Akai and Roger Linn first collaborated in 1988 and released the original MPC60. The MPC expanded on the great idea of the "sampling drum machine" that Linn and Sequential Circuits started when they first introduced the Classic "Linn 9000" and "Studio 440" sampling/drum boxes. The Hip Hop crowd when crazy for them. Expanding the concepts of the Linn and Sequential beat boxes, the MPC included a more powerful sequencer, more sampling memory and even an optional SCSI interface. With all these cool, new features, the MPC went on to become one of Akai's best sellers. So good, that twenty years later Akai is still producing bigger and better MPC's with no plans to stop making them.
Hip Hop and the MPC will forever be linked together. Just about anyone who is anyone in the world of Hip Hop has or is using a MPC in their sound rig. Thousands of Hip Hop tracks have been created using nothing but a MPC. The name "MPC" has gotten so big over the years that it has even produced a completely new group of sound companies detected to just selling MPC sounds. It's great to see that one instrument can help create jobs and income for musicians and entrepreneurs worldwide.
20 Years of Akai MPC's
Kid Nepro is one of the few sound companies still around which were in business back in 1988 when the original MPC was released. We purchased our first MPC way back then and have been bangin out sounds for it ever since. As a result, we have have a large library of quality MPC sounds. And....it's not just drum sounds either. It's pretty much anything you need to produce a complete track on a MPC. The collection is filled with basses, guitars, keyboards, strings, hits and bits and hundreds of sound effects.
The sounds listed above are available on floppy disks for the original MPC60, MPC60-MK2 and MPC2000 Series. We also have the complete collection available on CD-ROM or ZIP Disk and also sell hard to find SCSI CD-ROM and Zip Drives if you need one. Most of the newer MPC's also will read WAV files so be sure to check out our WAV database. Our WAV library is massive and filled with tons of cool stuff which you can download and start using in your tracks today.
If you have any questions or comments please contact us via phone or e-mail. Thank's for your support and Happy Sampling!