MPC500 vs. MPC1000?

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MPC500 vs. MPC1000?

Postby contramark » Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:49 pm

anyone have advice? i heard the mpc1000 has a feature of seeing the waveforms that the mpc500 does not. what is this useful for? it is critical in making music on an mpc?
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Postby JSRockit » Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:23 pm

Seeing the waveform allows you to chop samples visually...as well as with your ears. On the 500, you get a set of numbers and you basically have to use your ears to chop...it is the old school method. Is a visual waveform necessary? No. Is it nice to have? yes. I own both of these machines and they are both relatively easy to use.

That said, you can get a used MPC1000 for cheaper than an MPC500. If you do not need the portability, I'd say get the 1000.
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Postby whiteyhouston » Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:32 pm

I was told about these Japanese guys that have developed an OS for the mpc1000 that greatly increases it's functionality... it is apparantly (obviously) NOT approved by Akai and can void a warranty if you have problems but from what I've heard it is the "bee's Knees"..

anyone hear of this?
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Postby whiteyhouston » Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:40 pm

gives the 1000 the functionality of the 2500.. adds a Gird Edit feature, etc..
check it here:

http://scattermish.blogspot.com/2006/06 ... 00-os.html
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Postby drgarbage » Sat Nov 25, 2006 3:46 am

I have been using the jj os for 2 months now, and all can say is that its f**k great. It makes the box an uber MPC. I am used to my mpc 60 which is very easy to use because each feature has its own button but I have to say the 1000 is very quick with the jj os(after you get used to it). Although the sound of the 1000 is not my favorite, 12bit is the s**t for drums 16bit is too clean. But for the money the 1000's go for 500-750 I have to say it is the best bargain in drum machines.
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