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<p>IN DA LAB SERIES. Visit for links to sites with the hottest deals on studio equipment THE PLATINUM-HIT PRODUCER MPC2500 has set the industry benchmark for beat production. It features a 32-voice drum/phrase sampler with up to 128MB RAM and extensive editing capabilities. Designed for professional music-production environments as well as DJs and other live performers, MPC2500 features a time-tested drum-pad surface, twin on-board effects processors, four Q-Link controllers for real-time control, 10 analog outputs, and a S/PDIF digital output. MPC2500 sports a 100,000-note, 64-track sequencer that can be assigned to four different MIDI outputs for a total of 64 independently addressable MIDI channels. Internal sounds reside in flash memory and can easily be swapped out via Compact Flash cards, an optional hard drive, or an optional CD-ROM drive. A CF card with preloaded sounds is included to get you started. M-Audio (formerly Midiman), a business unit of Avid Technology, is a designer and importer of a variety of audio products, including digital audio workstation interfaces, keyboard MIDI controllers, condenser microphones, and studio monitors. The company has independent offices in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France and Japan. They manufacture primarily in China. After Avid purchased M-Audio, Digidesign and M-Audio cooperated to release a version of Pro Tools tailored for M-Audio sound interfaces, which is targeted to provide products for many home musicians to use a limited version of Digidesigns flagship product. M-Audio aims some products at DJs. This includes turntable-style tactile midi controllers and specialized DJ software. Their PCI and firewire audio interfaces offer analog to digital converters for recording and sound from DAW. Some M-Audio products are portable. These include the Fast Track USB, the MicroTrack II recorder, the Oxygen8 and Axiom 25 Key Controller keyboards. They offer a physically small interface to run Pro Tools, called Transit. Some artists use M-Audio products, including 9th Wonder, Mark Isham, Black Eyed Peas, Brian Transeau, and Jimmy Chamberlin.</p>