Akai MPC Live II Music Production Workstation

Now with a built-in monitoring speaker system, the Akai MPC Live II lets you take your creativity anywhere, so you never miss an inspirational moment again.

For the music makers who never want to miss an inspirational moment, meet the Akai MPC Live II. This self-contained, battery-powered production unit delivers the full MPC experience, anywhere.

Akai Professional MPC Live II | Overview:

Immerse Yourself in the Music Making Experience

MPC Live II is the first MPC with a built-in stereo studio monitoring speaker system. Designed from the ground up, this dual tweeter-woofer system delivers impeccable clarity to keep your ideas flowing through the creative process. Hear every detail of your production -- rumbling 808s, the unmistakable punch of kick drums, thunderous bass lines, and a crisp, silky high-end. Need a second perspective? Turn off the built-in monitors, hook up your studio speakers and you're set.

Every Bit an MPC

Under the hood, MPC Live II includes the same multi-core processor as the MPC X, with every mainstay you demand from a modern MPC. Take compete command of your production with Akai Professional's iconic 16-pad format. Sequence, edit and chop samples on the bright 7-inch touch screen color display. Shape your ideas with four capacitive-touch knobs and dive into all critical functions with an arsenal of dedicated buttons meticulously arranged for the ultimate production workflow. Backed by a super-intuitive UI, and packed with everything you demand for professional production, MPC Live II is laser-focused on your creativity.

Mobile Workhorse

As a producer, you demand versatility. MPC Live II primes read more you for any situation. With three stereo 1/4-inch TRS outputs (6 mono), plus phono/line level inputs, USB, MIDI, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and four TRS CV/Gate outputs, it's simple to connect, control and get the best out of all your studio gear. Command your modular rig on stage and usher in a new direction to your performance; grab a patch cable and tap into any studio rack gear with ease; hook up your USB MIDI controllers, pick a synth engine and dive into a world of immersive, expressive performances; connect turntables and inject some old-school sampling flavor into your production. Your day-to-day producer activities may mean you go from different studio spaces to stage and back - whatever your day demands, you can count on MPC Live II to deliver the goods.

Your Studio's Central Command

When we say MPC Live II commands all your external MIDI gear, we mean it. New to Akai Professional's next generation standalone, multi-core powered MPC Series is MIDI Multi capability, transforming MPC into the ultimate MIDI sequencing studio centerpiece. Now you can simultaneously connect and route all the MIDI gear in your studio, including class-compliant USB Keyboards, MIDI interfaces and USB to CV modules, supercharging your I/O capability. Fuse this with deep internal MIDI routing capability across tracks, comprehensive MIDI routing to any MIDI compatible synthesizer, drum machine or sound module, and even multitrack recording capability, and MPC Live II forms the beating heart of any production setup, unleashing the true power of all your gear.

Creativity Unleashed

Create wherever and whenever you're feeling creative. Don't hang around waiting for that spark, empower yourself with everything you need to find inspiration wherever it is. Fusing a robust, road-tested and compact build with an on-board rechargeable 6-hour lithium-ION battery, MPC Live II revolutionizes the create anywhere philosophy.


- Standalone MPC -- no computer required
- Built-In monitor speakers
- 7" high-resolution multi-touch display
- 16 Velocity-sensitive RGB Pads
- Internal, rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- Acts as a control surface for MPC 2.0 software
- Phono and Line Level Inputs
- (3) Stereo Outputs (6 Mono)
- (2) 5-pin MIDI In, (2) 5-pin MIDI Out
- 16GB Onboard Storage
- 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
- (4) TRS CV/Gate Jacks, 8 Outputs Total
- Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Enabled
- Ableton Link for cross-platform collaboration
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- (16) velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, RGB-backlit
- (8) banks accessible via Pad Bank buttons

- (4) 360-degree touch-sensitive Q-Link Knobs
- (4) Q-Link Knob columns accessible via Q-Link button
- (1) 360-degree encoder for display navigation and selection via push

Buttons: (27) dedicated function buttons; red-, amber-, or green-backlit

- 6.9" / 176 mm (diagonal)
- 5.9" x 3.7" / 150 x 93 mm (width x height)
- Full-color LED-backlit display with touch interface

CPU: Quad-core ARM® processor


Storage: 16 GB, expandable via SATA connections

- (2) 1/4" (6.35 mm) TRS inputs (1 stereo pair)
- (6) 1/4" (6.35 mm) TRS outputs (3 stereo pairs)
- (1) 1/4" (6.35 mm) stereo headphone output
- (2) RCA inputs (1 stereo pair)
- (2) 5-pin MIDI inputs
- (2) 5-pin MIDI outputs
- (4) TRS CV/Gate jacks, 8 outputs total
- (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, center-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 45.7 mm)

Weight: 7.45 lbs (3.38 kg)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 10.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 23 x 12 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MPCLIVE2XUS
Shipping Weight: 10.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 23 x 12 x 5 in

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 401-658-4032
Web: http://www.akaipro.com/support

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
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Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Best device ever. Live II inspired me to create music and finish my tracks! A lot of fun and cheerful evenings with it. On the streets, in the forest and on the balcony, I use it everywhere. Love it, really!
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