Introducing the new Akai MPC Live and MPC X

NAMM Published on 27 January 2017



Introducing the Next Generation of MPC: X and Live
Modern music’s evolution is intrinsically linked to the legendary Akai Professional MPC line – full-featured production and performance powerhouses that have spawned multiple genres and advanced countless existing ones. With a design often replicated but never surpassed, the Music Production Centre empowers users with an unrivalled work ow and a tangible, intuitive interface coupled with forward thinking, in- demand functionality that sets the precedence for the industry standard. Don’t settle for an imitation, take control of your creative output with MPC.

The next generation of MPC is here. Introducing the MPC X and MPC Live, brand new standalone Music Production Centers powered by MPC 2.0 software. Separate from the Pack. Standalone.

MPC Live
  • Standalone MPC — no computer required
  • 7” high-resolution multi-touch display
  • Internal, rechargeable lithium-ion battery 
  • Phono, instrument, mic and line inputs
  • 2 pairs of MIDI Inputs and Outputs
  • 16GB of on-board storage ( 
  • 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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MPC X
  • 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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