Akai MPC Live

Groovebox / Sampler

  • Standalone operation (MPC without computer), and computer supported via PC and Mac
  • Integrated lithium-ion battery for mobile use
  • Full-colour 7" multi-touch display
  • 16 Backlit MPC pads
  • 5 Rotary control knobs
  • 16 GB internal memory (over 10 GB of sounds are included)
  • Full-size SD card slot
  • 2.5" SATA connector for optional hard disk (SSD or HDD)
  • MPC functions: Note Repeat, Swing, and Transport
  • MPC software, including: Audio track recording, realtime time stretch and pitch shift, optimised Q-Link control, and audio / MIDI drag and drop
  • MPC software can run on MPC X in standalone mode or, if connected to a computer, via PC and Mac
  • 64-Bit MPC software support for all versions (standalone, VST, AAX, and AU)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Supported audio formats: WAV, MP3, AIFF, REX, and SND
  • 2x Audio inputs, can be switched between 6.3 mm jack line level and RCA phono input with grounding terminal
  • 2x MIDI inputs and 2x MIDI outputs in standard size
  • 6x 6.3 mm Jack audio output
  • 1x 3.5 mm Headphone output
  • 2x USB-A 3.0 ports for USB sticks or MIDI controllers
  • Power supply connection with cable protection
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 424 x 224 x 69 mm
  • Weight: 2.7 kg
  • Incl. power supply and MPC computer software (an internet connection for registration and possible downloads is required)

Further Information

Display Yes
Pads 16
Fader(s) 0
Effects Yes
Sampling Function Yes
Storage Medium SD Card, HD
MIDI interface 2x In, 2x Out
USB Yes
Number of analog outputs 6
Headphone Output Yes

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Much harder than DAW, not very portable, but still usable
Max Tau, 18.03.2019
Bought the AKAI MPC Live to create beats on long trips and while travelling. The device is too big and heavy for that ? Novation Circuit or TE OP-1 would work better.

The touch screen is rather unresponsive and hard to handle. Takes some menu-digging for some basic functions, but you get used to it.

The best way tu use it is to rely heavily on the Q-link knobs and the big rotary knob. These work really well.

The pads are great, easy to play. They do collect dirt and dust, though.

The software really takes time to get into and practice.

Overall: with time, I realized It was much more convenient to grab a laptop and a NI Maschine, than to carry around the AKAI. Same weight, longer battery life, way more flexibility.
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Awesome for beats, poor at everything else
John Snow, 25.06.2018
Well, It has all the potential to be an amazing product and works fantastically in stand alone mode, but that's where the fun stops. It's let down badly by poor connectivity, poor instructions / setup guides, lazy UI/UX, poor customer support from Akai (not Thomann you guys rock!). Despite saying it has Bluetooth, it will only sync with keyboards etc not sound devices. The WiFi doesn?t work. The touch screen feels like it was designed by somebody who doesn't own a modern day smartphone as the interface is muddled, overly complex and feels cumbersome to use. The internal storage device can?t be accessed externally via your MacBook etc, which means any projects built in stand alone mode need to be manually moved on to a separate ssd if you want to load into Logic, Ableton etc using MPC 2.0 (daw plugin) which by the way won't load the project even after you've moved it. I love the device in stand alone, anything to get us away from the laptop and into musIc. But, I can quite honestly say that Akai are probably the worst company / manufacturer I have ever dealt with. Awesome product - loaded with frutstration. Buyer beware!!
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