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Akai MPC-60 II

 

 

 

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info info Country: USA / JAPAN
Weight: 9 Kg
Dimensions: 515 x 165 x 427 mm
audio demo trend price : 1000€
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Akai MPC-60 II
MIDI PRODUCTION CENTER MK2 (1991)

 

The MPC60 II is a minor upgrade from previous cult sampler MPC60.

 

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akai mpc60 mk2

info DESKTOP SAMPLER the main panel features a 240 x 64 pixels LCD backlit display (with contrast trimmer) 16 velocity sensitive pads, 1 volume knob, 1 data encoder, 1 slider, 56 buttons and a 720 kb DD disk drive.

Rear
panel terminal connectors:
- stereo main outs
- 8 separate outs + 2 send returns
- balanced signal input (switch between HI/MED/LOW gain)
- 2 Midi inputs (with merge option)
- 2 assignable foot switches
- Sync I/O with level trimmer
- RS-232C connector (factory not activated, can it be removed to install optional Marion SCSI board).
- 4 Midi ouputs
- Metronome out.

 

 


edit OVERVIEW: the Mpc60 II is a 12 bits samplers based on a single CPU intel 80186 which manages 16 voices polyphony at fixed 40 Hz rate. Sampling memory is limited to 750 KB (doubled with optional memory board model EXM003) for a maximum 13,1 seconds recording time.

RAM sampler

 

edit The AKAI MP60 II is basically a standard MPC60 mk1 with some minor differences.
Here we will just explain the 3 main differences: for main sampler sound characteristics, sound demos, please check out the original AKAI MPC60 PAGE.

 


edit1- CASE
The first evident difference is cometical: the classic Mp60 features a metal case which looks and feels less cheap than the plastic one from Mk2.



akai mp60 II differences


edit 2 - Headphones The MPC60 II features a heaphones ouputs, which is badly missing on the classic model. Still looking for a smart way to mod the Mk1.



drum pad

the MPC60 Ii features and heaphones output.



edit 3- Display
the original MP60 LCD can be tilted for best view, the updated MK2 one is fixed and cannot be moved.


mpc60 display

display




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akai mpc60 ii video 2 video 3

 

roger linn mpc60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




manual
AKAI MPC60 II MANUAL (V 3.10)

 


manual
SCHEMATICS / SERVICE MANUAL ->ONLY MPC60 II

 

Akai MPC-60 II ALTERNATIVE OS

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the VIMANA3.15 is a special OS developped by third-part with different functions. It can be changed swapping 4 EPROMS. We do not tested it, so we have NO INFORMATION about this one (note: WE DO NOT SUPPLY ANY OS! these are still for sale by Roger LINN himself, check out ROGER LINN WEBSITE)

vimana OS

 

thumb case
original softbag
SC-X614

 

thumb case

 

thumb case

 

thumb case

 

thumb case

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Akai MPC60 II FOR SALE
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manual

-it's a MPCs60
-headphones


manual

- not a great upgrade
- plastic case


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REVIEW : "Sounds great as usual, but mpc60 II upgrades do not add really much. "

 


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