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#2921757 - 04/16/18 02:32 PM Meet the unassuming drum machine that changed music forever
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Nice article about 30 years of the Akai MPC. I never owned one, myself.


https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/4/16/16615352/akai-mpc-music-history-impact
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#2921797 - 04/16/18 06:15 PM Re: Meet the unassuming drum machine that changed music forever [Re: Synthaholic]
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Great article, thanks!
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#2921799 - 04/16/18 06:31 PM Re: Meet the unassuming drum machine that changed music forever [Re: cphollis]
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no mention of Teddy Riley. Nu Jack Swing was invented on the MPC 60. Good article but that is a huge omission. idk
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#2921804 - 04/16/18 06:55 PM Re: Meet the unassuming drum machine that changed music forever [Re: davedoerfler]
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I did not care for the article. To me it gets off on a bad start by calling the MPC a "drum machine." By the title I was expecting an article about the Linndrum.
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#2921805 - 04/16/18 06:56 PM Re: Meet the unassuming drum machine that changed music forever [Re: davedoerfler]
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If I may, I'd go back a little farther. Mine, and many others' introduction to a drum machine. The original drum machine, the one that started everything:


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#2921823 - 04/16/18 10:08 PM Re: Meet the unassuming drum machine that changed music forever [Re: Reezekeys]
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#2921840 - 04/17/18 01:30 AM Re: Meet the unassuming drum machine that changed music forever [Re: davedoerfler]
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Originally Posted By: davedoerfler
no mention of Teddy Riley. Nu Jack Swing was invented on the MPC 60. Good article but that is a huge omission. idk


Indeed, if anybody defined the signature sound feel and sound of the MPC, it was Teddy.

The MPC wasn't originally a Hiphop classic. The oldskool guys rocked E-Mu SP1200's, as they found the MPC too slick. But the SP1200 was discontinued, and the MPC became the only game in town.

It's nice that Vox covers stories like this, though, even if the author doesn't seem to be all that plugged in.

Still, that was a nice bit of nostalgia, and now I miss mine! I had the original (metal) MPC2000, with 16MB of RAM, and a ZIP drive connected to the SCSI port. It was state of the art, and seriously gangsta!
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#2921854 - 04/17/18 05:54 AM Re: Meet the unassuming drum machine that changed music forever [Re: RABid]
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Originally Posted By: RABid
By the title I was expecting an article about the Linndrum.


I was thinking the 808. idk

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