MATRIXSYNTH: Akai MPC 2000XL Custom “Black Modular” Phenolic & Walnut Bezel

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Akai MPC 2000XL Custom “Black Modular” Phenolic & Walnut Bezel

This one was spotted and sent in via M Me.

via this auction

"Custom Akai MPC 2000XL | Caramel Phenolic & Walnut Bezel, MC-2000XL Card Reader
Black Vinyl Wrap, 32MB RAM, 8 Output / Digital I/O Board, v.2 LCD Screen, Fat Pads
Just released October 2019, the 1st unit sold in 4 days. We are now making these units per individual order. Place your order for this custom MPC-2000XL unit by Big Noise MPC. Built to order; we can build your unit to your specifications, colors and desired extras. Price may very depending upon options and part/s availability. Custom builds are delivered within 30 business days.

Custom MPC-2000XL unit by Big Noise MPC. This unit is upgraded with the black MC-2000XL hot swap card reader, compatible with SD and CF media. It is upgraded with 32MB of internal memory, Akai IB-M208P 8 output / digital I/O board. The audio path caps are upgraded to Elna Silmic II electrolytic. The unit is wrapped in a durable black vinyl skin. The custom MPC bezel is hand fabricated from caramel colored canvas Phenolic, walnut wood with aluminum trim. This is a robust mechanical design made to last the lifetime of the MPC. The unit is upgraded with the MPC Stuff v.2 blue LCD Screen, Pad Sensors, black Fat Pads and LCD Window. The unit is upgraded with extra large grey rubber feet, custom black buttons, knobs and slider. These units are also equipped with a proprietary damping system under the pad actuators to reduce physical bounce and enhance drum hit accuracy. The AC input; primary, secondary and DC have been upgraded with Ferrite AC line filters. Unit comes with SD and CF card, complete Big Noise Drum Sample Library and MPC 2KXL App for managing samples.

The modular concept is a fresh new design. We may add a few embellishments to the design. Inspired by customer requests to purchase bezel kits separately. Custom bezel kits are now available for purchase on the Big Noise website. Bezel kits come in plastic, a wide variety of colors, Phenolic (a canvas / linen compost), wood and metal. Customers can mix and match materials. The MPC 2000XL is a classic workstation, perfect for entry level and professional music production. A studio quality sampler / sequencer that you can use to start making killer tracks just like the pros do! It has been used by Cirrus, Todd Terry, Drugs Beats, Roni Size, Black Milk, Freddy Fresh, Linkin Park, DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Kanye West, Kev Brown, Dr. Dre, Apollo 440 and Noiseman.

Authentic Custom Akai MPC 2000XL
MPC Stuff Black Vinyl MPC Wrap
Custom Caramel Canvas Phenolic Skins
Custom Walnut Wood / Aluminum Rest
Black Buttons, Knobs & Slider
MPC Stuff Fat Black Pads
MPC Stuff Pad Sensors
Stainless Steel Hardware
32 MB Internal Memory
Akai IB-M208P 8 Output / Digital I/O
Elna Audio Path Electrolytic Caps
MPC Stuff v.2 LCD Display
MPC Stuff Black Acrylic LCD Window
Big Noise Pad Damping System
Added Ferrite AC & DC Line Filters
Includes Big Noise Drum Library
Includes MPC 2KXL Management App
Big Noise MPC | | Music Production Cafe"


  1. Thank you so much for this article! This is a labor of love for me. Matrixsynth was one of the organizations that provided inspiration for this classic gear tinkering. Really appreciate you guys!


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