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  • angelieangelie

    all round equipment

    Akai Professional MPC5000Published on 02/21/15 at 00:46
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    Bought this unit after a testdrive for weeks. It may have the name and purpose as a drum machine / sampler but it is much much more.

    This unit replaces my apple when i'm on the road. It will be my recorder, sequencer,sampler and editor.

    At home i use it in combination with standard studio gear and will be my background vocals, second voice, backup recorder and non destructive dubber.

    I also took a good look at the " music production Controller" but you still in need of a computer which for me is a big Downside.

    The positive side is that it is not only a drum machine like everybody is saying. It is much more. It is everything you need if you don't have a studio with equipment. …
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    Bought this unit after a testdrive for weeks. It may have the name and purpose as a drum machine / sampler but it is much much more.

    This unit replaces my apple when i'm on the road. It will be my recorder, sequencer,sampler and editor.

    At home i use it in combination with standard studio gear and will be my background vocals, second voice, backup recorder and non destructive dubber.

    I also took a good look at the " music production Controller" but you still in need of a computer which for me is a big Downside.

    The positive side is that it is not only a drum machine like everybody is saying. It is much more. It is everything you need if you don't have a studio with equipment. it can handle everything from idea till the cd release which this machine can do too.

    Downside for me personally are the buildin effects. They are acceptable but not excellent and i realy miss some effects in the audio editor but i can work arround those limitations.
    Another downside is the fact that the harddrive recorder option is stereo only and not a direct 8 track. But hey, you can't expect everything in a machine that has so much to offer already.
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  • cececece93cececece93

    It's great, but AKAI could do much better in terms of the OS

    Akai Professional MPC5000Published on 03/12/13 at 06:27
    Everything has been already said about this product

    The left part with all the faders and knobs is perfect.

    It simplifies things in relation to the 1000 I had before!

    The 8 separate outputs are perfect, too, to be able to export a project in 1 or 2 turns...it's very practical.

    However, you'll need a soundcard with plenty of audio inputs, otherwise you'll have to do it again track by track manually!

    USE

    It's not bad in terms of use.

    I hate a bug that ends up making you crazy in the long run, especially when slicing a sample, a part that is very poorly achieved.

    I run JJ OS on my mp1000, they could've done a better job at this!

    A new OS or OS JJ is needed!

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    Everything has been already said about this product

    The left part with all the faders and knobs is perfect.

    It simplifies things in relation to the 1000 I had before!

    The 8 separate outputs are perfect, too, to be able to export a project in 1 or 2 turns...it's very practical.

    However, you'll need a soundcard with plenty of audio inputs, otherwise you'll have to do it again track by track manually!

    USE

    It's not bad in terms of use.

    I hate a bug that ends up making you crazy in the long run, especially when slicing a sample, a part that is very poorly achieved.

    I run JJ OS on my mp1000, they could've done a better job at this!

    A new OS or OS JJ is needed!

    Otherwise, it has all the basics of an mpc, and I love it for that!! I LOVE IT!!

    SOUND

    It doesn't add any coloration. Forget about all the sounds with lots of lows like the ASR 10, the mpc 3000, etc ...

    But, at the same time, you have enough tools to give sound your personal touch...

    So this aspect is not that annoying.

    I use very little the analog synth inside, so I can't tell you much about it.

    OVERALL OPINION

    2 or 3 years.

    Perfect hardware, but AKAI seems to be mocking us with this shitty OS!!

    Especially when you see its current street price! And this guys can't even make a software worthy of the name...

    It's like having windows!
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  • johnfaustusjohnfaustus

    OUi, but ...

    Akai Professional MPC5000Published on 09/28/12 at 12:03
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    characteristics? you have them in 'News' this product
    Very attractive on paper, complete MPC +
    4 FX buses 2, a synth VA, record direct to disk, sampling / sample edition of a sequencer to concrete fact of the renowned MPC etc ....
    no editor on computer, just a USB connection to transfer data on the HDD

    UTILIZATION

    Simple config?
    for a user to MPC relatively yes (some notable changes compared to the 2000 I had before but familiar ground)
    for anyone who discovers it is the gas plant is clear! RTFM seems like the other! ;)
    The manual is clear enough I think yeah
    the architecture of the Bécanne logical and relatively easy access, shift + PAD X to access the various menu…
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    characteristics? you have them in 'News' this product
    Very attractive on paper, complete MPC +
    4 FX buses 2, a synth VA, record direct to disk, sampling / sample edition of a sequencer to concrete fact of the renowned MPC etc ....
    no editor on computer, just a USB connection to transfer data on the HDD

    UTILIZATION

    Simple config?
    for a user to MPC relatively yes (some notable changes compared to the 2000 I had before but familiar ground)
    for anyone who discovers it is the gas plant is clear! RTFM seems like the other! ;)
    The manual is clear enough I think yeah
    the architecture of the Bécanne logical and relatively easy access, shift + PAD X to access the various menus
    the backlit display and top qd we know those other mpc
    however, its use is hampered by small bugs couraging enough in the long
    I'll come back in conclusion

    SOUNDS

    by sampling the sound is played as it is, he can be accused of lacking character but I do not complain
    pads meet the finger and the eye! to see in the long run but for now no testicle for almost 3 years on this
    VA synth wrong, I'm not a synth expert but you can make good ground and the other lead, with qq fx ass it gets interesting! we may regret the absence of automation parameters

    Weak point for racing pots which are staggered by integers have the impression of hearing each level
    for patch sentence, the tunes of samples, and the filter sucks ...

    Filters are passable, quite garish and digital, with dosing fingering (z'auraient able to do less but to integrate a kind of MFC42, we can always dream ....)

    FX, there's drinking and eating ....
    I like the delays and distos, good enough for me
    reverb, compressor blah ....
    those modulation (chorus, phaser, flanger, trmolo ...) are very muffled, no way to go in extreme settings and tweak sound like a pig,,, little deception so ...
    filter sweep of interesting, as well as other or the decimator freq. shifter

    Unfortunately these FX are subject to qq bugs, I'll come back at the end ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I almost 3 years
    I've tasted a lot of groove machine / BAR / synth + of 10 years since

    what I like +?
    MPC workflow, which I find really hell
    complete machine in the studio or live it enough (almost) to itself (I use cubase for premastering)

    the -:
    for a machine to 2000 balls at its output, there's a lot of stuff that bothers me ...:
    hard part:
    it's not top reliability,,, there's a bunch of DD who dropped apparently mine pedal in the semolina very often and I feel he will let go at any time! (My obsession ...)
    I had to change the motherboard and I am not alone in this .... (the machine was barely 3 years + without leaving the studio ...)
    soft part:
    I knew that os2 and I imagine how it would not even be the one with the toils! XD
    a lot of small bugs long enough couraging to the case c ° + * ille: knobs that déassignent (force off / on again)
    backups eat up half if we do not 'save Entire memory' (rather super sucks if you bump a prod that puts a heavy leaden to save)
    note lengths which, if they impinge on each other, are reduced to 0 during save / load
    impossible to seal a midi file
    the machine randomly freeze when too many FX
    no automation on the keyboard (except cutoff / reso)
    there are many others ... peel the forums ...
    damage, without it it would be killing
    So despite all this mpc is a good machine, in the studio, because if bugs live, hello anguish!
    it really gives me a sense of unfinished work and bungled from akai who have made an update to the bone and went whip other cats ...

    with the experience I do not think I would do this choice ...
    I would opt instead for a bone JJ + 2500 rack synth
    I keep it anyway, hoping one day JJ OS!
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  • logikone13logikone13

    A must-have

    Akai Professional MPC5000Published on 09/02/12 at 11:29
    Sampler/sequencer/synthesizer, it's a comprehensive machine that can handle a complete production by itself.
    Comprehensive and reliable connection options, I plug all my synths into it to sequence them.

    I recommend it to people looking for a compact and all-purpose machine!

    USE

    It couldn't be easier to use!
    The mpc feeling and workflow par excellence!
    The big, readable screen is a + in relation to other mpcs!

    SOUND

    It's a sampler, so.................
    You input blue and it comes out blue...the converters are very (too?) transparent, it's really faithful to the audio signal all the way to the end.

    It has plenty of effects, some of them are good and some oth…
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    Sampler/sequencer/synthesizer, it's a comprehensive machine that can handle a complete production by itself.
    Comprehensive and reliable connection options, I plug all my synths into it to sequence them.

    I recommend it to people looking for a compact and all-purpose machine!

    USE

    It couldn't be easier to use!
    The mpc feeling and workflow par excellence!
    The big, readable screen is a + in relation to other mpcs!

    SOUND

    It's a sampler, so.................
    You input blue and it comes out blue...the converters are very (too?) transparent, it's really faithful to the audio signal all the way to the end.

    It has plenty of effects, some of them are good and some others are bad, there's something for everyone.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've been using it for 1.5 years and I have never had the slightest problem with it.
    It is really sturdy and reliable, no bugs, no problems in terms of connections.

    I've had an mpc 3000, an sp 12 turbo and an s950, but I only kept this one!
    The workflow of an mpc but with all modern advantages (no diskettes, comfortable screen, internal hard drive, usb, faster loading...... ).

    If you are hesitating between a 3000 or a 2000xl, the 5000 doesn't have a particular character, granted, but its modernity will make you quickly forget the pleasure of sampling with its older siblings.
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  • abc du beatmakingabc du beatmaking

    the bomb the mpc 5000

    Akai Professional MPC5000Published on 05/25/12 at 05:43
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    twelve o'clock perfect connectivity, possibiliter to use the mpc as control surface with reason5 is the perfect duo


    for me the effect section is very good for my scratches and the songs.
    the sequencer is very intuitive and very easy to use and is a formidable power

    UTILIZATION

    the configuration is complete, the function sontres available after having read the manual which is in English, with very big bone possibiliter 2

    SOUNDS

    sampling is very good and very powerful for me I use it with 64 mb of memory and power is that despite formidable

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for a three months, what I like most is the sequencer and the part samplingle value for mo…
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    twelve o'clock perfect connectivity, possibiliter to use the mpc as control surface with reason5 is the perfect duo


    for me the effect section is very good for my scratches and the songs.
    the sequencer is very intuitive and very easy to use and is a formidable power

    UTILIZATION

    the configuration is complete, the function sontres available after having read the manual which is in English, with very big bone possibiliter 2

    SOUNDS

    sampling is very good and very powerful for me I use it with 64 mb of memory and power is that despite formidable

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for a three months, what I like most is the sequencer and the part samplingle value for money is very good firm against the power of the machine.
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  • AlanForPresidentAlanForPresident

    used for my drum patterns

    Akai Professional MPC5000Published on 04/22/12 at 23:07
    The MPC 5000 is a premier machine for anyone looking to lay down some drums! Or you can use it as a sampler as well. The Mpc 5000 has everything you need to sequence your tracks and you can even lay them out in “song” mode. Which is basically like doing them in your play list in a program like fl studio. Though I have never completed a full song in my mpc 5000, just because I think its easy to track out your song and mix it in pro tools, but you can still complete a whole song if you want.


    UTILIZATION

    I use the MPC by its self, I don’t have any other instruments going into it, so I didn’t have to worry about setting anything like that up. I just record using the outs and take …
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    The MPC 5000 is a premier machine for anyone looking to lay down some drums! Or you can use it as a sampler as well. The Mpc 5000 has everything you need to sequence your tracks and you can even lay them out in “song” mode. Which is basically like doing them in your play list in a program like fl studio. Though I have never completed a full song in my mpc 5000, just because I think its easy to track out your song and mix it in pro tools, but you can still complete a whole song if you want.


    UTILIZATION

    I use the MPC by its self, I don’t have any other instruments going into it, so I didn’t have to worry about setting anything like that up. I just record using the outs and take them into my audio interface to record the sequences then start the mixing from there. I hate manuals so I never read it. I looks like a thick book!


    SOUNDS

    It sounds great, MPC’s have been around for years and this one is probably one of the best ones because it has just what you need and the sound of the original MPC 2000. One good thing about the sound of the 5000 is that it keeps that old school sound that I love!


    OVERALL OPINION

    The MPC 5000 is great, you can even purchase different color pads. I purchased the red pads online and customized my MPC 5000 to how I like it. Also, the mpc 5000 has a lot more effects than the other models. The price tag on the 5000 is pretty is really up there. But its well worth the money you will spend. If you cant afford the 5000 check into the 1000 or try to get a 2000 if you can find someone that is selling them because MPC doesn’t make them anymore. But I say save up for this one!
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  • mpcstefmpcstef

    "I love it" must have it in his studio :)

    Akai Professional MPC5000Published on 04/06/12 at 13:04
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    all inputs and outputs is needed .....
    nothing is missing.
    my virus is connected in spdif and I sample everything by them, even vsti coming out of my pc virus, no audio dropouts, the top .......

    effects. are very good, in-house processing and more, so direct.et tempo sync

    the sequencer. I use it for all my songs, I is not on pc, timing is great!!!

    UTILIZATION

    the grip is quite complex, but at the same time it is a machine in the studio, and it is very complete ... I love it :) :)!!!!
    it is not ready to get tired, unlike other machines.
    big screen readable, internal synth, effects, and highly efficient compressor ...........

    SOUNDS

    sounds impeccable ......…
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    all inputs and outputs is needed .....
    nothing is missing.
    my virus is connected in spdif and I sample everything by them, even vsti coming out of my pc virus, no audio dropouts, the top .......

    effects. are very good, in-house processing and more, so direct.et tempo sync

    the sequencer. I use it for all my songs, I is not on pc, timing is great!!!

    UTILIZATION

    the grip is quite complex, but at the same time it is a machine in the studio, and it is very complete ... I love it :) :)!!!!
    it is not ready to get tired, unlike other machines.
    big screen readable, internal synth, effects, and highly efficient compressor ...........

    SOUNDS

    sounds impeccable ......... normal sampling requires .... converters are excellent and the invoice is rendered simply impeccable.
    Of course the cables used must beings of good qualities .....
    the pads are the best of all mpc. reactivity, pressure and speed of return.
    in addition I used midi control surface.
    4 + 8 sliders knobs, MIDI tracks assigned to several different
    I leave you the pleasure of calculating the number of live controllers that you can operate by simply changing the track ......

    OVERALL OPINION

    difficult to handle, but when we know all the mpc is direct and fluid.

    attention anyway to those who have made all their previous projects on the mpc 1000 or 2500, because if you use the jjosxl, projects are not compatible with the mpc 5000.
    So station!!
    otherwise two years that I have, and I would not change it for anything ......
    in two words: timeless and collector ...................
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  • WebmusicprodWebmusicprod

    THE mpc!

    Akai Professional MPC5000Published on 02/21/12 at 10:12
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    Full connectivity:

    10 out, MIDI 2in/4out, optical output, etc..

    Good effects section, I have not yet tested all.

    For sound, this sampler is a neutral, it's clean. The synth is interesting for the low in my case, it is editable but I is not yet fully identified.

    The sequencer is tops in the genre. I would say that the workflow is more intuitive than on computer music. It is very quick to take control even for a novice (Rec + Play and hop).

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration is done well asse. I do not notice the paper and pdf FR me drunk one can read while I'm doing without.

    Everything is at hand, the hearts.

    SOUNDS

    The sound may suit me, it's a sampler, the r…
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    Full connectivity:

    10 out, MIDI 2in/4out, optical output, etc..

    Good effects section, I have not yet tested all.

    For sound, this sampler is a neutral, it's clean. The synth is interesting for the low in my case, it is editable but I is not yet fully identified.

    The sequencer is tops in the genre. I would say that the workflow is more intuitive than on computer music. It is very quick to take control even for a novice (Rec + Play and hop).

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration is done well asse. I do not notice the paper and pdf FR me drunk one can read while I'm doing without.

    Everything is at hand, the hearts.

    SOUNDS

    The sound may suit me, it's a sampler, the rendering is faithful nothing to say.

    Reason dynamics paled and all I've done on computer, it's potato showman!

    The effect section looks to me much more effective than on MPC 2000XL (which is more on the latter option). I have not exploited all but for me they may be useful (unlike those of the 2000XL to 400 balls option).

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have this beast now for 2 weeks. I used a previously 2000XL all option. Ba big difference here is not to procrastinate. I am of computer music for 13 years and I always had the galleys on PC, I switched to Apple's much less of a crash but a workflow that fills me with the mouse and all the sound card config etc.. One day I bought one that was using MPC2000XL for Reason sequencer and sampler incidentally. And now here I am in possession of 5000 and I think she does not leave any time soon. I'm waiting to see the rebirth MPC because I'm very skeptical.

    For comparison the MPC2000XL know that its output was worth the price of 5000 today.

    In the 2000XL home: no separate outputs, no effect, 4 MB of memory, no flash memory, floppy disk media and many others probably.

    In 5000: Only the RAM and the combo CD / R are optional.

    So to all the detractors of this bike I do not see what you reproach him! Ok it bug from time to time (very rarely and nothing nasty). For the groove I can not see impairments in comparison with the sound of 60/3000/2000/etc. For sound, it is not cold but true! If you find an S900 for 12bit put him in the stomach it becomes the most comprehensive tools to make the instrumental Rap / Hiphop. The synth is not a Nordlead but it's frankly cool to shape with a low fat well. Ok then it costs € 1500 New in the 90s but I was drooling on the 2000XL with no option then I say that the MPC5000 is the most successful. HDD, CF reader, 64 MB RAM, 10 out, optical out, etc. ........

    10,000 francs it was not even the price of an Ensoniq EPS16 (15 000 Fr without oprtion). And for having the test, it looks ok but honestly grain level of tear fluid taf!! Like on Roland W30: great sound but sequencer for NASA engineer. And these gas 15/20kg weigh in! this is not the stuff with you to take joy in rehearsing and studio.

    Last thing: I know that Akai does not rework the OS to make us a 3.0 then give the source code to JJ!! Please!!
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  • clak3dclak3d

    Akai Professional MPC5000Published on 03/26/09 at 19:39
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    - What connections (audio, MIDI ...)?

    8 analog output jacks 6.3 + 2 L and R = STREO
    stereo RCA inputs for a turntable or CD player with tightening noise-pr vinyls. +
    2 XLR mic or line or L and R
    an optical ADAT 8 Channel
    one between optical SPDIF coaxial output 2 channel
    2 MIDI inputs, 4 MIDI outputs
    2 between pedals on the front
    a headphone jack located on the front
    CF card reader on the front
    a USB port for data transfers from the PC to the sampler samples
    - How many sounds and styles available? Are ditables? Through a utility Mac / PC?

    Many sounds of all kinds and all styles as it is a sampler ... infinity with synthtiseur intgr.L 'edition is in the machine with…
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    - What connections (audio, MIDI ...)?

    8 analog output jacks 6.3 + 2 L and R = STREO
    stereo RCA inputs for a turntable or CD player with tightening noise-pr vinyls. +
    2 XLR mic or line or L and R
    an optical ADAT 8 Channel
    one between optical SPDIF coaxial output 2 channel
    2 MIDI inputs, 4 MIDI outputs
    2 between pedals on the front
    a headphone jack located on the front
    CF card reader on the front
    a USB port for data transfers from the PC to the sampler samples
    - How many sounds and styles available? Are ditables? Through a utility Mac / PC?

    Many sounds of all kinds and all styles as it is a sampler ... infinity with synthtiseur intgr.L 'edition is in the machine with enough knobs aisment faders.et and the screen is fairly comfortable considering its size average.
    The hard drive there is a library of samples as a gift in addition to synth presets.
    - Has he an effects section?

    Yes, there must be twenty-effects if I am not mistaken pas.Mais good, has the rest of the AKAI and I will not be original but it is on cold mtallique.
    - What are the CHARACTERISTICS of squenceur? ...

    RESOLUTION of the squenceur is 960 ppq, rglage swing .. etc. ..

    UTILIZATION

    - The configuration gnrale Is it easy?

    OK, a year is not torture plus.mais not good for aa t fast therewith do because just before I 'd MPC2000 and a few prs is the same menu, except there are a lot more ..!
    - The usual functions are they easily accessible?

    You just take a look at the manual as any machine.c is sure if you can go full function ct intressantes.Pour to miss as little as possible during the exploration, small tip (which did not really matter): when the button "window" (just under the screen right) is lit is that there are still exploring the menu and pressing the entre.S button there it is teind is that there is nothing to see.
    - The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

    Yeah, a majority goes for the chapters on Sampling, while the squenage a. .. but there are some obscure passages in other chapters.

    SOUNDS

    - The sounds they agree your style of music?

    Yes because I grinds up what they are DIFFERENT compltement of the beginning.
    For samples, well still the same, we can not blame that is rotten, even if it is seen that we chantillonnons.
    - Are they ralistes?

    Some yes.
    - The effects are they effective and responsive?

    The effects are not effective trs I got, we do not feel too much. "Tailored?" Not really understood the meaning ...
    - The expression is good? (Raction VLOC the aftertouch)?

    The expression is correct.
    - What are the sounds you prfrez, you dtest? ...

    There is no sound of that I specially hasse ... and if there are really quite low in the synth.

    OVERALL OPINION

    - How long have you use it?

    I use it for 3 months.

    - What is the particular feature you like best and least?

    I like the usb, adat, the 80GB Hard Drive and 8 outputs and spares while standard! They scored the top of points.J 'also likes to mix the tracks of a squence with 4 faders, it was fun (for the live example).
    The particular feature I like least is the freezes that require restarting without being able to save .. has it really means, especially if you puff on a beat since the second despite 4h.et I put days (osv.2) So advice people, save occasionally when made several hours ... a puff you costs nothing and can make you avoid a nervous breakdown. Even if a day is relatively rare 'Espree that the next SHIFT everything will rgl.
    - Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

    Yeah, the MPC2000.
    - How do you report qualitprix?

    Unlike full of what people can say that I find a proper rest even when considering the number of functions that a person who a.Pour DSIR have one at all has its rightful carrment least expensive, do the calcul.Un squenceur, a sampler, a synthtiseur, a multitrack recorder (8-track direct to disk) a procsseur effects, a 80GB Hard Drive, 8 outputs spar es, the adat ... and other connectors that could be expensive as an option on another BCAN, an area of ​​CONTRL noon (4 faders, 8 knobs), 64 MB RAM (which is clearly enough). For 1920 euros or 1500 euros new used was much less expensive than lments sparsmme of low-end.
    - With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...

    Yes because at the moment I do not really BETTER machines, the MV8800 is at the same level I pense.Elle + but has - so they are also kif kif.bien the color display and Option VGA to me long been hsit MV.
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  • madmike93madmike93

    A true beast of Prod

    Akai Professional MPC5000Published on 09/09/11 at 03:05
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    8 outputs for my export practices
    2 mono inputs (mic and line)

    UTILIZATION

    Grip similar to the old

    SOUNDS

    Fart sounds

    OVERALL OPINION

    Nothing is more effective! AKAI THANKS AGAIN
  • edmond denferedmond denfer

    Very nice machine ...

    Akai Professional MPC5000Published on 08/24/11 at 11:20
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    The device is the most comprehensive in the genus level connections.
    The midi in 2 are very useful for example when an input is used to synchronize the MPC slave to the computer while the other receives a variety of MIDI messages. The 4 midi out can use the sequencer to control synths and sound modules or external effects. I drive for example real-time in a Pod xt noon (wha-wha, delays, the tempo of delays, etc.). A TC Helicon (chorus notes, effects, tones, etc.)..
    8 audio out. I particularly appreciate the adat output that allows me to connect to my 8 outputs 01V with a single optical cable. Possibly missing word clock inputs and outputs for digital synchro really accurate.
    USB input…
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    The device is the most comprehensive in the genus level connections.
    The midi in 2 are very useful for example when an input is used to synchronize the MPC slave to the computer while the other receives a variety of MIDI messages. The 4 midi out can use the sequencer to control synths and sound modules or external effects. I drive for example real-time in a Pod xt noon (wha-wha, delays, the tempo of delays, etc.). A TC Helicon (chorus notes, effects, tones, etc.)..
    8 audio out. I particularly appreciate the adat output that allows me to connect to my 8 outputs 01V with a single optical cable. Possibly missing word clock inputs and outputs for digital synchro really accurate.
    USB input enables the exchange of audio files with the computer (or audio samples)
    The effects are quite suitable for electronic music and have a very flexible routing.
    The core sampled sounds are good but the interest is of course to have to run my own sounds suited to my style.
    The synth part is not bad at all even if it does not equal the best current synths.
    The sequencer is great despite the repeated notes on the bug that touch. The edition is obviously more difficult than on a computer as with all sequencers like that.
    For editing is the same sample, it is very comprehensive and focused rhythmic loop, but longer than on a computer. As prepare all that is possible in the computer and then import it to me easier and faster.

    UTILIZATION

    The general configuration is not very simple at first because it is a very complete machine and therefore quite complex and also because the architecture is to put on several sequences and modes "songs" complicates things.
    It takes at least a good week of hard work to feel on familiar ground.
    The English manual is not helping enough a poor practitioner of this beautiful language.
    The usual functions are not always accessible even if all have no buttons, pads, sliders, given the many possibilities of the beast.
    2.0 The bone is not yet perfect and the machine has a few bugs.

    SOUNDS

    Sounds when they are all mine will suit my style! I'm working!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for a month. I flirted with the MC 808 with which the feeling was very average.
    The MPC 5000 is the only one to be in control external devices along its own lines of synths or samples, to have eight audio tracks to work as well in sync with my software has to have such a connection pro.
    Its only competitor is a reliable computer with reliable software and a reliable sound card and an area of ​​quality control.
    The price / quality ratio is good.
    In all cases MPC 5000 or the computer is especially time spent creating and controlling the hardware that really counts.
    Personally I like both, but on stage the MPC is more convincing!
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  • Harry steedHarry steed

    All just class!

    Akai Professional MPC5000Published on 08/25/11 at 23:19
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    Complete machine and it ... everyone agrees!

    UTILIZATION

    novices will not have too much trouble to find the manual for it is simple to understand. For the initiate, it is clear that there! we are facing a real war machine with a slightly different ergonomics of its predecessors and much more advanced.

    SOUNDS

    The expression or let's say ... the quality of the samples after sampling is exemplary because it is definitely respect for transparency.
    As for effects, it is not what I asked for but not if I have to bring in a little reverb, delay or other it again!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for just one week and I would like to silence the gossips who considers AKAI…
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    Complete machine and it ... everyone agrees!

    UTILIZATION

    novices will not have too much trouble to find the manual for it is simple to understand. For the initiate, it is clear that there! we are facing a real war machine with a slightly different ergonomics of its predecessors and much more advanced.

    SOUNDS

    The expression or let's say ... the quality of the samples after sampling is exemplary because it is definitely respect for transparency.
    As for effects, it is not what I asked for but not if I have to bring in a little reverb, delay or other it again!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for just one week and I would like to silence the gossips who considers AKAI was a flop organized with the Mpc 5000. I tell them it is totally false because it is the best (personal opinion).
    I ran all the models from the 60 Mpc and believe me I am very demanding when it comes to sound quality (Heat, Punch and Groove), they all go to the Mpc 5000.
    Frankly it should stop critiques.Étant myself a purist when I gave him:
    A kik of SP1200, she shows a kik Sp 1200!
    A sample of the ASR 10, she shows a sample of ASR10!
    MicroKorg who ripped a lead at all, she shows a lead MicroKorg that tears it!

    I have no problem whatsoever in midday sampling or internal processing. I do not have any problems with.

    If Roger Linn make his personal opinion it is even more of the firm. I suppose he would say:
    He is doing well without me in AKAI said so!


    Finally do not forget to make music because some spend more time to calculate the quality of work with that stuff, they go sick!
    WE AUDIOFANZINIEN relax!
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  • yoTrakkzyoTrakkz

    This is a monster...

    Akai Professional MPC5000Published on 08/12/11 at 09:20
    The Mpc 5000 is the hands down best sequencer and drum application yet. If you are new to the MPC this piece of equipment will look like a spaceship to you at first. You will definitely need to pull out that manual and start reading. The manual is very clear and easy to navigate, but it will still take you some time to get to know the flow of the MPC.

    UTILIZATION

    If you aren’t new to the MPC models you will dive right in and start going to work. A lot of similarities with this MPC and previous models. This one just stands out a little more than the 4000. Mainly because of the upgraded operating system. The MPC 5000 has enough midi ins and outs along with audio ins and outs to po…
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    The Mpc 5000 is the hands down best sequencer and drum application yet. If you are new to the MPC this piece of equipment will look like a spaceship to you at first. You will definitely need to pull out that manual and start reading. The manual is very clear and easy to navigate, but it will still take you some time to get to know the flow of the MPC.

    UTILIZATION

    If you aren’t new to the MPC models you will dive right in and start going to work. A lot of similarities with this MPC and previous models. This one just stands out a little more than the 4000. Mainly because of the upgraded operating system. The MPC 5000 has enough midi ins and outs along with audio ins and outs to power and be the main center point of your studio. I have used the MPC 5000 as the brain of my whole setup. You can edit midi notes with a breeze, and the sequencing on the MPC 5000 is as good as it gets. The sequencing is basically automated, you can do it in all time including swing.

    SOUNDS

    The MPC5000 has a synth creator similar to what the 4000 has, so if you don’t have any synths in your setup the MPC 5000 will help you with that too. The MPC 5000 has a great sample rate and that nice good clean sound. You can mix your whole song right on the MPC screen if you wish. It will be a tough task though, especially if you are use to doing it on software. You can control the pad sensitivy as well.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Overall the MPC 5000 is the way to go, it’s a bit pricey but its worth it. Sounds great and it is a powerhouse. It’s a must have if you are a hip hop sampler/ producer.
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  • PragPrag

    Beautiful beast

    Akai Professional MPC5000Published on 03/23/11 at 06:31
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    Level connection we Parr, 2 MIDI ins and 4 outs! Super power plugger for several instruments slaves. 8 assignable outputs and inputs and RCA jacks for sampler and the small USB plug that goes.

    In terms of effects is similar, there is a choice of basic flanger to distos well saturated, and a bunch of others to render certe metal but I like this grain cold.

    Sound level is faced with a sampler is at the whim of your imagination and quality sampling. The sounds in my house are both very nice but as usual, you have to play with the beast to capture the sound and appropriate it and make it level edition to his elbow, VCO, VCA, VCF and other embellishments you let the hand through the 8 knobs …
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    Level connection we Parr, 2 MIDI ins and 4 outs! Super power plugger for several instruments slaves. 8 assignable outputs and inputs and RCA jacks for sampler and the small USB plug that goes.

    In terms of effects is similar, there is a choice of basic flanger to distos well saturated, and a bunch of others to render certe metal but I like this grain cold.

    Sound level is faced with a sampler is at the whim of your imagination and quality sampling. The sounds in my house are both very nice but as usual, you have to play with the beast to capture the sound and appropriate it and make it level edition to his elbow, VCO, VCA, VCF and other embellishments you let the hand through the 8 knobs and faders quality akai.

    séquançage level, from the world of groove box, I was a little lost at first (two weeks to say) but in fact the various intricacies is very fast and it's up to you very quickly a habit, the wide screen viewing on screen reminds me fruity loops and it's nice, you can edit many tracks for a sequence, the finite limit of 16 given by groovebox. For people who are afraid to take the plunge groovebox, you launched, it's good!

    a global level for me that makes electro, the HARDTECK and hardcore, that's cool!



    UTILIZATION

    config're thinking well, after two weeks of trial and error everything is intuitive, the functions are easily accessible through multiple menu and submenu very clear and publishing via the knobs simplifies everything.

    The manual, if I open a galley or I'll gladly pass, it is sometimes clear and sometimes obscure, a good dose Sort this out you will come out more often not bad, and there's the forum that Audiofanzine I often shed light my lantern. know it you're not alone.

    SOUNDS

    the sounds of plants are not bad, provided the work, being a fan of electronic music they are perfect. A flat on the drum samples really uneven in their volumes, often need tweaking to balance them but they are your realistic and pianos. The bass are very dirty and you can added a layer, yum! The keys and pads are nice but it is not yet at the level of a virus or Nordlead.

    expression level is good pads, velocity and aftertouch customizable.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 2 years after 10 years on groovebox and I do not regret the choice I would do!
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  • Alternatif93Alternatif93

    Akai Professional MPC5000Published on 02/18/11 at 11:19
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    Extensive connection. 2 MIDI IN, MIDI OUT 4, 8 separate outputs, S / PDIF ....
    Effects, flanders, chorus ...., several types of compressors (fortification, opto, vca ...), reverbs, delays ....
    Besides all this, there is a master EQ and a compressor master. Personally, I find them effective.
    The MPC 5000 has also a sort of virtual analog synthesizer VCO, VCF, VCA. I think this synth is more an accessory than a real synthesizer. It helps out from time to time because it is not really great. Anyway, the MPC is primarily a sampler, so we will not complain.
    The sequencer is easy to use, this is my first mpc (before I worked on s3000, S950 ....), and I have adapted quickly.

    UTILIZATION[/…
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    Extensive connection. 2 MIDI IN, MIDI OUT 4, 8 separate outputs, S / PDIF ....
    Effects, flanders, chorus ...., several types of compressors (fortification, opto, vca ...), reverbs, delays ....
    Besides all this, there is a master EQ and a compressor master. Personally, I find them effective.
    The MPC 5000 has also a sort of virtual analog synthesizer VCO, VCF, VCA. I think this synth is more an accessory than a real synthesizer. It helps out from time to time because it is not really great. Anyway, the MPC is primarily a sampler, so we will not complain.
    The sequencer is easy to use, this is my first mpc (before I worked on s3000, S950 ....), and I have adapted quickly.

    UTILIZATION

    As I said above, the configuration of the beast is really simple.
    Hand side it smells a bit because the only guide Quick is in French. The real manual for its part is in English. It is not very problematic as we found in pdf format in French quite easily. In addition one of audiofanziniens posted an excellent link to download the video tutorial mpc. I thank him for passing the tutorial is really great. Here too it is in English but hey, you see what the guy did and it helps greatly.

    SOUNDS

    As a sampler and you put into it what you want it necessarily corresponds to our style of music. The pad is well made, though a seasoned user mpc could better judge what me because I was working at the keyboard before. In any case, I find them good.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for a little over a month. As I mentioned a little earlier, this is my first mpc, then the question "you've tried many other ....", I say no.
    What I like most is the groove sequencer, ease of use, 80GB hard drive and built-in arpeggiator.
    What I like least is the synth a little fake.
    The value for money is pretty good. The fish a little or it is at the editing semple in programs. This is the bare minimum and if you want to search audio go your way.
    I would do this choice because it's still a beautiful machine, which allows for a sufficiently fast small instruments. One sample is cut, a little beat and go.
    So MPC5000 or not? I say: MPC 5000 YES!
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