Akai MPC Live II Portable Music Production Workstation

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The MPC Live II is battery powered so you can create whenever inspiration strikes. This is the first MPC model to feature built-in monitors so you can get instant mix feedback. If you then want to integrate this into a larger studio setup, you can hook-up full-sized studio speakers for even accurate mixing functionality.

The multi-core processor in this model is the same processor used in the world-renowned and groundbreaking MPC X. Capable of delivering impeccable speeds; the Akai MPC Live is effective at providing professional standard usability. The 7-inch touch screen provides crucial visual feedback on every aspect of the music production process. You can chop, edit and sequence samples from the touchscreen to then perform with the 16 velocity-sensitive pads. The four control knobs are touch-capacitive, and this is where you can alter various settings such as effects and automation to craft your sound. The user interface is intuitive enough that advanced music producers will be up and running in no time and for beginners and intermediates, this is a perfect tool for learning as well as creation.

Akai MPC Live II Key Features

  • 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

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