Essay on Akai MPC2000 (MIDI PRODUCTION CENTER)

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AKAI MPC2000
MIDI PRODUCTION CENTER

      The following is a summary of the advanced features of the AKAI MPC2000, which include a built in sampler, sequencer and more.

Here is a detailed general description of the AKAI MPC2000.

Large 248 x 60 dot LCD display with graphics.
6 functions keys under the LCD display provide various functions on each page.
Built-in 1.44 megabyte floppy disk drive to store both sequences and sound data.
Built-in SCSI interface for storing data to external hard disk.

Here is a detailed description of the AKAI MPC2000’s built in sampler.

16-bit, 44.1kHz stereo sampling
High capacity sound memory: 2 megabytes standard (22 seconds mono or 11 seconds stereo), expandable to 32 megabytes
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2 independent MIDI outputs ports permit 32 simultaneous MIDI output channels.
2 mergeable MIDI inputs.
The optional SMPTE boards enable synchronization with SMPTE time codes.
MTC (MIDI time code), MMC (MIDI machine control) compatible.
Data can be exported to or imported from standard MIDI files.
Step edit functions enables you top edit individual events.
The velocity of each track can easily be modified.
It is possible to record 16 MIDI channels at one time.
Tap tempo feature allows the playback tempo to be set by tapping a key in the time of
1/4-notes.
Programmable tempo changes in mid-sequence or mid-song are supported.
Auto punch feature enables you to punch in or punch out automatically in the designated sequence.
Swing feature enables you to add a swing-feel to the rhythm.
16 velocity and pressure sensitive front panel drum pads and 4 pad banks provide a total of 64 pad/bank combinations.
The NOTE VARIATION slider controls the decay or filter value of the sound source in real time.
Since it is possible to convert MIDI sustain pedal data to note duration data, you can place sustain effects independently from the note data within a track.
The note repeat function and the after touch function pads enable you to easily enter drum rolls and hi-hat beats.
The UNDO SEQ key enables you to undo sequence recordings or edits.

“Then to Now”

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