Product DescriptionAkai MPC4000 Plus 24-Bit, 96kHz MIDI Production Center
Akai's Ultimate 24-bit/96kHz MIDI Production Center
This special version of the MPC4K includes the IB-4D digital I/O board.
The MPC4000 utilizes Akai's new Z-96 LSI sampling engine, combined with a high-performance Intel (tm) CPU, to provide ultra-fast processing along with 24-bit audio resolution w/sample rates up to 96kHz. Up to 6 controllers can be assigned to control a wide variety of parameters. Its USB interface and ak.Sys Network and Control Software enhances the hinged 6 in. LCD and Q-Link interface. The MPC4000 features 64-note polyphony (32-note @ 96 kHz), 272MB of on-board memory - expandable up to 512MB using (cheap!) PC100 or PC133 SDRAM. A built-in 80 GB EIDE hard drive is included for storage, and a separate drive bay is provided to accommodate Zip or CD-R. The MPC4000's IntelliSample (tm) capability automates sampling, naming, program creation and sample assignment automatically. New sound munching possibilities are available with Quick FX (tm) resampling using powerful presets from the included EB4JS 4-channel 24-bit/96kHz effects processor. Connections include XLRs inputs with high-quality pre-amps and balanced outputs providing full 24/96 conversion, a dedicated turntable input, 2 MIDI inputs, 4 MIDI outputs, SMPTE I/O, and a high-density SCSI port. The most powerful MPC ever takes its rightful position as a legendary music production tool.
The most powerful MPC ever takes its rightful position in the Akai Professional product line. Along with the MPC2000XL, and the MFC-equipped Ultimate XL the MPC4000 joins the legendary music production tools of our time. Using the new Z-96 sampling engine the MPC4000 boasts the first full feature sampler ever in an MPC product.
New filtering is provided by way of 6-pole digital dynamic filters which allow realtime control of the cut-off frequency and resonance from the Q-Link knobs or via MIDI control change messages. The new filter design not only supports all filter designs available in the powerful S5000/S6000 and Z4/8 samplers but allows new variations such as the triple filter consisting of three independent 2-pole filter blocks.
Filter modulation is part of the APM (assignable program modulation) matrix which has more than 30 modulation items freely assignable as either source or destination. Furthermore one source can be assigned to multiple destinations and likewise multiple sources can be assigned to one destination just like on a vintage synth matrix patch board.
Improved sequencing functions include 960 ppq resolution, a Song can now be played in Second Sequence function, a sequence data clipboard allows you to create phrase libraries and there is no longer any limitation in using the maximum number of events (300,000) in any one song. As on the legendary MPC60, 4 MIDI outs also come as standard on the MPC4000 enabling 64 MIDI channel operation
The large LCD also allows an unprecedented view of sequence data showing data as a piano roll or as a drum machine 'grid'. Continuous MIDI data can also be shown (and edited) graphically
The MPC4000 comes with 272Mb of onboard RAM as standard in the US and can easily be expanded to a massive 512Mb using readily available 168pin PC100 or PC133 DIMM memory. Memory can be expanded using 64Mb, 128Mb or 256Mb upgrades. Internally the MPC can be fitted with an IDE hard drive.
Fitted with SCSI and USB master ports as standard, it can also be connected to external storage media ie CD-R, HD, Zip, MO, etc., and the USB port can also be used to connect an external USB drive or a keyboard for easier file naming.
Benefits of the new MPC4000 include
The new Z-96 sampling engine, combined with a high-performance Intel (tm) CPU provides ultra-fast processing and 24-bit audio resolution with sample rates up to 96kHz 64-voices, or 32 voices at 96kHz sample rate
Massive 272 MB on-board memory, expandable to 512 MB
Balanced stereo XLR-1/4-inch TRS combo inputs with reference-grade preamps, with switchable phono inputs to allow direct connection of turntables
Four MIDI OUT ports control up to 64 independent MIDI channels
Four Q-Link (tm) knobs, and two note variation sliders for real-time modulation control
Real-time control of filter cutoff, resonance, pitch, LFO rate and depth - and more
IntelliSample automates sampling, naming, program creation and sample assignment
Virtual sampling streams sample playback directly from hard disk
Full sampler implementation provides compatibility with Z-Series and S-Series Multi, Program and Sample files. The MPC4000 can create everything from powerful beats, to expressive piano and strings parts
Project (.PRJ) files save all sequences, songs, samples, programs and multi's in a single file
New 4-channel 56-bit effects processor (standard)
USB host port accommodates USB floppy, CD-R, HD, MO, ZIP drives for storage, and an ASCII keyboard for naming
USB slave port provides for ak.Sys Network and Control System software
192 filters/26 filter types with to 3 simultaneous filters per voice
Dual independent LFOs with internal/external modulation control
Internal IDE hard drive (standard in North America Only) plus external SCSI connection
Built-in sample rate converter on the digital input to eliminate rate-matching problems
Large 320 x 240, multi-angle graphic LCD
FAT32 disk format is fully compatible with S5000,S6000, Z4, Z8, DPS24, and most PC's
Native .WAV sample format allows data sharing with anything supporting .WAV files
Built-in CD Recorder ( standard in North America Only) for master archiving or Sample Loading
ak.Sys Control & Networking software enables Mac and PC connection via on-board USB interface
Two assignable footswitch inputs
Wordclock input for sync with external digital devices (optional)
Graphical sequence event editing
Memory meters display remaining free sampler memory, sequence memory and CPU memory
Audition samples directly from hard disk
Graphic editing of sample waveforms
Six pad banks provide quick access to up to 96 different sounds
SMPTE I/O Standard
And Much, Much more!
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