clak3d 03/26/2009

Akai MPC5000 : clak3d's user review


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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 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. ..


- 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.


- 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.


- 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 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.