Akai MPC2500... its official... specs from akai inside

Discussion in 'Audio Producers Discussions' started by BAD MiND, Aug 30, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. BAD MiND

    BAD MiND bastard

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2001
    Messages:
    428
    [​IMG]
    Product Description
    The Akai Professional MPC2500 Music Production Center combines a 64-Track MIDI
    Sequencer with a 32-voice 16bit Stereo Digital Sampler.

    The MPC is a rock solid sequencing and drum programming machine with 16 velocity and pressure sensitive rubber pads.

    The unit allows you to sample more efficiently.

    This composition center is contained in one extremely powerful desktop unit.

    Designed for professional audio production, the MPC2500’s intuitive and ergonomic interface makes it the ultimate user friendly
    composition studio Two internal effects processors can be used simultaneously. This includes a wide range of effects algorithms, such as reverb, bit grunger, chorus, phasers, flying pan, 4-band EQ, compressor, and a phase shifter. Real-time control is provided by two note
    variation sliders and two Q-Link knobs.

    Q-link knobs can be separately assigned to allow flexible, real-time performance control of a wide variety of selectable parameters.

    These parameters include level, pan, filter cut-off and resonance, tuning, LFO(low frequency oscillator) speed depth, all effect parameters and more.

    Each assignable Q-Link knob can generate MIDI controller data so that all performance information can be recorded and played back from within a sequence. The Q-Link sequencer allows cyclic modulation programming.

    Following the highly acclaimed MPC60 and MPC3000, 2 MIDI inputs and 4 MIDI outputs come standard enabling 64 external MIDI channel operation.

    In addition, the MPC2500 can individually control its onboard sampler up to 64 Parts, allowing users to assign a different program on each track.

    A large LCD screen allows a clear view of sequence data displaying features such as a piano roll, or a drum machine 'grid'.

    Continuous MIDI data can be shown as well as edited graphically.

    The MPC2500 comes with 16MB of onboard memory which can be expanded up to 128 MB of RAM via the optional EXM128 memory card.


    The MPC2500 has the capability of an optional internal 80GB Hard Disk and CD-RW drives.

    Positioning Akai Professional, in its pursuit to remain the leader of digital sampling technology has released the MPC 2500.

    This unit designed for professional audio production, offers drum programming, sequencing, and sampling capabilities. Artists now have the luxury of producing music with a compact music composition center.
    test
  2. BAD MiND

    BAD MiND bastard

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2001
    Messages:
    428
    Applications
    • Sampling and creating beats
    • MIDI sequencing
    • Live Performance
    Customers
    • Hip Hop and R&B Musicians and
    Producers
    • Electronic Music Musicians
    Dimensions & Weight
    • Dimensions:
    16.33”x 3.68 x 13.10’’- 415 x 93.5(MAX 139) x
    332.9(Max 334
    • Weight:
    13.5 Lbs 6.15kg (Excluding drives and options)
    MPC 2500

    KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS
    1) Improved Akai MPC design
    • Large graphic LCD display based on the friendly user interface of the MPC series
    • MPC’s iconic “feel” and “groove”
    • Velocity and pressure sensitive pads allow for expressive programming, with more pad banks
    • New Features such as Chopshop, Patched Phrase, Grid Edit, Effect and LFO sync, Mixer Automation,
    and Input Thru
    • Expanded Pattern-based 100,000 notes, 64-track sequencer and 64 external MIDI channels
    • 32-voice full-featured 16bit sampler equipped with 16MB of RAM with ability to hold 128 RAM
    2) Extensive connectivity
    • Two MIDI inputs and four MIDI outputs
    • Built-in USB Slave port for connection to a Windows or Mac OS computer
    • Built-in 10 analog outputs
    • 2 1/4” stereo analog inputs and outputs with 16bit/44.1kHz sampling
    • Master/Slave synchronization capabilities: MIDI clock
    • 2 Assignable Footswitch inputs
    3) Sample Library Compatibility- Compatible with Akai MPC1000 Sequence, .wav, Program,
    MPC2000/2000XL Sequence, .wav, SND, Program, MPC2500 Sequences, .wav, Programs,
    MPC3000, Z4/Z8.wav and S5000/6000.wav
    4) Extensive sound control
    • Extensive sample editing that includes cut and paste, timestretch, slice, resampling etc, with waveform
    display
    • Dynamic resonant multi-mode filters, 2 envelope generators and 1 LFO for each of the 32 voices
    • 2 Q-Link sliders and 2 knobs for real-time control over a wide variety of dynamic changes
    5) Self-contained
    • Optional user installable Internal hard drive to store custom sound libraries and sequences
    • Optional user installable CD-RW drive to load CD-ROM libraries, sample Audio CDs, and backup personal data
    SPECIFICATIONS
    SOUND GENERATOR
    • Sampling rate 44.1kHz
    • Memory capacity 16MB standard (11.5MB for sound memory), expandable to 128MB
    • Recording time 136sec. (16MB, MONO), 24m28sec. (128MB, MONO)
    • Memory expansion slot 1 x for optional EXM128
    • Data format 16-bit linear
    • Polyphony 32
    • Dynamic filtering 2 x 2-pole filter per voice
    • Filter type Low pass, Band pass, High pass
    • Preset sound memory 5MB
    • Number of programs 24
    EFFECTS
    • Effects 2 stereo effects and Master effect
    Effect type Chorus, Flanger, Bit grunger, 4 band EQ, Compressor, Phase shifter, Tremolo, Flying
    Pan, Reverb, Delay
    • Master effect: 4 band EQ, Compressor
    SEQUENCER
    • Maximum events 100,000 notes
    • Resolution 96 parts per 1/4-note
    • Sequences 99
    • Tracks per sequence 64
    • MIDI output channels 64 (16 channels x 4 outputs)
    • Song mode 20 songs, 250 steps per song
    • Drum pad 16 (velocity and pressure sensitive)
    • Drum pad banks 4
    • Sync mode MIDI clock
    DRUM PADS:
    • 16 velocity and pressure sensitive pads
    • 4 pad banks
    • 16 Levels: Velocity, Tuning
    • Automated Pad Mixer (Level, Pan and FX send)
    • Track Mute and Next Sequence features for live performance
    DATA COMPATIBILITY
    • MPC1000 SEQ, WAV, PGM
    • MPC2000/2000XL SEQ, WAV, SND, PGM (Most parameters of PGM file can be loaded.)
    • MPC2500 SEQ, WAV, PGM (DRUM program only. Only note assign and tune are loaded.)
    • MPC3000 SND (THRU Computer)
    • Z4/Z8 WAV only
    • S5000/6000 WAV only (THRU Computer)
    • S1000/3000 No compatibility

    SPECIFICATIONS
    SOUND GENERATOR
    • Sampling rate 44.1kHz
    • Memory capacity 16MB standard (11.5MB for sound memory), expandable to 128MB
    • Recording time 136sec. (16MB, MONO), 24m28sec. (128MB, MONO)
    • Memory expansion slot 1 x for optional EXM128
    • Data format 16-bit linear
    • Polyphony 32
    • Dynamic filtering 2 x 2-pole filter per voice
    • Filter type Low pass, Band pass, High pass
    • Preset sound memory 5MB
    • Number of programs 24
    EFFECTS
    • Effects 2 stereo effects and Master effect
    Effect type Chorus, Flanger, Bit grunger, 4 band EQ, Compressor, Phase shifter, Tremolo, Flying
    Pan, Reverb, Delay
    • Master effect: 4 band EQ, Compressor
    SEQUENCER
    • Maximum events 100,000 notes
    • Resolution 96 parts per 1/4-note
    • Sequences 99
    • Tracks per sequence 64
    • MIDI output channels 64 (16 channels x 4 outputs)
    • Song mode 20 songs, 250 steps per song
    • Drum pad 16 (velocity and pressure sensitive)
    • Drum pad banks 4
    • Sync mode MIDI clock
    DRUM PADS:
    • 16 velocity and pressure sensitive pads
    • 4 pad banks
    • 16 Levels: Velocity, Tuning
    • Automated Pad Mixer (Level, Pan and FX send)
    • Track Mute and Next Sequence features for live performance
    DATA COMPATIBILITY
    • MPC1000 SEQ, WAV, PGM
    • MPC2000/2000XL SEQ, WAV, SND, PGM (Most parameters of PGM file can be loaded.)
    • MPC2500 SEQ, WAV, PGM (DRUM program only. Only note assign and tune are loaded.)
    • MPC3000 SND (THRU Computer)
    • Z4/Z8 WAV only
    • S5000/6000 WAV only (THRU Computer)
    • S1000/3000 No compatibility

    SPECIFICATIONS
    Q-LINK
    • 2 sliders and 2 rotary knobs
    • Assignable to internal sampler controls: pitch, filter cutoff, resonance, LFO, attack, decay, and Assignable to internal
    effects parameters
    • Assignable to external Midi Controllers
    GENERAL
    • 240 x 64 dot graphic LCD w/back light
    • Compact Flash (up to 2GB)
    CONNECTIONS
    • Record input (L and R) 1/4-inch stereo phone x 2, balanced -40dBu, input impedance 11k ohms;
    • Max. Input level +10dBu
    • Digital input RCA-pin x 1 S/PDIF
    • Stereo output (L and R) 1/4-inch phone x 2 balanced +11dBu, output impedance 1k Ohms,
    • Max. output level +22dBu
    • 4 individual outputs 1/4-inch phone x 4 balanced +11dBu, output impedance 1k Ohms,
    • Max. output level +22dBu
    • Phones output 1/4-inch stereo phone x 1, 200mW / 100 ohms
    • Digital output RCA-pin x 1 S/PDIF
    • MIDI inputs 5-pin DIN x 2
    • MIDI outputs 5-pin DIN x 4
    • USB Slave connector x 1, USB MASS STORAGE CLASS support
    • (You need Windows 2000/Me/XP or later version, or MacOS 9.x/10.x or later version.)
    • Footswitches 1/4-inch phone x 2
    POWER
    • 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
    • Consumption: 70W max (with all options)
    STANDARD ACCESSORIES
    32MB Compact Flash card, Power cable, Operator's manual
    OPTIONS
    EXM128 128MB expansion memory card
    test
  3. BAD MiND

    BAD MiND bastard

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2001
    Messages:
    428
    FAQs
    Q. What are the benefits of having two MIDI INPUTS and four MIDI OUTPUTS?
    A. The two MIDI Inputs allow connection of a MIDI controller (keyboard, drum pads) to one input, while the other input is
    used to receive MIDI Sync from another unit such as a digital recorder. Otherwise, you would need an outboard MIDI
    Merger. The four Midi Outputs allow the MPC2500 to control 64 external MIDI Channels (16x4), in conjunction with the 128
    internal Programs. This is very useful if you have more than one outboard multi-timbral sound generator (for instance, your
    keyboard and a sound module). This also allows using a dedicated MIDI output MIDI Sync.
    Q. What is Chopshop and Patched Phrase?
    A. Chopshop is used for sampled phrases such as a drum beat. This function measures the amplitude on a drum beat and
    “chops” the rhythm sections into separate parts onto the pads of the MPC. This is great for making a drum kit from a sampled
    beat.
    Patched Phrase takes one sample and divides it into several regions which creates sequence data used for playing these
    regions. This allows you to move the regions together giving you the effect of time stretching a sample in real time without
    changing its pitch.
    Q. What is Grid Edit?
    A. Grid editing is similar to step entering note values on a drum machine. This allows users to graphically create beats to a
    note value grid, rather than play them in real time into the MPC.
    Q. What are the Q-Link controls?
    A. The MPC2500 has two Q-Link™ knobs, and two Q-Link™ sliders, that can be separately assigned to allow flexible realtime
    control of a wide variety of selectable parameters including amplitude, filter cut-off and resonance, sample start offset,
    effect send, sample tune and more. Control of an entire program or an individual sound assigned to a single keygroup is
    possible. Each assignable Q-Link™ control is also capable of generating MIDI controller data to external sound generators,
    so that all performance information can be recorded and played back from the MPC2500’s sequencer.
    Q. Can I install the optional Hard disk and CD-ROM drives myself? Is this difficult to do?
    A. We recommend that you have a qualified Akai service technician install these options for you. Otherwise you may
    damage your MPC as well as void your warranty.
    test
  4. BAD MiND

    BAD MiND bastard

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2001
    Messages:
    428
    i'll be taking the memory out my 1000 and kissing it bye bye when this arrives :)
    its about time they truly updated the 2000 series
    test
  5. Lone Diplomat

    Lone Diplomat French Touch

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2004
    Messages:
    179
    anyone knows about the price of this baby?
    test
  6. Success

    Success Tequila Kinte is God

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    333
    test
  7. BAD MiND

    BAD MiND bastard

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2001
    Messages:
    428
    im not sure of the price or availability, all i know of is whats listed... but best bet im gonna be prepared ahead of time and cop this sucker the day it hits the streets!
    test
  8. Nucklz

    Nucklz Loud Enuff Productions

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2003
    Messages:
    1,401
    yo this is real nice..
    test
  9. Nucklz

    Nucklz Loud Enuff Productions

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2003
    Messages:
    1,401
    im not too sure if this is true tho...
    test
  10. BAD MiND

    BAD MiND bastard

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2001
    Messages:
    428
    some people say its a hoax but this info was from a pdf that went out to retailers not long ago.... remember the 1000 had pics and what not floating around weeks before akai got shit on their site, so we'll have to wait and see... but damn it i hope its true!
    test
  11. Nucklz

    Nucklz Loud Enuff Productions

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2003
    Messages:
    1,401
    true, well we will see, but for now i dont believe it...
    test
  12. MisterRock

    MisterRock Fah Cure Momz

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2002
    Messages:
    8,095
    i dunno

    sum of these features are very questionable


    why would they cut the notes on the sequencer from 300,000 ( like normal 2kxl's 3k'x and 4k's got ) down the 100,000 notes like the mpc1k

    that to me is hella stupid


    im gonna ask my boss today about it to see if its true
    test
  13. Nucklz

    Nucklz Loud Enuff Productions

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2003
    Messages:
    1,401
    thats what i was thinking...
    test
  14. Ejuhcaited

    Ejuhcaited ▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2005
    Messages:
    2,179
    its think its true, i heard from another cat a month ago that they were also plan a MPC 500, which would be released in october.


    I wonder if they're just gonna dead the 4K,2KXLMCD,and 1K now?
    test
  15. Arkane Beats

    Arkane Beats www.arkanebeats.com

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2004
    Messages:
    2,553
    Dope shit if this is true, but i have a feeling this is a hoax
    test
  16. Ejuhcaited

    Ejuhcaited ▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2005
    Messages:
    2,179
    Man i dont even think ive ever used more than 1000 notes total on a track. I think they're marketing this more towards the loop based hip-hop producers, and performers who only need a drum kit loaded up...not the techno/electronic/orchestral composers crowd who would be sequencing the whole length of the track, and be using more than 16 instruments in a track...
    test
  17. Lock Down

    Lock Down I Don't Play...

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2005
    Messages:
    242
    I doubt it. ³³³³³z still usin the 3K and the 60
    test
  18. Odysseus

    Odysseus a marvelous muthafucka

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2003
    Messages:
    24,361
    I hope its true, it looks amazing.

    The pic kinda looks like parts from all the MPC's photoshopped together
    test
  19. Mr. sickVisionz

    Mr. sickVisionz The Gentleman's Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2004
    Messages:
    3,509
    Judging from the specs, it looks like they took all the functions of the 1000 and the 2000XL and made it into one unit. Plus an optional hdd. LOL @ the "large LCD screen" thats the same size as the one on all the other MPCs... which might have been seen as "large" back when the MPC60 hit the scene.

    I wonder if they're just gonna dead the 4K,2KXLMCD,and 1K now?

    The MPC2000 is over a decade old but they still keep re-releasing (and increasing the price) of that shit with smart media cards and CD burners. I doubt this will end it... especially when the price comes out, cuz you know Akai is a fan of making great product, but they're not fans of also selling that product at a "great" price. Shit might be $1799... and thats a might.
    test
  20. Ejuhcaited

    Ejuhcaited ▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2005
    Messages:
    2,179
    I meant as far as actual production and advertising.


    Like...when the 3K dropped they stop making and promoting the 60...same thing for the 3K when the 2KXL first dropped.
    test
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Users Viewing Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 0)