Akai Professional MPC1000

Akai Professional MPC1000

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MPC1000, Sampling Sequencer from Akai Professional in the MPC series.

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Akai Professional MPC1000 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Akai Professional
  • Model: MPC1000
  • Series: MPC
  • Category: Sampling Sequencers
  • Added in our database on: 05/10/2004

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Akai Professional MPC1000 user reviews

Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 64 reviews )
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mitchgeist's review"Decent Mid - Level Sampler"

Akai Professional MPC1000
The MPC1000 is a 64-track sampler/sequencer. It comes with 16 MB sample memory as standard, and can be expanded to 128 MB. It supports a sampling rate of 44.1 kHz, in stereo or mono. Its features include a USB port, an internal CompactFlash card reader, two MIDI inputs and outputs, and effects and multiple analog outputs as standard. Its sequencer's resolution is 96 ppq.


It is a simple install as with most MPC models. The manual is clear and sufficient, and the functions are as easy as MPC's get.


Not the best sounding MPC model, but not bad. The effects are below average I would say, but it still gets the job done.


It's good for someone starting out, not sure full fledged productions could be made on this thing. Overall I would still try it out at a Guitar Center to see if you like it.

Psycom's review"AKAI MPC1000"

Akai Professional MPC1000
A few technical specs (I own the black version) on stage.

* Pattern-based and linear 64-track sequencer with 32 MIDI channels
* 32-voice drum/phrase sampler with up to 128MB RAM
* Velocity and pressure-sensitive pads for expressive programming
* 16-level pad function maps one sound to all pads with varied level, tuning, attack, decay or filter per pad
* Two Q-link sliders for real-time performance control
* Built-in Compact Flash drive and USB port (Mass Storage Class)
* Standard WAV files samples and MIDI-file sequences
* Analog and digital I/Os, headphone output and two MIDI In/Out
* Internal sounds in flash
* Four-way sample layering and velocity switching per pad
* Four-pole filters (two two-pole filters) filtering for each of the 32 voices
* Two on-board effects processors plus main-output effect processor, all which can be used simultaneously
* Outputs can be re-sampled

I paid 800$.

All the features you would need. You able to sample, edit that sample and EQ that sample in one board. Add your own sounds and make music as a professional. The downside, is the small LCD, it isn't as friendly as a computer monitor. And when chopping a sample you don't have the zoning feature as the MPC 2000XL or do you have the option of time stretching. But other then that, all is good with it. What more can you ask for in a portable music production center?

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It is quite simple to use. The manual explains everything so clear, but at times you will have to call upon outside help to navigate through some of the features. I would change the interface, I am so comfortable with it, that I can operate the MPC in the dark, sometimes.

It is durable, My Behringer mixing board felt on top of the MPC from the desk to the floor and the didn't scratch it or damage the screen or the board. So that is tough machine for me. No repairs have been done. The pads are tough too, because I been banging on them for a while and still they uphold the pounding.

No complaints about it. Just the quality I need for making professional sounding music.

Good construction and quality.

I love it. Everything you need in a portable machine. The only downside is the missing feature of time stretch and zoning. I carry this lightweight as if it was my own laptop. So small to fit in a backpack without putting a lot of weight or pressure on the shoulders or back.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com

theaudioandvideoguy's review"MPC is a classic machine , not just for hip hop either"

Akai Professional MPC1000
The Mpc 1000 is a midi production beat machine that a lot of producers have become quite fond of over the years. I have been using MPC’s for about 10 years now, all the way back to the original big grey box MPC 2000. But at the end of the day not much has really changed from mpc to mpc , there are a few different ones out now. But the 1000 really changed the game, because its really affordable for producers. Other mpc’s can cost up to 5000 dollars. That’s a little outrageous to me, especially with all the same functions are available in software now. I have used the MPC 1000 black and the original blue one. Only difference to me is the operating system in them. The Black model has the updated version and this one doesn’t.


There is no need for a manual if you are already use to how the mpc works. The 1000 will be a breeze if you are use to them. If its new to you, then you will need the manual, because its nothing like using a software. There are a ton of options and sub menus to navigate through.


Sounds are ok, You will def. have to add your own kits (drums). Because the stock kits just flat out aren't that good! But once you load your own kits you will get a nice gritty sound!


I love the whole MPC brand, the 1000 makes it really affordable for us on a budget. BUT, the 1000 will not compete with the more expensive models for several reasons. One reason is that the screen is so small and basic, you can really get lost going from on menu to the next. Or trying to do your chops on a little barely green lit screen that makes it really hard and strains your eyes. Also, the 1000’s pads arent as nice as the more expensive models. But If you can look past those issues you will LOVE it! Trust me its worth the buy, plus they go for around 800 on eBay now. But don’t expect the prices to drop any less than that. The MPC’s hold their value really well!

ericthegreat's review"Love it"

Akai Professional MPC1000
The MPC 100 is full of great features. Usb, effects, 3 filters (high,low and band pass), up to 128 mb of ram, and you can save to compact flash cards. It is missing timestrecth and zoning but those can be done outside of the mpc via computer. I don't necessarily do either cause when I want to change the speed of my sample I'm used to just pitching it down and also the extract feature is very easy to get used to. (The extract feature does the same thing as zoning basically).


This mpc is very, very easy to use. Some things I needed the manual to figure out. But most of the stuff I figured out on my own. I wish they would've made the layout more like the 60's though. Plus the stock sounds on it are horrible, you will def need to upload your own kits as soon as you power it up. Do not use any of the stock kits and sounds. They are very unprofessional and everyone will be able to tell you used the stock kits.


It has a nice quality sound. It doesn't sound as warm and thick as other samplers I have messed with but, when you know what your doing you can make it sound really warm and thick. Basically it doesn't anything extra to the sound like lower bit rate samplers do. What you put in is what you get back out.


I really love the MPC 100 because it was my first but I think I might be upgrading soon. Everything just seems so hard to do on a little screen, that makes it very hard. But for the price you really cant beat it. You get a MPC (legendary machine) for a low price and can still do almost everything the others can. But It.

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