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Akai Professional MPC Live II Standalone Production System

  • £1,035.00
  • (FREE UK Delivery)
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Key Features

  • Unforgettable power and versatility
  • Premium hardware includes touch screen, monitors, and famed MPC pads
  • A huge array of connections including MIDI and CV gate, allowing modular setups
  • High quality compact chassis - will easily fit in your backpack

Easy to use power

Power is one thing. Being able to use it, is another. If it’s hid behind vast menus, it’s not that useful. That’s why the MPC Live II has added five more hardware controls, because ultimately twisting a dial and feeling the immediate impact, is a more intuitive way to create. The commitment to tactile, high-quality hardware can be seen all over the MPC Live II.

From the satisfying RGB back-lit pads to reactive touch-sensitive screen. Akai Professional want your gear to be a creative extension of you. That extends to the built-in monitor speakers. Which Akai Professional have taken a long time to get right, so they can give you an accurate representation of how your kick, snares, and samples will fit into your creation.

All this instantaneous feedback (you might say analog in its feel), is powered by the processor you’d find on the MPC X. Which is a powerful engine, one that means the MPC Live II will be going strong for years, update after update.

Most incredibly, all of that is wrapped up in a portable, premium body. It easily fits in a backpack.

Production power you can carry

It’s an unfortunate truth. The kit you already know how to use is immediately useful. Whereas kit that might be ‘more advanced’ on paper, is essentially an obstacle without the hours of practice. Which is why Akai Professional made the MPC Live II so gloriously versatile.

The types of connections available to you are vast. The MPC Live II features three stereo ¼-inch TRS outputs (6 mono), phono/line level inputs, USB, MIDI, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth – and most interestingly four TRS CV/Gate outputs.

That means, a whole world of modular gear can now be combined with the MPC Live II. So in a studio setting, you can arrive and make your own setup the lynchpin of production. Hugely capable tools you know and love, right there when you need them.

That production potential is backed up by practicality too. A long-lasting Lithium-Ion battery to keep you going on the road. Compatibility with USB drives, SD cards, and external hard drives (including SSDs), in addition to 16GB of on-board storage, means you never have to be caught without space you need.

Supreme software

The MPC Live II comes pre-loaded with MPC 2.8 software. Which gives you even more outstanding tools. For example, your MPC Live II will always be recording a buffer. So if you play something you like but have no idea what it was - it is saved. No one likes losing ideas, with the MPC Live II, you won’t.

You’ll also be able to use MIDI multi. Essentially letting you attach up to 32 MIDI devices using a USB hub (sold separately). Even better you can send all that MIDI information into Tracks so you can organise and layer up your sound, on the MPC Live II interface.

Should you have the gear and inclination, these updates make the MPC Live II akin to a transportable studio brain. Or in standalone mode, a supremely capable creative tool that you can take anywhere.


  • 7-inch full-colour multi-touch display
  • 16 velocity sensitive RGB pads
  • Internal, rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Also acts as a control surface for MPC 2 software
  • Ableton Link for Cross-Platform collaboration
  • Includes 3-months Free Access to Splice
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Enabled


  • Pads:
    • (16) velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, RGB-backlit
    • (8) banks accessible via Pad Bank buttons
  • Knobs:
    • (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
  • Buttons: (27) dedicated function buttons; red-, amber-, or green-backlit
  • Display:
    • 6.9” / 176mm (diagonal)
    • 5.9” x 3.7” / 151 x 93mm (width x height)
    • Full-colour LED-backlit display with touch interface
  • CPU:
    • Processor: Quad-core ARM® processor
    • RAM: 2GB
    • Storage: 16GB, expandable via SATA connections
  • Connections:
    • (2) ¼” (6.35mm) TRS inputs (1 stereo pair)
    • (6) ¼” (6.35mm) TRS outputs (3 stereo pair)
    • (1) ¼” (6.35mm) stereo headphone output
    • RCA inputs (1 stereo pair)
    • (1) 5-pin MIDI inputs
    • (1) 5-pin MIDI outputs
    • (4) CV/Gate outputs
    • (2) USB Type-A port
    • (1) USB Type-B port
    • (1) SD card slot
    • (1) power adapter input
  • Power
    • via power adaptor: 19V, 3.42A, centre-positive, included
    • via battery: lithium-ion, rechargeable, up to 5 hours of battery life
  • Dimensions (width x depth x height): 411.5 x 243.8 x 45.7 mm
  • Weight: 3.38 kg

Online Delivery Charges:


UK Mainland, Ireland and Northern Ireland standard delivery is £5 for orders under £50 and free of charge for all orders over £50.
UK Mainland, Ireland and Northern Ireland next working day delivery is £10. Depending on weight and size of item. (Monday to Friday only) 

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Unsuitable products may be returned (they must be unopened & unused) within 14 days of our despatch date (Applies to delivered items only). Please include your original receipt in the returned parcel, and please also state the reason for the return. Items ordered in error or if you have changed your mind the item will incur a 10% restocking charge less delivery costs and customers must pay for any carriage return costs incurred. Any orders to be returned must be sent back with a valid RMA number (obtained by phoning us on +442890 327357

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Wearable items including Earphones/Headphones/Microphones due to hygiene reasons.  Can not be returned if opened and used.

The product you return must be in new / unused condition with all the original packaging and all instruction manuals. We do not accept any item with any indication that it was used. In such cases, We will contact the buyer to arrange collection from ourselves. If you wish to receive a refund we will re-credit the original purchaser's credit card / Paypal  for the sum paid less any taxes and duties and less the postal costs.

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When you have a valid RMA number. Please send all returns to:

Electronic Centre
16 College Square East
Belfast BT1 6DE UK

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