIDI Multi capability, transforming MPC into the ultimate MIDI sequencing studio centerpiece. Now you can simultaneously connect and route all the MIDI gear in your studio, including class-compliant USB Keyboards, MIDI interfaces and USB to CV modules, supercharging your I/O capability. Fuse this with deep internal MIDI routing capability across tracks, comprehensive MIDI routing to any MIDI compatible synthesizer, drum machine or sound module, and even multitrack recording capability, and MPC Live II forms the beating heart of any production setup, unleashing the true power of all your gear.

MPC Software 2
Akai Professional's reimagined MPC 2 Software drives MPC Live II in both standalone and controller modes. This is a cutting-edge production suite combining real-time time stretching, clip-launch functionality, on-board synth engines, VST compatibility in controller mode, operation as a standalone application on Mac & PC, seamless DAW integration and much more. Whether you're seeking freedom from computerbased music production or searching for the perfect controller for DAW-centric creative exploration, MPC 2 Software delivers the ultimate in adaptive creative versatility.

Ableton Live Integration
MPC Live II comes pre-mapped to Ableton Live for an instant performance and production setup. Take complete command over Live's clip launching, mixer and instrument macro controls wirelessly via Wi-Fi network Ableton Link or by ethernet connection using a USB to ethernet adapter. Fusing MPC's production prowess, critically acclaimed synth engines and a rapid, intuitive workflow with Ableton Live, any creative endeavour is literally a touch away.

Storage & Connectivity
Out of the box MPC Live II ships with 16GB of internal Micro SD storage. For producers looking to add a personal touch to their production, MPC Live II features a built-in SD Card slot, a user-expandable 2.5-inch SATA drive bay for connecting SSD or HDD drives and USB thumb input for immediate access to your own sample libraries.

Unlock the Power of MPC Stems

Introducing MPC Stems - The next chapter of the sample based MPC workflow.
Akai Professional, the leaders in sampling and beat making technology changed the world of music creation with the iconic MPC platform, featuring revolutionary sampling and chopping workflows which crafted some of the most iconic records in history. Akai Professional now introduces the next chapter of sampling innovation and production powered by the groundbreaking MPC Stems bringing sampling into a new chapter.

Historic MPC Innovation - A legacy of game-changing creative power
MPC has long been the leader of creative sampling and chopping workflow for over 35 years. For decades, award-winning producers and beatmakers have relied on MPC functions like 16 levels and Note Repeat to shape the sound of leading musical genres like Rap, Hip-Hop, Pop, and R&B. Now, with MPC Stems, users are empowered with a new tool to push the limits of musical creativity even further. MPC Stems provide premium stem separation capability to the MPC platform. Users can seamlessly extract bass, drum, vocal, and music elements from any sample or vinyl record with the press of a button. MPC Stems enable users to unlock previously unattainable levels of creative control and take music creation to a whole new dimension.

MPC Stems Superior Sound Quality
MPC Stems are powered by the ultimate stem separation engine from zPlane, offering superior sound quality. With MPC Stems, you can access the raw building blocks of any sample or vinyl record, isolating the DNA of any record. Producers can now manipulate the Drums, Bass, Music, and Vocals, opening new creative possibilities.

The Intuitive MPC Stems User Interface
MPC Stems features a simple yet powerful interface. Users can immediately dive into the graphical intuitive user interface without wasting a moment of time and inspiration. In controller mode, users have full tactile control over MPC Stems desktop, resulting in a familiar way to interact with the powerful new feature. MPC's hardware integration provides users with a precise and fluid way to isolate stems immediately bringing stem separation into the MPC workflow, delivering speed and superior sound quality.

MPC Live II Features
• Standalone MPC no computer required
• Built-in monitors
• 7-inch high-resolution multi-touch display
• 16 velocity sensitive RGB pads
• Internal, rechargeable lithium-ion battery
• Also acts as a control surface for MPC 2 software
• Phono and line level inputs
• (3) Stereo outputs (6 Mono)
• (2) 5-pin MIDI In, (2) 5-pin MIDI Out
• 2GB RAM 16GB onboard storage
• Full-size SD card slot
• User-expandable 2.5-inch SATA drive connector (SSD or HDD)
• (2) USB-A 3.0 slots for thumb drives or MIDI controllers
• 4 TRS CV/Gate jacks, 8 outputs total
• Wi-Fi & Bluetooth enabled
• Ableton Link for cross-platform collaboration
• Includes 3-Months Free Access to Splice*

Technical Specifications

• (16) velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, RGB-backlit
• (8) banks accessible via Pad Bank buttons

• (4) 360 degree touch-sensitive Q-Link Knobs
• (4) Q-Link Knob columns accessible via Q-Link button
• (1) 360 degree encoder for display navigation and selection via push

• (27) dedicated function buttons; red-, amber-, or green-backlit

• 6.9" / 176mm (diagonal)
• 5.9" x 3.7" / 150 x 93mm (width x height)
• Full-colour LED-backlit display with touch interface

• Processor: Quad-core ARM® processor
• RAM: 2GB Storage: 16GB, expandable via SATA connections

• (2) 1/4" (6.35mm) TRS inputs (1 stereo pair)
• (6) 1/4" (6.35mm) TRS outputs (3 stereo pairs)
• (1) 1/4" (6.35mm) stereo headphone output
• (2) RCA inputs (1 stereo pair)
• (2) 5-pin MIDI inputs
• (2) 5-pin MIDI outputs
• (4) Stereo CV/Gate outputs
• (1) Ethernet link port
• (2) USB Type-A ports
• (1) USB Type-B port
• (1) SD card slot
• (1) power adapter input

• via power adapter: 19 V, 3.42 A, center-positive, included via battery: lithium-ion, rechargeable, up to 5 hours of battery life

Dimensions (width x depth x height): 16.2" x 9.6" x 1.8" / 411.5 x 243.8 x 45.7mm
Weight 7.45 lbs. / 3.38kg


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immensely powerful unit, a DAW in a box 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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this has everything you need to produce music, full stop! it's a DAW in a box. i still track everything out to Logic because i like Logic's mastering tools a lot more, but you honestly don't need to.
the build quality is very good, it's a durable unit. the synth plugins are amazing, MIDI is more than capable (it's an MPC after all)
this is not your usual MPC. of course it can fill the role of a traditional MPC with ease, but it's 100x more powerful.
the mobility is crazy. i took it on vacation to South America and had a blast. pads are fantastic, again, it's an MPC.
i've used it for live shows and it's never crashed on me, though i have had it crash in the studio. i upgraded from the Live to the Live 2 and was actually surprised how passable its speakers are. obviously you're not going to be finalizing mixes with them, but for jamming and creating stuff, they're amazing, and it's nice to not be forced to use headphones while experimenting on the couch.
folks have complained about hitting the CPU performance limit, but i don't think i've even hit 25% CPU yet that i know of. i usually have 5-10 tracks/programs per song, usually run 5 or 6 plugins. idk what y'all are doing with it but i've never had issues.
Posted by Sam on Apr 13, 2022
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