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MPC Live II Standalone Music Production Workstation

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powerful + portable production center w/ built-in speaker, 10GB of sounds included
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LAB POINTS

  • updated version of the bestselling MPC Live standalone sampler + sequencer, no computer required
  • integrated stereo speakers for instant/direct project monitoring
  • internal battery for easy portable production
  • redesigned body w/ slimmer profile + more intuitive layout
  • 7" high-resolution multi-touch display + 16 velocity and pressure-sensitive RGB-backlit pads
  • internal, rechargeable lithium-ion battery for up to 5 hrs of portable production power
  • capable of fully wireless operation w/ battery power + integrated speaker (adaptor included for wired power)
  • Q-Link controls + clickable master encoder knob
  • phono, instrument, mic and line inputs, 2x MIDI ins / outs, 4x CV/Gate jacks
  • (2) USB-A + (1) USB-B slots for thumb drives or MIDI controllers
  • 16GB of on-board storage w/ over 10 gigs of sound content included
  • 2GB of RAM + full-size SD card slot
  • user-expandable 2.5" SATA drive connector (SSD or HDD)
  • updated MPC 2.8 software included w/ audio track recording, improved time warp algorithm, refined Q-Link control, audio + MIDI drag and drop

"Standalone? Check. Battery powered? Check. Contains massive amounts of internal storage? Check. Your creative flow now knows no borders and bounds." - Akai 

LAB REVIEW

The MPC Live II marks Akai's most powerful MPC to date - with standalone operation, and portability to match. This unrivaled combination of power and portability is paired with a versatile feature set that includes an impressive 7" high resolution touch screen, amazingly responsive, pressure & velocity-sensitive RGB-backlit pads, Q-Link controls, clickable master encoder, and much more. The Live II improves on the original MPC Live with an integrated stereo speaker for instant project monitoring. Combined with a fully charged battery, this allows you to use the MPC Live II completely wirelessly. This redesigned unit also sports a slightly slimmer body and slightly rearranged / more intuitive layout. Equipped to sample anything you throw at it with phono, line, instrument and mic inputs, full size SD card slot, dual MIDI ins / outs and four TRS CV/Gate jacks for integrating other gear into your setup. Massive amounts of internal storage are at your disposal with 2GB of RAM paired with 16GB of internal storage that is user-expandable with 2.5" SATA connector for SSD or HDD drives. Akai has even thrown in 10 GB of radio-ready samples and sound content to help you get started. The unit runs on the included MPC 2.8 software that boasts on board audio track recording, improved time warp algorithm, refined Q-Link control, audio + MIDI drag and drop. A worthy addition to any established studio set up, as well as a powerful entry point for those new to the MPC.

TECH SPECS

  • display: 6.9" / 176 mm (diagonal) full-color LED-backlit with touch interface
  • 16x pads: velocity and pressure-sensitive, RGB-backlit
  • 8x banks accessible via Pad Bank buttons
  • 4x 360° touch-sensitive Q-Link Knobs
  • 4x Q-Link Knob columns accessible via Q-Link buttons
  • 1x 360° encoder for display navigation and selection via push
  • 27x dedicated function buttons; red-, amber-, or green-backlit
  • CPU: Quad-core ARM® processor / 2 GB RAM / 16 GB user storage (10 GB pre-installed content, 4 GB MPC operating system)
  • connections: 2x 1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS inputs (1 stereo pair) / 6x 1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS outputs (3 stereo pairs) / 1x 1/4” (6.35 mm) stereo headphone output / 2x RCA inputs (1 stereo pair) / 2x 5-pin MIDI inputs / 2x 5-pin MIDI outputs / 4x TRS CV/Gate jacks (8 outputs total) / 2x USB Type-A ports / 1x USB Type-B port / 1x SD card slot / 1x power adapter input / 1x Ethernet link port
  • power adaptor: 19 VDC, 3.42 A, center-positive (included)
  • battery: lithium-ion, rechargeable, up to 5 hours of battery life
  • dimensions: 16.2” x 9.6” x 1.8” / 412 x 244 x 46 mm
  • weight: 7.45 lbs. / 3.4 kg

COMES WITH

  • 10 GB pre-installed sound content
  • MPC Software 2.8 
  • rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • power adaptor

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