The New MPC Live Has Impressive Standalone Features
In this video, we get a demo of the new MPC Live from Akai, demoing its standalone operations, memory capabilities, as well as the similarities with the older versions of the MPC. Contrary to most introduction demos we see, this goes quite in depth into its functions, and that’s really nice.
- Standalone MPC – no computer required
- 7-inch full-color multi-touch display
- Also acts as a control surface for MPC 2.0 software
- Internal, rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- Turntable (RCA) inputs with ground peg
- 16GB of on-board storage (over 10GB of sound content included)
- User-expandable 2.5” SATA drive connector (SSD or HDD)
- 2 pairs of MIDI inputs and outputs
- 2GB of RAM
- SD Card slot
- 2 USB-A 3.0 slots for thumb drives or MIDI controllers
- Ableton Link and WiFi will be supported in future updates
Undoubtedly the biggest feature with the new MPC Live is its standalone capabilities, functioning virtually as its own DAW. Without the need of a computer, the true hands-on aspect could really be conducive for the creative process.
You can go here to learn more about the new MPC Live.