Akai MPC Live II
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The Akai MPC Live II is a truely portable music production workstation. With a built in battery,operating system, hard drive bay and now stereo monitors there is nothing else you need other than your creativity. 

Akai MPC Live mk2

The MPC Live II runs on a multi core processor operated via a 7 inch multi touch screen and multile controls including a classic 4 x 4 layout MPC pads backlit with RGB LEDs. These iconic pads are both velocity and pressure sensitive to translate your movements perfectly. 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 singularly roots your focus on 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 flavour 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

When Akai say MPC Live II commands all your external MIDI gear, they mean it. 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 centrepiece. Now you can simultaneously connect and route all the MIDI gear in your studio, including classcompliant 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 synthesiser, 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.

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 (up to) 5-hour Lithium-ION battery, MPC Live II revolutionises the create anywhere philosophy.

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 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.

New in MPC 2.9 - Introducing DrumSynth MPC’s iconic drum sound can’t be disputed, gracing countless productions with the nefarious snap and punch coveted by countless world-class producers. Now with MPC 2.9, MPC arms the production community with a groundbreaking selection of 8 synth engines powering 9 incredible DrumSynth plugins. Packed with must-have contemporary sounds, and backed by powerful sound generators driven by all-new FM synthesis, analogue & physical modelling and sample based algorithms, every synthesised 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. Like all MPC instruments, DrumSynth plugins harness the refined tactile touch user interface for an inspiring, easy-to-use workspace that accelerates workflow and puts the control you demand only a touch away! The 8 engines include Kick, Snare, Clap, Hi-Hat, Crash, Ride, Tom and Percussion. Additionally, all the engines can be accessed in one multi mode instrument for a powerful combination program. Fuse this with built in sound effects including a transient shaper, tuning, EQ, compression, delay, reverb and more, and DrumSynth is poised to supercharge the MPC workflow and elevate your creative process even higher.


Splice Integration

Simplify your sample browsing and auditioning with on-board Splice integration in MPC Live II. Splice Sounds fuels thecreativity 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 Wi-Fi access to your own Splice library directly from the touch user interface.

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.

Akai MPC Live II

Storage & Connectivity

Out 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.


• 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


• 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*

*Offer available to new Splice customers only



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29 June, 2020
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MPC live review

Fantastic product, still getting to grips with it but bought it as an in road to music production. delivered as soon as it arrived in the UK and notified me of the estimated delivery date by phone after I had pre ordered. Great service will use again!

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20 November, 2020
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Brilliantly made with loads of useful features!

First off, were very helpful on the phone with my initial queries, ordering online was very easy and the mpc arrived the next day very well packaged ! As for a review of the actual mpc I haven/'t had a chance to get stuck in with it yet, it's very different to the 2000xl that I'm used to although some of pathways are a natural progression from the 2000xl and make sense, it really is a stand-alone device, the sound is excellent and the portability superb ! I am very much looking forward to mastering this machine and I envisage that I won't be buying another mpc for quite sometime!

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