Akai MPC2500 2003 Black

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $515$750

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 MPC2500 is the company's midrange unit with the option for an onboard CD-ROM and USB port.

Years of production: 2003-2009

Product specs: 16 touch pads, 16 MB sampling memory, 24 bit 96 kHz sampling rate, two MIDI inputs and four MIDI outputs


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