Custom Akai MPC 2000XL by Big Noise | Vinyl & Metal Retro Series
Check out this new Custom Akai MPC 2000XL design by Big Noise MPC. We just finished this custom MPC 2000XL for a client in Huston Texas. We took the standard black vinyl design and added the Big Noise touch. This unit features 2 tone black vinyl, black buttons and knobs, drilled and polished billet aluminum side rails, MPC Stuff fat pads and V2 LCD screen, Big Noise large grey rubber feet, Big Noise MC-2000XL hot swap card reader, Akai 8 Output expansion board, Akai EFX Board and 32MB of updated RAM. This unit is fully blown!
The side rails are machined from solid aluminum and mounted with stainless steel Allen hardware. They can be fitted with 2 tone colored vinyl of your choice. The surface vinyl is textured semi-gloss for wear and tear. The accent vinyl is flat with a dimpled pattern reminiscent of rubber. Buttons and Knobs can also be customized, mixed and matched to your taste. The aluminum side rails or side panels can be drilled, machined, engraved or anodized per your request.
Colored Fat Pads from MPC Stuff can be selected to match your design. Large rubber feet from Big Noise give the unit more grip, as well as better ventilation, during long studio sessions. The MC-2000XL Card Reader takes you out of the stone-age, allowing you to manage your samples and sessions with the MPC turned ON. Not more lost work! The V2 LCD Screen by MPC Stuff gives your MPC a brand new look with the bright display and blue screen color. 8 outputs and EFX Board options are available per request. Units can be updated with 32MB of RAM. All MPC 2000XL units are outfitted with the version 1.20 Akai MPC Operating System. The free MPC 2KXL App promotes efficient studio workflow.
Our MPC’s feature the world famous MC-2000XL Hot Swap Card Reader units. Purchase one for your custom Akai MPC 2000XL today! We customize many types of drum machine’s and workstations. We can help you refine the design you’ve been visualizing. We’re passionate about our work. Let us design a custom drum machine or workstation for you.
We can design and fabricate your unit within 2 to 3 weeks, in most cases. Contact Big Noise MPC today to start your custom drum machine order. Lets start a conversation about the things you’ve been wanting for your unit. Check out the video below showcasing the wood Akai MPC 2000XL units we designed and built around 2009.
Custom Akai MPC 2000XL Wood Bezel & Flash Card Reader by Big Noise | YouTube Video
Published on Dec 2012: Big Noise MPC “Custom Akai MPC 2000XL Wood Bezel & Flash Card Reader” Music Produced by DJ DN3, Released by Big Noise, Directed by Danny Carter, Photographs by Danny Carter.
Akai MPC2000/XL via Vintage Synth Explorer: The MPC2000 (1997) is a professional and user-expandable 64-track sampler-sequencer workstation. Its sampler is like the S-2000 which comes with 2MB sample memory which 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 MPC2000 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 series of sequencer samplers have long been the standard means of HipHop and TripHop music creation.
The MPC2000 XL (1999) 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, resampling (can down-convert samples to 22 kHz or 8-bit), simultaneous playback of a second sequence, and folder file management. The MPC2000 XL Studio Sampler version also adds an 8-out board and SMPTE board, and S/PDIF digital I/O built in. A standard MPC2000 XL 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 MPC2000 XL 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. Each expansion board is about $250 ($350 for the SampleVerb board).
The MPC2000 and MPC2000 XL 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 MPC2000 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, Pete Rock, Kanye West, J Dilla, 9th Wonder, Exile, Damu The Fudge Munk, DJ Premier, DJ Shadow, Dr. Dre and Apollo 440.