Akai MPC3000
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Akai MPC3000

MPC3000, Sampling Sequencer from Akai in the MPC series.

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FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Akai MPC3000
Seems a bit dated by todays standards. I wish it had effects but judgeing by what i hear about AKAI doesn't have the best effects. Nothing can touch the timing feel of this beast and to this day it is STILL the only sequencer i use.

Price paid: $2200

UTILIZATION

Very easy learning curve. I have not had such fun since my ENSONIQ EPS days. Once you get into this everything is second nature. I just wish it had a grafical screen.

Durability: Like a BULL on steroids! My son got a piece of gum stuck inside my floppy and it still worked like charm! (yes the gum is out)

SOUNDS

Great Quality for HIP-HOP! That's mostly what i use it for.

OVERALL OPINION

I have have RM1X,MC909,and MP-7 sequencer(s), but the MPC is the only one i use. It's still that good! If i could put a pair of 42(.)(.)double dees, i would marry her

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: elmcity (January 0-, 2004)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Akai MPC3000
FEATURES -10 NOTHING MISSING.

Price paid

3000.00

UTILIZATION

EASY TO USE 8 IF YOU HAVENT USED ANY OF THE MPC SERIES ITS GONNA TAKE YOU A COUPLE OF WEEKS FOR YOU TO LAY A DECENT BEAT.

BUILT-10

SOUNDS

SOUND QUALITY-10 NO WEAK POINTS

OVERALL OPINION

LOVE-10

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: BIGDtheeAbmnble (January 1-, 2005)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Akai MPC3000
4 MIDI Outs/2 MIDI Ins, built-in SCSI, 64 sounds per program, and filters, are all great featues. Screen could have been designed a little larger.

Price paid

$1,400

UTILIZATION

Fairl straight forward. If you've used a professional drum sequencer you should know how to operate this model within miuntes.

Built like a TANK!!! Unlike the MPC 2000 the MPC 3000 is sitting on some weight!!

SOUNDS

Definitely Satisfied with the overall sound quality. Crisp clean sounds whether they are sampled & tweaked by me or third party software disks.

OVERALL OPINION

Very easy to use, & it's doing exactly what I ask of it.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: i love hip hop ( 6-, 2004)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Akai MPC3000
Yes im satisfied

Price paid

3000

UTILIZATION

Yes

SOUNDS

Everything works well

OVERALL OPINION

I love it...its my bestfriend

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown (January 1-, 2003)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Akai MPC3000
Yeah, and they've mostly been included in the 2K/4K models. I am satisfies with the features, tho, on it's own. The sequencer is more than adequate for midi and sample arrangement. The sampler could be a lot more robust....

Price paid

$2,200 (1994)

UTILIZATION

The manual is adequate for a beginner (like me) to get through. The MIDI sections are straighforward and I can usually find what I need in the index or HELP on the box itself.

Solid physical structure. The 2000 feels plasticky in comparison. Never used support.

SOUNDS

The sound quality is goood; I don't think the sound quality or "sounds" are focused in a genre--since the MP has no sounds really. The effects are okay, but I use them carefully on just some sampled sounds. I like the filters; they give sounds a really nice timbre.--should have more options for the envelope.

OVERALL OPINION

I give a lot of credit to Roger Linn and Akai for this revolutionary and inspirational machine. I love it and the few times I've "hated" it, it's been user error.....

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown ( 6-, 2002)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Akai MPC3000
I'm extremely satisfied with the features, especially with the MIDI sequencer, the best I've ever used in my opinion.

Price paid

$1.900

UTILIZATION

It's a breeze to use, the user interface is very user friendly, with all the common functions accessible right on the front panel. The manual is one of the most comprehensive manuals I've ever looked at from Akai, thanks to the genius creator of the MPC, Roger Linn.

I only use mine in the studio, but yes it is "robust" enough to use at a gig, it's built like a Hummer... lol. I've had mine for almost 2 years now and I haven't broken any buttons, knobs etc. yet. I've dropped my MPC twice and it still works like a dream. I've never had to contact customer support about my MPC... funny I never thought about that until now.

SOUNDS

The sound quality is excellent, 16 bit sampling of sounds. It has no onboard sounds since it is a drum sampler and sequencer. The MPC 3000 can be and is used in a vast range of musical genres, it's not limited to any particular genre of music, contrary to popular belief. The onboard delays are useful to an extent, but I usually use outboard effects.

OVERALL OPINION

I'm in love with this machine!!! I've had heated arguments with several girlfriends over it, needless to say they're gone and the machine stays... lol.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown ( 4-, 2002)
11/21/2010

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Come! Edmond! It does not say ON KIFFAGE!!"

Akai MPC3000
There is really all it takes is seriously.
Designed to be the center of the studio, this is the case with me.
It controls three samplers and the Mini.

Balanced outputs, SMPTE sync, MMC commands ...

After she is 90 years, a little too rustic for some.
But it is a reliable, simple and works.


UTILIZATION

An instrument I enjoy playing and creating music.
You go very quickly from idea to listen to what you have in mind.

It is a concept that works very well for me, MPC.
I had a pro ASRX but wished not to sequence comparison, I think.

As soon as I turn to the MPC out comes something, that's what I love.
Someone spoke of "the yeast leavening cakes" is exactly that of 3000!

It's been a while since I have not used the computer to a piece elsewhere.

I installed the OS to 3.50 Vailixi Mansell Labs and it's really more convenient to use:
Being able to create a new sample directly from a particular area.

Otherwise I can now back up thanks to a Compact Flash Spyrus MCDISK RD300. Very cool.
It lets you change compact flash card hot.
One thing that bothers me, no resampling.
I envy a bit mute the track of the latest MPC too, it should do well to play his beats on the fly.



SOUNDS

It sounds good, the sound is clean and rather round I would say.
I prefer my S760 or my Emax anyway.

Big potato output on the other hand. The input sampling is clean. Small

OVERALL OPINION

LEARNING curve at first, nothing is more normal.
It is a machine simple and intuitive. An instrument to play.

Very good bike.
GQ-Good quality04/14/2010

GQ-Good quality's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Akai MPC3000
a control panel phenomenal
how to say ... something which pro
more crash south of wooden pc
Separated out 12!
inputs 600 ohm balanced output (ie possibility of attack without a preamp DI)
Lecture ..

UTILIZATION

c is not complicated
if you're wondering how the sounds you hear in clubs or cd or radio in short sound that you never have to arive n
c is bein ... with this machine quil do that:)

SOUNDS

ouch ouch ouch

OVERALL OPINION

monstrous machine
Ralipé09/30/2009

Ralipé's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Akai MPC3000
The 3000 can even stand on their May will be especially great midi sequencer the sampler and basic level of publishing, however, he fills his role well especially with the new bone and 3.50 makes the 3000 stand-alone. No effect this is a time and a good low pass filter well Collor. It only reads the file snd format mpc 3000, mpc 60 has a SCSI port, 2 inputs and 4 MIDI outputs so you can connect a keyboard, for example 2 expanders and a 12-bit sampler for those seeking more grain or a sampler instruments for the more crystalline.
The new OsMansell Labs Vailixi 3.50 brings radical solutions to the old version and expanding seriously chard correcting most of the faults of the machine and the grim side of its publishing functions.
And also offers a sampler bcp more powerful edition live a compressor and an opportunity to make a graft drive compact flash very fast, among other ...

UTILIZATION

Very easy to use, intuitive and direct level function thank you Roger Linn!
It is a pleasure to work dessu and functions do not sound at all limited to me since it There's really all you need to cut my beats thing for what it is made (to be understood). The mpc 5000 and 4000 with their additional functions and their sound through all want us to believe they can do everything well this may not be the case.
They lose a lot of instant, intuitive Cotte series.

SOUNDS

Good dynamics and good sound for those who has a 16 bit 44100 if not agree There's of course always a way to paste an S950 or better sp 1200 buttocks. The converters are really good and the sound is perfect for heavy beats that is not the mpc 2000's along well! I made with my whole pieces in May 3000 I often prefer my e6400 for instruments other than bass, percussion, however, to mix it can easily fix this and even play. As against a party in midi controlled sampler will add separate outputs, effects and solutions for audio editing.

OVERALL OPINION

After working with a 2000XL my decision is final.
This is a big investment that's right May I do it again without thinking really.
Finally I want to say make sure that the seal of approval Roger Linn is registered on the machine before buying an MPC!
The MPC following the 60 and 3000 are really not spoiled as a fabrication.
MCakhenaton05/30/2008

MCakhenaton's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Akai MPC3000
4 indpendantes midi output 2 inputs, a killing!
Flexigle programming, powerful features and shortcuts hyper friendly
Map FX intgre top
Simply the best ever squenceur RALIS in the world for HIP HOP RNB grooves and modern music.

UTILIZATION

Stable configuration, Mr Bill Gates can take a leaf is one of many reasons why Dr. Dree, black eyed peace, Zazie and all the producers chose New York bte, perso j 'I tried 4000 2500 1000 2000 etc, nothing to see, in sound it's all rencardent and squenceur linn R is still the must, use ultra functional and simple.

SOUNDS

So it's the foot, beat crusher of magic potion as MS 1200, when of course does not use sampling at low r li, hard to realize it, but if instead we want the sound or what Dr. chcrew chpooooommmm! that is hitting your sound and gives an incredible depth when the royal is on top.

OVERALL OPINION

I always boss on soft, Cubase, Nuendo, Logic, and I had a 2000 and 2500 I found the concept radically different and much simpler, but when I heard the 3000 and essay I adopted my six and since that is happiness, I produced ten times more than before because all became friendly and groove recent normment it, I think without it I would have my thank you friends would never sign MPC 3000.
There is the limited edition black top but is rarer still, to buy personal enchres 1600 OCCAZ well I do it again this choice without problem and I believe will be the same as a heart of my studio to the end. It's all good