Akai MPC1000 Production Station Sampler

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    The Akai MPC1000 is Back In Black, with a big-time V2.0 update! A laptop-size MPC!
    The Akai MPC1000 inherits many of the major features of the larger Akai MPC’s, but in a compact (approx. 9x13") package that makes it ideal for travel. It is also a worthy alternative to computer-based systems. The MPC1000 provides the revolutionary MPC60's feel & groove and features “Note Repeat”, plus compact flash card storage, 2 Q-Link sliders, USB connectivity, two separate multi-effects processors (plus a master output effects processor!), resonant multi-mode filters, and 4-way sample layering and velocity switching per pad. I/Os includes 2 MIDI Ins & Outs (32 MIDI channels!), SPDIF I/O (RCA), 1/4" stereo analog output plus 4 individual outs. The MPC1000 comes with 16MB of RAM (expandable to 128MB) and a 32MB CF card (verified compatibility with 2GB cards) as well as the ability to add an internal hard drive for more storage (optional). The best news of all is that all this power now costs less than ever before. So, if you have ever dreamed of buying into the MPC legend to realize your musical ambitions, now is your chance!

    New V2.0 Features

    1. Added delay effect
    2. Added timestretch and pitch shift (offline)
    3. Added ability to reverse samples
    4. Added ability to slice samples and create patched phrases
    5. Real-time modulation with Q-Link
    6. Added Input thru
    7. Added HDD support
    8. Added timestretch and pitch shift (offline)
    9. Added Track velocity field on [MAIN] screen
    10. Added ability to audition samples directly from CF and HD
    11. Added ability to adjust trim points with Q-Link sliders
    12. Added Mixer automation
    13. Added LFOs
    14. Added Velocity > Start and Velocity > Pitch modulation
    15. Added 'delete' and 'silence' option for [TRIM] 'edit' window
    16. Added ability to change sequences by external MIDI program change
    17. Added [NOTE REPEAT] hold.
    18. Added .snd file support
    19. Added multiple edit of 'shift timing', 'velocity' and 'duration' at [SEQ EDIT] mode
    20. Added tempo sync of 'flying pan' and 'Tremolo' effect
    21. Added note range selection for 'View' field in [STEP EDIT] mode
    22. Added a shortcut between [MIXER] and [EFFECT] mode
    23. Added multiple pad selection in [MIXER] mode with shift button
    24. Added sequence parameter 'copy'
    25. Added program based Mono/Poly setup
    26. Added specific event type selection in [ERASE] window
    27. Added 'repeat' option for Footswitch

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    Akai MPC1000 Features

    • Established friendly and intuitive user interface of 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.
    • A 16 levels function giving you one sound on all pads with varied level, tuning, attack, decay or filter per pad.
    • Two separate effects processors and one main out effect processor; all which can be used simultaneously.
    • 4-pole filters (two 2-pole filters) filtering for each of the 32 voices.
    • Two Q-Link sliders for realtime performance control.
    • 2 x MIDI In and 2 x MIDI Out.
    • 32 MIDI channels.
    • 16MB RAM standard, expandable to 128MB.
    • Internal preset sounds in flash.
    • Save/load your sound and sequence data to/from Compact Flash.
    • Portable laptop size – ideal for taking your act on the road.

    More Details

    The Legacy
    In 1988, Akai professional introduced the now legendary MPC60 to the world. The MPC60 didn’t just change the way we worked - it actually created new styles of music never before imagined, styles of music that have evolved over the years but are as relevant today as they were 18 years ago when the MPC concept was born.

    During this period, the MPC has become a household name the world over amongst discerning musicians, producers and DJs working in a wide range of musical genres and even though the MPC series has developed over the years to incorporate the latest technologies, it has always retained it’s uniqueness and has never been successfully copied.

    However, in building bigger and better machines, Akai realized that (despite what some might say!) size isn’t everything when customers started asking for a compact, portable 'laptop' size MPC!

    Enter the MPC1000.

    Small and perfectly formed (and not much bigger than an A4 sheet of paper), this diminuitive MPC is not some compromised little runt of the litter as you might expect. On the contrary - the MPC1000 inherits many of the major features of its older, bigger siblings but in a compact form factor that makes it ideal for carrying around... to your friends, to a gig, to a session… wherever. And it’s a creditable alternative to computer based systems

    Size Matters
    As part of its lineage, the MPC1000 features the sixteen 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 original MPC60’s intuitive transport and locate controls, the unique NOTE REPEAT function plus new additions such as the two Q-Link sliders that allow real-time 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.

    But there are new things too:

    The use of compact flash as a storage medium, for example, 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 2 Gigabyte 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.
    * You can use "USB MASS STORAGE CLASS" devices with Windows 2000/Me/XP (or later) and MacOS 9.x/10.x. Requires a USB connection on your Mac/PC plus the appropriate support in your computer's OS.

    With regard to internal memory, you get 16Mb of on-board RAM as standard but this can be expanded to 128 MB.

    The Three "Fs" - Features, Functions, 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.

    The Amazingly Affordable MPC!
    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!

    Product Specifications

    Akai MPC1000 Specifications


    • Display: 240 x 64 dot graphic LCD with back light
    • Memory card slot: Compact Flash type 2 (32Mb-2Gb)
    • Dimensions (W x H x D): mm 330 x 75.5 x 228.2 (Max 234.6) (approxiamtely 13 x 3 x 9")
    • Weight: 3.45kg (approx. 7.6 lbs.)
    • Power requirement 19W

    Sound Generator

    • Sampling rate: 44.1kHz
    • Sampling capacity: 16Mb standard, (11.5 Mb sound memory) exp. to 128Mb
    • Recording time: 136 sec (16Mb mono) 24m28sec (128Mb mono)
    • Memory expansion slot: 144-pin 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
    • Number of programs: 24


    • 2 stereo effects and master effect
    • Effect types: Chorus, Flanger, 4 band EQ, Compressor, Phaser, Tremolo, Auto Pan, Reverb
    • Master effect: 4 band EQ, Compressor


    • Maximum events: 100,000 notes
    • Resolution: 96 parts per 1/4-note (96ppqn)
    • 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 pads: 16 (velocity and pressure sensitive)
    • Drum pad banks: 4
    • Sync mode: MIDI clock


    • Record input (L and R): 1/4-inch 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-inch phone x 2 unbalanced +11dBu, output impedance 1k Ohms, Max. output level +17dBu
    • 4 individual outputs: 1/4-inch phone x 4 unbalanced +11dBu, output impedance 1k Ohms, Max. output level +17dBu
    • Phones output: 1/4-inch stereo phone x 1, 200mW / 32 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 (supports "USB MASS STORAGE CLASS")
    • Footswitches: 1/4-inch phone x 2

    Standard Accessories

    • 32MB Compact Flash card
    • Power cable
    • Operator's manual


    • MPC2000XL: SEQ, PGM (*), WAV
    • MPC4000: SEQ, WAV (No PGM compatibility)
    • MPC3000: No compatibility
    • Z4/8: .WAV sample data only
    • S5/6000: .WAV sample data only
    • S1000/3000: No compatibility
      * When PGM file is loaded, only pad assign is loaded. Other edit parameters are ignored

    Specifications subject to change without notice.

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