MIDI Production Center 3000 Limited Edition used by J Dilla

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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].
Topic
African American
Hip hop (Music)
Musicians
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Manufactured by
Akai Professional, founded 1984
Used by
J Dilla, American, 1974 - 2006
Designed by
Roger Linn, American
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)
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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
Place used
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
2000
Type
electronic instruments
Object number
2014.139.1