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Akai MPC1000 Music Production Center

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The Akai MPC1000 Music Production Center combines a 64-Track MIDI Sequencer and a 32-voice Stereo Digital Sampler, with 16 velocity and pressure sensitive rubber pads in a compact and super durable package that makes it perfect for carrying around.

The MPC1000 inherits many of the major features of older MPCs such as the legendary 'feel' and 'groove' so that you can be sure that your beats and sequences 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 a dependable alternative to computer sequencer headaches.

The MPC1000 comes with 16MB of on-board memory as standard that can be expanded up to 128 MB of RAM. It has internal preset sounds in flash memory (factory sounds are user-replaceable). Standard Compact Flash is used as the storage medium. A 32MB Card is included and present testing has verified the use of up to 2GB cards. Furthermore, the MPC1000 supports the ‘Mass Storage Class" USB standard. When connected to a Mac or PC via its built-in USB port, this implementation allows to simply drag & drop data between the computer and the MPC1000's CF card.

A compact dedicated hardware sequencer/sampler that works well with computers too. Simply put, a real Akai MPC at an affordable price.

The perfect machine to quickly create punchy beats.
Anyone who wanted an MPC but could not afford it!
Typically: Hip-Hop and R&B artist or "producer, as well as DJ/Live Club performer.

Key Features

1) Akai MPC design

Established, friendly, and intuitive user interface of MPC series
MPC's legendary "feel and "groove

Pattern-based and linear 64-track sequencer with 32 MIDI channels

32-voice drum/phrase sampler with up to 128MB RAM

Great-feeling, velocity and pressure sensitive pads for expressive programming

16 levels function: one sound on all pads with varied level, tuning, attack, decay or filter per pad

Two Q-Link sliders for real-time performance control

2) Computer friendly

Built-in Compact Flash drive and USB port (Mass Storage Class)
Standard WAV files samples and MIDI Files sequences
3rd party offline Pad/Program editor software and sample editing/processing software

3) Ready-to-go

Built-in Analog and Digital I/Os, headphone output and 2 x MIDI In /Out
Internal sounds in flash

Portable laptop size and 19W power (can use car/airplane DC-AC adaptor) – perfect for taking on the road

4) Extensive sound control

4-way sample layering and velocity switching per pad

4-pole filters (two 2-pole filters) filtering for each of the 32 voices

2 onboard effects processors plus 1 main out effect processor; all which can be used simultaneously

Can resample its own output

5) Free Sounds

20MB of free sounds and grooves on included Compact Flash card

Many classic drum machines and real drum/percussions kits available for free download


Sound Generator
Data format: 16-bit linear WAV
Sampling rate: 44.1 kHz
Memory: 16MB standard (11.5MB sound memory), expandable to 128MB with EXM128 option
Preset sound memory: 5MB Flash
Recording time: 136 sec (16MB mono) 24m28sec (128MB mono)
Polyphony: 32-voice
Filters: 2 x 2-pole filters per voice
Filter types: Low pass, band pass, high pass
Number of active programs: 24 (with 64 pads per program)

Effects 2 general effects: Chorus, Flanger, 4-band Equalizer , Bit-Grunger,
Compressor, Phaser, Tremolo, Auto Pan, Reverb
Master effect: 4 band Equalizer , Compressor

Sequencer Capacity: 100,000 notes
Resolution: 96ppq
99 Sequences
64 Tracks per sequence
32 MIDI output channels (16 channels x 2 output ports)
Song mode: 20 songs, 250 steps per song
MIDI Clock Sync: Master/Slave

Drumpads 16 velocity and pressure sensitive pads
4 pad banks
16 Levels: Velocity, Tuning, Filter Cutoff, Attack, Decay
Track Mute and Next Sequence features for live performance

General Display: 240x64 dot graphic LCD w/back light
Memory Card slot: Compact Flash type 2 (up to 2GB)
Standard accessories: 32MB Compact Flash Card, Power cable

Connections Record Input (L and R): jack x 2, balanced
Digital Input: RCA x 1, SPDIF
Stereo Output (L and R): jack x 2, unbalanced
Individual Outputs: jack x 4, unbalanced
Headphone Output: stereo jack x 1
Digital Output: RCA x 1, SPDIF
MMIDI: 2 x MIDI In and 2 x MIDI Out
USB: Device connector x 1 (Mass Storage Class support)
Footswitches: jack x 2

Power 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
Consumption: 19W

& Weight H x W x D:2.97 x 12.99 x 8.985, max 9.235 (75.5mm x 330mm x 228.2mm (Max 234.6mm)
Weight: 7.6 lbs (3.45kg)


AKAI Professional warrants its products to be free from defects for 1 year from the date of purchase.