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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Sasha Borodin
November 3, 2009 @ 10:01 am
Sorry that link for whatever reason doesn't work, just search Autechre Live in google images and look at the very first picture that pops up.
Sasha Borodin
November 3, 2009 @ 9:59 am
Here is a picture of Ae on the Quaristice tour:

http://www.waveidea.com/en/products/bitstream_3x/img/autechre-live2-mees-05 07.jpg

Take note of the familiar green screen Rob Brown has in front of him.

If this thing sits in the corner collecting dust, I really think you are being very limited in how you approach the instrument.
bellymcr
October 21, 2009 @ 1:27 pm
the midi output timing is extremely precise. wish the pc could do same. that said, i seem to write more interesting music on the mpc..
test patern
October 16, 2009 @ 5:57 am
It does what it's told, it sounds good, it's easy to use. It sits in the corner collecting dust. I really couldn't picture Ae touring with one.
Sasha Borodin
October 11, 2009 @ 8:20 pm
the guy who said this feels/looks like a toy is deeply mistaken. This beast is used very heavily by Chris Clarke, Autechre brought this with them on their latest tour. this is an intuitive and powerful workstation. as mentioned, RAM upgrade and JJ OS are essential to make this machine truly wonderful.
 
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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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