Question by Almighty Key: What do you call this? It’s kidda of like a turntable.?
Answer by Dzhon
It is an Akai MPC2500 compact media player.
MPC (Music Production Center) is a popular series of electronic musical instruments originally designed by Roger Linn and produced by the Japanese company Akai from 1988 onward. Intended to function as a powerful kind of drum machine, the MPCs drew on design ideas from machines such as the Sequential Circuits Inc. Studio 440 and the Linn’s own Linn 9000, combining a powerful MIDI sequencer with the ability to sample one’s own sounds. Later models feature increasingly powerful sampling, storage, interfacing and sound manipulation facilities, which broaden the use of instrument beyond just drum and rhythm tracks.
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