Custom Bamboo Akai MPC 2000XL by Music Production Cafe
San Jose DJ and music producer Salvador Lomeli Jr recently asked us to upgrade his classic Akai MPC 2000XL with Bamboo. Sal was one of the first producers to go through the Big Noise training camp back in the 1990’s. Founder of Astromixxx he has released a few projects that might be known to San Jose locals. He helped to create the history we’re now proud of and did his internship in the original spot where Studio 914 was founded. Sal also worked with us during the creation of Big Noise Radio and was instrumental during the development of our online eBay store Big Noise Product Online, our first incantation of Big Noise MPC. Needless to say we were excited when Sal asked us to customize his Akai drum machine.
A collector of vinyl records, Sal has been a music enthusiast for many years and has a decent selection of albums and 12 inch wax in his production studio located in SJ, California. His studio has been inspired by Studio 914 and boasts a few of the pieces we’ve had or have in the Big Noise laboratory. Some of this classic equipment includes the Ensoniq EPS, Akai S1100 Sampler, the Access Virus, Waldorf Micro Q and the Korg MS2000R to name a few. Now with his custom Bamboo MPC 2000XL he’s well on his way to a world-class production studio.
Sold all over the world, and seen more recently, a used unit at MPC Stuff, the Big Noise custom Akai MPC is gaining the respect of producers worldwide. Alongside companies like FORAT we deliver unparalleled quality in custom instrument design. In the next few years we hope to launch custom designs for the MPC 1000, MPC 2500, MPC 3000 and Akai MPD MIDI/USB controllers. After launching Big Noise MPC in 2011 we’ve paired up with companies like The Beat Broker to offer top-notch Drum Sample Kits for drum-machines and samplers. These kits are created by hip-hop music producers like M Phases, Ill Mind, Beat Butcha, Stomp Boxx Music, V Don, Vokab & Alkota Beats (more coming soon). Big Noise MPC is giving away a free Drum Sample Kit from Alkota Beats with every purchase or upgrade of a Custom MPC 2000XL.
FREE Drum Sample Kit: Bangin Beats start with Bangin Drums… Alkota’s “Gems From The Crates” Drum Kit is a must have for any production drum library/sample arsenal. This exclusive collection of hip hop drum samples was sound designed from the ground up with the boom bap & hip hop producer in mind. Our sound designer got inspiration from producers like J Dilla, DJ Premiere, Nottz, & Black Milk before crafting this kit. Each drum sample is 100% original and unique to this kit. You won’t hear these drums anywhere else. Every kick, snare, and percussive element has been professionally tweaked and processed (Mixed & Mastered) to ensure maximum punch & warmth! Gems From The Crates was created to be relevant and fresh regardless of your production style. Although we designed this kit for the “Boom Baptists”, the sounds are versatile enough for any production style. If you are looking for crunchy, hard hitting kicks and snares that smack…
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Customer Feedback: Thanks for the Big Noise upgrade to my MPC. I should of done this a long time ago! I’ve been tappin’ on it since I got it back, the pads work nice and the bamboo is tight!
Keep it locked to Big Noise Radio for authentic hip-hop music produced on the Akai MPC 2000XL!
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