New Akai MPC5000 OS
Akai Professional has announced the release of MPC5000 OS 2.0, a new operating system for its MPC5000 music production workstation.
MPC5000 OS 2.0 includes more than 25 improvements to the functionality and workflow of the MPC5000, according to Akai.
MPC5000 OS 2.0 introduces Keygroup Programs to the MPC5000. Users can create chromatic instrument key-mapped sample programs taking a single sample and turning it into a pitched piano, string or other instrument sound. This new capability is designed to expand the performance and production capability of the MPC5000, and its ability to perform as a drum sampler and a more traditional key-mapping sampler.
Users can now import S1000, S3000, S5000/S6000, Z4/Z8 and MPC4000-format sample libraries from Akai Professional and third party developers. MPC5000 OS 2.0 enables automation recording for any of the parameters in the effects set. This enhancement builds on the MPC5000’s ability to record program parameters to aid greatly in mixing and production. A new Controller Grid Edit window added to Grid Edit Mode is designed to enable users to see a graphic view of controller automation and edit events.
A new MultiEdit function is designed to enable users to edit parameters for multiple pads at once. The MPC5000’s Chopshop technology, which slices samples into smaller pieces, has a new Zoom function in MPC5000 OS 2.0 that lets users to zoom in on individual slices for finer editing of their beat slicing. The newly added ability to quantize Track Mutes is a useful feature for performers who trigger clips and tracks from their MPC5000. It is designed to eliminate worries about compensating for latency because the MPC5000 perfectly aligns mute punches in real time. With these and a host of other new advancements, MPC5000 OS 2.0 makes the MPC5000 even more powerful, musical and user-friendly.
MPC5000 OS 2.0 is available for download at www.akaipro.com/MPC5000 at no cost.
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