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Akai MPC 2500 Sampling Workstation Drum Machine with Sampler

The Akai MPC 2500 is the industry standard for sampling and beat production. Featuring a 32-voice drum/phrase sampler, the MPC 2500 offers 16 MB of built in memory which can easily be expanded up to 128 MB of RAM as well as a wealth of editing and sequencing capabilities that is right at home on-deck with DJ’s as well as in professional music production environments.

The time-tested drum pad surface stands along side twin on-board effects processors, 4 Q-link controllers, 10 analog outputs, and a S/PDIF digital output for connecting to computer soundcards.

The 100,000-note, 64-track sequencer can be assigned to 4 different MIDI outputs giving you a total of 64 independently addressable MIDI channels. The included internal sounds provided on the flash memory card can be swapped out via compact flash cards, external hard drives, or optional CD-ROM. The included CF card offers preloaded sounds so the MPC2500 is ready for production right out of the box.

Other features included on the MPC 2500 are:

• 2 on-board effects processors and a main output effect process ffers 2 assignable Q-link sliders and 2 Q-link knobs
• Hinged 240 X 64 pixel backlit LCD screen
• USB port
• Built-in analog and digital I/O, headphone jack, and 2 MIDI inputs/ 4 MIDI outputs
• Chop-Shop feature slices loops into individual samples and automatically pad-assign
• Patched phrase feature synchronizes phrase samples to any tempo without altering the sample pitch
• Outputs may be re-sampled
• Continuous sample track records audio tracks into sequences
• Audio input is Q-link controllable for real time processing control
• 10 analog inputs and a stereo digital In/Out
• Variety of optional accessories for custom personalization

The MPC 2500 is a super-high quality processor that can accommodate the needs of even the most demanding DJ’s and music producers. The sleek, athletic design of the 2500 makes it a terrific option for gigging musicians while its wide range of effects and features qualifies it for studio recordings. This is a highly versatile professional drum machine ideal for any application.

Akai site: MPC2500

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