Akai MPC Specialists at PMT Stores

PMT Stores around the UK are kitted out with the latest lineup of Akai MPC Music Production Centres - The Akai MPC X and Akai MPC Live. Come in-store to see how Akai Professional’s MPC X and MPC Live can revolutionise your creative workflow.

As well as 15 UK Store locations nationwide, you can buy with 0% Finance Options, Free Next Day Delivery and get our renowned Aftersales Care & Support, whether you buy In-Store or Online! Contact our resident MPC experts today at any PMT Store for all enquiries, or to book your appointment at a local PMT MPC Specialist Centre.

Go Standalone!

Modern music’s evolution is intrinsically linked to the legendary Akai Professional MPC line – full-featured production and performance powerhouses that have spawned multiple genres and advanced countless existing ones. With a design often replicated but never surpassed, the Music Production Centre empowers users with an unrivalled workflow and a tangible, intuitive interface coupled with forward thinking, in-demand functionality that sets the precedence for the industry standard. Don’t settle for an imitation, take control of your creative output with MPC.

New in MPC

MPC returns, armed with reimagined functionality and retaining the core workflow ethos that defined it’s iconic reputation. So what’s new in MPC? Standalone functionality, audio track recording, clip launching, real-time timestretching and pitch-shifting MPC Software 2.0 and much more. This isn’t just the next generation of MPCs, this is a turning point in self-contained creative capability.

Standalone Centrepiece

MPC doesn’t just complement your workflow, it enhances it. With the Akai MPC X and Akai MPC Live the convenience of touchscreen control, full-featured functionality and standalone capability fuses with Akai Professional’s iconic velocity- and pressure-sensitive RGB 16-pad format. The result? Immersive, self-contained production and performance solutions meticulously designed for unprecedented creative expression without limitation.

High Definition Multi-Touch Control

Discover MPC and experience unrestricted tactile control at your fingertips. Its capacitive multi-touch full-colour screen and adaptive UI seamlessly adapts to MPCs menu functions in crystal clear high-definition - grab, pinch & edit waveforms, draw MIDI events, program the step sequencer, browse & load samples, apply FX, precisely set critical mix controls and much more, all using the intuitive ease-of-use found on smartphones and tablets.

Control Redefined

Whether you prefer working in the box or dream of a truly unleashed production experience, Akai MPC X and Akai MPC Live effortlessly transform from formidable standalone production centres to high-powered MIDI controllers. Natively powering MPC in standalone mode is MPC Software 2.0, fully loaded with critical in-demand production and performance capability. Connect MPC X or MPC live to your Mac or PC, load MPC software as a plugin into your DAW of choice - or as a standalone application - and harness the undeniable power and creative scope of VST-instruments and effects. Whatever your preference, MPC redefines expectations for control, seamlessly accommodating the most stringent of needs with ease.

Storage & Connectivity

As standard MPC X and MPC Live ship with 16GB of internal Micro SD storage. Seeking to incorporate your own samples without tethering to a computer? Both models feature a 2.5” SATA drive connector providing expanded storage via SSD or HDD hard drives. Additionally, sounds can be accessed and added to the library using the built-in SD Card slot or the USB thumb drive.

Infinite Sounds, Unlimited Inspiration

The MPC has a well-earned reputation for sounds that hit hard and sound great, right out of the box. The Akai MPC X and Akai MPC Live are no exception. Pre-installed with 10 gigs of world-class content, The Vault 2.0 features samples and kits from leading sound design companies including Capsun Audio, MVP Loops, TOOLROOM, CR2 Records, Loopmasters as well as Akai's own meticulously crafted sounds.

Akai MPC Live

  • Also acts as a control surface for MPC 2.0 software, compatible with Mac & PC
  • Internal, rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Selectable inputs: Turntable (RCA) with ground peg and stereo balanced 1⁄4-inch jack
  • 6 configurable 1⁄4" balanced jack outputs
  • 1/8" headphone output
  • Standalone MPC – no computer required – natively powered by MPC Software 2.0
  • 7-inch full-colour multi-touch display
  • 2 pairs of full-size MIDI inputs and outputs
  • 16GB of on-board storage (over 10GB of premium sound content included from leading sound designers including CR2, TOOLROOM, Loopmasters, Capsun Pro Audio, and more)
  • User-expandable 2.5" SATA drive connector (SSD or HDD)
  • 2 USB-A 3.0 slots for thumb drives or MIDI controllers
  • SD Card slot for loading samples and projects


Akai MPC Live

Watch the MPC Live overview video and find out why you should really consider adding one to your set up.  

Akai MPC X Features

  • Also acts as a control surface for MPC 2.0 Software, compatible with Mac & PC
  • 16 Touch-capacitive Q-Links controls with OLED displays
  • 66 buttons for direct, hardware access to all aspects of MPC Software 2.0
  • Standalone MPC – no computer required – natively powered by MPC Software 2.0
  • 10.1" full-colour multi-touch display
  • 4 selectable inputs: 2 XLR / 1⁄4" combo jacks with switchable phantom power, 2 instrument level; 1⁄4" jacks, turntable RCA input with ground peg
  • 8 outputs: balanced 1⁄4" jack
  • Dual 1⁄4" and 1/8" headphone outputs
  • 2 full-size MIDI inputs, 4 full-size MIDI Outputs
  • 8 configurable CV/Gate outputs enabling the analogue control of modular gear, such as classic synths
  • 16GB of on-board storage (over 10GB of premium sound content included from leading sound designers including CR2, TOOLROOM, Loopmasters, Capsun Pro Audio, and more
  • User-expandable 2.5" SATA drive connector (SSD or HDD)
Akai MPC X

MPC 2.2 Desktop Software and Firmware Update

The MPC 2.2 desktop software can now be controlled by any external MIDI control surface such as keyboards and pad controllers enabling hands-on control of MPC’s predefined parameters. Learn your MIDI controller’s physical controls to the MPC software’s Pads, Q-Links, Transport or other assignable parameters.

MPC ships with a range of factory MIDI maps for popular MIDI controllers.

When you’re running MPC 2.2 using the Akai MPC X, you can control external analogue synth gear using the X's built-in CV ports. This is great if you’re a producer who wants to use the MPC sequencer to control your favourite analog drum machines and synths. MPC 2.2 makes MPC X one of the best modular sequencers available today.

MPC X – Product Overview Video

In this product overview video of the Akai MPC X, we’re introduced to the hardware and software features that make up the new MPC X. Powerful and fully standalone, the MPC X is a true Studio Centerpiece that will make music more enjoyable and productive.

MPC 2.2 Overview | CV Programs

Find out more about the MPC Software 2.0 update in this video.

MPC X - Standalone Challenge | Richard Devine

In the latest instalment of the Standalone Challenge, Atlanta-based electronic musician and sound designer Richard Devine demonstrates the power of the Akai MPC X's CV / Gate outputs, controlling his modular gear and sampling his sound sources. This allows users to bridge the gap between the modular and digital worlds and opening up an entirely new workflow possibility.

Akai MPC Live - 5 Reasons You Need One - Update v2.6 Explained

Rob from Akai Professional gives us an overview of the powerful Akai MPC Live production workstation. We also get a look at some of the new features available with the latest firmware update in v2.6.

How To Integrate Akai Force & MPC With Ableton Live - New Firmware Updates!

Rob from Akai shows us how to integrate their Force and MPC units with Ableton Live, now possible with the latest firmware updates. Compatible units:

Download the latest firmware updates at www.akaipro.com and once installed onto your device, the MPC 2.7 and Force 3.0.4 updates allow you to fully integrate these powerful units with Ableton live, allowing you full control over the software remotely, so you can essentially now use either an MPC or Force as the central controller in your studio.