Next Generation of Standalone MPC

Cumberland, RI USA (January 9, 2017) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced the newest addition to the iconic MPC line, the MPC Live. Starting with the immersive production workflow and game-altering performance breakthroughs introduced by the MPC Touch, Akai Professional ratchets up the stakes with MPC Live by adding standalone functionality.

At the heart of the new MPC Live is a beautiful, full-color 7-inch multi-touch screen and 16 amazingly responsive, velocity- and pressure-sensitive RGB pads, and a large, clickable master encoder knob. Featuring 2GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage, Live is as powerful as any MPC that has preceded it. But weighing in at just 5.5 lbs., MPC Live is compact enough to easily transport from studio to stage. The portability is taken even further with this MPC’s ability to run battery-powered via the internal, rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

Powering Live is MPC 2.0TM, Akai Professional’s new update to the MPC software. Capable of running natively on MPC Live in standalone mode, MPC 2.0 can also be run from a Mac or PC with the Live tethered to a computer. Among the new features added to 2.0 are: audio track recording, an improved time warp algorithm, enhanced Q-Link control, drag and drop audio/MIDI – all appearing on a new graphical interface.


  • Standalone MPC – no computer required
  • 10.1″ high-resolution, adjustable, multi-touch display
  • Also acts as a control surface for MPC 2.0 software
  • Phono, instrument, mic and line inputs
  • 8 Configurable CV/Gate outputs to integrate your modular setup
  • 16 Q-Link knobs with graphical displays
  • 2 MIDI Inputs and 4 MIDI Outputs
  • 16GB of on-board storage (over 10GB of sound content included)
  • 2GB of RAM
  • Full-size SD card slot
  • User-expandable 2.5” SATA drive connector (SSD or HDD)
  • 2 USB-A 3.0 slots for thumb drives or MIDI controllers

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