On View
Musical Crossroads Gallery
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
Manufactured by
Akai Professional, founded 1984
Used by
J Dilla, American, 1974 - 2006
Designed by
Linn, Roger, American
Date
2000
Medium
plastic, rubber, metal
Dimensions
4 7/8 × 17 3/8 × 15 3/4 in. (12.4 × 44.1 × 40 cm)
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].
Place used
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Tools and Equipment
Books and Published Materials
Type
electronic instruments
Topic
Hip-hop (Music)
Musicians
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Maureen Yancy
Object number
2014.139.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5250299cc-baec-429a-8d79-390266066e6a

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