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
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Tools and Equipment-Audiovisual
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
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5250299cc-baec-429a-8d79-390266066e6a
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