Akai Mpc 2500
The MPC2500 was the second MPC model release by Akai in 2005, after the MPC1000, in the Akai/Numark age.
It offers a lot of features such as multiple analogue outs, digi in/out, multiple filter types, more memory, more hands on control, effects, dsp functions, connectivity and expandability. We can say that you can do a complete and also complicate beat in a 2500, if you do a good programming job, without really see the computer. Maybe you could experience just some limitation on effects busses.
The Akai MPC2500 Music Production Center brought the company's flagship product into the 21st Century by incorporating USB and CD/ROM capabilities into an already powerful machine, and so, you can sample even directly from your CDs (RAM upgrade is a must have, or you can't even listen to the sample previews on CD!
Packing a 16MB sampling memory expandable to 128MB and 16-bit 44.1kHz sampling rate, this midrange model combined a more attractive price tag with the production power that originally made the MPC a rap and hip-hop production favorite.
I loved it for a while, and got 3 of them in different years, but I felt like something was missing, so I replaced with other models.
Check the mighty "Blazing Loop Team" albums to listen to the power of an MPC2500, those dudes both use almost the 2500!
Chill with our trial, audio is not the best, but it comes direct from the unit so you can get an idea at least, and dream to pick one :)