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.

Key Specs

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
  • Capacity: 300,000 notes
  • Resolution: 996pq
  • 99 Sequences
  • 64 Tracks per sequence
  • 32 Midi output channels (16 channels x 2 output pors)
  • Song mode: 20 songs, 250 steps per song
  • Simultaneous playback of a second sequence
  • MIDI Sync: Master/Slave, MIDI Clock, MTC, MMC
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 4.17" x 15.95" x 8.99" (106mm x 405mm x 331mm)
  • 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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