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Wherever Inspiration Strikes 

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

Immerse Yourself in the Music Making Experience 

MPC Live II Retro features the same built-in stereo monitoring system as the original MPC Live II. Designed from the ground up, this dual tweeter-woofer system delivers impeccable clarity to keep your ideas owing 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 Retro 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 arrangedfor the ultimate production work ow. Backed by a super-intuitive UI, and packed with everything you demand forprofessional production, MPC Live II Retro is laser-focused on your creativity. 

Mobile Workhorse 

As a producer, you demand versatility. MPC Live II Retro primes 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 directionto 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 avor into your production. Your day-to-day producer activities may mean you go from differentstudio spaces to stage and back - whatever your day demands, you can count on MPC Live II Retro to deliver the goods. 

Your Studio’s Central Command 

When we say MPC Live II Retro commands all your external MIDI gear, we mean it thanks to its MIDI Multi capability. Nowyou 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 Retro 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 witheverything you need to nd 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 Retro revolutionizes the create anywhere philosophy. 



  • Standalone MPC – no computer required 
  • Built-in monitors 
  • 7-inch high-resolution multi-touch display 
  • 16 velocity sensitive RGB pads 
  • Internal, rechargeable lithium-ion battery 
  • Also acts as a control surface for MPC 2 software 
  • Phono and line level inputs 
  • (3) Stereo outputs (6 Mono) 
  • (2) 5-pin MIDI In, (2) 5-pin MIDI Out 
  • 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 
  • 4 TRS CV/Gate jacks, 8 outputs total 
  • Wi-Fi & Bluetooth enabled 
  • Ableton Link for cross-platform collaboration 
  • Includes 3-Months Free Access to Splice* 
  • Includes 8 all-new synth engines powering 9 incredible DrumSynth plugins 



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