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Akai MPC Live (Ex-Demo) #(21)A11906206123372

Manufacturer's ID: MPCLIVEXUK

Versatility is crucial for all producers. Being able to easily pivot from creator to performer means more people have the opportunity to see and hear your music. The new MPC Live makes the process of performing your studio inventions on stage incredibly seamless by combining the power of a production centerpiece with the portability and rugged design of an on stage workhorse.

Condition Report

The box has previously been opened to demonstrate the unit. Very minor signs of use, and no cellophane wrapper for the included USB cable. Unit works perfectly! Includes original box.

Specification

New in MPC firmware 2.6
  • Grid Automation - Users can now input, edit and view automation in Grid Edit and Audio Edit.
  • Step Automation - Users can now input, edit and view automation in the Step Sequencer.
  • Support for up to eight submixes in the mixer window.
  • All-New TUI layouts for Akai Vintage effects.


Features

  • Standalone MPC – no computer required
  • 7-inch full-color multi-touch display
  • Also acts as a control surface for MPC 2.0 - 2.3 software
  • Internal, rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Turntable (RCA) inputs with ground peg
  • 16GB of on-board storage (over 10GB of sound content included)
  • User-expandable 2.5” SATA drive connector (SSD or HDD)
  • 2 pairs of MIDI inputs and outputs
  • 2GB of RAM
  • SD Card slot
  • 2 USB-A 3.0 slots for thumb drives or MIDI controllers
MPC 2.3 Software

Redefining the creative vista and driving MPC X and MPC Live in standalone and controller mode is Akai Professional's reimagined MPC Software 2.3; a cutting-edge production suite combining 128-track sequencing capability, real-time time stretching, clip-launch functionality, advanced MIDI editing capability, VST compatibility in controller mode, operation as a standalone application on Mac & PC, advanced sampling & audio editing/recording functionality, seamless DAW integration, a redesigned GUI 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 Software 2.3 grants the ultimate in adaptive creative versatility.

New Features in MPC 2.5 Update

Splice Integration 
Splice fuels the creativity of producers around the world with millions of high-quality, royalty-free samples, presets and loops, covering nearly ever musical style. You can now download and browse your Splice sample library on your MPC Live or MPC X standalone. Before you begin make sure your MPC is connected to a Wi-Fi network and you have access to a web browser. On the MPC press Menu, tap the cog to enter Preferences, navigate to the Splice tab, and from within that section press the Get Login Code button. Follow the on-screen instructions to pair your MPC to your Splice account. Once paired, use the Sync Files button to download the samples from your Splice account to a drive of your choice. To browse your Splice samples go to the Browser mode, then navigate to the Content tab and press the Splice shortcut to view the samples downloaded from your Splice account. The right hand browser panel will display your Splice samples organized into a series of top level folders that allow you to easily browse your sample library by BPM, instrument, key, pack or tag. 

Browser Audition Warp and Sync 
In the Browser you can now audition samples that have an MPC-embedded tempo in sync with your project tempo. On your MPC hardware, go to the Browser mode and then press the Audition F-Key to bring up the Audition settings. When the Warp button is On, samples with embedded tempos will be auditioned at the project tempo. When the Sync button is On and MPC is in playback, the samples will be previewed on the next bar. In the MPC Desktop software open either the Media Browser, Expansion Browser or the File Browser, the Sync and Warp buttons are located with the other audition controls at the bottom of the Browser panel.

MPC Live

At the heart of the new MPC Live is a beautiful, full color 7” multi-touch screen, four touch-capacitive Q-Link controls, a clickable master encoder knob and 16 amazingly responsive, velocity and pressure-sensitive RGB pads.


Weighing in at less than 6 pounds, the MPC Live ushers in a new era of ultra-portable production. Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and packing 16 gigs of on-board storage, the MPC Live features numerous ways to take your beloved sample library and MPC sessions anywhere. Files can be accessed and transferred to the built on-board storage via the built-in SD card slot and/or two-port USB hub. If that’s not enough storage, the MPC Live also features a 2.5” SATA drive connector providing additional storage via installation of a fixed hard drive – SSD or HDD (sold separately). The same USB hub can also be used for
MIDI controller connectivity.

Standalone? Check. Battery powered? Check. Contains massive amounts of internal storage? Check. Your creative flow now knows no borders and bounds.

To Plug or Not to Plug?
Powering Live is MPC 2.0, Akai Professional’s new update to the MPC software. Capable of running natively on the MPC Live in standalone mode, MPC 2.0 can also be run from a Mac or PC with the Live tethered to a computer. A number of major workflow enhancements have been added to 2.0, including: audio track recording, an improved time warp algorithm, refined Q-Link control, audio and MIDI drag and drop – all appearing on a new graphical interface. Future versions will support Ableton Link.

Infinite Sounds, Unlimited Inspiration
The MPC has a well-earned reputation for sounds that hit hard and sound great, right out of the box. MPC Live is no exception. Pre-installed with 10 gigs of world-class sounds, The Vault 2.0 features samples and kits from top-notch sound design companies including Capsun Audio, MVP Loops, CR2 Records, as well as our own radio-ready kits. Want to incorporate your own samples without tethering to a computer? MPC Live features a 2.5” SATA drive connector providing more storage via external hard drive – SSD or HDD. Additionally, sounds can be accessed and added to the library using the built-in SD Card slot or the USB thumb drive.

 

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