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Custom MPC2000XL by Noiseman ~ Big Noise MPC

Thursday • February 4, 2010 • BY noiseman
Custom MPC2000XL by Noiseman ~ Big Noise MPC

Big Noise MPC is taking pre-orders on customized Akai MPC-2000XL units hand crafted by Noiseman. These units are upgraded with Compact Flash Drives and 32MB of internal memory. The custom MPC drum machine shown above is a prototype crafted from African Lacewood, the actual units will be available in three flavors; Bamboo, Purple Heart and African Lacewood. The units are upgraded with extra large rubber feet, black drum pads, black knobs and slider. These units are also equipped with a highly proprietary damping system under the pad actuators to reduce physical bounce and enhance drum hit accuracy. Pre-orders will be built per request and delivered within 30 days from initial order, please serious customers only.

At Big Noise MPC we’re looking for an independent producer or beat maker to endorse this product… you know do the Peat Rock thing with our custom drum machine, represent for Big Noise custom equipment, please contact us at support@bignoisempc.com if you are interested. To get a better look we have some pictures at Big Noise MPC. Stay tuned for MPC Wood Kits and MPC Upgrade service.

The MPC-2000 is a professional 64-track sampler-sequencer workstation. Its sampler is like the S-2000, it comes with 2MB that can be expanded to 32MB. Sampling specs include a CD quality 16-bit, 44.1 kHz sample rate in stereo or mono. All the necessary edit tools are here: tune, pitch shift, truncate, looping, key placement, velocity effects and more. Up to 32 voices of polyphony, complete MIDI implementation, a built-in disk drive and a SCSI interface prepare this sampler for any situation.

The sequencer is intuitive and fun to use. It will do notes as fast as 32nd notes and can record in real- or step-time. There are several sequence edit functions. Swing and quantizing functions also available. The MPC-2000 is designed to be the centerpiece of your music production studio. It will transmit sync and MIDI information too. Individual tracks can be muted for building and changing your music live! The MPC family of sequencer samplers (MPC 60, 60II, 1000, 2000, 2000XL, 2500, 3000, 4000, 5000) have long been the standard means of Hip-Hop music production, modeled after the famous Roger Linn designs.

The MPC-2000XL adds several new features which include a Next Sequence key, four bank keys, Track Mute key, a hinged LCD, multi-program playback, device naming, MIDI soft thru, multi-track recording, time stretch, re-sampling (can down-convert samples to 22 kHz or 8-bit), simultaneous playback of a second sequence, and folder file management. The MPC-2000XL Studio Sampler version also adds an 8-out board and SMPTE board, and S/PDIF digital I/O built in. A standard MPC-2000XL can be upgraded to the Studio Sampler using the optional IB-M20T SMPTE board and Multi-8/DM Digital In/Out Board. There is also an MPC-2000XL Studio Plus model, which comes with all the expansion boards found in the Studio Sampler version as well as the EB16 SampleVerb Multi-Effects Processor Board option built-in.

The MPC-2000 and MPC-2000XL can be upgraded to include up to 8 outputs, digital I/O, 4 multi-effects processors, expanded filters, 8MB Flash ROM board, SMPTE board, MPC Sound Library, and alternate internal disk storage mediums can be added. The MPC-2000 is a classic, and still perfect, entry level, studio quality sampler-sequencer that you can use to start making killer HipHop tracks just like the pros do! It has been used by Kev Brown, Black Milk, 9th Wonder, Pete Rock, Freddy Fresh, Linkin Park, DJ Premier, Kanye West, DJ Shadow, Dr. Dre, Buda…

This latest photo was shoot by Noiseman at Cohiba’s in Santana Row located in San Jose, California thanks to the owners of Cohiba and our new affiliates at Swag Watch Co, much respect. As we move forward we bring a grown sophistication to the lifestyle associated with authentic hip-hop music.

Keep it locked to Big Noise Radio for authentic hip-hop music produced on the MPC2000XL!

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