1) Improved Akai MPC design
MPC’s iconic “feel” and “groove”
2) Extensive connectivity
3) Sample Library Compatibility- Compatible with:
4) Extensive sound control
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.
Designed for professional audio production, the MPC2500’s intuitive and ergonomic interface makes it the ultimate user friendly composition studio.
Two internal effects processors can be used simultaneously. This includes a wide range of effects algorithms, such as reverb, delay, bit grunger, chorus, phasers, flying pan, 4-band EQ, compressor, and a phase shifter.
Real-time control is provided by two note variation sliders and two Q-Link knobs. Q-link knobs can be separately assigned to allow flexible, real-time performance control of a wide variety of selectable parameters. These parameters include level, pan, filter cut-off and resonance, and tuning.
Each assignable Q-Link knob can generate MIDI data so that parameter information can be recorded and played back from within a sequence.
Following the highly acclaimed MPC60 and MPC3000, 2 MIDI inputs and 4 MIDI outputs come standard enabling 64 external MIDI channel operation. In addition, the MPC2500 can individually control its onboard sampler up to 64 Parts, allowing users to assign a different program on each track.
A large LCD screen allows a clear view of sequence data displaying features such as a drum machine 'grid'. Continuous MIDI data can be shown as well as edited graphically.
The MPC2500 comes with 16MB of onboard memory which can be expanded up to 128 MB of RAM via the optional EXM128 memory card.
The MPC2500 has the capability of an optional internal Hard Disk and CD-RW drives.
Akai MPC-2500 Specifications
Data format: 16bit linear WAV
Sampling rate: 44.1 kHz
Memory: 16MB standard (11.5MB for sound memory), expandable to 128MB
Memory expansion slot 1 x for optional EXM128
Recording time: 136sec. (16MB, MONO), 24m28sec. (128MB, MONO)
Filter type Low pass, Band pass, High pass
Dynamic filtering 2 x 2-pole filter per voice
Preset sound memory 5MB
Number of programs: 24
Effects Effects 2 stereo effects and Master effect
Effect type Chorus, Flanger, Bit grunger, 4 band EQ, Compressor, Phase shifter, Tremolo, Flying Pan, Reverb, Delay
Master effect: 4 band EQ, Compressor
Sequencer Maximum events: 100,000 notes
Resolution: 96 parts per 1/4-note
Tracks per sequence: 64
MIDI output channels: 64 (16 channels x 4 outputs)
Song mode: 20 songs, 250 steps per song
Drum pad: 16 (velocity and pressure sensitive)
Drum pad banks: 4
Sync mode MIDI clock
Drumpads 16 velocity and pressure sensitive pads
4 pad banks
16 Levels: Velocity, Tuning
Automated Pad Mixer (Level, Pan and FX send)
Track Mute and Next Sequence features for live performance
Data Compatibility MPC1000: SEQ, WAV, PGM, ALL
MPC2000/2000XL: SEQ, WAV, SND, PGM (Most parameters of PGM file can be loaded.)
MPC4000: SEQ, WAV, PGM(DRUM program only. Only note assign and tune are loaded.)
MPC3000: SND(THRU Computer)
Z4/Z8: WAV only
S5000/6000: WAV only(THRU Computer)
Q-Link 2 sliders and 2 rotary knobs
Assignable to internal sampler controls: pitch, filter cutoff, resonance, level and pan
General Display: 240 x 64 dot graphic LCD w/back light
Compact Flash (up to 2GB)
Connections Record input (L and R) 1/4-inch stereo phone x 2, balanced -40dBu, input impedance 11k ohms
Max. Input level +10dBu
Digital input RCA-pin x 1 S/PDIF
Stereo output (L and R) 1/4-inch phone x 2 balanced +11dBu, output impedance 1k Ohms, Max. output level +22dBu
8 individual analog outputs 1/4-inch phone x 4 balanced +11dBu, output impedance 1k Ohms, Max. output level +22dBu
Phones output 1/4-inch stereo phone x 1, 200mW / 100 ohms
Digital output RCA-pin x 1 S/PDIF
MIDI inputs 5-pin DIN x 2
MIDI outputs 5-pin DIN x 4
USB Slave connector x 1, USB MASS STORAGE CLASS support (You need Windows 2000/Me/XP or later version, or MacOS 9.x/10.x or later version.)
Footswitches 1/4-inch phone x 2
Options EXM128 128MB expansion memory card
CD-M25 CD Drive
Power 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
Consumption: 70W max (with all options)
Standard Accessories 32MB Compact Flash card, power cable, Operator's Manual, HDM-10 Hard Drive Adaptor Kit