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Average rating: 3.4 out of 5
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Yohonn a professional user from PHX, AZ United States writes:
MPC-2500 I am having a hard time saving files and loading them back up off of my mpc 2500. The program always looses information and sometimes the sequence has issues loading sometimes. If you have professional advice on how to make this function work better email me.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Saturday-Jan-07-2006 at 16:20
Jahrome a part-time user writes:
You have the option of moving your MPC 2000s files from your SCSI drives to your PC. You can do this if you have a Zip 250 drive installed on your PC or get a USB 250 Zip drive. Save all your files to your PC and use the MPC 2500s USB function to move your files from your PC to MPC.

Keep in mind that the 2500 is not compatible with ALL MPCs (specifically...older MPC ALL TYPE FILES) Visit or for more info.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jan-03-2006 at 18:43
The Invisible Men a part-time user from USA writes:
I think the sound quality is better than the 2000Xl and I own both machines. Strong points-AKAI added new features such as chop shop, Grid edit, four MIDI outs etc. Weak points- some of the things like chop shop need OS system upgrades before the will work at full capacity (It works great on small loops w/ drums only but once you go beyond just drums and a certain length, you will run into issues) Due to experience I know how to get around the those things

The features on this machine are hot, there are some things I feel that AKAI could have improved on or done differently such as the effects, the effects in this new machine are hot but why change the layout? The way the layout was in the 2000XL was good, you could use 5 effects on 1 sound and you had reverb 1, 2 and Multi 1 and 2. Here on the 2500 you can only chain 2 effects together then you have one main effect. The machine has its good and bad parts, but who am I to talk, I’m just an Invisible man! All in all I like it.

If you are new to the sampler/sequencer lingo you will get lost of course but MPC's have always been some easiest machines to use, I have owned the ASR 10, MPC 2000, 2000XL, Triton and now the 2500 and the MPC's have always been the easiest machine to use. I think AKAI should have never changed the functions off of the number keys but it is something that all the new cats to MPC's won't have issues with all the old heads are still looking for the same layout but we will get used to it.

I have only had it for a few weeks and it looks very sturdy. AKAI seems to make very durable stuff; I don't intend to put it in the cage with my Assonate gorilla so it's durable enough.

I'm feelin it enough to know that I will have it for years to come, so the love is there.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Dec-26-2005 at 22:34
Vince K. a part-time user writes:
I bought my mpc2500 two weeks ago. First i liked the way it looks and feels, but after some playing around with it i get more and more frustrated. For instance it's impossible to import songs from my old mpc2000xl. Also the USB option is very inflexible, you have to disconnect the cable after each transmission. Two of my midi outs are not working, but i've read on mpc-forums this is the case with all mpc2500. Also there is an issue with timestretch, makes it reboot. I wish i had kept my mpc2000xl for now

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Sunday-Dec-25-2005 at 07:28
Henry "D.J. Soul" McIntyre a professional user from United States writes:
I own an MPC60 and an MPC2000,But this machine is the new hot box for beats. My only issue with it is how to convert my existing MPC2000 library to CF???? My zip250 drive will be obsolete. SCSI would have been a nice option. Other than that? THE new standard

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Dec-19-2005 at 23:06
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