Akai Professional MPC Live II Standalone Music Production Center

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For the music makers who never want to miss an inspirational moment, meet Akai Professional MPC Live II. This self-contained, battery-powered production unit delivers the full MPC experience – anywhere.

  • Standalone MPC – no computer required
  • Built-in monitor speakers
  • 7" 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
  • 3 standalone synth engines from AIR Music Technology: Tubesynth, Bassline and Electric
  • 8 synth engines powering 9 DrumSynth plugins
  • 28 effects from AIR Music Technology
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB onboard storage
  • Full-size SD card slot
  • User-expandable 2.5" SATA drive connector works with SSD or HDD storage
  • 2 USB-A 3.0 connectors for thumb drives or MIDI controllers
  • 4 TRS CV/gate jacks, 8 outputs total
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled
  • Ableton Link for cross-platform collaboration
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Immerse yourself in the music-making experience
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. Hear every detail of your production: rumbling 808s, the unmistakable punch of kick drums, thunderous bass lines and a crisp, silky high-end. Need a different perspective? Turn off the built-in monitors, hook up your studio speakers and you're set.

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Every bit an MPC
Under the hood, MPC Live II includes the same multi-core processor as 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" touch screen color 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.

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Mobile workhorse
As a producer, you demand versatility. MPC Live II primes you for any situation. With three stereo 1/4" 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.

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Your studio's central command
MPC Live II commands all your external MIDI gear. 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 capabilities. 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.

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Creativity unleashed
Create wherever and whenever you're feeling creative. Don't hang around waiting for that spark, empower yourself with everything you need to find inspiration wherever it is. Fusing a robust, road-tested and compact build with an on-board rechargeable 6-hour lithium-ion battery, MPC Live II revolutionizes the 'create anywhere' philosophy.

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MPC 2 software
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, onboard synth engines, VST compatibility in controller mode, operation as a standalone application macOS and Windows, seamless DAW integration 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 software delivers the ultimate in adaptive creative versatility.

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Introducing DrumSynth
With MPC 2.9, MPC arms the production community with a groundbreaking selection of 8 synth engines powering 9 incredible DrumSynth plug-ins. Packed with must-have contemporary sounds and backed by powerful sound generators driven by all-new FM synthesis, analog and physical modeling and sample-based algorithms, every synthesized drum sound the modern producer should have at their disposal is here. DrumSynth empowers MPC users with powerful synthesis, incredible presets and precise sound design sculpting capabilities to develop their own unique sounds.

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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 s is literally a touch away.

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Splice integration
Simplify your sample browsing and auditioning with onboard Splice integration in MPC Live II. Splice Sounds fuels the creativity of producers around the world with millions of high-quality, royalty-free samples, sounds, presets and loops covering every musical style. With Splice natively embedded in MPC Live II, you will experience immediate network access to your own Splice library directly from the touch user interface.

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Storage and 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" SATA drive bay for connecting SSD or HDD drives and USB-to-device input for immediate access to your own sample libraries.

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More Information
Manufacturer Akai Professional
Condition New
Included from Manufacturer Power supply
USB cable
Analog/Digital Digital
Speakers Built-in stereo monitoring speaker system
Programs/Presets 10GB onboard sound content library with samples and kits from Araab Muzik, Decap, F9 and more
Plug-in instruments from Akai Professional, AIR Instruments and Sonivox
Effects AIR TubeSynth, AIR Bassline, AIR Electric
AIR FX Bundle of 28 additional effects
All assignable as insert or send/return effects
All assignable to individual pads
Sequencer 64-track sequencer with control over internal tracks/instruments, external MIDI instruments and CV/gate outputs
Sampling Built-in sampling via audio and turntable inputs
Sample import via SD card or USB storage
Internal Storage Capacity 16GB
USB Port (to Host) MIDI, System Updates, File Transfer, Editor/Librarian/Patch Manager
USB Flash Drive Port (to Device) Sample Import
Audio Inputs Dual balanced 1/4" stereo input
Dual RCA turntable input with turntable grounding post
Audio Outputs Dual balanced 1/4" stereo main output
4 × assignable balanced 1/4" outputs
1/4" stereo headphone output
Control Connections 4 × TRS CV/gate jacks, each splittable to dual TS for 8 outputs total
Onboard Controllers 16 velocity- and pressure-sensitive RGB backlit pads
4 touch-capacitive Q-Link control knobs
Width 16.2"
Depth 9.6"
Height 1.8"
Product Weight 7.45 lb
Unique Features Also acts as a control surface for included desktop MPC 2 software for macOS/Windows

Akai Professional Limited Warranty

inMusic Brands, Inc. warrants to the original purchaser that Akai Professional products are free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service for the period commencing upon the date of purchase from an authorized Akai Pro dealer and continuing for the following period of time after that date for (1) Year.

This Limited Warranty is conditioned upon proper use of the product by the purchaser. This Limited Warranty does not cover: (a) defects or damage resulting from accident, misuse, abuse, neglect, unusual physical or electrical stress, modification of any part of the product, or cosmetic damage; (b) equipment that has the serial number removed or made illegible; (c) all plastic surfaces and other externally exposed parts that are scratched or damaged due to normal use; (d) defects or damage from improper testing, operation, maintenance, installation, adjustment, or service of the products.

During the applicable warranty period, Akai Pro will repair or replace, at Akai Pro's sole discretion, without charge to the purchaser, any defective component part of the product. Akai Pro may, at Akai Pro's sole discretion, use rebuilt, reconditioned, or new parts or components when repairing any product or replace a product with a rebuilt, reconditioned, new or comparable product.

  • Ground shipping is FREE for all orders $99 and up.
  • Our central, midwest location ensures fast delivery times.
  • See below for transit day estimates. Please note, these are estimates and are not guaranteed.

Generally, package estimated transit days are as follows:

  • Upper Midwest: 1-3 days
  • Central US, South East US, and East Coast: 2-4 days
  • West Central US: 3-5 days
  • West Coast: 4-6 days
  • Alaska & Hawaii: 7+ days
All transit times are based in business days. Please allow 7-10 business days for most freight shipments. Business days are Monday through Friday and do not include public holidays and weekends (Saturday/Sunday.) For questions regarding estimates to your specific location, please contact us at [email protected] or 800-783-3368.