Akai Professional MPC5000 (No Longer Available)
Music Production Center with Virtual Analog Synth, 8-track Direct-to-disk Recording, LCD Display, Built-in Hard Disk Drive, 64-voice Drum/Phrase Sampler, Effects, and USB
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A Powerful Beat, Sample, and Music Center from AKAI!The Akai Professional MPC5000 music production center takes the MPC series to an entirely new level of performance. A new synth and drum sampling engine, 8-track streaming hard-disk recording, and an incredible 20-voice, 3-oscilllator synth (with arpeggiator) are just a few of the great features the USB-equipped MPC5000 has to offer. It also gives you a new high-resolution sequencing engine, pad and track muting and mixing, and incredible onboard effects. A built-in disk drive, large LCD display, and an array of looping functions and samples are also built into the MPC5000.
Akai Professional MPC5000 Music Production Center at a Glance:
Powerful and versatile
The MPC5000 is the first MPC ever to include 8-track streaming hard disk recording, a 20-voice, 3-oscillator analog synthesizer with arpeggiator, a new sequencing engine with 960 ppq resolution, pad and track muting and mixing, 64 continuous sample tracks. There's even a new effects engine with four effects buses and two effects per bus.
Drum/phrase sampler, large display
You get a 64-voice drum/phrase sampler with 64MB memory ? expandable up to 192MB. The display is twice the size of the MPC2500 and MPC1000 so waveforms appear crystal-clear. Integrated Chop Shop 2.0 now supports stereo chops and Patched Phrases. The MPC5000 is the first MPC to include Random and Cycle sample playback in addition to velocity Zone Play. A turntable preamp is also included.
The MPC5000's virtual analog synth eliminates need for external analog synth modules or buggy software based synthesizers. Its 8-track direct to disk recorder lets you produce your whole song in the MPC and then mix it down with the internal sequenced programs and any input thru material. Add the optional CD/DVD drive and you can then burn an audio or data CD or your mix. Over 650MB of premium-quality sounds from Loopmasters are included to get you up and running with pro-quality production in seconds
Akai Professional MPC5000 Music Production Center Features:
The Akai Professional MPC5000 gives you a powerhouse production center for beats, samples, and music!
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by MPC User from MinneapolisAKIA MPC's are the structural building block for Hip-Hop music, mainly every big name Hip-Hop producer uses one. Weather it's new or old. Just to name a few producers: Just Blaze, Kanye West, Dr.Dre... read more [+], Scott Storch, Hovc, Alchemist and many others. If your just starting to produce Hip-Hop music, than this item may not be right for you to purchase. You might want to purchase an older MPC, because the older MPC'S aren't so technically advance and don't really have that many features as the MPC 5000 does. Once you become an expert with the older MPC than by all means move up. If you do purchase an MPC 5000, read the operating manual to see what all that it can do. Call the manufactures to get knowledge. Use Sweetwater resources as well. Obtain as much knowledge as you can. Again, get familiar with it before trying to play with it. It helps a lot. For the people that are well familiar with MPC'S and are looking to upgrade than this is a good investment, but before purchasing it do your research. REMEMBER
October 27, 2009
Music Background: Hobbyist/ Student
A Musician Is Only As Good As His or Hers Equipment close [-]
oneday2one - update
by jon stein (oneday2one) from campbellsville, KY USAokay, OS 2.0, definitely has keymapping. it can import any 'akai' format, and can create its own keymaps.
August 31, 2009
Music Background: Hobbyist for several years.
it can preview synth sounds before loading.
it can automate effects and synth p... read more [+]arameters, as well as all mixer channels.
it can move from screen to screen 'much' easier, with many sequencing screens much more detailed and easier to use, like grid edit.
everything is made more in depth, including sample edit screen.
you can now go 'very very' deep into this machine.
what cons at this point? well, 8 track HD recorder can't compete with software.
(where as sequencing midi definitely exceeds software)
and something very peculiar is going on with auto slice.
but even the manual part of slicing has been greatly enhanced.
its on a new level, for sure, especially with the lower price. close [-]
a 'beast' either way you look at it
by Jon Stein from Campbellsville, KY USAthe midi timing on this thing with 960 ppq is the tightest of any machine i have ever used, ...i've used software such as cubase 4, ....i've use mv 8000, mpc 1000, mpc 2000xl. ....no timing i have e... read more [+]ver encountered as compared to the 'tightness' of this machine. the synthesizer is made my numark who bought alesis, ...and now owns akai, ....so you have the andromeda, the ion, ...and micron, ...and now you have that line/knowledge put into a 3 oscillator VA... ...and if you learn it, ...it is a 'very' good synthesizer, ...most people i've talked to who also own the 5000 are 'very' impressed by the synthesizer.
November 16, 2008
Music Background: hobbyist
there is an 8 track hard disc recorder, ....this is true, ...there is one, ...and if you need it, you will be able to use it... ...that is all i can say about it.
....i don't think its fast, ...or awesome, ...or better than anything, ...rather, it is very very basic. ...but many people (hip hop) producers are using it and using it alone, ...with perhaps a phantom or a moog, ....
there is no 'key-group' mapping like is found in the 4000, ...if you are building complex instruments, you need to use either a software sampler or the sampler found in hardware modules, (motif, phantom, korgs, etc.) this is a sound/drum sampler and a sequencer, ...the sound is 'real' the sound is 'phat', there is no other or better drum sampler/sequencer on the face of the earth, ....the synthesizer is 'very' good and i can almost garauntee that you 'will' use it and find uses for it.
...oh, ...and it has an 8 track hard disk recorder, ..no frills.
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MPC" means Music Production Center, and that is exactly what this is. Since 1988, the MPC series has been responsible for your favorite beats by your favorite producers. Nothing sounds and feels like real MPC swing...Nothing!
Imagine having a virtual analog synth, an MPC4000 on steroids, a sample library already loaded, and a hard disk recorder all at your fingertips (MPC pad fingertips). The MPC has been the foundation of hip hop and electronic for years. The new MPC5000 is going to take your music to the next level. With its new computer-friendly features there will be nothing stopping you from working inside of the MPC and then taking your tracks to the computer for mastering. By the way, you are going to love the drum chopping capabilites and synth sounds this machine has to offer.
Cecil, Mesquite, TX
Akai Professional MPC5000
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