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Akai MPC Live - MusicRadar hands-on

Simon Arblaster and Si Truss demo and discuss the Live edition to Akai’s latest MPC update.

The MPC Live shows a return to form for the king of sampling groove boxes. It also takes the standalone theme much further with the inclusion of the lithium-ion battery. Here we take a look at the new features adorning the newest sampler on the block.

MORE INFO: NAMM 2017: Akai Pro's new MPC X and MPC Live take pad-based production back to its standalone roots

Simon Arblaster
Video Producer & Reviews Editor

I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.

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