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 fucking 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 shit 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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