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Groovebox / Sampler

The Akai MPC Live is a Groovebox / Sampler with a Standalone operation (MPC without computer), and computer supported via PC and Mac, Integrated lithium-ion...

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Description Cyclone Analogic TT-303 Bass Bot V2Cyclone Analogic TT-303 Bass Bot V2GrooveboxKorg Electribe Sampler RedKorg Volca BeatsKorg Electribe BlueAkai MPC XAnalogue Drum MachineRoland TR-8SMusic Production Station
WaveformsSawtooth or squareSawtooth or square--------
Main out6.3 mm Jack6.3 mm Jack--------
Stereo headphone output6.3 mm Jack6.3 mm Jack--------
VCO out3.5 mm Jack3.5 mm Jack--------
Filter In3.5 mm Jack3.5 mm Jack--------
CV/Gate/Accent outputs3.5 mm Jack3.5 mm Jack--------
Clock and Run/Stop outputs3.5 mm Jack, DIN-Sync compatible3.5 mm Jack, DIN-Sync compatible--------
Outer dimensions (W x D x H)310 x 130 x 35 mm310 x 130 x 35 mm--------
PC featuresCyclone Studio application for PC & Mac enables Beat Bot software updates and user data backup & restore with MIDI SysEx transferCyclone Studio application for PC and Mac that enables Drum Drone software updates and user data backup and restore with MIDI SysEx transferCyclone Studio application for PC and Mac that enables Drum Drone software updates and user data backup and restore with MIDI SysEx transfer-------
Dimensions (W x D x H)310 x 130 x 35 mm310 x 130 x 35 mm310 x 130 x 35 mm-------
Weight783 g783 g783 g1.6 kg372 g1.6 kg5.66 kg-2.1 kg1.6 kg
Sampling Function
Storage MediumInternalInternalInternalSD/SDHC CardNoneSD/SDHC CardSD Card, HDInternalSD/SDHC CardSD/SDHC Card
MIDI interface1x In, 1x Out1x In, 1x Out1x In, 1x Out1x In, 1x Out1x In1x In, 1x Out2x In, 4x Out1x In, 1x OutIn, Out1x In, 1x Out
Number of analog outputs8882226682
Headphone Output
Power supply---6x AA battery or power adapter6x AA battery or optional AC adapter (KA-350, not included)6x AA battery or power adapter---6x AA battery or power adapter
Dimensions---339 x 189 x 45 mm-339 x 189 x 45 mm-391 x 228 x 64 mm409 x 263 x 58 mm339 x 189 x 45 mm
Colour---Metallic red-Metallic blue---Metallic red
Headphone output----3.5 mm mini---6.3 mm-

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The Akai MPC Live is a Groovebox / Sampler with a Standalone operation (MPC without computer), and computer supported via PC and Mac, Integrated lithium-ion battery for mobile use, Full-colour 7" multi-touch display, 16 Backlit MPC pads, 5 Rotary control knobs, 16 GB internal memory (over 10 GB of sounds are included), Full-size SD card slot, 2.5" SATA connector for optional hard disk (SSD or HDD), MPC software can run on MPC X in standalone mode or, if connected to a computer, via PC and Mac, 64-Bit MPC software support for all versions (standalone, VST, AAX, and AU), Bluetooth 4.0, 2x Audio inputs, can be switched between 6.3 mm jack line level and RCA phono input with grounding terminal, 2x MIDI inputs and 2x MIDI outputs in standard size, 6x 6.3 mm Jack audio output, 1x 3.5 mm Headphone output, 2x USB-A 3.0 ports for USB sticks or MIDI controllers, Power supply connection with cable protection & Incl. power supply and MPC computer software (an internet connection for registration and possible downloads is required). The retail price is 811.58 £. Buy Akai MPC Live at Thomann UK.


MPC functionsNote Repeat, Swing, and Transport
MPC software, includingAudio track recording, realtime time stretch and pitch shift, optimised Q-Link control, and audio / MIDI drag and drop
Supported audio formatsWAV, MP3, AIFF, REX, and SND
Dimensions (W x D x H)424 x 224 x 69 mm
Weight2.7 kg
Sampling FunctionYes
Storage MediumSD Card, HD
MIDI interface2x In, 2x Out
Number of analog outputs6
Headphone OutputYes

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