Akai MPC-60 Midi Sequencer Drum Machine Sampler with Box and extrasAkai
For sale is a truly legendary piece of gear from Akai, the MPC-60. Designed by Akai in conjunction with Roger Linn and released in 1988, the MPC-60
combined MIDI sequencing and audio sampling with a set of velocity/aftertouch-sensitive performance pads, to produce an instrument optimized for use as a drum machine. This machine
single-handedly took over Rap and R&B as the main instrument of production of the era. The built-in sequencer is very complete and professional. There are 99 tracks per sequence, 99 patterns, and 99 sequences that can be created, edited and stored in the MPC60 with ease. Most artists create their patterns in real-time adding drum parts to a beat-loop spontaneously creating a groove that captures the vibe. These patterns are varied and chained into a sequence. Full MIDI, SMPTE and various other forms of external control prepare the MPC60 for any studio situation. The Sampler section is lo-fi but highly respectable. Its 12-bit sampling at 40KHz is pretty good. Sample editing, looping and transforming is simple to do. And finally, there's even a built-in drum machine for extra groove! This unit is in very good shape, it includes the original box and a stack of floppy discs as well! This is a beautiful relic of a past not long gone and is still an incredible function piece of kit that creates great tones.