Akai MPC 1000
- Vintage or Discontinued
- Audio Samplers Ranked #7
- 2 setups using this
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MPC1000 inherits all of the essential MPC features such as 32-voice stereo sampling, 64-track sequencing, and 16 velocity and pressure-sensitive MPC pads, fitting all the production capability into a compact, affordable package. 16MB of on-board memory comes standard and can be expanded up to 128MB. You can save your work to a Standard Compact Flash Card (up to 2GB). A preloaded CF card with popular Akai Pro samples is included to get you going.
When connected to a Mac or PC via its built-in USB port, you can simply drag and drop data between the computer and MPC1000's CF card. MPC1000 is small, rugged and incredibly portable for an easy fit into a backpack or laptop bag for the traveling producer.
KEY 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 programming16-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 flashFour-way sample layering and velocity switching per pad Four-pole filters (two two-pole filters) filtering for each of the 32 voices Two on-board effects processors plus main-output effect processor, all which can be used simultaneously Outputs can be re-sampled
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Based on 17 Reviews and 72 Ratings
I bought it, it bought me
My first sampler was an Akai S2000 which was a budget rack sample player. It didn't impressed me enough since my E-MU 1212m with the Reason NN-XT did the job far-far better. This was around 2004. Then I bought an MPC 1000 in 2011 and the JJOS2XL actual version to replace the annoying Akai OS. So you think, Kontakt or any other software sampler handling things better and more efficient? I bet you will change your mind when you spent a few hour with the MPC1K under JJOS2XL. Far the best and easiest hardware sampler I seen until nowadays. My enthusiasm rooted one hand because the excellent sound engine and another hand because the JJOS2XL operation system. These together makes this beast as a real warrior. It can drive 2 gears outside, and the MPC1K didn't get the terrible MIDI timing problem like the MPC5K, so it can be as precise like any other pro MIDI gear. I tried it in many ways, in the bed at evening, connected my phone's out to the input and sampled some favourite phrase from a science interview with Michio Kaku. On the stage controlling my DAW on the notebook and release some long sample. On my vacation in the hotel room creating the first impressions after an inspirative day. This gear can fit near any situation if you able to plug it. You can expand the memory to 128 MB and add a simple IDE 2.5 HDD. The CF card slot is default. If you don't use the special JJOS2XL format, the basic PGM files can be read by MPC 2500/5000 models. The sequences are compatible except the effects section. For some bad points, it has a terrible workout in physical. If you buy one as second hand, you better to look around for pad set replacement kit, and check the faders if you can!
Quick and Easy
Nothing i've used so far is as quick and easy for laying down rhythms and quick melodies. JJ OS2XL - turns it into a pretty powerful sequencer for all my synthesizers as well. I find it more efficient and tactile than using Ableton with less hassle. More fun for live performances as well. Studio in a box. Down side is the learning curve and getting around the fact that it's really 1980s tech... but using what works is what counts, not how fancy your gear is.
Regret that I sold it..
This was my first hardware device for music production and I completely regret selling it. I’ll probably end up getting another one in the future as it’s a perfect package when it comes to an MPC. Very versatile, very fun, can generate immmediate musical results.