Akai Mpc 60 MKII
Launched in December 1988 by Akai, was entirely designed by Roger Linn, who really wanted to re-engine his Linn 9000. And did it so good! Thank to its intuitive interface, the MPC 60 simplified music production, and many people started make beats without music theory knowledge, opening to new genres of music. Its 12-bit 40 kHz sampling spec makes it so punchy on the drums as no one of the later models, and its sequencer is complete and professional. In 1991 was introduce the MPC 60 MKII, with the only differences on aesthetic shape and materials, and a head phone output on the front. A classic example about the power of the MPC 60 is Dj Shadow's album "Endtroducing...", dropped in 1996. It's an entirely sample-based album, with collages of sounds taken from other records and then looped, scratched, cut and spliced to create something new and dope as f***! The MPC 60 has been used by Dj Premier too, and he did lots of classics on it.
It's so limited in its function as it's satisfying playing with it, make a drum break chopped in slices it's not so easy, but once you get how to do it, you'll nevere regret to have one of these jewels in Beat Making history!
Here you can have some fun playing with our virtual Mpc 60 MkII! But hey! Those sounds come from a real Mpc 60 MkII from The MPC Box studio, so you can make yourself an idea of its sound!