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Akai Professional MPC1000 Music Production Center  

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    Akai Professional

    A compact, portable beat factory for building killer dance music anywhere!

    The Akai MPC1000 Music Production Center is a laptop-sized unit that serves as a portable complement to the MPC2000 and MPC4000 and is a powerful DJ production tool on its own. It has a friendly interface, easy-to-use MIDI sequencer and drum sampler, and velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads for expressive play. Two separate effects processors plus a main-out processor can be used simultaneously. Also has 2x2 pole filters per voice, two Q-link sliders for realtime control, and 16MB capacity expandable to 128MB. It saves and loads data to the included 32MB CompactFlash card and connects to your computer via USB for drag-and-drop convenience. Two MIDI in, two MIDI out ports.

    Features
    • Pattern—based and linear 64—track sequencer with 32 MIDI channels
    • 32—voice drum/phrase sampler with up to 128MB RAM
    • Velocity and pressure sensitive pads for expressive programming
    • 16 levels function: one sound on all pads with varied level, tuning, attack, decay or filter per pad
    • Two Q—Link sliders for real—time performance control
    • Built—in Compact Flash drive and USB port (Mass Storage Class)
    • Standard WAV files samples and MIDI Files sequences
    • Built—in Analog and Digital I/Os, headphone output and 2 x MIDI In /Out
    • Internal sounds in flash
    • 4—way sample layering and velocity switching per pad
    • 4—pole filters (two 2—pole filters) filtering for each of the 32 voices
    • 2 onboard effects processors plus 1 main out effect processor; all which can be used simultaneously
    • Can resample its own output

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    MPC1000 Music Production Center Specifications:

    • Sound Generator:
    • Data format: 16-bit linear WAV
    • Sampling rate: 44.1 kHz
    • Memory: 16MB standard (11.5MB sound memory), expandable to 128MB with EXM128 option
    • Preset sound memory: 5MB Flash
    • Recording time: 136 sec (16MB mono) 24m28sec (128MB mono)
    • Polyphony: 32-voice
    • Filters: 2 x 2-pole filters per voice
    • Filter types: Low pass, band pass, high pass
    • Number of active programs: 24 (with 64 pads per program)
    • Effects:
    • 2 general effects: Chorus, Flanger, 4-band EQ, Bit-Grunger, Compressor, Phaser, Tremolo, Auto Pan, Reverb
    • Master effect: 4 band EQ, Compressor
    • Sequencer:
    • Capacity: 100,000 notes
    • Resolution: 96ppq
    • 99 Sequences
    • 64 Tracks per sequence
    • 32 MIDI output channels (16 channels x 2 output ports)
    • Song mode: 20 songs, 250 steps per song
    • MIDI Clock Sync: Master/Slave
    • Drumpads:
    • 16 velocity and pressure sensitive pads
    • 4 pad banks
    • 16 Levels: Velocity, Tuning, Filter Cutoff, Attack, Decay
    • Track Mute and Next Sequence features for live performance
    • Connections:
    • Record Input (L and R): jack x 2, balanced
    • Digital Input: RCA x 1, SPDIF
    • Stereo Output (L and R): jack x 2, unbalanced
    • Individual Outputs: jack x 4, unbalanced
    • Headphone Output: stereo jack x 1
    • Digital Output: RCA x 1, SPDIF
    • MIDI: 2 x MIDI In and 2 x MIDI Out
    • USB: Device connector x 1 (Mass Storage Class support)
    • Footswitches: jack x 2
    • General:
    • Display: 240x64 dot graphic LCD w/back light
    • Power: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
    • Consumption: 19W
    • Dimensions (H x W x D):2.97" x 12.99" x 8.985" [max 9.235"] (75.5mm x 330mm x 228.2mm [max 234.6mm])
    • Weight: 10.5lb.
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    Akai ProfessionalMPC1000 Music Production Center
     
    4.3

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    made for hiphop

    Die hard MPC users complain constantly about the pads, I've had the 1000 for over a year and I'm still not interested in upgrading the pads. The only way I can see the pads ...Read complete review

    Die hard MPC users complain constantly about the pads, I've had the 1000 for over a year and I'm still not interested in upgrading the pads. The only way I can see the pads wearing out if you use the velocity feature a lot, which I personally don't. Other than that the pads are fine. I will say they use to make MPC's a lot more solid then they do now, the plastic buttons on these are the biggest problem, they tend to break easy if you're a type of person whose rough on pressing keys. But easily replaceable.The only thing that I'm really disappointed about is the USB function. How hard would it be for akai to let you render down a beat inside the mpc and drag it out USB? You would think they would let you do that, but you can't. On the other hand it is nice being able to drag samples and drum loops from my computer into the MPC.Bottom line, this is a hiphop beat legend. You wont find another groove like the MPC's. Thats the only reason software hasn't taken this device out the market. The MPC sound is not replaceable to anything else. That's why it is a industry standard drum machine. The 1000 Isn't the best MPC on the market obviously, but its very good for the price.

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    This unit is known as one of the leading units in its category, for sampling and producing beats, jams, etc. The pads on the MPC1000 were extremely cheaply built by Akai's own design ...Read complete review

    This unit is known as one of the leading units in its category, for sampling and producing beats, jams, etc. The pads on the MPC1000 were extremely cheaply built by Akai's own design to save money, opposed to the 3rd party company that makes their other quality pads and sensors. These sensors go out big time! If you don't mind spending $$$ to fix it (yourself I may add) then cool, get an MPC1000. The OS on the MPC is not the most friendly thing. Alot of people use alternative OS such as JJ, which is MUCH better, alot more features and functionality. Although things can get tricky. Saving files, projects, programs, "all memory" files often get lost, deleted, or "file not found" tons of BS. I myself don't understand why the MPC1000 is such a "powerful tool" to each there own though. Aside the handfuls of programs, yes... it rocks. But be ready to troubleshoot if you plan to really dip into this thing. Do yourself a favor and look into alternatives or computer based sampling and producing!

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Get what you pay for

    By K. Ortiz

    from Olympia, Wa

    Comments about Akai Professional MPC1000 Music Production Center:

    This is my first MPC that I bought. I used my friends a few times and loved everything about it. Learning curve could take anywhere from a few hours to a couple of days but it's great once you get use to it.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    made for hiphop

    Comments about Akai Professional MPC1000 Music Production Center:

    Die hard MPC users complain constantly about the pads, I've had the 1000 for over a year and I'm still not interested in upgrading the pads. The only way I can see the pads wearing out if you use the velocity feature a lot, which I personally don't. Other than that the pads are fine. I will say they use to make MPC's a lot more solid then they do now, the plastic buttons on these are the biggest problem, they tend to break easy if you're a type of person whose rough on pressing keys. But easily replaceable.The only thing that I'm really disappointed about is the USB function. How hard would it be for akai to let you render down a beat inside the mpc and drag it out USB? You would think they would let you do that, but you can't. On the other hand it is nice being able to drag samples and drum loops from my computer into the MPC.Bottom line, this is a hiphop beat legend. You wont find another groove like the MPC's. Thats the only reason software hasn't taken this device out the market. The MPC sound is not replaceable to anything else. That's why it is a industry standard drum machine. The 1000 Isn't the best MPC on the market obviously, but its very good for the price.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    The best for what it does

    By JWEX

    from NYC

    Comments about Akai Professional MPC1000 Music Production Center:

    You have to be into making beats to really need the mpc 1000. I first bought the mpc 500 (the smaller version) and found it cramped and hard to use as compared to this one. I then got the 1000 and moving from the 500, it was like night and day. This thing is a legend for a reason. It has been developed and tested through many years and has really got the beat making process down. It is limited in a way that only spawns creativity. I find that the reason to use hardware samplers like this over computers (or with computers) is that you get the tactile feel and most importantly the limits and work flow. With this puppy, i have been pumping out beats way faster and better than i had with only my computer. It should also be said that you need JJOS to make this thing the monster that it really is. The Akai OS does suck. But is should also be noted that the pad problem was fixed on all new units.I highly recommend this.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    yep

    By donuts1919

    from detroit

    Comments about Akai Professional MPC1000 Music Production Center:

    I owned the 1000 before I got the 2500. For all of you people trying to get into an MPC, please know that the 1000 and 2500 are exactly the same. Only difference is size and a little different in layout. I learned on the 1000 and I love them both equally. Don't worry about other mpc's - check out the 1000 first and you'll be glad you did.

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    5.0

    Portable Dynamo

    By bigakizzle

    from Las Vegas

    Comments about Akai Professional MPC1000 Music Production Center:

    I love my MPC 1000. Its a very powerful unit in a small portable size...It fits into a lap top bag, but has most of the power of a 2000. Add a computer and out board effect processor, and you're good to go. This small unit rivals any sequencer/sampler out there and gives you that signature AKAI swing and sound

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Portable Dynamo

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Akai Professional MPC1000 Music Production Center:

    The MPC series has done it again...I love my MPC 1000 and wouldnt trade it for anything. It's light weight, portable and fits inside a laptop bag, but it has all the power of a 2000. With a computer and outside effect processer, you will have an MPC to rival all other sequencer/samplers out there

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not bad, But also not good

    By Phil.S

    from Northern California

    Comments about Akai Professional MPC1000 Music Production Center:

    Be prepared to deal with a lot of software quirks and troubleshooting, the pads weren't made by AKAI and go out big time. Awesome unit, but there are far better things out there. Ive owned one for quite sometime. I will either purchase a competitors sampler or controller, or if money prevails the MPC 2500 is much recommended.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Review

    By Phil.S

    from Northern California

    Comments about Akai Professional MPC1000 Music Production Center:

    This unit is known as one of the leading units in its category, for sampling and producing beats, jams, etc. The pads on the MPC1000 were extremely cheaply built by Akai's own design to save money, opposed to the 3rd party company that makes their other quality pads and sensors. These sensors go out big time! If you don't mind spending $$$ to fix it (yourself I may add) then cool, get an MPC1000. The OS on the MPC is not the most friendly thing. Alot of people use alternative OS such as JJ, which is MUCH better, alot more features and functionality. Although things can get tricky. Saving files, projects, programs, "all memory" files often get lost, deleted, or "file not found" tons of BS. I myself don't understand why the MPC1000 is such a "powerful tool" to each there own though. Aside the handfuls of programs, yes... it rocks. But be ready to troubleshoot if you plan to really dip into this thing. Do yourself a favor and look into alternatives or computer based sampling and producing!

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Don't leave home without it!

    By Laelz Beatz

    from HI State

    Comments about Akai Professional MPC1000 Music Production Center:

    I think this is a great tool for producing music. It does everthing i need to do. Sound quility is great. The fact that it is light and compact lets me take this where ever I go. I tell a guitarist or bass play to plug in and play. Then Chop it and create magic. If you are into making beats this is a must have item!

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    5.0

    The Signature Akai Sound....Love It

    By Trunx

    from Dallas, Texas

    Comments about Akai Professional MPC1000 Music Production Center:

    This product is what all producers should make their beatz with. That's if you actually make your own beatz. I own a Fantom-X6, a Korg Micro X and a Mac. This ultimately compliments my rig. It's laptop size so I can carry it anywhere and with the right cables, sample any external sound to it. I hear people who use the MPC's say it gives their beatz that signature akai hit to their music. And it's true. Anything you sample into this little magic box, it EQ's and adds a level of Compression to it 2 make your kicks, snares, 808's, claps..really hit like you hear in alot of hiphop music today. And with the added easy to use sequencer, this bad boy becomes a beast. my only drawback is it doesn't have alot of Effects and paying the price it should give you more, and the buttons and sliders are cheaply made. There are other Sampler workstations out there that offer more for a lower reasonable price. And I can do alot of sampling production on my Fantom. But it's lightweight and portable and gives me that signature Akai punchyness to all my beatz. All in all it's been the center piece of my production and I'm glad I purchased it.

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