Akai Professional MPC1000 Music Production Center  

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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 inter... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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
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
 
4.7

(based on 24 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

If ur Serious about making ur Music u Need One...

The Mpc1000 is probaly the Most easiest peice of equipment to use. i came over from the software world i mostly used reason 3.0 to create some music, and as soon as i got...Read complete review

The Mpc1000 is probaly the Most easiest peice of equipment to use. i came over from the software world i mostly used reason 3.0 to create some music, and as soon as i got this peice i was on my way. ive only had this lil monster for about a month but ive made my best music with it so far. when it comes to sampling , and programing , and sequence ur samples nothing is easier athan the 1000. i was debatin to get the 2500 or the 1000 and im very happy i purchased the 1000, besides the point i saved 1,000.00, the mpc1000 is def for a serious beat maker...

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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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5.0

Went from the software world to the MPC 1000

By Joel Smith

from Ingleside, IL

Comments about Akai Professional MPC1000 Music Production Center:

Decades ago, I was using hardware because that is all there was. I started using software to make music about two years ago and have struggled a bit. I bought an MPC 1000 and made more progress in a week then 6 months with software. The other great thing is that it makes all of my software sounds make sense. It bridged the gap, if you will. I drag sounds from my MAC or PC straight to the memory card, load it up and it's ready to go. I of course have to record some sounds in Ableton Live and convert to WAV but that is no big deal. (Native Instruments KORE sounds drag straight over) I love not being tied to my computer desk with the MPC. Also, after making sounds with the MPC, I do all of the finishing touches on my computer after simply moving my creation. I loved the MPC 1000 so much I also bought an MPC 500 to take advantage of true mobility with battery power. I was hesitant at first because of the price but it is worth it. When I just feel like "jamming", I just use the pads and play. What a great product!!! I have MASCHINE and found the MPC to be more user friendly. Thanks AKAI

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

First MPC (MPC1000)

By SPTHEBSS

from Boston, MA

Comments about Akai Professional MPC1000 Music Production Center:

Ive had mine now for about 2 months, i love it. Im still not a pro on it but for the amount of time i spend on it, it isnt too hard to learn. I upgraded it to 128mb of ram and its dope. I reccomend this to any producer.

(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.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Akai MPC is the way to go for beginner or profeshional

By Dom Daniel

from Longview WA

Comments about Akai Professional MPC1000 Music Production Center:

well ive owned the mpc 1000 for about two weeks now and im already bangin out some of the best stuff ive done so far. the mpc has the most user friendly operating system i ve used yet and ive used roland, tascam, korg to name a few. one of the many things i like about the 1000 is how the menu is layed out. all you have to do is hit the mode button then one of the labled 16 pads and your there. no bouncing from screen to screen to screen just to change the bpm or another simple setting. as a matter of fact all of your main settings for recording are all on the main page. you dont have to go anywhere just highlight the setting and change it. then as far as something that i would change or improve on the 1000 would be to give it the same pads as the other mpc's, although it doesnt make or break the unit for me. plus akai does offer a pad fix but a little on the spendy side, but i would definitely recommend this product to anyone interested in learning how to produce music/beats

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

made for hiphop

By Dr.Cause of L.S.D

from PA

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.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Akai Or Die

By Dame Mariatchi

from Detroit MI

Comments about Akai Professional MPC1000 Music Production Center:

I'm a Recording Artist (Rapper) if you are too then you are all too familiar with dealing with producers. I felt like I was always on someone elses time always trying to get a beat. One day I decided to try the all too popular Fruti Loops which I thought was the best thing since sliced bread. I was wrong after producing on Fruti I just could'nt get my drums, snares, and kicks sounding full and industry quality like the pros. Thats when I decided to give beat machines a shot. I've been doing the music thing for a while and I've came across MPC's in the past. So I knew that this would be the only way to go. I did a lot of research and decided on the 1000. What a gift this little box was. I was kind of overwhelmed when I looked at the manual, but after a couple of weeks of playing around with it (going to the manual and online blogs when I needed help) I found the treasure that I had added to my studio. And I didn't have to loose all my hard earned sounds from Fruti I just convert them to waves and send them to the heaven that is the MPC. This thing made sound I had in Fruti sound sooooo much better and my samples got so cleaner. If you read enough you'll find that anything you want to do as far as making beats you can do with the MPC1000. The way I'd give it up for anything else is if it actually took the thoughts from my head and made the beat for me lol. Word to the wise "You don't need to keep hooking your MPC to the Comp via USB to load your samples just go to record mode plug your sound cables into your mixer/radio/even Ipod and press record the MPC will wait for your signal just play the song and save your sample. Thats just something it took me a while to figure out. GET IT OR CONTINUE TO WONDER WHY YOUR BEATS DONT BANG.

(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.

(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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
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

(3 of 3 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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