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Akai MPC1000 Music Production Center

With the familiar touch-sensitive pads, intuitive sequencer, and sampling features of the larger MPCs, the Akai MPC1000 brings MPC power within any budget. (321) Read 20 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

If you want to make beats, there's a whole world of options out there, from groove boxes to step sequencers to drum machines to computer-based programs. The choices can seem overwhelming: do you want a unit that's easy to learn, a unit that has the most features, or the unit that's the best for live performance? zZounds knows you just want to start making music, so let's keep things simple: you need an Akai MPC1000. The MPC is the one machine that has been there from the beginning of Hip-Hop and other sample-based music, and continues to be the go-to tool for today's hottest producers. The MPC, or Music Production Center, brilliantly combines real-time audio sampling, the ease of drum machine programming, and the sophistication of a multitrack studio in a one-stop groove shop. And it may just be the perfect introduction to MPC culture.

All MPCs are designed to get your basic ideas down fast, and to help you grow those ideas quickly. It's all about preserving your inspiration, and that's why the Akai MPC has remained standard-issue gear for Hip-Hop and Electronic Music producers for decades. To that legacy, the MPC1000 adds portability--with a footprint no bigger than most laptops, it still packs an impressive array of pro features. The compact size, real-time controls, and amazing sound make it the best gigging MPC ever, but it's still got the features to make it a powerful studio sampler / sequencer. Best of all, it's easy to learn, and still has enough features to make it the center of your productions for years to come.

Designed To Inspire

Simple to learn and fun to use, the Akai MPC1000 is sure to inspire greatness. The awesome, rubberized MPC pads are the centerpiece of this killer machine; they feel great, are velocity sensitive for dynamic performance, and are responsive enough to capture the craziest rhythms you can tap out. Those trademark Akai trigger pads make it more of an instrument than merely a recorder, a difference you'll notice both in the studio and during live performance. The sixteen trigger pads have four layers each, giving you access to a total of 64 different sounds in one song. Add a pair of real-time Q-Link sliders, and you'll have instant control over volume, stereo panning and effects parameters to add you own sonic signature to basic patterns. Creating complex groove patterns is easy, too. Just hit record, play a part, then hit overdub and layer another part on top, as many times as you want. For really dense patterns, record at a slower tempo, then speed it back up for playback--since it's a completely MIDI-sequence-based, you get no change in pitch, just grooves that sound like you've got the fastest hands in the west. Finally, you get that unmistakable MPC sound: big, fat, and punchy. Everything just sounds better coming out of an MPC.

Small Size, Huge Sounds

Weighing in at only about 7.5 lbs., and measuring a mere 13" by 9" by 3", the Akai MPC1000 is like a flyweight that could have gone toe-to-toe with Tyson in '86. No bigger than most laptop computers, this MPC will fit on any desk, not to mention slip easily into a backpack or messenger bag, making it the perfect gigging MPC. This tiny box has all the features you'd expect from one of Akai's bigger machines, including top-notch audio connections. You get not one, but three pairs of stereo outputs; each trigger sample can be assigned to any of these six outputs for lots of live and in-studio signal routing options. There's also a digital S/PDIF in and out to preserve the detail of the CD-quality digital audio. You also get dual, parallel MIDI ins and outs. With two, separate MIDI paths, you can sync to external gear and control external sound modules without having to resort to an additional MIDI patch bay.

Built-In Sampling, Sample Editing

Your Akai MPC1000 comes pre-loaded with some great sounds, but the real magic starts when you start sampling your own. It features a full-fledged, stereo sampling and editing suite right in the box, so you'll be able to cut your own hits, beats, and effects and assign them instantly to trigger pads for use in your tracks. Dual 1/4" inputs with a big input volume trim knob let you sample from just about any source, from CDs and vinyl, to plugged-in electric bass and even dynamic microphones. Akai outfits the unit with 16MB of sample memory at the factory, and this can be upgraded to 128MB for an amazing 25 minutes of CD-quality mono recording time. Once you've recorded your raw audio, use the editing tools to trim, stretch, equalize, normalize, and even change the pitch of your samples to your liking. The big LCD screen, large jog wheel and smartly laid-out controls makes chopping up sounds easy; it really is its own production studio for sample-based music. In addition to making your own sounds, the MPC features both a USB connection and a CompactFlash reader for buying new sounds from thousands of professional sample production studios and artists. Your sonic options are limitless.

If you want to start making beats for real, you're gonna need a groovebox that sounds great, is easy to learn, and has the features that'll help you hang with the big boys. With the Akai MPC1000 you'll have all the production power you need to produce the next monster hit, and you'll be able to take that power with you wherever you go. You just can't go wrong with a genuine Akai MPC.

Power Supply:Power Cord (Included)

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General
- Display: 240 x 64 dot graphic LCD w/back light
- Memory Card Slot: Compact Flash type 2 (The size of the compact flash card that MPC1000 can handle is from 32MB to 2GB)
- Dimension (W x H x D): 330 x 75.5 x 228.2(Max 234.6)
- Weight: 3.45kg
- Power Requirement: 19W

Sound Generator
- Sampling Rate: 44.1kHz
- Memory Capacity: 16MB standard (11.5MB for sound memory), expandable to 128MB
- Recording Time: 136sec. (16MB, MONO), 24m28sec. (128MB, MONO)
- Memory Expansion Slot: 1 x for optional EXM128
- Data Format: 16-bit linear
- Polyphony: 32
- Dynamic Filtering: 2 x 2-pole filter per voice
- Filter Type: Low pass, band pass, high pass
- Preset Sound Memory: 5MB
- Effects: 2 stereo effects and Master effect
- Effect Type: Chorus, Flanger, Bit Grunger, 4 band EQ, Compressor, Phase shifter, Tremolo, Flying pan, Reverb
- Master Effect: 4 band EQ, Compressor
- Number of Programs: 24

Sequencer
- Maximum Events: 100000 notes
- Resolution: 96 parts per 1/4-note
- Sequences: 99
- Tracks Per Sequence: 64
- MIDI Output Channels: 32 (16 channels x 2 output ports)
- Song Mode: 20 songs, 250 steps per song
- Drum Pad: 16 (velocity and pressure sensitive)
- Drum Pad Banks: 4
- Sync Mode: MIDI clock

Inputs/Outputs
- Record Input (L and R): 1/4" stereo phone x 2, balanced -40dBu, input impedance 11k ohms; Max. Input level +10dBu
- Digital Input: RCA-pin x 1 S/PDIF
- Stereo Output (L and R): 1/4" phone x 2 unbalanced +11dBu, output impedance 1k Ohms, Max. output level +17dBu
- 4 Individual Outputs: 1/4-in. phone x 4 unbalanced +11dBu, output impedance 1k Ohms, Max. output level +17dBu
- Phones Output: 1/4-in. stereo phone x 1, 200mW / 100 ohms
- Digital Output: RCA-pin x 1 S/PDIF
- MIDI Inputs: 5-pin DIN x 2
- MIDI Outputs: 5-pin DIN x 2
- USB: Slave connector x 1, USB MASS STORAGE CLASS support (You need Windows 2000/Me/XP or later version, or MacOS 9.x/10.x or later version. )
- Footswitches: 1/4-in. phone x 2
- Standard Accessories Included: 128MB Compact Flash card, Power cable, Operator's manual

Options
- EXM128: 128MB expansion memory card

File Compatibility
- MPC2000XL SEQ, ALL, PGM, WAV (When PGM file is loaded, only pad assign is loaded. Other edit parameters are ignored.)
- MPC4000: SEQ, ALL, WAV (No compatibility of PGM)
- MPC3000: No compatibility
- Z4/8: WAV only
- S1000/3000: No compatibility

Power Supply:Power Cord (Included)
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 401-658-4032

Product Description

Small but perfectly formed, the MPC1000 is a welcome addition to a now legendary product line which holds a unique position in the evolution of modern electronic music. Inheriting all the features which make the MPC so recognizable, the MPC1000 is not only a perfect compliment to its larger MPC siblings, but a powerful Music Production Center in its own right.

Features:

- Established friendly and intuitive user interface of the MPC series
- Easy-to use MIDI sequencer/drum sampler offering a great alternative to complex computer-based products
- Great feeling, velocity and pressure-sensitive pads for expressive programming
- 16 levels function giving you one sound on all pads with varies level, tuning, attack, decay, layer, or filter per pad
- 2 separate effects processors and 1 main out effect processor: all of which can be used simultaneously
- 4-pole filters (two 2-pole filters) filtering for each of the 32 voices
- 2 Q-Link sliders for realtime performance control
- 2 x MIDI In and 2 x MIDI Out
- 16MB standard, expandable to 128MB
- Internal preset sounds in flash
- Save/load your sound and sequence data to/from compact flash
- Connect the MPC1000 to your computer via USB and drag and drop your files on your desktop
- Portable laptop size - ideal for taking your act on the road

Power Supply:Power Cord (Included)
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Mpc 2000xl replacement"
Sound: the sounds are more crisp than my old 2000xl Feature: its easier to transfer sounds becuase of the usb port and easier to install a hard drive Ease of Use: just like using my 2000xl no learning curve Quality: gotta get use to the pads, smaller than the 2000xl Value: the price was great Manufacturer Support: akai website gives you a lot of good information on the product The Wow Factor: if you dont like the color you alays can customize it Overall: A great piece of equipment, besides its an MPC for all
Style of Music: Hip-Hop, R&B, Rap, Pop
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "mpc 1k upgrade it to be a beast."
Sound: Well out of the box the sounds are old but, after buying sounds the machines performs well.I use my 1k with the micron keyboard and it sounds good but, if you want that professional sound you must invest in high quality sound module or keyoard (industry standard). Feature: Out of the box the 1k is so , so there's better machines for the money but, with the jj os the 1k is a beast.It's more powerful the 2000xl and running neck to neck with the 2500. Ease of Use: There's a learning curve with all machines but, you have to stay on this machine to master it .I'm still learning you tricks and had mine for 4 years now. Quality: The 1k is top quality and built sturdy.One problem i had with my 1k were the pads.I purchased the pad upgrade for $180 off of mpcstuff.com and had no problems ever since Value: Out of the box i don't think it's worth the price tag but, after you upgrade it you feel some what better .I really believe all the money you put out to make it a beast you would be better off buying the rolandmv8000 or the mpc3000 which is the same company anyways. Manufacturer Support: Support is good but ,i never had to use them in that capacity. The Wow Factor: If it only had a flip up screen like the 2500 WOW! picture that Overall: It's definitely a beginners machine but, if you invest some money it becomes a beast.
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