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Akai MPC Live II Standalone Music Production Centre

  • Akai
  • Akai
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Akai MPC Live Standalone Music Production Centre

The Akai MPC Live 2 is a standalone music production centre that is super-portable thanks to its light weight, excellent build quality and built-in rechargable lithium battery which lasts up to 5 hours. The MPC Live includes 16GB of samples and sounds as well as a copy of Ableton Live Lite.

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The Akai MPC Live 2 is a standalone music production centre that comes with many features designed to help you stay creative for longer, whether you’re in the studio or on the stage the MPC Live has you covered.

The MPC Live comes with a 7-inch multi-touch screen alongside 16 velocity-sensitive RGB pads, four touch-sensitive Q-link controls as well as a push-down master encoder button. The MPC Live comes in a slim black chassis that looks professional and is guaranteed to sound great.

Thanks to the MPC live’s light weight the unit is super portable, it can fit comfortably into a gig bag or flight case and includes a built-in rechargeable lithium battery making it a perfect tool for live performers. It also comes with 16GB of onboard memory as well as a built-in SD card slot so you can transfer your own samples into the unit, you can get even more external storage by using an SSD or HDD drive into the 2.5-inch SATA drive connector.

The MPC Live is powered by MPC 2 software which can be used in standalone mode or as an external VST in a DAW. The software allows you to record audio tracks with intelligent Q-link control as well as the ability to drag and drop MIDI and audio files all inside of an intuitive user interface.

The Akai MPC Live includes 16GB of pre-installed sounds made by world-class sound design companies. You are allowed to twist, chop and screw already sonically advanced sounds and push them to their absolute limit. Future updates let MPC software to integrate perfectly with Ableton Live.

More Information
  • 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
  • 2GB RAM
  • 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
Technical Spec

Akai MPC Live II Tech Spec


  • (16) velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, RGB-backlit
  • (8) banks accessible via Pad Bank buttons



  • (4) 360° touch-sensitive Q-Link Knobs
  • (4) Q-Link Knob columns accessible via Q-Link button
  • (1) 360° encoder for display navigation and selection via push



  • (27) dedicated function buttons; red-, amber-, or green-backlit



  • 6.9” / 176mm (diagonal)
  • 5.9” x 3.7” / 150 x 93mm (width x height)
  • Full-colour LED-backlit display with touch interface



  • Processor: Quad-core ARM® processor
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 16GB, expandable via SATA connections



  • (2) ¼” (6.35mm) TRS inputs (1 stereo pair)
  • (6) ¼” (6.35mm) TRS outputs (3 stereo pairs)
  • (1) ¼” (6.35mm) stereo headphone output
  • (2) RCA inputs (1 stereo pair)
  • (2) 5-pin MIDI inputs
  • (2) 5-pin MIDI outputs
  • (4) Stereo CV/Gate outputs
  • (1) Ethernet link port
  • (2) USB Type-A ports
  • (1) USB Type-B port
  • (1) SD card slot
  • (1) power adapter input



  • Via power adapter: 19 V, 3.42 A, centre-positive, included
  • Via battery: lithium-ion, rechargeable, up to 5 hours of battery life


Dimensions (width x depth x height)

  • 16.2” x 9.6” x 1.8”
  • 411.5 x 243.8 x 45.7mm



  • 7.45 lbs.
  • 3.38kg
Manufacturer Akai