Akai MPC1000

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The MPC1000 is the latest in a long line of sampling drum machines and sequencers from Akai. It has many of the features of the MPC2000 but adds six outputs as standard, built-in FX and the ability to upgrade the memory from 16MB to 128MB, four times that of the MPC2000. It is also a lot smaller so you can just pop it in your bag and head off to a gig. Another great thing about the MPC1000 is that it stores its data in the form of WAV file samples and MIDI file sequences on Standard Compact Flash Cards (up to 2GB), and samples and sequences can easily be dropped onto the card or backed up to Mac or PC via the USB port on the back of the MPC1000.

Cheaping out a little on some of the build quality - but not the sound quality - Akai have made the MPC more affordable. The MPC1000 combines a 64-Track MIDI Sequencer and a 32-voice Stereo Digital Sampler, with 16 velocity and pressure sensitive rubber pads. It's got built-in multi-effects, filters and can hold up to 99 Sequences and 20 Songs. There are two nifty Q-Link sliders for real-time performance control. There's 4-way sample layering and velocity switching per pad, built-in analog and digital I/Os, internal sounds in flash and it can resample its own output.

Cheaper, but not cheap - the MPC1000 now makes this do-it-all staple of Hip Hop, R&B, Rap and Techno easier to get your hands on!

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40 Visitor comments
Jism Blaster
January 27, 2009 @ 3:20 pm
As a sampler, it's awesome. As a sequencer with Akai's OS, it's okay. If you get one, JJOS is a necessity. The sequencing becomes intelligent and intuitive (grid sequencing alone is worth it) and there are a number of new sample editing functions introduced with JJOS. Regardless of OS though, the loop stretching [beep] s.
2000XL owner
January 20, 2009 @ 3:15 am
This feels and looks like a toy.
December 15, 2008 @ 6:31 pm
actually this is the machine premier uses.....not really.
December 13, 2008 @ 5:48 am
Basicaly this machine is everything u need as ur centerpiece in ur studio. It samples, it sequences, plus the sample edit features are easy to apply.
Of course working with the mpc 1000 is fun, easy and instictive like the older mpc's. The usb socket, it's small size and harddrive option makes this a practical workstation. Improved and new functions can be added by purchasing a 3rd party software, which makes the mpc1000 a really powerful instrument. Only bad thing is that older series deal with serious drumpad failures. Make sure u buy a mpc 1000 with the new drumpad kit installed when purchasing one.
August 28, 2008 @ 4:38 am
its dope...i sold mine and downgraded to the 2000. the pads are just two small. the chopping and the sequencing on the 1000 is healthy. i made alot of dope music on this thing...the green screen kinda [beep] s too. l/p id give it a solid 8
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 32 voices
  • Sampler - 44.1 kHz sample rate; 16-bit linear WAV; 16MB standard (136 sec mono), upgradable to 128MB (24m28sec mono) with EXM128 option.
  • LFO - 2 LFOs
  • Filter - 2 x 2-pole filters per voice (Low pass, band pass, high pass)
  • Effects - 2 general effects: Chorus, Flanger, 4-band EQ, Bit-Grunger, Compressor, Phaser, Tremolo, Auto Pan, Reverb. One Master effect: 4 band EQ, Compressor
  • Keyboard - 16 velocity and pressure sensitive pads
  • Sequencer - 64 tracks per sequence, 99 Sequences, 100,000 note capacity, 20 songs, 250 steps per song, 96 ppqn resolution, 32 Midi channels, Supports both linear and pattern-style (looped) recording, Step Edit mode, MIDI Clock Sync: Master/Slave.
  • Control - MIDI (32 channels): 2 x MIDI In and 2 x MIDI Out; USB: Device connector x 1
  • Date Produced - 2003
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  • Images from Akai Pro

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