Share your knowledge on these two classic MPCs
By Clint Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:22 pm
Was reading through some older threads in this forum relating to the MPC300LE serial numbers. We know there were supposed to be only 2000 units produced in the year 2000, numbered 0001 to 2000. This is just a bit of fun to see who here has which number on their 3000LE, and which were sold in the US/ UK/ Europe/ Japan.

If you can drop pics of the LE that would be dope, even though they all look virtually the same. Also post the VOLTAGE, LE#, CITY/COUNTRY, OS, STORAGE DEVICES and ANY ADDITIONAL HARDWARE UPGRADES. Any other info you care to give about the machine and where/how you got hold of it. I will compile a numerical list of 3000LE's owned by our members in this first post.

Edit: PM me with your details as shown below to be included in the list.

1. LE number.
2. Operating voltage.
3. State, City or Country.
4. OS.
5. Internal storage type.
6. VGA or other upgrades.


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Here goes..

0023 (230v) Dustyfinga 1.0 DENVER USA (Akai OS 3.11) Internal floppy
0038 (120v) dj clent CHICAGO USA (Vailixi 3.50) Internal floppy
0045 (240v) jeremiah VIENNA (Akai OS 3.11) Internal floppy
0085 (240v) Pilchard LONDON (Akai OS 3.11) Internal floppy
0096 (110v) lordjuicy USA (Vailixi 3.50) Internal floppy/ ext card reader
0119 (240v) triggerfinger LONDON (Akai OS 3.11) Internal floppy
0138 (120v) Clint LONDON (Vailixi 3.50) Internal floppy/ ext card reader [Sold]
0156 (240v) soza FRANCE (Awaiting further details)
0212 (110v) micb IOW UK (Akai OS 3.11) Internal card-reader/ custom walnut enclosure
0333 (110v) smellypants UK (Vailixi 3.50) Internal floppy/ ext card reader
0342 (110v) sequoia1232 SEATTLE (Vailixi 3.50) Internal card reader/ VGA output
0368 (120v) JBM USA (Akai OS 3.11) Internal ZIP drive/ VGA output
0378 (120v) classytouch USA (Vailixi 3.50) Internal floppy/ Zip 250
0397 (120v) DIS-1 Philadelphia USA (Vailixi 3.50) Internal floppy
0420 (110v) Esp Elizarov Russia Saint-Petersburg (Vailixi 3.50) Internal floppy/ Fat Pads

0449 (110v) J Dilla USA (Akai OS 3.11) Internal floppy - National Museum of African American History

0489 (230v) fknchino Australia (Vailixi 3.50) Internal floppy
0491 (230v) sensei Australia (No further details provided)
0501 (120v) starlingmusic USA (Akai OS 3.11) Internal floppy
0508 (110v) pigpen USA (Akai OS 3.11) Internal floppy
0519 (110v) sirparksalot USA (Akai OS 3.11) Internal ZIP drive/ ext card reader
0538 (110v) JUKE179r Atlanta USA (Vailixi 3.50) Internal card-reader/ VGA output/Internal SCSI2SD
0564 (120v) dccarson USA (Vailixi 3.50) Internal floppy
0617 (230v) SimonInAustralia (Akai OS 3.11) Internal floppy/ VGA output
0624 (110v) Detail USA (Vailixi 3.50) Internal card-reader
0629 (240v) Ill Treats BRIGHTON (Vailixi 3.50) Internal floppy
0652 (220v) Mthieu Bedwani Switzerland (Vailixi 3.50) Internal floppy
0677 (230v) marrelarre SWEDEN (Akai OS 3.11) Internal card reader
0697 (120v) nu-comer POLAND (Akai OS 3.11) Internal floppy/ custom wood panels
0711 (110v) Cell USA (Vailixi 3.50) Internal card-reader
0723 (110v) sequoia1232 SEATTLE (Vailixi 3.50) Internal card reader/ VGA output
0725 (110v) eastwood USA (Vailixi 3.50) Internal floppy
0729 (110v) boomspot USA (No further details provided) [Sold 3/2013]
0737 (110v) AR5TH Productions USA (Akai OS 3.11) Internal floppy
0748 (110v) SV1200 USA (Vailixi 3.50) Internal floppy
0750 (110v) Von LOS ANGELES USA (Vailixi 3.50) Internal card reader/ Forat Wooden data wheel
0767 (230v) gertie AMSTERDAM (Akai OS 3.11) Internal floppy
0814 (120v) nonlinieri USA (Akai OS 3.11) Internal floppy
0815 (240v) micb IOW UK (Akai OS 3.11) Internal floppy [Sold 9/2011]
0824 (240v) Mark Harris III PARIS (Akai OS 3.11) Internal floppy
0844 (120v) crate king TORONTO (Akai OS 3.11) Internal floppy
0846 (230v) MPC3000LE/Rohan Mansell AUSTRALIA (Vailixi 3.xx) Internal floppy
0870 (110v) master-ceo USA (Akai OS 3.11) Internal floppy/ VGA output
0923 (120v) descry USA (Vailixi 3.50) Internal card reader
0940 (110v) APH Netherlands (Akai OS 3.11) Internal floppy
0973 (120v) Dustyfinga1.0 DENVER USA (Akai OS 3.11) Internal Zip 100 [Sold]
0988 (120v) starlingmusic USA (Akai OS 3.11) Internal floppy
1043 (100v) 2manysamplers FINLAND (Vailixi 3.50) Internal Zip 100, wooden panels
1048 (120v) Dustyfinga1.0 DENVER USA (Akai OS 3.11) Internal floppy
1086 (110v) daftmunk PARIS (Akai OS 3.11) Internal floppy
1088 (110v) Genesis USA (Vailixi 3.50) Internal floppy
1089 (240v) virgo3 FRANKFURT (Akai OS 3.11) Internal floppy/ ext card reader
1113 (230v) Tarelizer COLOGNE (Akai OS 3.11) Internal floppy
1133 (230v) monowax COLOGNE (Akai OS 3.11) Internal floppy/ ext MO drive
1159 (240v) ChewoBeats BERLIN (Vailixi 3.50) Internal card reader
1183 (240v) Beatdiggerjazzcat LONDON (Vailixi) Internal card reader
1256 (230v) Hizerock FRANCE (Vailixi 3.50) Internal floppy
1314 (230v) APH Netherlands (Vailixi 3.50) Internal card reader
1315 (230v) Clint LONDON (Akai OS 3.11) Internal floppy/ Black Fat Pads
1316 (240v) luegoods SWEDEN (Akai OS 3.11) Unknown storage
1325 (100v) Dustyfinga1.0 DENVER USA (Akai OS 3.11) Internal floppy/ walnut trim

Looking at the numbers of forum owned machines, I suspect that 2000 of these were not produced after all. With members from all over the world, is it a coincidence that we have not seen any LE's numbered at 1400-2000? If you spot any LE's numbered 1400+ out in the wild get a photo and post here in this thread.

Last updated 17 October 2020.



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By b.read Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:24 pm
I read the older threads also, and remember them not going very well :lol:
By Clint Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:27 pm
b.read wrote:I read the older threads also, and remember them not going very well :lol:


I know, thought it would be worth a try despite the conspiracy theorists!
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By b.read Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:36 pm
I applaud your efforts sir... :D

But I don't think it'll fly this time either... :(

We will see! Maybe I can help...


So! Whatcha got you big babies?! LE owners too chicken to post your info?!?! HUH!?



8)

There ya go...
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By b.read Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:53 pm
Well alright!


Only 1999 more to go...:lol:
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By eastwood Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:56 am
Good deal Clint!

I traded a classic 3000 & a Tascam DA98 for my 3000LE about 2 years ago from a Guy up in Portland Oregon USA.

MPC3000LE #0725 OS 3.50 32MB 110v Original Floppy

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Funny there is LE #0724 on ebay right now with some sweet pic's if i was a complete hoarder I would buy it up so i could have sequential units! :mrgreen:
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By eastwood Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:02 pm
I think the whole thing is interesting, If we could account for even 100 of the 2000 units it would be awesome to see where stuff is over the world. I only know 1 other guy personally that has a 3000LE I am going to ask him the LE number on his (its in mint condition probably used twice and he had Roger Linn sign it...) and get a pic for the list. If we get a decent list going just to know how many are out there it's a good experiment atleast! Some i know have been Forat painted. So if anyone here knows someone with a LE and can snap a pic or atleast get the LE number and City where its located it would be helpful getting the list extended.

Another thought is Rohan has the LE numbers listed when you buy the 3.50 OS so it pop's on the boot screen. Maybe he can give an estimate of how many LE unit's he has on his list!
By Clint Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:10 pm
eastwood wrote:Funny there is LE #0724 on ebay right now with some sweet pic's if i was a complete hoarder I would buy it up so i could have sequential units! :mrgreen:


Ha yes, as soon as I saw your post i thought I'd seen that 0724 recently, super clean...

http://cgi.ebay.de/Akai-MPC-3000LE-Near ... 27b9d03178

Came up in another thread.
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By rookie Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:30 pm
b.read wrote:Well alright!


Only 1999 more to go...:lol:



boy you 'bout a nasty piece of work now aint you :lol:



as far as #1-10 goes,you looking at maybe a babyface, teddy riley.....those guys buy 10 at a time.
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By b.read Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:04 pm
Woulda been hilarious if you ended up with #512, #711 is cool too :D
By Clint Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:16 am
@ Cell

One of the cleanest I've seen along with 0724.