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AKAI MPC Live First Impressions

In this video, sound designer Aiyn Zahev shares his first impression of the new AKAI MPC Live.

Topics covered in the video include:

1:27 Stability
2:49 Routing
4:29 Filters
8:14 Legacy Emulation
9:40 Effects
14:15 Touch Screen Response
15:40 Battery Life
15:58 Grid View
17:13 Automation
18:58 Modulation
22:34 Chop Mode
23:24 MPC Software

The MPC Live expands on the production workflow of the MPC Touch by adding standalone functionality. It offers a full-color 7-inch multi-touch screen, 16 velocity- and pressure-sensitive RGB pads, and a large, clickable master encoder knob.

The MPC Live is designed to be both portable and powerful, with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage, and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

Pricing and Availability

The MPC Live is available now with a street price of US $1,199.