The craftsmanship and fitment that goes into our Custom Akai MPC drum machines is the same quality delivered on fine European studio gear. We use exacting standards and techniques to restore paint, plastic, metal and components to new condition. The Akai MPC 2000XL is one of our first designs. We also customize the MPC 60, 60II, 1000, 2000, 2500, 3000, 4000 and 5000. If you'd like to customize any of these units please call for details (408-220-4797).
Recognized by PayPal in 2009 Big Noise sells accessories and equipment for pro music production on eBay, hand crafted in-house by Noiseman. We've now outgrown eBay, hence the opening of this new store BIG NOISE MPC. For now the units are fabricated per order and delivered within 30 days of purchase. MPC's available in the following woods: African Lacewood, Purple Heart, Natural Bamboo and Dark Bamboo. In 2010 we engaged with a company that makes ATAPI card readers; these units now function with the Akai MPC 2000XL and are available at Big Noise MPC. Configured for the MPC 2000XL the Multi-Card unit is one of the few units that works with SD and/or CF memory cards.
The exotic wood on the units are finished in 3 coats of Danish Wood Oil, polished with “0000” steel wool then hand rubbed with 3 coats of Johnson’s Past Wax; this is old school quality that gets no better. The wood skins are fastened to the MPC with top notch stainless steel hardware. The front deck bezel components are joined with a splined miter - then mechanically fastened to the metal MPC faceplate mounting hardware; unlike other cheap imitations. The units are equipped with a proprietary pad damping system comprised of 3 types of dense cell foam, 32MB of RAM and over-sized soft rubber feet that allow for better unit ventilation and a solid footing for smashing beats in the laboratory.
These units showcase some of the best custom work ever associated with the Akai MPC and can be considered museum quality. They will reside perfectly within the studios of the most prestigious producers in the world and compliment any top-of-the-line production facility. These customizations are available for all studio equipment by request; please feel free to contact us any time for quotes. We hope to see these units in the hands of producers like 9th Wonder, The Alchemist, Dr Dre, Black Milk, Pete Rock, DJ Premiere, Kanye West, DIC, Araab Muzik, Boonie Mayfield, King I Divine...
Customer Testimonial: Kevin Casco from LA January 2011 (Lace Wood MPC) ~ “I’m speechless man. This 2000XL looks incredible! Damn word up this shit is worth every dollar I spent. I was actually watching a video earlier today of Bangladesh in the studio making the 6″7 beat. Dude was making it with the 2000XL. Ill ass beat but his machine was all beat up lol. The one that I’m getting from you is by far the dopest one I’ve ever seen… Dopest 2000xl that money can buy! Trustworthy seller with a passion for his craft…”
Customer Testimonial: Cooper Lee from Daily City April 2011 (Bamboo MPC) ~ “The MPC from Big Noise was exactly what I was looking for…the custom bamboo bezel gave a unique look to a classic sampler, and the fact that Noiseman hooked up the cards with Basic 7 and some other kits/samples was an added bonus. Couldn’t be happier and I’d suggest that any producer go out and cop one of these units!"