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MIDI Production Center 3000 Limited Edition used by J Dilla

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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
An AKAI MPC 3000 Limited Edition integrated rhythm machine, drum sampler, and midi sequencer used by record producer and artist J Dilla. The machine consists of a black plastic box with a small screen in the upper left corner, multiple key pads, and a vertical design of black musical notes along the left, center and right of the box. Grey type at the top of the machine reads, [AKAI/professional/Roger Linn/INTEGRATED RHYTHM MACHINE 16 BIT DRUM SAMPLER/MIDI SEQUENCER]. Gold plaque above the type reads, [Limited Edition/MPC3000/EDITION NO. 0449].
Manufactured by
Akai Professional, founded 1984
Used by
J Dilla, American, 1974 - 2006
Designed by
Roger Linn, American
Date
2000
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Maureen Yancy
Medium
plastic, rubber, metal
Dimensions
4 7/8 × 17 3/8 × 15 3/4 in. (12.4 × 44.1 × 40 cm)
Type
electronic instruments
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Tools and Equipment-Audiovisual
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Object number
2014.139.1
Topic
African American
Hip hop (Music)
Musicians
Place used
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions