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Title: akai mpc2000XL (2000) sampler / sequencer
Post by: chrisNova777 on December 10, 2015, 06:57:36 PM
you can instantly recognize the XL from the original 2k due to the presence of the section above the pads + the prsence of 2 knob/dials there


Title: Re: akai mpc2000XL (2000) sampler / sequencer
Post by: chrisNova777 on June 15, 2017, 02:22:25 PM
Summary of differences between MPC2000 and MPC2000XL

Both use same Effects board, 8-out expander and the sample engine between them is essentially the same. Many improvements on the Seqeucner section and a few added features in the sample editing area:

-XL sequencer memory increased from 100,000 events to 300,000

-XL dedicated Next Sequence button

-XL has 4 buttons for pad/bank selection vs the former 1

-XL can access 4 drum programs simultaneously, essentially making it 4 part multitimbral

-Number of samples stored doubled to 256 on the XL

-Folder support for storage on the XL

-XL can switch between sequences using the pads (just like the track mute/unmute screen)

-XL has SUDDEN button added to immediately switch to next sequence

-XL has 2nd sequence function allows you to associate another sequence to play simultaneously with current one.

-XL can solo from track mute/unmute screen

-XL can change sequences with program changes

-XL Device naming for each midi channel

-XL Midi monitor screen

-XL has improved multiple track recording by specifying which tracks to record and what channels for soft through

-XL Resample a sound with a different bit depth or sampling rate

-XL Zone mode allows you to select up to 16 zones

-XL Slice function. When samples zoned like above, you can automatically create new program (with pad assignments and with extra specified samples at end of each sample because of the sample decay ). (Sort of like Recycle, but you have to manual zone the sample)

-XL Timestretch function with slightly modifiable presets: 1. FEM VOX 2. MALE VOX 3. LOW MALE VOX 4. VOCAL 5. HFREQ RHYTHM 6. MFREQ RHYTHM 7. LFREQ RHYTHM 8. PERCUSSION 9. LFREQ PERC. 10. STACCATO 11. LFREQ SLOW 12. MUSIC 1 13. MUSIC 2 14. MUSIC 3 15. SOFT PERC. 16. HFREQ ORCH. 17. LFREQ ORCH. 18. SLOW ORCH.

-XL has automatic Chromatic assignment. Essentially allows you to create a keygroup across the key/pads from one sample.

-XL has internal IDE port so you can replace the floppy with a Zip drive.

-New List price of the XL is much lower than the new list price of the former model.

-XL has a swivel screen and comes in three color schemes.

-You can now switch from REC/OVERDUB to PLAY and vice versa without having to stop the sequencer

source: http://www.mpc-forums.com/viewtopic.php?p=1158314
Title: Re: akai mpc2000XL (2000) sampler / sequencer
Post by: chrisNova777 on July 24, 2017, 11:07:15 AM
Title: Re: akai mpc2000XL (2000) sampler / sequencer
Post by: chrisNova777 on January 30, 2018, 01:48:53 PM

MPC2000XL - MIDI Production Center
The MPC2000XL--till you try it, you won't believe it.
Say hi to the new MPC2000XL. It's everything you'd expect from an MPC and then some. New features include Next Sequence key, 4 bank keys, Track Mute key, hinged LCD, multi-program playback, device naming, MIDI soft thru, multi-track recording, time stretch, resampling, simultaneous playback of a second sequence, and folder file management.

Better yet all this power works with you, instead of against you. If you've ever tried to get a computer-based sequencer/sampler system to work the way they're advertised, you'll know exactly what we mean. Whether you're producing drum 'n' bass, sequencing a rack-full of MIDI modules or performing live, you'll love the all-in-one convenience and ease of use the MPC2000XL gives you.

The MPC2000's unique friendly and intuitive user interface simplifies the expression of your creativity
Sampler, drum machine and MIDI sequencer in one instrument
Dedicated buttons for most-used functions
Informative graphic display with soft keys
[ MPC2000 main screen ]
Extremely powerful sampling drum machine/phrase sampler
44.1 kHz, 16-bit stereo sampling with 32-voice polyphony
Resonant digital filter & envelope per voice
Large, great-feeling, velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads for expressive programming
Note Variation slider for programming a wide variety of dynamics
Extensive cut-and-paste sample editing with waveform display
Stereo Mix outputs & optional eight individual outputs + S/PDIF digital I/O
Built-in floppy disk and SCSI interface
Reads sample data from S1000 and S3000 series samplers, the E-mu EIIIx library, Roland S750/S760 libraries, .WAV files from PC disks, and last (but certainly not least) your own samples.
Powerful and easy-to-use MIDI sequencer offers a great alternative to complex computer-based sequencers
Supports both linear and pattern-style (looped) recording
300,000 note sequence capacity
Step Edit mode for fast recording, viewing or editing of any event in a sequence
Flexible synchronization capabilities: MIDI clock, MTC, and SMPTE (optional)
Two MIDI inputs with merge & two independent MIDI outputs (32 channels)
Title: Re: akai mpc2000XL (2000) sampler / sequencer
Post by: chrisNova777 on July 16, 2018, 03:31:59 PM

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Think there's a difference in the versions of the MPC? Here's a note from one of the experts:

Someone wrote in repsonse to my "no one's going to tell what sequencer you are using":

> Obviously it's true that in the end result no one will be able to tell what sequencer you used, but YOU'LL certainly be able to tell while you're using it. Different sequencers do have a different feel, not so much in "sloppiness", but in how they record your playing with different "swing" settings.

Sevo replied:

There is no "swing" magic in any MPC. Timing-wise, there is no difference between the 2000 and 60/3000 other than the 60/3000 have twice the MIDI outs and hence, less likelyhood MIDI jams. All MPCs are solid 96ppqn MIDI sequencers (as tight as MIDI can be, which is not that much anyway) with a absolutely tight internal drum sequencer with zero delay between multiple simultaneous instruments. There is no particular groove magic going on in any MPC - the swing and note shift features are static, faultless and perform no more magic than their counterparts on any mid-eighties software sequencer. If you are looking for advanced shuffle and humanize functions, you'll have to switch off quantizing and play them by hand - or use a big software sequencer and suffer its sloppy MIDI timing.

Someone also said:

> This isn't too important in electronic dance music where you don't really use a swing setting at all, but for other forms - particularly R&B; - it can make a huge difference to the composer. I know for a fact that my Linn 9000 has a different swing feel to any software sequencer I've used, and that's why I still use it today.

Sevo states:

The Linn 9000 has no swing magic either! If you are hearing a difference, it will be the higher mechanical precision rather than any artificial human sloppyness - humanizers are the domain of software sequencers. Or rather were - humanizers (which were the most advertized feature in the early days of Cubase and Logic) seem to be unpopular nowadays, and aren't mentioned at all in current software sequencer publicity. The Linn and MPC have realtime OSes, fully integrated sound generators, and a far, far better timing than software sequencers - even more so as the software sequencers have to pump their data through MIDI, which can't handle two events at once. But they are precise rather than magic. Try it, and plug your Linn into a harddisk recorder and count out the samples between beats - you'll see that the beats are dead on whatever grid you programmed or played rather than performing any swing of their own...

Someone also blurbed:

> I mean, if you play the same pattern using Logic to control a JP-8000 that play using an ARP sequencer to control a 2600 the listener won't care, but the composer will definitely find a difference in how they work.

Sevo's final word:

Different issue - ergonomics and conceptual models certainly shape the way you work. But that will alter the beat you write rather than its timing.

Sevo -- Sevo Stille
Title: Re: akai mpc2000XL (2000) sampler / sequencer
Post by: chrisNova777 on December 30, 2018, 03:03:28 AM