AKAI MPC2500SE Coming In January


AKAI has announced that the AKAI MPC2500SE will be shipping in early 2010.


The Akai Professional MPC2500 SE Special Edition 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.

The Akai MPC2500SE Special Edition Main Features Include:

  • 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 Linear/Pattern-based 100,000 notes, 64-track sequencer and 64 external MIDI channels
  • 32-voice, 16bit drum sampler equipped with 16MB of RAM with ability to hold 128 RAM
  • 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
  • Optional user installable Internal hard drive to store custom sound libraries and sequences
  • Optional user installable CD-RW/DVD drive

The MPC2500 is expected to be available in January.

10 thoughts on “AKAI MPC2500SE Coming In January

  1. What Baloney!!!

    You paint it a new color and think that no one is going to notice it isn’t anything new Akai? Every one of these features is from 4 years ago!!

    Is it any wonder that the JJOS people are Drinking Akai’s Milkshake?

    I realize that the Numark Parent Corporation laid off all their good people in a purge almost EXACTLY a year ago, but way to tell the whole world that you don’t have any ideas left by painting your OLD TURDS a different color.

    The Head of Numark/Alesis/Akai started like out as a used car salesman and BOY HOWDEEE does it show.

    Don’t give these jerks any of your money.

  2. Same old Akai! Put some new lipstic on it and change the model number
    they’ll never know! 32 voices??? 16 Meg of ram!!!??? Harddrive???!!

    Borrrrrrring zzzzzzzz!!!

    I’m gonna wait and get that new Beat Thang machine when it drops!
    170 voices, 256 Meg of ram stock, 2 32 gig SD cards, color LCD!!!

    AND PORTABLE WITH a 6 hour rechargeable battery!!!!! And an comes with the virtual version for a CPU!

    Mpc is officaly now a boat anchor! Old news!

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