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Akai MPC2500 Music Production Center

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The Platinum Standard In Samplers Gets Even Better.The new MPC2500 Music Production Center is the recognized industry standard, a 32-voice drum/phrase sampler with up to 128 MB of RAM and extensive editing control.

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The Platinum Standard In Samplers Gets Even Better. The new Akai MPC2500 Music Production Center is the recognized industry standard, a 32-voice drum/phrase sampler with up to 128 MB of RAM and extensive editing control.

Designed for professional music production environments and DJs and live club performers, the MPC2500 features a time-tested user interface, responsive velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, twin onboard effects processors, four Q-Link controllers (two sliders/two knobs) for extensive real-time control, plus 10 outputs and a S/PDIF digital output.

The ultra-powerful MPC2500 sports a 100,000 note/64 track MIDI sequencer that can be assigned to four separate MIDI outputs for a total of 64 independently addressable MIDI channels. Internal sounds reside in flash memory and can easily be swapped for new sounds via compact flash cards, optional user installable hard drive, or the optional CD-ROM drive. A CF card with preloaded sounds is included to get you started.

Akai Professional, in its pursuit to remain the leader of digital sampling technology has released the MPC2500. This unit designed for professional audio production, offers drum programming, sequencing, and sampling capabilities. Artists now have the luxury of producing music with a compact music composition center.


  • Sampling and creating beats
  • MIDI sequencing
  • Live Performance


  • 32-voice drum/phrase sampler with 16MB memory built in, expandable up to 128MB RAM
  • 2 onboard effects processors and a main out effects processor
  • 2 assignable Q-link sliders and knobs for real-time performance control
  • 240 x 64 hinged backlit LCD
  • USB port for computer connectivity
  • Built-in Analog and Digital I/Os, headphone output and 2 MIDI In/4 MIDI Out
  • Chop-shop- slices a loop into individual samples with automatic pad assignment
  • Patched phrase - synchronizes phrase samples to any tempo without changing pitch
  • Continuous sample track - records long audio tracks into a sequence
  • Can resample its own output
  • Audio input thru with Q-link control for real-time control
  • 10 built-in analog outputs, plus stereo Digital I/O
  • Optional available accessories include 128MB Ram Expansion (EXM128), CD ROM Installation Kit (including CD ROM Drive - CD-M25)


  • Sound Generator
    • Data format: 16-bit linear WAV
    • Sampling rate: 44.1 kHz
    • Memory: 16MB standard (11.5MB sound memory), expandable to 128MB with EXM128 option
    • Preset sound memory: 5MB Flash
    • Recording time: 136 sec (16MB mono) 24m28sec (128MB mono)
    • Polyphony: 32-voice
    • Dynamic filtering 2 x 2-pole filter per voice
    • Filter types: Low pass, band pass, high pass
    • Number of active programs: 24 (with 64 pads per program)
  • 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
    • Capacity: 100,000 notes
    • Resolution: 96ppq
    • 99 Sequences
    • 64 Tracks per sequence
    • 64 MIDI output channels (16 channels x 4 output ports)
    • Song mode: 20 songs, 250 steps per song
    • MIDI Clock Sync: Master/Slave
  • 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
  • Q-Link
    • 2 sliders and 2 rotary knobs
    • Assignable to internal sampler controls: pitch, filter cutoff, resonance, level and pan
  • 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 x 1, SPDIF
    • 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 x 1, SPDIF
    • MIDI: 2 x MIDI In and 4 x MIDI Out
    • 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: jack x 2
  • General
    • Display: 240 x 64 dot graphic LCD w/back light
    • Memory card slot:Compact Flash (The size of the compact flash card that MPC500 can handle is from32MB to 2GB)
    • Standard Accessories:
    • 32MB Compact Flash card
    • Power cable
    • Operator's manual
    • HDM-10
    • Hard Drive Adaptor Kit
    • Power: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
    • Consumption: 70W (with all options)
    • Dimensions (W x D x H):
      • 16.33" x 3.68" x 13.10"
      • (415mm x 93.5mm x 332.9mm)
    • Weight: 13.5 Lbs [6.15kg] (Excluding drives and options)
  • Data Compatibility
    • MPC1000: SEQ, WAV, PGM
    • MPC2000/2000XL: SEQ, WAV, SND, PGM (Most parameters of PGM file can be loaded.)
    • MPC2500: SEQ, WAV, PGM
    • MPC4000: SEQ, WAV, PGM (DRUM program only. Only note assign and tune are loaded.)
    • MPC3000: SND (THRU Computer)
    • Z4/Z8: WAV, PGM (DRUM program only. Only note assign and tune are loaded.)
    • S5000/6000: WAV only (THRU Computer)
  • Options
    • EXM128 128MB expansion memory card
      CD-M25 CD Drive
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