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Key Features

1) Improved Akai MPC design

  • Established friendly and intuitive user interface of MPC series
  • MPC's legendary "feel" and "groove", with 10 times more resolution for non-quantized live sequencing
  • Great-feeling, velocity and pressure sensitive pads for expressive programming, with more pad banks

2) Extensive connectivity

  • Internal Multi-Card Flash drive supporting smart media, SD card, muti media card, memory stick, compact flash & micro drive.
  • Up to 10 analog outputs, plus stereo digital I/O with the optional IB-M208P expansion board
  • Flexible synchronization capabilities: MIDI clock, MTC, MMC
  • MPTE Time Code option to synchronize with tape machines (IC-M2TC)

3) Compatibility

  • Compatible with Akai, Roland and EMU CD-ROM libraries
  • WAV file support

4) Extensive sound control

  • Extensive sample editing that includes cut and paste, timestretch, slice, resampling etc., with waveform display
  • Dynamic resonant low-pass filters and envelope generator for each of the 32 voices
  • Optional internal multi-FX processor


Sound Generator Data format: 16-bit linear WAV
Sampling rate: 44.1 kHz
Memory: 2MB standard, expandable to 32MB with 72pin SIMMsn
Preset sound memory: 8MB FlashRom option (FMX008M)
Recording time: 21.9 sec. mono / 10.9 sec. stereo (2MB), around 6mn mono / 3mn stereo (32MB))
Polyphony: 32-voice
Filters: 1 dynamic resonant 12dB/octave low-pass filter per voice
Number of active programs: 4 (with up to 64 pads per program)
Maximum samples in memory: 256
Sequencer Capacity: 300,000 notes
Resolution: 96ppq
99 Sequences
64 Tracks per sequence
32 MIDI output channels (16 channels x 2 output ports)
Song mode: 20 songs, 250 steps per song
Simultaneous playback of a second sequence
MIDI Sync: Master/Slave, MIDI Clock, MTC, MMC
Drumpads 16 velocity and pressure sensitive pads
4 pad banks
16 Levels: Velocity, Tuning
Automated Pad Mixer (Level and Pan)
Note variation slider controls Level, Pitch, Filter Cutoff, Attack, Decay
Track Mute and Next Sequence features for live performance
Connections Record Input (L and R): jack x 2, balanced
Digital Input: RCA x 1, SPDIF (option)
Stereo Output (L and R): jack x 2, unbalanced
Individual Outputs: jack x 8, unbalanced (option)
Headphone Output: stereo jack x 1
Digital Output: RCA x 1, SPDIF (option)
MIDI: 2 x MIDI In and 2 x MIDI Out
SCSI: 50pin high density connector
General Display: 248x60 dot graphic tilting LCD
Multi-Card drive (MCD model only): Compact Flash, Memory Stick, Smart Media, Secure Digital
Standard accessories: 1x CD-ROM sound library, Power cable
Power: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
Consumption: 23W
Dimensions (H x W x D):
4.17" x 15.95" x 8.99" (106mm x 405mm x 331mm)
Weight: 12.13lbs (5.5kg)
Optional Accessories IB-M208P: 8 individual output and digital I/O board
EB16: Multi-effects processor board (4 simultaneous FX)
FMX008M: 8MB Flash ROM board

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The Akai Professional MPC2000XL MIDI Production Center combines a 64-Track MIDI Sequencer and a 32-voice Stereo Digital Sampler, with 16 velocity and pressure sensitive rubber pads, providing rock solid sequencing and drum programming combined with powerful sampling facilities in one convenient and portable desktop unit.

The MPC2000XL inherits many of the major features of the original MPC such as the legendary "feel" and "groove" so that you can be sure that your beats and sequences just swing. It also features the original MPC60's intuitive transport and locate controls, the unique NOTE REPEAT function, plus new additions such as four bank keys to effectively provide 64 pads, multi-program playback, multi-track recording, simultaneous playback of a second sequence, Next Sequence key, Track Mute key, TimeStretch, Slice Sound, Resampling, plus folder file management. Add to these an improved friendly and intuitive user interface thanks to the graphic LCD, two MIDI ins and 32 MIDI channels via the two MIDI outputs, and options for multiple audio outputs, multi-effects, SMPTE Time Code and even Flash Rom memory, and you have a dependable "switch on and work" solution to computer sequencer headaches.

The MPC2000XL comes with 2MB of onboard memory as standard that can be expanded up to 32MB of RAM using standard SIMMs. There are two options for onboard storage: a 3.5" Floppy drive (MPC2000XL) or a Multi-Card drive (MPC2000XL-MCD) that supports various types of removable flash memory, such as Compact Flash, Smart Media, Memory Stick, and Secure Digital. The MPC2000XL also includes a 50pin SCSI interface for connection to external SCSI drives such as CD-ROM drives, hard drives or ZIP drives.

A compact and rugged dedicated hardware sequencer/sampler that is equally at home on stage as it is in the studio. No computer needed!

Whether you're producing drum 'n' bass, sequencing a rack-full of MIDI modules, performing live, programming intricate drum parts or triggering loops, you'll love the self-contained convenience and ease of use the MPC2000XL gives you and the MPC2000XL's friendly and intuitive user interface simplifies the expression of your creativity.
Typically: Hip-Hop and R&B artist or "Producer", as well as DJ/Live Club performer.

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