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Akai MPC-2000
MIDI Production Center
(XL, SE-1, SE-2, SE-3,
XL with Zip)

Introduced: 1997
Discontinued: 2000
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Introduced: Sep. 1999
Discontinued: 2001 (?)
Improvements: Hardware/software
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MPC-2000XL SE-1
Introduced: Sep. 2000
Discontinued: 2003 (?)
Improvements: Control surface, compatible with growing number of sound libraries (E-Mu, etc.)


MPC-2000XL SE-1
Limited Edition

Introduced: 2000
Discontinued: 2001
Improvements: Asthetics
Functionally same as gray SE-1

  MPC-2000XL SE-2
Limited Edition

Introduced: Jan. 2001
Discontinued: 2002 (?)
Improvements: Asthetics
Functionally same as gray SE-1
  MPC-2000XL SE-3
Limited Edition

Introduced: Late 2001
Discontinued: 2002 (?)
Improvements: Asthetics
Functionally same as gray SE-1
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MPC-2000XL with Zip Drive
Introduced: 2001
Discontinued: 2003 (?)
Improvements: 100MB Zip Drive, broader compatibility with third party sound libraries


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248 x 64 dot graphic LCD display
3.5" 2HD/2DD (1.44 formatted)
2 x 72-pin SIMM (70ns) memory expansion slots
Dimensions: 405(W) x 126 (H) x 328 (D) mm
Weight: 6.3kg
Power: 100-120/220-240V AC, 50/60Hz,
          23W (13W w/out options)

Sampler/Sound Generator

44.1 kHz (frequency response: 20-20kHz)
2MB standard (21.9 sec. mono or
          10.9 sec. stereo), expandable to 32MB
16-bit linear
12dB/octave dynamic resonant lowpass filter per voice
128 sounds in memory (max)
24 sound programs (max)
64 sound assignments per program (max)
32 simultaneous voices (max)


100,000 max events (note equivalent)
96 divisions per 1/4 note (ppq) timing resolution
99 sequences
64 tracks per sequence
32 MIDI output channels (16 channels x 2 output ports)
Song mode: 20 songs, 250 steps per song
16 (velocity and pressure sensitive) drum pads
4 drum pad banks
Sync modes: MIDI Time Code, MIDI clock,
          and SMPTE (optional).
Supported SMPTE frame rates: 24, 25, 29.97 and 30.


Record input (L and R): 1/4" stereo phone x 2, balanced
          -40dBu, input imp. 39k ohms; Max. input
          level +10dBu
Digital sampling input: RCA-pin x 1, S/PDIF
Digital master output: RCA-pin x 1, S/PDIF
Stereo output: 1/4" phone x 2, unbalanced +11dBu,
          output imp. 100 ohms; Max. output level +17dBu
8 individual outputs: 1/4" phone x 8, unbalanced +11dBu,
          output imp. 100 ohms (optional); Max. output level +17dBu
Headphone output: 1/4" stereo phone x 1, 200mW / 32 ohms
MIDI inputs: 5-pin DIN x 2 (mergeable)
MIDI outputs: 5-pin DIN x 2 (independent)
SCSI port: 25 pin D-type SCSI connector x 1

Standard Accessories

Power cable
Floppy disks: 4 / OS disk x 1, sound library disk x 3
Operator's manual

Optional Accessories

IB-M208: 8 parallel output and digital I/O board
EB16: Multi-effects processor board
FMX008M: 8MB Flash ROM board
IB-M20T: SMPTE board

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