The next step in the legacy of an icon. The Akai MPC Live gives everyone the ability to make and develop music, all in a portable system. Encompassing the original concepts of the MPC, Akai have produced one of the most powerful production units in the world to date. From the creation of the drum beat to the final master of your track, it is all doable on the Akai MPC Live.
Your creativity should not just be tied to a desk. On your sofa at home, on a train, or on your lunch break at work, the portability of the MPC Live allows complete access to music wherever you go. With the addition of the UDG Hardcase, you can be assured that your MPC Live is protected wherever you go. Boasting a full colour 7-inch touch screen, 16GB of internal memory as standard, 2GB of on-board RAM and a host of connectivity options, this is truly one of the most powerful production units in the world.
MPC 2.4 firmware is here! This update brings 16 classic FX from Pro Tools, 12 brand-new AIR plugins, specifically made for users of the MPC Live and X, as well as a brand new side chain compressor labelled the Mother Ducker. Find out more below.
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The MPC is famed for it’s no-nonsense workflow. Found in the hands of artists such as Kanye West and John Mayer, the interface is designed specifically, to enhance your workflow. The addition of a 7-inch multi-touch screen means musical expression is literally a touch away. Combined with 16 of Akai’s class leading RGB drum pads (backlit, so they’re suitable for any environment) and four touch sensitive control knobs. These are all assignable to specific triggers, controls and even songs, allowing for seamless transitions with the touch of a button. These are the tools that turn the MPC from a machine into an instrument.
Not only is the MPC Live crammed with high spec technology - it’s also available on the go. The onboard lithium ION battery can provide up to six hours of continuous use on one charge. It runs with the 2GB of built in RAM and 16GB on-board storage as standard. You get up to 256GB additional memory from external HDD or SSD hard drives via 2.5” SATA connector allowing you to have un-paralleled freedom in where you create music.
Designed with producers and performers in mind, the possibilities in and outside of the studio are endless. If you’d like to use the MPC in the studio as a sampler, there are dedicated and grounded RCA inputs to accommodate turntables. There are also two additional ¼” balanced inputs for mixers, sythesizers, drum machines and other instruments.
Performing live, you can monitor your mixes via the dedicated headphone output. Two sets of classic 5-pin MIDI inputs and outputs mean you can trigger other modules you may have, or it can be used as a 1-in/1-out MIDI interface. Two USB 3.0 connections also support both thumb drives for additional samples and memory playback or MIDI controllers. The MPC not only integrates into your setup, it will become the centre point.
MPC 2.4 update offers MPC users access to 16 classic AIR effects, directly from Pro Tools. Begin to experiment with the AIR Distortion to give crushing snare sounds, layered with AIR Reverb for an expansive and stinging sound. You can also use the AIR Lo-Fi to bit-crush a bassline and then apply AIR Multi-Chorus for a truly psychedelic sound.
AIR Technology have also developed 12 brand-new plugins for this update, all of which can be layered with the classic Pro Tools effects. From an AIR Channel Strip, with multiple EQ shelfs, filters and parametric controls, to AIR Pitch Shifter that allows you to transpose incoming signals with zero latency.
One of the most requested features of the MPC was the inclusion of a side-chain compressor. Akai listened and deigned the Mother Ducker. This side chain compressor has been designed with precision in mind, with constant input level metering and easily tweakable Attack and Release parameters, so you can control the exact amount of gain reduction you want when triggered. The Mother Ducker also boasts eight internal buses, so you can set up multiple channel strips, from your snares and kicks, right to basslines.
For more information and installation information, please refer to the MPC 2.4 release notes PDF.
The UDG Creator Akai MPC Live Hardcase is the most convenient way to protect and transport your Akai MPC Live Controller. The durable design features lightweight Durashock moulded EVA foam for optimal protection, as well as a laminated nylon exterior that protects against scratches and liquids. The lightweight design and custom moulded, soft-fleece interior ensures every component and control on your Akai MPC Live is protected during transit. With its custom moulded interior and durable construction, the UDG Creator Akai MPC Live Case is ideal for the travelling DJ.
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