Akai MPC 3000

“AKAI MPC3000 classic, vintage MIDI Production Center drum machine / sampler / sequencer. This model needs no introduction, it’s been used by many famous artists over the past thirty years and still is a powerhouse today. This can easily be the center of your studio, because it is a sequencer, and a drum machine & sampler – with plenty of MIDI and sync connections. The sound of course is stellar – punchy, huge, detailed drums (and really any other sound that you sample in it). I’ve used this sparingly in my smoke-free / pet-free home studio. The sixteen pads sensors were replaced a couple years ago, so they are responsive and expressive. Functionally everything works on it and has the upgraded Vailixi 3.50 firmware. Cosmetically, there are some scuffs and scratches (see pics), but the display backlight is very dim, although readable in a room with good lighting, or by shining a flashlight / smartphone light on it. In a dark room however it’s very difficult to read it, so at some point you might want to consider replacing it – a new backlight foil costs 65 bucks at MPCStuff. Comes with the power cable, the four factory disks, and five library disks as follows (although of course you can make your own). The manual is freely available in pdf format on the Internet.
– Standard kit
– Power kit
– Funk kit
– Perc kit
– Hip Scratch
– Indust
– Fat Set
– Jazzy Kit
– House Set” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Akai MPC 3000LE Limited Edition # 0726, Internal Card Reader VGA Expansion

“For sale is a rare vintage Akai MPC3000LE Limited Edition sampler / drum machine. This one is in great shape and fully functional. It has a few upgrades including new bright screen (which looks fantastic) along with SD card reader, fat pads, v3.50 Vailixi software and super rare VGA card monitor output connection port. Notice the 15-pin port above the footswitch 1/2 jacks on the rear, most 3000’s you’ll see don’t have this port. This allows you to connect to external monitor which is a really nice feature for easier editing with a big screen for visuals. Overall it’s in great shape with minor signs of wear. These are getting hard to find, and if you’ve been wanting one with all the upgrades and extras this is the one. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Akai MPC 3000

“Unit shows some various small signs of wear but has been tested for basic functionality. Screen has a couple of burned out spots top right and bottom right. Pads and buttons all seem to respond correctly and a sample was captured and modified. Because of the age of this unit and because we are not able to test every aspect it is being sold AS-IS.”
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