Hybrid Standalone Hardware DAW with Software Integration, 16 Velocity-/Pressure-sensitive Pads, 7″ Multitouch Display, Built-in Speakers, CV/Gate Outputs, MIDI Multi Capability, 16GB Internal Storage, SD Card Slot, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Connectivity, and MPC 2.0 Internal Software
Make Music Anywhere – No Computer Required!
Once again, Akai Professional has completely redefined the portable sampler workstation. The MPC Live II offers everything its predecessor had, plus a built-in stereo speaker system, CV/gate outputs, and a cache of user-requested features. This ultra-portable, battery-powered workstation boasts a 7-inch multitouch display, which complements 16 velocity-/pressure-sensitive pads and an array of streamlined controls. The MPC Live II runs the MPC 2.0 software platform for completely standalone operation, but you can also connect it to your computer, and thanks to MIDI Multi capability, it can easily become the centerpiece of your MIDI-based studio. You also get 16GB of internal storage, plus external hard drive support, a full-size SD card slot, and USB-A 3.0 slots for thumb drives. Complete with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, along with Splice and Ableton Live integration, the MPC Live II is Akai’s most powerful portable music production center yet.
Create music wherever inspiration strikes
As an electronic-music producer, you never know when or where inspiration might strike, and the best ideas can come to you when your studio is miles away. The MPC Live II is small and lightweight, so you can toss it in a backpack or messenger bag without even noticing it’s there. This fantastically powerful music workstation can run for up to six hours from its internal Li-ion rechargeable battery, so you don’t have to be anywhere near AC to get creative. And the MPC Live II’s built-in stereo speaker system delivers immersive sound wherever you go. This top-notch dual tweeter-woofer system offers a full-range picture of your production. A thumping 808, thunderous bass line, crisp-sounding cymbals — you’ll hear it all. Want to work silently? No problem. Shut off the built-in speakers, plug in your headphones, and you’re good to go.
Brilliantly simple yet totally flexible layout
The Akai Professional MPC Live II boasts the same robust multicore processor as the MPC X, along with a bevy of user-requested features. Sequence, edit, and chop samples on a bright 7-inch touchscreen, while 16 next-gen MPC pads respond dynamically and deliver full velocity and pressure sensitivity, so you can jump between percussive and melodic instruments smoothly. Four capacitive-touch knobs and an arsenal of dedicated buttons put all the important functions you need at your fingertips. To top it off, a super-intuitive UI ensures a laser-focused workflow.
Comprehensive I/O unleashes the true power of your studio
With the MPC Live II, you’ll be able to tackle any project. This versatile music production center comes loaded with three stereo 1/4-inch TRS outputs, plus phono/line-level inputs, USB, MIDI, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and four TRS CV/gate outputs. Thanks to MIDI Multi capability, the MPC Live II can command all of your external MIDI gear, including class-compliant USB keyboards, MIDI interfaces, and USB-to-CV modules. Deep internal MIDI routing across tracks, plus comprehensive MIDI routing makes the MPC Live II the perfect centerpiece for your MIDI-based studio. Synthesizers, drum machines, sound modules, and more can all be controlled by the MPC Live II. Add to that multitrack recording capability, and you have everything you need to turbocharge your next production.
MPC 2.0 delivers serious workflow upgrades
When Akai Professional announced a software DAW that thought like an MPC back in 2012, the electronic-music-production world went nuts. The immediate success of the MPC Studio and the MPC Renaissance paved the way for the next generation of standalone MPCs and the MPC 2.0 platform. The one thing many of us at Musiekwereld love about MPC 2.0 is that you can finally record audio tracks right alongside your loops. This feature alone pushes the MPC software DAW out of the realm of beat production into the big leagues with other loop-based DAWs. While they were at it, Akai Professional also updated their time-warp algorithm and enhanced their Q-Link control system. What’s more, drag-and-drop MIDI and audio makes the most of the MPC Live II’s touchscreen.
Tons of sample space and room for expandability
Sporting 16GB of internal storage, the MPC Live II offers you plenty of space for your sample collection. If you’re a sample hoarder, then you’ll appreciate being able to hook up any hard drive (HDDs and SSDs) via the 2.5″ SATA drive connector, or to plug an SD card or USB flash drive directly into the MPC Live II and only load up a few extra GB of samples.
Splice integration offers immediate access to your sample library
Splice has been a major asset for producers, supplying millions of high-quality, royalty-free samples, sounds, presets, and loops, covering the full gamut of genres. The Akai Professional MPC Live II includes onboard Splice integration to simplify sample browsing and auditioning. Thanks to this baked-in Splice integration, you’ll gain quick, easy Wi-Fi access to your Splice library directly from the MPC Live II’s touch user interface.
Ableton Link primes you for cross-platform collaboration
The MPC Live II was tailor-made for Ableton Live. It comes pre-mapped for the software right out of the box, giving you intuitive command over Live’s clip launching, mixer, and instrument macro controls wirelessly via Wi-Fi Ableton Link or by ethernet using a USB-to-ethernet adapter. The MPC Live II is primed for cross-platform collaboration.
- Type: Performance Pad and Control Surface
- Screen:7″ Multi-touch display
- Pads:16 x velocity/pressure-sensitive RGB pads
- Sounds:10GB pre-installed sounds
- Sequencer: Yes
- Sampling: Yes
- Looper: Yes
- Analog Inputs:2 x 1/4″, 1 x Dual RCA Stereo
- Analog Outputs:2 x 1/4″ (master out), 4 x 1/4″, 1 x 1/8″ (headphones)
- MIDI I/O:2 x In, 2 x Out
- USB:2 x 3.0 Type A, 1 x 3.0 Type B
- Additional Media Storage: SD card, USB port, 2.5″ SATA drive connector
- Software: MPC 2.0 software
- OS Requirements – Mac: OS X 10.9.5 or later
- OS Requirements – PC: Windows 8.1 or later
- Power Supply:19V DC power supply (included) / Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
- Manufacturer Part Number:MPC LIVE