Akai announces the MPC 2500

The Akai Professional MPC2500 Music Production Center combines a 64-Track MIDI Sequencer with a 32-voice 16bit Stereo Digital Sampler. The MPC is a rock solid sequencing and drum programming machine with 16 velocity and pressure sensitive rubber pads. The unit allows you to sample more efficiently. This composition center is contained in one extremely powerful desktop unit.

MPC2500 top:

MPC2500 rear

• Large graphic LCD display based on the friendly user interface of the MPC series
• MPC’s iconic “feel” and “groove”
• Velocity and pressure sensitive pads allow for expressive programming, with more pad banks
• New Features such as Chopshop, Patched Phrase, Grid Edit, Effect and LFO sync, Mixer Automation, and Input Thru
• Expanded Pattern-based 100,000 notes, 64-track sequencer and 64 external MIDI channels
• 32-voice full-featured 16bit sampler equipped with 16MB of RAM with ability to hold 128 RAM 2) Extensive connectivity
• Two MIDI inputs and four MIDI outputs
• Built-in USB Slave port for connection to a Windows or Mac OS computer
• Built-in 10 analog outputs
• 2 1/4” stereo analog inputs and outputs with 16bit/44.1kHz sampling
• Master/Slave synchronization capabilities: MIDI clock
• 2 Assignable Footswitch inputs 3) Sample Library Compatibility- Compatible with Akai MPC1000 Sequence, .wav, Program, MPC2000/2000XL Sequence, .wav, SND, Program, MPC2500 Sequences, .wav, Programs, MPC3000, Z4/Z8.wav and S5000/6000.wav 4) Extensive sound control
• Extensive sample editing that includes cut and paste, timestretch, slice, resampling etc, with waveform display
• Dynamic resonant multi-mode filters, 2 envelope generators and 1 LFO for each of the 32 voices
• 2 Q-Link sliders and 2 knobs for real-time control over a wide variety of dynamic changes 5) Self-contained
• Optional user installable Internal hard drive to store custom sound libraries and sequences
• Optional user installable CD-RW drive to load CD-ROM libraries, sample Audio CDs, and backup personal data

Prices and shipping dates will be announced soon.

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