Developed by Akai in tandem with the well-known electronic engineer Roger Linn, the MPC (Music Production Center) is in essence a powerful drum machine with an interactive interface of signature rubber squares. The units are also marked by the incorporation of extensive sampling abilities and MIDI sequencing, which became more powerful in newer models. The MPCs are some of the most popular production tools for old-school and modern hip-hop and rap.

The MPC5000 is the company's current flagship model.

Years of production: 2008-present

Product specs: 16 touch pads, virtual analog synthesizer and arpeggiator, 64 MB sampling memory, 64-voice drum and phrase sampler, four pad banks, one MIDI input and one MIDI outputs

Product Specs

  • MPC5000
  • Black
  • 2008

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Reviews for the Akai MPC5000 2008
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  • Akai MPC5000 2008

    Verified Purchase

    Everything was fine and I´m really happy with the MPC.

  • Verified Purchase

    MPC 5000 is must have! This is the best investment I ever bought! My beats went from a 1 to a 10 with the Mpc 5000 if you don’t have one I urge you to get one soon!