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Limited Edition MPC 4000 From Guitar Center Drum Machines & Samplers
Old 11th September 2007
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Limited Edition MPC 4000 From Guitar Center

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What do you think? Bruce Forat custumized MPC 4000s brought to you by Guitar Center:


GUITAR CENTER INTRODUCES HI-TECH CUSTOM SHOP FEATURING UNIQUE ELECTRONIC MUSIC ITEMS ESPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR TODAY’S ARTISTS
Limited Edition Akai MPC 4000—Exclusively Designed By Master Customizer Bruce Forat—Is Premiere Offering

Westlake Village, CA: Guitar Center, the nation's leading musical instrument retailer, announced today the introduction of its exclusive Hi-Tech Custom Shop. A new model for the retail chain, the Hi-Tech Custom Shop gives musicians unique access to rare and specialized items designed to break the homogeny of mass-market gear. The planned inventory for the Shop includes limited custom editions, exclusive product and artist-endorsed items. These will be conceived and designed by industry experts to celebrate the legacy of genre-defying pieces as well as appeal to musicians with a desire to own a piece of history.
These exclusive collaborations will be on display at select locations but can be special ordered at any Guitar Center nationwide.

To launch the Hi-Tech Custom Shop, Guitar Center purchased the last eleven Akai MPC 4000s ever made and partnered with Bruce Forat, who has been at the forefront of music electronics for the last 25 years. Forat, who has personally customized drum machines and keyboards for top musicians including Prince, Dr. Dre, Jermaine Dupree and Madonna, customized the eleven to create one-of-a-kind MPC 4000s, of which only six remain for sale exclusively through the Guitar Center Hi-Tech Custom Shop. The Akai MPC series, used by influential musicians and producers such as Kanye West, Just Blaze, and Pete Rock, has been instrumental in the development of hip-hop music and is widely regarded as the industry’s gold standard. Additional information can be found at Buy the Forat Custom MPC 4000 at Guitar Center.

“For the launch of Guitar Center’s Hi-Tech Custom Shop, we wanted to offer something incredibly special,” said Tony Baraz, assistant buyer for Guitar Center. “The Akai MPC is iconic in and of itself, but when customized by a monster talent like Bruce Forat it is a work of art.”

“To make each of the remaining Akai MPC 4000s truly unique we headed to the Caribbean for inspiration,” says Forat. “There’s something about the atmosphere and cool breeze that gets the creative juices going—I count these Hi-Tech Custom Shop MPCs among my best work.”

About Guitar Center
Guitar Center is the leading United States retailer of guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments, keyboards and pro-audio and recording equipment. Our retail store subsidiary presently operates 214 Guitar Center stores across the U.S. In addition, our Music & Arts division operates more than 100 stores specializing in band instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors and students. We are also the largest direct response retailer of musical instruments in the United States through our wholly owned subsidiary, Musician's Friend, Inc., and its catalog and Web site, Musician's Friend - Buy musical instruments, music gear, musical equipment online. More information on Guitar Center can be found by visiting the Company's Web site at Buy guitars, musical instruments, music gear, musical equipment online - GuitarCenter.com.

The Guitar Center logo is a registered trademark of Guitar Center, Inc. Other brand or product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.
Old 12th September 2007
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F*ck the fancy paint jobs, customize the 4K OS and hardware so it won't crash. The MPC4K is the only piece of hardware I've used that crashes more than a 'puter.
Old 12th September 2007
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F*ck the fancy paint jobs, customize the 4K OS and hardware so it won't crash. The MPC4K is the only piece of hardware I've used that crashes more than a 'puter.
I use mine DAILY and hardly ever turn it off.

IT has NEVER crashed
Old 12th September 2007
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Since the MPC4000 is being discontinued... does anyone know what Akai is going to replace it with (if anything)?
Old 12th September 2007
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Bruce has been customizing all sorts of models of the MPc's for years.
Old 12th September 2007
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I use mine DAILY and hardly ever turn it off.

IT has NEVER crashed
same here, this thing puts in 15 hour days for me everyday and never had a problem. wtf do some people do with these machines to make them crash like that?
Old 12th September 2007
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This is such old news..are they still tryna sell those same 11 overpriced mods?
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