Akai MPC 2000XL Operator's Manual

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Page 1 - Operator's Manual

MIDI PRODUCTION CENTERWARNINGTo prevent fire or shock hazard, do notexpose this appliance to rain or moisture.Operator's Manual

Page 2 - WARNING!!

Page viiiCopying Programs ... 115Assigning Notes to the Drum Pads ...

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Chapter 6: Creating and Editing SoundsPage 89Sampling a New SoundSampling is done in 16-bit linear format with the same 44.1kHz sampling rate as used


Chapter 6: Creating and Editing SoundsPage 90•Monitor:When L/R is selected, the sound from the input is sent to the stereo mix outputs. WhenOFF is sel


Chapter 6: Creating and Editing SoundsPage 91•LEVEL METERWhile this screen is displayed, the meter will constantly display the level of the signal inp

Page 6 - Warranty

Chapter 6: Creating and Editing SoundsPage 92•Assign to note:This assigns a sampled sound to a drum pad. When sampling is complete, it is possible to

Page 7 - Table of Contents

Chapter 6: Creating and Editing SoundsPage 93Editing a SoundThis allows you to edit a sound loaded from a disk or sampled into the memory.Hold down SH

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Chapter 6: Creating and Editing SoundsPage 94•<Sound spec.>This displays the specifications of the currently selected sound. You cannot change

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Chapter 6: Creating and Editing SoundsPage 95Converting a SoundYou can convert a stereo sound into 2 mono sounds, as well as converting 2 mono sounds

Page 10 - Contents

Chapter 6: Creating and Editing SoundsPage 96Note:Note:Note:Note:Note: If the length of the L and R sources are different, the R source will automatic

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Chapter 6: Creating and Editing SoundsPage 97Re-samplingRe-sampling allows you to change the sampling frequency of the sample. This is useful for con-

Page 12 - Chapter 1

Chapter 6: Creating and Editing SoundsPage 98TRIM ModeThis allows you to trim a sound by selecting new start and end points. The wave pattern of thee

Page 13 - Features

Page ixSelecting Folders/Files ... 162Deleting Folders ...

Page 14 - Sequencer

Chapter 6: Creating and Editing SoundsPage 99Fine Adjustment of the Start PointSelect the St: field and press OPEN WINDOW to open the Start fine windo

Page 15 - Front Panel

Chapter 6: Creating and Editing SoundsPage 100Fine Adjustment of the End PointSelect the End: field and press OPEN WINDOW to open the End fine window.

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Chapter 6: Creating and Editing SoundsPage 101LOOP ModeSet the loop of the sound. Set to play loops, such as a phrase sample, in this mode.Hold SHIFT

Page 17 - Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 6: Creating and Editing SoundsPage 102Fine Adjustment of the Loop PointsSelect the To: field in the LOOP screen and press OPEN WINDOW to open

Page 18 - Rear Panel

Chapter 6: Creating and Editing SoundsPage 103ZONE modeThe ZONE mode allows you to divide a sample into a number of equal parts (from 1 to 16). Thisco

Page 19 - Handling Floppy Disks

Chapter 6: Creating and Editing SoundsPage 104Fine Adjustment of the End Point of a ZoneSelect the End: field in the ZONE mode and press OPEN WINDOW t

Page 20 - CD-ROM care

Chapter 6: Creating and Editing SoundsPage 105◆ LOOP FROM START TO ENDSets the loop from start to end of the selected range.Press DO IT [F5] to execut

Page 21 - Chapter 2

Chapter 6: Creating and Editing SoundsPage 106Ratio:Enter the ratio of timestretch here - between 50% (twice the speed) and 200% (half thespeed), 10

Page 22 - Hooking Up Your System

Chapter 6: Creating and Editing SoundsPage 107BPM MatchThis enables you to change the tempo of the sample so that it will fit into the track that you

Page 23 - The Terms Used in MPC2000XL

Chapter 6: Creating and Editing SoundsPage 108◆ SLICE SOUNDThis edit option is only available from the ZONE screen.After you have divided a sound into

Page 24 - Note Number

IntroductionChapter 1

Page 25 - Chapter 2: The Basics

Chapter 6: Creating and Editing SoundsPage 109Setting the Sound ParametersThis is for setting sound parameters such as the volume or pitch of the soun

Page 26 - The Function Keys

Creating and EditingProgramsChapter 7

Page 27 - Basic Functions

Chapter 7: Creating and Editing ProgramsPage 111What Are Programs?A program is a collection of sounds assigned to 64 note numbers (notes 35-98). You

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Chapter 7: Creating and Editing ProgramsPage 112The following shows how data is organized within programs:Program 24: Acoustic drum setProgram 3: Jazz

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Chapter 7: Creating and Editing ProgramsPage 113Selecting a Program and Assigning a SoundThere are five screens in program edit mode and the following

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Chapter 7: Creating and Editing ProgramsPage 114Renaming ProgramsOpen the Program screen, select the Pgm: field and press OPEN WINDOW...

Page 31 - The ASSIGN Key

Chapter 7: Creating and Editing ProgramsPage 115Creating New ProgramsOpen the Program screen, select the Pgm: field and press OPEN WINDOW.The Create N

Page 32 - The AFTER key

Chapter 7: Creating and Editing ProgramsPage 116Assigning Notes to the Drum PadsThe preset note numbers for the drum pads are as follows:PAD A PAD B P

Page 33 - The 16 LEVELS key

Chapter 7: Creating and Editing ProgramsPage 117Assigning Sounds to NotesThis assigns sounds to note numbers.Select the Note: field with the CURSOR ke

Page 34 - Chapter 3

Chapter 7: Creating and Editing ProgramsPage 118To initialize a pad assign, select the Pad assign: field and press the OPEN WINDOW key.The pad assign

Page 35 - How Sequences are Organized

Page 2Chapter 1: IntroductionFeaturesThe following is a summary of some of the advanced features of the MPC2000XL.General• Large 248 x 60 dot LCD disp

Page 36 - Bar Beat Tick

Chapter 7: Creating and Editing ProgramsPage 119The Program Sound Generation ModeBy setting the sound generation mode, you can generate up to three so

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Chapter 7: Creating and Editing ProgramsPage 120DCY SWThis switches between the sound assigned to the program and the two sounds set here using theval

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Chapter 7: Creating and Editing ProgramsPage 121Editing Note ParametersThis edits the note parameters assigned to the program.Hold down SHIFT and pres

Page 39 - Example 2: Recording a Loop

Chapter 7: Creating and Editing ProgramsPage 122Copying the Note ParameterThe various settings you make on the parameter screen effect the note number

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Chapter 7: Creating and Editing ProgramsPage 123CAUTION: When the sample is short, the decay time will have higher priority than theattack time.While

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Chapter 7: Creating and Editing ProgramsPage 124Setting the FilterThis edits the filter of the sound assigned to each note.The filter has two paramete

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Chapter 7: Creating and Editing ProgramsPage 125Setting the PitchThis sets the pitch of the sound assigned to each note...

Page 43 - The MAIN SCREEN

Chapter 7: Creating and Editing ProgramsPage 126Setting the Voice OverlapWhen the same note is generated repeatedly, this can be used to set whether t

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Chapter 7: Creating and Editing ProgramsPage 127The MIDI Settings of the SamplerThis sets the MIDI settings of the internal sampler.Hold down SHIFT an

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Chapter 8: Mixer FunctionsPage 128Mixer FunctionsChapter 8

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Page 3Chapter 1: IntroductionSequencer• Loop recording function enables quick recording by looping short phrases.• Sequencer memory equivalent to 300,

Page 47 -  SQ:01-Sequence01

Chapter 8: Mixer FunctionsPage 129Stereo Output MixerThe MPC2000XL has a 64 channel stereo mixer which allows you to set the volume and pan foreach of

Page 48 - Tempo Change Window

Chapter 8: Mixer FunctionsPage 130Setting the Left/Right PanMove the cursor to the Pan field at the top of the screen with the CURSOR UP key. Select

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Chapter 8: Mixer FunctionsPage 131Setting the Individual Outputs and Effect Send (Option)When the optional 8 Individual Output Board (IB-M208P) or Eff

Page 50 - Selecting a Tempo Source

Chapter 8: Mixer FunctionsPage 132Setting the Output LevelMove the cursor to the Level field with the CURSOR DOWN key. Select the channel of that you

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Chapter 8: Mixer FunctionsPage 133Sending EffectsEffect send can only be used when the optional EB16 effect board is installed.Press FXsend (F3) to di

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Chapter 8: Mixer FunctionsPage 134Setting the Volume or Pan for Each NoteUp to this section the volume or pan settings were set by displaying them tog

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Chapter 8: Mixer FunctionsPage 135Setting Up the MixerHold down SHIFT and press MIXER (numeric key 7), then select “DRUM 1-4”.The mixer display will a

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Chapter 8: Mixer FunctionsPage 136There are four types of events.01 STEREO LEVEL02 STEREO PAN03 FXsend LEVEL05 INDIV LEVELPad numbers A01 ~ D16 corres

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Chapter 9: EffectsPage 137Effects (optional)Chapter 9

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Chapter 9: EffectsPage 138By installing the optional effect board (EB16), you can carry out various effect processing for eachsound.Editing EffectsHol

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Page 4Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPanel DescriptionsFront Panel1LCDAll the function windows are displayed here. Thisadjustable display can be tilted

Page 58 - Selecting a Track

Chapter 9: EffectsPage 139Multi-effectsThe MPC2000XL has two multi-effects and each has five effect modules. You can execute vari-ous routings by rea

Page 59 - Copying a Track

Chapter 9: EffectsPage 140When REV4MOD/ECHO is selectedThe signal flow is as follows:DISTFILTMODREVM1/M2ECHODist/FiltReverbMod/EchoON/OFFDRUM 2DRUM 2D

Page 60 - Turning the Track ON or OFF

Chapter 9: EffectsPage 141Reverb EffectsIn addition to the two types of multi-effects, the MPC2000XL provides two reverb-only effects.These can be sel

Page 61 - Setting the Track Type


Page 62 - Settings for MIDI Reception

Chapter 9: EffectsPage 143Editing Each EffectSet the Edit: field to MULTI FX1(or 2), select an effect (DIST, FILT, MOD, ECHO, REV)with the CURSOR keys

Page 63 - MIDI Filter Function

Chapter 9: EffectsPage 144ModulationModulation produces various effects such as phaser, flanger, chorus, rotary speaker, auto-pan,and pitch-shifter.&l

Page 64 - Settings for MIDI output

Chapter 9: EffectsPage 145<Rotary Speaker><Rotary Speaker><Rotary Speaker><Rotary Speaker><Rotary Speaker>Select ROTARY

Page 65 - Multiple Track Recording

Chapter 9: EffectsPage 146<Pitch Shifter><Pitch Shifter><Pitch Shifter><Pitch Shifter><Pitch Shifter>Select PITCH SHIFT

Page 66 - Editing the Velocity

Chapter 9: EffectsPage 147Delay/EchoDelay/Echo is an effect which broadens the sound by overlaying sounds that are slightly delayedon top of the origi

Page 67 - Locating with the DATA Wheel

Chapter 9: EffectsPage 148<X-OVER L&R><X-OVER L&R><X-OVER L&R><X-OVER L&R><X-OVER L&R>Select X-OVER

Page 68 - TrMUTETrMUTE

Page 5Chapter 3: Recording Sequences5OPEN WINDOW keyWhen certain fields are selected, pressing this keyopens another window to allow you to set furthe

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Chapter 9: EffectsPage 149ReverbThe reverb effect adds an echo to the original sound. There are 3 main types: Hall (room) Gate,and Reverse.<HALL,

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Chapter 9: EffectsPage 150<REVERSE><REVERSE><REVERSE><REVERSE><REVERSE>Select REVERSE in the Type: field of Reverb windo


Chapter 10: Disk OperationPage 151Disk OperationChapter 10

Page 72 - Chapter 4

Chapter 10: Disk OperationPage 152OverviewWhen the power is turned off, all of the data will be erased. If you have any data that you want tokeep, ma

Page 73

Chapter 10: Disk OperationPage 153This icon is also displayed:MPC2000XLBefore Proceeding to Use a Floppy DiskDo NOT press the disk eject button when y

Page 74

Chapter 10: Disk OperationPage 154Formatting a DiskIn order to load or save a file to a floppy disk or an external SCSI drive, it is necessary to form

Page 75 - Step Editing

Chapter 10: Disk OperationPage 155Formatting a SCSI Drive1Connect the MPC2000XL to an external SCSI drive using SCSI connectors (refer to “Con-necting

Page 76

Chapter 10: Disk OperationPage 156Saving the DataWhen the power is turned off, all of the data will be erased. If you have any data that you want tok

Page 77 - Operating the List Display

Chapter 10: Disk OperationPage 1574-1. Saving All Sequences & SongsThis saves all the sequence and song data of the MPC2000XL's memory.Select

Page 78 - Pasting an Event

Chapter 10: Disk OperationPage 1584-3. Saving All Program & SoundsThis saves all the programs and sounds within the MPC2000XL memory.Select Save A

Page 79 - Step Recording

Page 6Chapter 1: IntroductionmwBAR << / >> keyThis locates the sequence point by bars. Holdingthe GO TO key, press this key to locate the

Page 80 - The Editing Screen

Chapter 10: Disk OperationPage 1594-5. Saving a SoundThis saves each sound from the MPC2000XL's memory.Select Save a Sound. Select the sound tha

Page 81 - Chapter 4: Editing Sequences

Chapter 10: Disk OperationPage 160Saving to Folders on a SCSI DeviceCreating a New FolderIf you have a SCSI disk device connected to the MPC2000XL, yo

Page 82 - Transposing a Note

Chapter 10: Disk OperationPage 161Making Folders Within Folders1To make a new folder inside an existing folder, follow steps 1 - 3 of “Creating a NewF

Page 83 - Copying by Bar

Chapter 10: Disk OperationPage 162Selecting Folders/FilesOnce you have created folders and files, you will need to be able to navigate through them so

Page 84 - Rearranging the tracks

Chapter 10: Disk OperationPage 163Renaming Folders1Follow steps 1 - 2 of “Selecting Folders/Files” and select the folder to be renamed.2Press RENAME [

Page 85 - Transposing a Track

Chapter 10: Disk OperationPage 164Loading FilesThe following files can be loaded into the MPC2000XL:______.SND Sound file.______.SEQ Sequence file.___

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Chapter 10: Disk OperationPage 165Note: When SCSI is selected in the Device: field, the Part: field appears onthe screen.SAVE FORMAT DO ITLOADView:ALL

Page 87 - Chapter 5

Chapter 10: Disk OperationPage 166If you don't want to keep the loaded sound, press DSCARD [F4] to discard it.Press KEEP [F5] to load the sound t

Page 88

Chapter 10: Disk OperationPage 167CAUTION: The following window will appear when you are loading a program and asound file assigned to that program ca

Page 89

Chapter 10: Disk OperationPage 168Deleting a File from the DiskYou can select and delete files from the disk.1. Hold SHIFT and press LOAD (3 on the nu

Page 90 - Renaming a Song

Page 7Chapter 1: IntroductionRear PanelorSTEREO OUT PHONESConnect your stereo headphones here.The same sound is output to the STEREO OUTLEFT and RIGHT

Page 91 - Deleting a Song

Chapter 10: Disk OperationPage 169The file type options are as follows:ALL FILES Deletes all files.SND Deletes only the MPC2000XL sound files.PGM Dele

Page 92 - Copying a Song

Chapter 10: Disk OperationPage 170Loading Files Created on the AKAI MPC60/60IILoading a Sound (.SND) fileFollow steps 1 to 4-1 in “Loading Files” and

Page 93 - Setting the Tempo

Chapter 10: Disk OperationPage 171The loaded sound can be played by pressing PLAY [F3].Set the Note Number to be assigned in the Assign to note: field

Page 94 - Setting the Loop

Flash ROM(optional)Chapter 11

Page 95 - Repeating a Sequence

Chapter 11: Flash ROMPage 173Flash ROMBy installing the optional flash ROM board FMX008M (which has 8MB of memory), you can savedata to the flash ROM.

Page 96 - Inserting a Step

Chapter 11: Flash ROMPage 174Saving to Flash ROMYou can save data into flash ROM in the same way you would a floppy disk or SCSI device. Holddown SHI

Page 97

Chapter 11: Flash ROMPage 175Deleting Data from Flash ROMYou can delete a file from the flash ROM in the same way you would from an ordinary disk.Move

Page 98

Chapter 11: Flash ROMPage 176Note:Note:Note:Note:Note: Do not turn the MPC2000XL off during de-fragmentation. The data in theflash ROM will be destro

Page 99 - Chapter 6

MIDI/SYNC ModeOTHER ModeChapter 12

Page 100 - Sampling a New Sound

Chapter 12: MIDI/SYNC Mode, OTHER ModePage 178Sequencer MPC2000XLMasterSlaveMIDI/SYNC ModeThe MPC2000XL complies to MIDI CLOCK, MIDI TIME CODE and MID

Page 101

Page 8Chapter 1: IntroductionTaking care of your DisksFloppy disks contain valuable sound data and, as such, should be treated with extreme care. Plea

Page 102 -

Chapter 12: MIDI/SYNC Mode, OTHER ModePage 179◆ MIDI CLOCKMIDI CLOCK is a general synchronization signal which most sequencers are equipped with.When

Page 103


Page 104 - Editing a Sound

Chapter 12: MIDI/SYNC Mode, OTHER ModePage 181◆ MIDI CLOCKMIDI CLOCK is a general synchronization signal which most sequencers are equipped with.When

Page 105 - Copying a Sound

Chapter 12: MIDI/SYNC Mode, OTHER ModePage 182Synchronizing with the SMPTE Time CodeBy installing the optional SMPTE IC chip IC-M2TC, you can synchron

Page 106 - Converting a Sound

Chapter 12: MIDI/SYNC Mode, OTHER ModePage 183MIDI Sample DumpSound data can be transmitted and received between the MPC2000XL and external devices vi

Page 107 - Converting Mono to Stereo

Chapter 12: MIDI/SYNC Mode, OTHER ModePage 184If you want to abort Sample Dump receive, press CANCEL [F6]. When Sample Dump receive iscompleted, the f

Page 108 - Re-sampling

Chapter 12: MIDI/SYNC Mode, OTHER ModePage 185MIDI Footswitch AssignmentMIDI Control Change messages sent from the external MIDI devices to the MPC200

Page 109 - TRIM Mode

Chapter 12: MIDI/SYNC Mode, OTHER ModePage 186OTHER MODESet the tempo with the TAP TEMPO key and initialize the data. It is also possible to check th

Page 110

Chapter 12: MIDI/SYNC Mode, OTHER ModePage 187VER. ScreenHold down SHIFT and press OTHER (8 on the numeric pad) to display the OTHER mode screenand p

Page 112 - TRIM ZONE

The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol , within an equilateral triangle, isintended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous vol

Page 113 - Page 102

Page 9Chapter 1: IntroductionCD-ROM careDust, dirt, scratches or warps on the CD-ROM may lead to faulty CD-ROM data loading. In orderto take full adva

Page 114 - ZONE mode

Chapter 13: AppendixPage 189Notes on Using SCSI DrivesConnecting an External SCSI DriveSCSI devices (hard disk, MO drives, etc.) are connected as foll

Page 115 - EDIT Mode

Chapter 13: AppendixPage 190TerminatedUnterminatedUnterminatedTerminatedSCSI IDMake sure the SCSI ID number of the device connected to a SCSI bus is u

Page 116 - Page 105

Chapter 13: AppendixPage 191Installing the Options—To Service TechniciansCAUTION: .These servicing instructions are for use by qualified personnel onl

Page 117 - Page 106

Chapter 13: AppendixPage 192Installing Memory ExpansionThe MPC2000XL’s internal memory can be expanded to 32Mbytes using SIMMs. TheMPC2000XL comes wit

Page 118 - BPM Match

Chapter 13: AppendixPage 193Technical SpecificationsGeneral• Display ... 248 x 60 dot graphic LCD• Disk drive ...

Page 119 - Note:Note:

Chapter 13: AppendixPage 194Options• EB16 ... Multi-effect processor board• FMX008M ... 8Mb Flash ROM bo

Page 120 - Beat Loop Function

Chapter 13: AppendixPage 195The MIDI Implementation ChartsModel: MPC2000XL (sound generator section) Version: V1.0Function **** Transmitted Recognized

Page 121 - Chapter 7

Chapter 13: AppendixPage 196Function **** Transmitted Recognized RemarksBasic Default 1 - 16 1 - 16Channel Changed 1 - 16 1 - 16Default 3 1Mode Messag

Page 122 - What Are Programs?

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Page 123 - To create programs:

Page 10Chapter 2: The BasicsThe BasicsChapter 2

Page 124 - Selecting Programs

Page 11Chapter 2: The BasicsHooking Up Your SystemThe following diagram shows how to hook up the MPC2000XL to a MIDI keyboard, two soundmodules and a

Page 125 - Deleting a Program

Page 12Chapter 2: The BasicsThe Terms Used in MPC2000XLHere are some definitions of terms used in the MPC2000XL that you should know:SequenceA sequenc

Page 126 - Copying Programs

Page 13Chapter 2: The BasicsSoundEach individually sampled recording in the MPC2000XL is called a sound. A sound can be re-corded or loaded from a di

Page 127 - Page 116

Page 14Chapter 2: The BasicsOperating the Front Panel and ScreenBefore you can use the MPC2000XL, you must learn how to use the cursor keys, data fiel

Page 128 - Auto Chromatic Assignement

Page 15Chapter 2: The BasicsThere are also fields that select functions instead of entering numbers. Rotate the DATA wheel toselect these functions.

Page 129 - CLOSE DO IT

Page 16Chapter 2: The BasicsBasic FunctionsLoading and Playing ProgramsAll sounds and programs are stored on the memory held in RAM and the data is th

Page 130 - Page 119

Page 17Chapter 2: The Basics6Press the RIGHT CURSOR key to open the file and then selectAMBIENCE_SET__1.PGM with the DATA wheel.7Press Close [F4]. AMB

Page 131 - Page 120

Page 18Chapter 2: The BasicsPlaying the Drum Pads, the PAD BANK & FULL LEVEL KeysEach recorded sample is called a sound. To hear some of the drum

Page 132


Page 133 - Setting the Envelope

Page 19Chapter 2: The BasicsSelecting ProgramsA program is an edited set with note numbers and sounds assigned to it. The MPC2000XL canhold up to 24 p

Page 134 - Page 123

Page 20Chapter 2: The BasicsThe ASSIGN KeyTo assign a pad and parameter to the NOTE VARIATION slider, hold down SHIFT and pressAFTER (ASSIGN). The fo

Page 135 - Setting the Filter

Page 21Chapter 2: The Basics•Low range: and High range:These two fields control the range of the slider effect. The Low range: field determinesthe par

Page 136 - Setting the Pitch

Page 22Chapter 2: The BasicsThe 16 LEVELS keyBy using the 16 LEVELS function, you can play a sound in 16 parameter levels of velocity, tone,attack, de

Page 137 - Setting the Voice Overlap

Page 23Chapter 3: Recording SequencesRecording SequencesChapter 3

Page 138 - Page 127

Page 24Chapter 3: Recording SequencesHow Sequences are OrganizedA sequence is the most basic unit for creating on the MPC2000XL. The performance data

Page 139 - Chapter 8

Page 25Chapter 3: Recording SequencesBar.Beat.TickThe sequencer of the MPC2000XL divides the quarter note into 96 parts. Each one of thesedivisions is

Page 140 - Stereo Output Mixer

Page 26Chapter 3: Recording SequencesExamples of Sequence RecordingsThe MPC2000XL is a sequencer with an internal sampler. You can simply use it as a

Page 141 - Linking the Volume/Pan Levels

Page 27Chapter 3: Recording Sequences6. Select the Loop: field with the CURSOR keys and rotate the DATA wheel to the left to selectOFF.7. Select the C

Page 142

Page 28Chapter 3: Recording Sequences14. Hold down REC and press PLAY START if you want to record over the previous recording.15. To overdub on top of

Page 143 - Setting the Output Level

Page iiWarningWARNINGTHIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHEDIMPORTANTThis equipment is fitted with an approved non-rewireable UK mains plug.To change the fuse

Page 144 - Sending Effects

Page 29Chapter 3: Recording Sequences7. While the Loop: field is selected, press OPEN WINDOW to open the Loop window.8. Select the First bar: field wi

Page 145 - Page 134

Page 30Chapter 3: Recording SequencesExample 3: Recording with External MIDI EquipmentThis is an example of recording using the internal sequencer and

Page 146 - Setting Up the Mixer

Page 31Chapter 3: Recording Sequences7. When the set number of bars is exceeded, bars will automatically be added. To stop therecording, press STOP.

Page 147 - Setting the Master Level

Page 32Chapter 3: Recording SequencesThe MAIN SCREENAfter the power is turned on, the LCD screen shows the following contents:This is called the Main

Page 148 - Chapter 9

Page 33Chapter 3: Recording SequencesName windowTap a drum pad or rotate the DATA wheel at the name field to display the Name window. The Name window

Page 149 - Editing Effects

Page 34Chapter 3: Recording SequencesNext sequence functionWhen the cursor is in the Sq: field while a sequence is playing, you can select the sequenc

Page 150 - Multi-effects

Page 35Chapter 3: Recording SequencesNext sq: fieldThe sequence that will be played next is displayed.SUDDEN [F4] keyThe currently playing sequence w

Page 151 - Page 140

Page 36Chapter 3: Recording SequencesSecond sequence featureThis allows you to play back two sequences at the same time: the sequence already selected

Page 152 - Reverb Effects

Page 37Chapter 3: Recording SequencesSetting the TempoTo set the tempo of the sequence...

Page 153 - Page 142

Page 38Chapter 3: Recording SequencesEntering and Modifying a Tempo ChangeTo open the Tempo Change window, select the tempo field in the Main Screen a

Page 154 - Editing Each Effect

Page iiiWarningVENTILATIONDo not prevent the unit's ventilation, especially by placing the unit on the soft carpet, in a narrow space,or by placi

Page 155 - Modulation

Page 39Chapter 3: Recording SequencesSelecting a Tempo SourceThis allows the performance of each sequence to a set tempo or the master tempo set by MP

Page 156 - Page 145

Page 40Chapter 3: Recording SequencesSetting the Time Correct (Quantization)When data is recorded to a sequence in real-time, the note event is time c

Page 157 - Page 146

Page 41Chapter 3: Recording Sequences•amount:This sets the amount of the shift timing. The maximum value varies depending on the NoteValue settings.

Page 158 - Delay/Echo

Page 42Chapter 3: Recording SequencesSetting the Number of BarsTo set the number of bars for each sequence...

Page 159 - Page 148

Page 43Chapter 3: Recording SequencesThe following is a description of each field.•After bar:Specifies where to insert a bar. The new blank bar is in

Page 160 - Page 149

Page 44Chapter 3: Recording SequencesLooping a SequenceDuring playback, the designated region of the sequence will be played back repeatedly until STO

Page 161 - Copying an Effect

Page 45Chapter 3: Recording SequencesSetting the Recording Count In / MetronomeThis is for set-up of the count in and metronome...

Page 162 - Chapter 10

Page 46Chapter 3: Recording SequencesSetting the metronome sound, volume and outputWhen the “Count/Metronome” window is displayed (see previous sectio

Page 163 - Overview

Page 47Chapter 3: Recording SequencesSelecting a Track...

Page 164 - Page 153

Page 48Chapter 3: Recording SequencesDeleting a TrackFrom the Main Screen, select the Tr: field and press OPEN WINDOW.To open the Delete Track window,

Page 165 - Formatting a Disk

Page ivWarrantyWARRANTYAKAI Electric Co. Ltd. warrants its products, when purchased from an authorized “AKAI profes-sional” dealer, to be free from de

Page 166

Page 49Chapter 3: Recording SequencesTurning the Track ON or OFFPress the TrMUTE [F3] key to turn the track on (YES) or off (NO) (the present conditio

Page 167 - Saving the Data

Page 50Chapter 3: Recording SequencesDeleting All the Tracks that You Have Turned OffTo delete all of the tracks that have been turned off, move the c

Page 168 - Page 157

Page 51Chapter 3: Recording SequencesSettings for MIDI ReceptionFrom the Main Screen, select the track type field (MIDI or Drum 1-4) and press the OPE

Page 169 - Page 158

Page 52Chapter 3: Recording SequencesMIDI Filter FunctionThis sets the MPC2000XL to receive or not receive MIDI events.•MIDI filter:This is the on or

Page 170

Page 53Chapter 3: Recording SequencesSettings for MIDI outputTo display the MIDI output window, from the Main Screen, select the field shown below.The

Page 171 - Creating a New Folder

Page 54Chapter 3: Recording SequencesTo start recording, close the window and then hold REC and press PLAY.Multiple Track RecordingWith this mode, mul

Page 172 - Making Folders Within Folders

Page 55Chapter 3: Recording SequencesEditing the VelocityThis adjusts the velocity of the data that is recorded on the selected track when the sequenc

Page 173 - Selecting Folders/Files

Page 56Chapter 3: Recording SequencesSetting the Program Change TransferYou can send program changes on each track in addition to sending program chan

Page 174 - Deleting Folders

Page 57Chapter 3: Recording Sequences•Display style:Select BAR,BEAT,CLOCK to display bar, beat, and clock. SelectHOUR,MINUTE,SEC to display the hours

Page 175 - Loading Files

Page 58Chapter 3: Recording SequencesThe Play/Record Keys and the Locate KeysThese ten keys operate similarly to the transport keys on a tape recorder

Page 176

Page vContentsTable of ContentsChapter 1: Introduction ...

Page 177 - Page 166

Page 59Chapter 3: Recording SequencesStoring a locate point from the stop modeSelect a location point in the Now: field of the Main Screen and press t

Page 178

Page 60Chapter 3: Recording SequencesAUTO PUNCH IN / OUTAuto Punch allows you to Overdub or Record automatically between 2 preset points. This can bev

Page 179 - Deleting a File from the Disk

Chapter 4: Editing SequencesPage 61Editing SequencesChapter 4

Page 180 - Page 169

Chapter 4: Editing SequencesPage 62OverviewThere are three ways to edit a sequence. The first is to erase unnecessary note data using theERASE key.

Page 181 - Loading a Sound (.SND) file

Chapter 4: Editing SequencesPage 63ALL EXCEPT This erases all events except those selected. When ALL EX-CEPT is selected, the field on the right enab

Page 182 - Loading an All (.ALL) File

Chapter 4: Editing SequencesPage 64Step EditingThe Step Edit screen allows you to finely edit MIDI data on a track or enter data one at a time fromthe

Page 183 - Chapter 11

Chapter 4: Editing SequencesPage 65AS PLAYED The metronome will play from the moment the drum pad or MIDI key-board is pressed until it is released.TC

Page 184

Chapter 4: Editing SequencesPage 66Selecting and Editing Multiple EventsMultiple MIDI events on the display can be selected together by holding SHIFT

Page 185 - Loading from Flash ROM

Chapter 4: Editing SequencesPage 67Copying an EventTo temporarily save the data on the clip board, select an event and execute Copy.To execute Copy, p

Page 186

Chapter 4: Editing SequencesPage 68Inserting an EventTo insert an event, specify the point of insertion in the Now: field and press INSERT[F4]...

Page 187 - F-ROM Fragmentation

Page viContentsSetting the Tempo ... 37Tempo Change Window...

Page 188 - Chapter 12

Chapter 4: Editing SequencesPage 69The Editing ScreenThe editing screen allows you to copy an entire event within a sequence. It is also possible tor

Page 189 - VARIATION

Chapter 4: Editing SequencesPage 70Editing the Duration of a NoteWhen DURATION is selected in the Edit: field the following screen is displayed.◆ Left

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Chapter 4: Editing SequencesPage 71Transposing a NoteWhen TRANSPOSE is selected in the Edit: field the following screen is displayed.◆ Left Window•Tim


Chapter 4: Editing SequencesPage 72Copying by BarYou can group the data on all of the tracks in a sequence and copy them by bar measures.Press EDIT [F

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Chapter 4: Editing SequencesPage 73Rearranging the tracksThis allows you to rearrange/move tracks within a sequence.From the the Main Screen, press ED

Page 193 - Setting Directions

Chapter 4: Editing SequencesPage 74...

Page 194 - MIDI Sample Dump

Chapter 4: Editing SequencesPage 75To transpose and change the data, press FIX [F6]...

Page 195 - Sending Sample Data

Chapter 5: Song ModePage 76Song ModeChapter 5

Page 196 - MIDI Footswitch Assignment

Chapter 5: Song ModePage 77OverviewThere are two main ways to create music data on the MPC2000XL. One way is to create a longsequence as a whole piec

Page 197 - INIT Screen

Chapter 5: Song ModePage 78Song ModeHold down SHIFT and press SONG (1 on the numeric keypad). The Song Mode screen will ap-pear:...


Page viiContentsSequence Preferences... 74Transposing a Track ...

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Chapter 5: Song ModePage 79Select the next sequence (assigned to Step 2), with the DATA wheel...

Page 200 - Notes on Using SCSI Drives

Chapter 5: Song ModePage 80Selecting a Song...

Page 201 - Cable Length

Chapter 5: Song ModePage 81Copying a SongFrom the song screen, select the Song: field and press the OPEN WINDOW key.To open the Copy Song window, pres

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Chapter 5: Song ModePage 82Setting the TempoThis sets the tempo of the song...

Page 203 - Installing Memory Expansion

Chapter 5: Song ModePage 83Setting the LoopThis allows you to repeatedly play a loop of a specified number of steps of the song until STOP ispressed..

Page 204 - Technical Specifications

Chapter 5: Song ModePage 84Selecting a Step and Changing the SequenceSelect the step number in the Step field with the CURSOR keys. If there are a lo

Page 205 - Standard accessory

Chapter 5: Song ModePage 85Deleting a StepSelect the step number or sequence that you want to delete with the CURSOR keys and pressDELETE[F5].When the

Page 206 - MIDI Implementation Chart

Chapter 5: Song ModePage 86Moving to a Specific Point in the SongSelect the Now: field with the CURSOR keys and set the point in the song that you wan

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Chapter 5: Song ModePage 87Converting a Song to a SequenceThe song mode function is convenient when assembling a song. When editing detailed data with

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Creating and EditingSoundsChapter 6

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