AKAI MPC1000 MUSIC PRODUCTION CENTER: MPC Power And Flexibility In A Portable Package
.The Akai MPC1000 is small, perfectly formed and not much bigger than an A4 sheet of paper. But Akai has not compromised in the slightest to produce this diminutive MPC. On the contrary - the MPC1000 inherits many of the major features of its older, bigger siblings but in a compact form that makes it ideal for carrying around - to your friends, to a gig, to a session - wherever.
As part of its lineage, the MPC1000 features the 16 characteristic velocity and pressure sensitive pads that have been an established (and essential) component of the MPC series since its inception, arguably, they are the best pads on any drum machine past or present! Also retained is the MPC's legendary feel and groove so that you can be sure that your beats and sequences just swing. It also features the MPC60's intuitive transport and locate controls, the unique NOTE REPEAT function plus new additions such as the two Q-Link sliders that allow realtime interaction with tuning, filter cutoff, layer switching, attack and decay.
Add to these a well established, friendly and intuitive user interface, two separate multi-effects processors (plus a master output effects processor!), resonant multi-mode filters, 4-way sample layering and velocity switching per pad, two MIDI ins and 32 MIDI channels via the two MIDI outputs, multiple audio outputs as standard, footswitch inputs for hands-free control and you have most of what you?d expect to find in a rugged, dependable switch on and work and out the carton solution to computer sequencer headaches.
The use of compact flash as a storage medium, makes for more than enough room to save your sounds and grooves in an extremely compact, portable and readily available format and present testing has verified the use of up to 2GB cards. Furthermore, the MPC1000 supports the MASS STORAGE CLASS USB standard. What this means is that when connected to a Mac or PC via the MPC1000's USB port, the Mac/PC sees the MPC1000 as a Compact Flash card reader without the need for any cumbersome driver installation on your computer. This simple implementation allows you to simply drag-and-drop data between your desktop and the MPC1000's CF card to build up sound library on your CF card or vice versa to back up data on your CF card. With regard to internal memory, you get 16MB of onboard RAM as standard but this can be expanded to a whopping 128MB.
The three Fs are features, functions and facilities. Behind the stunning retro cosmetic styling that pays homage to a halcyon era of dedicated drum machines, the new MPC1000 is a thoroughly modern sampling drum machine and 64-track MIDI sequencer that is more than equipped with features, functions and facilities to let you explore new musical ideas without restriction.
Impressive specs, good looks, loads of features and everything else aside, the best news of all is that this power for musical expression now costs less than ever before. So, if you have ever dreamed of buying into the MPC legend to realise your musical ambitions, now's your chance!
- 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-level pad function maps one sound to 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-file sequences
- Analog and digital I/Os, headphone output and two MIDI In/Out
- Internal sounds in flash
- Four-way sample layering and velocity switching per pad
- Four-pole filters (two two-pole filters) filtering for