Akai Professional MPC1000 (No Longer Available)
Compact Sampling Workstation with 64-Track Sequencer, CompactFlash Storage and USB Port
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Akai Professional's mobile MPC Groove Box!The Akai Professional MPC1000 is a feature-packed, thoroughly modern sampling drum machine and 64-track MIDI sequencer equipped with features, functions and facilities to let you explore new musical ideas without restriction.
Akai Professional MPC1000 at a Glance:
A full MPC in a laptop size
The MPC1000 is Akai Professional's most portable MPC yet. About the size of a laptop, the MPC1000 is the MPC you can take on the road with you, without the weight and awkwardness of larger models. The MPC1000 delivers the MPC's legendary 'feel' and 'groove' so that you can be sure that your beats and sequences just swing in a rugged, dependable 'switch on and work' and 'out the carton' solution to computer sequencer headaches.
The pad feel and features of the MPC60
The Akai Professional MPC1000 features the sixteen characteristic velocity and pressure sensitive pads - an established (and essential) component of the MPC series since its inception! It also features the original MP60's intuitive transport and locate controls, the MPC1000's unique NOTE REPEAT function plus new additions such as the two Q-Link sliders that allow real-time interaction with tuning, filter cutoff, layer switching, attack and decay.
Full-featured, with famous Akai Professional interface
The MPC1000 features a well established, friendly and intuitive user interface, two separate multi-effects processors (plus a master output effects processor!), resonant multi-mode filters, 4-way sample layering and velocity switching per pad. Other MPC1000 features include two MIDI ins and 32 MIDI channels via the two MIDI outputs, multiple audio outputs as standard, footswitch inputs for 'hands-free' control.
Akai Professional MPC1000 Features:
The Akai Professional MPC1000 is your laptop groove generator!
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by Clem from MinneapolisThe MPC 1000 is my workhorse in my project studio. The first piece of equipment I always go to first is my MPC. There is nothing that compares to the workability that this unit has. However, the MPC o... read more [+]ut-of-the-box is quite limited in its capabilities. If you decide to purchase an MPC also look at the MPC forums, for there are hundreds of entries that list necessary upgrades to make the MPC the heart your studio or project studio. Nonetheless, you should get a 256mb RAM card upgrade, the 80GB internal hard drive to save all your samples, sounds, beats, etc. The JJ OS1 is a good start, but isn't completely necessary until you understand the funcionts of the MPC. Furthermore, it does take a bit of learning to really get the sounds and feeling you want. Of course, you can jump right in and get a feel for everything, but as soon as you start opening up different functions, you'll notice there is quite a bit of learning. Try reading the eBook called "beatmaking on the MPC 1000." It will get you started. All-in-all, I still haven't fully mastered this thing, but I keep building my studio around it. Highly integratable. Buy it, you won't regret it. There is so much internet help from other users as well as a world of possibilities. close [-]
March 18, 2009
Music Background: Hands on Learner
by newyrkst8vmind from chicagoyo this thing is sick..its an mpc. what else can you want.
March 10, 2008
Music Background: pro musician
one of the best
by Sci-fi fromblows the 2000xl up. love this thing use it on the drums and samples for all my beats. Akai has a winner
August 22, 2006
here. got way more than what i payed for.
This thing is a BEAST!!!
by Daniel Devine from Indianapolis, IN - USAI produce Hip-Hop/Rap and before I had the MPC 1000, I was using a ZOOM Streetboox, which, even though it tries hard, is not an MPC, not even close. Bottotm line, if you're looking to take your produc... read more [+]tions to the next level you have to own an MPC, and the MPC 1000 is an excellent choice. I wouldnt see any other way of doing my drum patterns or samples.
June 25, 2008
Music Background: Hip-Hop/Rap Producer, Recording/ Mixing Engineer
Compared to the MPC 2500 and MPC 4000, this unit is the best bang for your buck, the MPC 4000 is a little exspensive unless you have money rolling in, and since you can get the same OS feature that the 2500 has, on the 1000 with the JJ OS, buying the MPC 2500 doesnt make sense. Not to mention you can upgrade the pads on the MPC 1000 to make them like its previous MPC ancestors.
I dont really have too much to complain about, the jog wheel feels like it will fall off if you spin it too hard, but I beat it up and it still works. Some complain about the pads going dead so quickly, but I've had mine for a year and only one is dead, it still works but it plays all the samples assigned to ALL the banks instead of just the one its on, but this was like that when I got it.
Bottom line the MPC 1000 is an amazing tool, it can do so much for your productions, if you make Hip-Hop/Rap, R&B or any other form of electronic music, you need an MPC, why not get the MPC 1000 close [-]
by: Rob Crocker
I was reluctant at first as I unpacked the MPC1000 to do a review. First, I... read more »
Mario, Indianapolis, IN
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