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    Mpc2000xl short sampling time

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    Is there any way to increase the sample time?

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    memory upgrade if its available for the 2000xl. im not sure.

    Akai MPC Forums - MPC2000XL Memory Upgrade.. : MPC2000xl, MPC2000

    "go to www.oempcworld.com they sale the ram for the mpc. its called 72 pin sims . ebay is good too but this place has good prices plus youll know for sure your not gona get rip off or even if th ram dont work you can get your money back or replacement with out no problem..but to make your internet search more wider try looking for old pentium computers ram cause thats all the ram for the mpc is. I went to a local computer store in my city and just ask for it and got it, they didnt know nothing about a mpc. But it works cause its all the same. remember you want 2 16mb chips"

    So yeah you need 2 sticks of 72 pin Simm RAM both 16MB. should max out your 2000XL at 32MB
    Last edited by DaveBeatz; 05-17-2011 at 10:10 AM.

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    How much you got now?
    Go to sample (shift+4) and move cursor on Time and spin your data wheel until the time is maxed. If you have maxed out ram, you should see 189.2s there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jyri View Post
    How much you got now?
    Go to sample (shift+4) and move cursor on Time and spin your data wheel until the time is maxed. If you have maxed out ram, you should see 189.2s there.
    Turns out my memory is maxed out. It seems the dude who sold me the mpc had done some work to it adding the memory and increasing the outputs to 8. The only thing I had to do was add the card reader. I was gonna add the effects card but I think using the effects on my sp 404 might be just as good if not better.

    Nontheless, thanks to both of you for your help.

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    If the sample time isn't enough for your samples, you can always pitch samples up before sampling them and pitch them down in your MPC to make them shorter and save some sample time.
    And of course remove all sounds you don't use in the track from the memory.. Never really had that problem myself, I only load the sounds I need and don't record full songs (like some people here seem to do, at least with the never models), just the parts I'm chopping up.

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    It should, the 2000xl takes 72 pin SIMMS, 70 ns or faster.

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    Peep the guy who said to sample at a faster pitch!!! I feel he is 100% correct (and I think it add something cool to the sounds!). Remember that people were making hits way before now so technology is nice but irrelevant.

    My 2 pennies,

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    Maxed? Geez how much sample time do you need

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    Dude... you are dealing with the year 1999 - 2000 technology. If you don't like the 32MB then you will definitely hate using an ASR-10, SP or older MPC's then.
    Last edited by JUKE179r; 06-22-2011 at 05:47 PM.
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