Custom Modular Akai MPC 2000XL Drum Machine by Big Noise MPC

  • A close up picture of the brown and greyCustom Modular Akai MPC 2000XL by Big Noise | Big Noise Radio
  • Custom grey bazel with black face Akai 2000XL Modular design in a slant position
  • Custom grey Akia MPC 2000XL Modular drum machine showing rear outputs.
    Custom Modular Akai MPC 2000XL Drum Machine by Big Noise MPC

    This is the fully blown Akai custom MPC 2000XL you’ve been dreaming about, competition is none! Everything you need to produce dope beats for any genere of music. Designed and built in August 2019 by Noiseman, this unit features a slim sleek style that is sure to look sweet on your production desk. The black and gray design makes the classic MPC 2000XL look like something that just rolled off Akai’s production line. But no, this is a 90’s machine with a Big Noise face lift. The 1st unit got much love on Social Media and sold on eBay in just 4 days, we’re so excited about this sleek new Custom MPC Design.

    The initial unit came with the following features; 32MB RAM, Akai 8 Output I/O Board, Akai Effects Board and Big Noise MC-2000XL Hot Swap Card Reader. Black anodized billet Aluminum Jog Wheel, MPCStuff Fat Pads, Pad Sensors, version 2 LCD Screen and Black LCD Screen Window. Gray expanded PVC Foam Plastic Skins and Walnut Wrist Deck with aluminum trim. Black, Grey and Yellow Buttons, Silver topped Black Knobs, Black Slider, Black Vinyl Wrap and Fat Rubber Feet.

    We are now taking pre-orders for custom Modular Akai MPC 2000XL units. The bezels come in many colors and materials, allowing you to mix and match to create a design built to your taste. Modular bezel kits will also be sold separately allowing you to customize your own MPC in the comfort of your own place. We’re talking with MPCStuff now and we’re excited about the proposition of distributing our Bezel Kits through their online store. Reaction from the public for this design has been phenomenal. We’ve been working on some more of these units in different flavors, fabricating and delivering them to hip hop music producers.

    Nick Speed from Detroit did us a solid with this unboxing video for the Big Noise MPC Custom Akai MPC 2000XL drum machine. Peep the video below filmed by DymonBack, a video and filmmaker from the Detroit area. Nicholas Marcell Speed aka “Nick Speed” is an American rapper, record producer, and disc jockey from Detroit, Michigan, USA. He has produced tracks for 50 Cent, Mopreme Shakur, Lloyd Banks, M.O.P., Talib Kweli, Phat Kat, Musiq Soulchild, eLZhi, Bishop Lamont, Danny Brown and many more. His machine of choice is the Akai MPC 2000XL. We’re proud to be part of this amazing and iconic project!

    Nick Speed Custom Akai MPC 2000XL Project, Gifted by 50 Cent & Sha Money XL | YouTube Video

    Published in April 2023: “NICK SPEED UNBOX CUSTOM MPC” Big Noise Akai Custom MPC 2000XL drum machine gifted to Detroit music producer Nick Speed by 50 Cent & Sha Money XL, for track production for 50 Cent and G Unit. Produced via Detroit, Released by DymonBack Productions, Directed by DymonBack, Video Footage Filmed by DymonBack Productions, Edited by DymonBack. 2nd video Big Noise custom modular Akai MPC 2000XL debut release video, November 2021.

    We’ve acquired full schematics for a few of the Akai custom MPC 2000XL units. For this unit we wanted to enhance the sound of the unit as well as the look. We installed a new output Op-Amp and upgraded the electrolytic audio path capacitors to Elna Silmic II audiophile components. We also installed the proprietary Big Noise Pad Damping System and Ferrite AC Line Filters.

    Akai MPC 2000XL main circuit board with test gear on audio bench.

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    You know what it is… Keep it locked to Big Noise Radio for authentic hip-hop music and culture produced on the MPC!

    Article: Big Noise
    Editor: Noiseman
    Image: Big Noise MPC

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