the original akai cd-m25 is a cd/dvd drive that can turn your mpc into a really expensive cd player.
you can use it to sample from commercial music cds as well as import whole songs.
you can use it to import samples from commercial sample cds as long as they are 16bit/44khz.
you can use cd/r cd/rw and dvd/r to import any samples you burned from a computer.
you can use it to burn your finished beats or songs to a cd/r cd/rw.
you can add as many tracks as you want, then finish the cd which then can be played in any cd player.
the bad things: the drive is noisy, but it stops spinning if you are not using it.
you can not use it to burn data backup from your internal harddrive (maybe akai will implement this
function to a future os upgrade).
you can not transfer files directly from the cd to the hdd or the cf card because these devices share the
same interface and could only be used one at a time.
Post your views and questions about the Akai MPC2500
By _Stilo_ Sat Aug 02, 2008 5:57 pm
-niN wrote:you mean via usb port??
It's a sampler...guess what the Record In plugs in the back are for.
No seriously, you can use USB, a CF card, or simply record what you want. The CD drive is pretty useless in my opinion unless you carry your MPC around a lot without access to a PC.
-niN wrote:And another thing: does it have to be the original akai discdrive or can you use any old discdrive??
At your own risk...