Akai Professional MPC60

Akai Professional MPC60

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MPC60, Sampling Sequencer from Akai Professional in the MPC series.

3 user reviews

Akai Professional MPC60 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Akai Professional
  • Model: MPC60
  • Series: MPC
  • Category: Sampling Sequencers
  • Added in our database on: 01/24/2005

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Akai Professional MPC60 user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 3 reviews )
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BlueDiabonds's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Super!"

Akai Professional MPC60
What connections (audio, MIDI ...)?
See specifications sheet (in English).

In summary:
- 4 midi out / midi in 2
- Mono input / output and mono "stereo"
- 8 assignable outputs
- Exit "Metro OUT" (I thought it was cool)

He has an effects section?
No effect

How sounds, styles available? Are they edited? Through a utility Mac / PC?
The sounds are those that fit in like all the samplers for any style of music.

What caractériques sequencer?
Extremely simple and top sequencer (like all MPC)!


The general configuration is it simple?
To have worked for several years on the 2500 display on the screen is a little confusing during the first hour of use but you get used to very quickly. Obviously no manual in English except for Anglophones to v3.10 but you can use the manual of the 3000 v3.10 also.

The manual is clear and sufficient?
No manual in English except as mentioned above, but if the 3000 manual is very clear and detailed. Otherwise as in 2500 I think the operation is logical (no brainer), but unlike the 2500 I do not recommend tampering in all menus otherwise modify certain parameters that can make you freak out if you can not not recover as before (yes, I have experienced the MIDI ...)

The usual functions are they easily accessible?
Easily accessible, everything is at hand and unlike some MPC 1 key = 1 option. No delirium press "6" keys at the same time having to delete a letter (for example).


It was at this moment that explodes for compos hip-hop that scours!

Sound strong tape (12bit powaaa), it is good fat and filthy is the total up to a very disgusting to the instrument's 90 ...
Example, you sample a kick and a snare of a vinyl (if it is a 33tr put the plate in position 45tr) or tape, the machine you already released a good thing that tape, then the apotheosis it is love that will demolish detune your kick and your snare: the beat takes a slap!

What I also love about the 60 is that you have only 26.2 sec sampling (with memory expansion if 13.1 sec) so no gachi memory, take exactly what we need (you learn to keep only what we feel to be good).

8 outputs on the back are much potato as "stereo" output is the top bosser for each sound as you want on the mixer playing on EQ.

Same for cutting: everything by ear and it is discovered that the pleasure of sampler (no waveform that spoils the pleasure of the performer).

Coupled with my S950 is just deadly!


How long have you use it?
I use it for 3 months, enough sleepless nights to jump the neighbors to say that 60 is a dinguerie.

Have you tried many other models before buying it?
I had an MPC 500 that I kept for 5 months because too gadget and headache after 1h of use but really to discover the world and MPC 2500 I bought after 500 , super machine full of possibility of editing and easy to use but I still think I sell it because no use.

What is the particular feature you like best and least?
+ The simple to handle
+ The ease and speed for cutting sounds, remove the pads, play ...
+ The sequencer
+ Look
The 4 + midi out
+ The quality of matèriaux
+ The 8 assignable outputs
+ The 12-bit sound

- No headphone jack (it really is because we need to find him a default)

How would you rate the quality / price? With experience, you do again this choice?
I paid 900 €, doubled memory, v3.10, HxC Emulator, with a dozen external SCSI ZIP drive in very good condition. I think the price is fair when I compare it to SP1200, I would do this choice without hesitation. Not ready to leave the house with the S950!

I think to add a ASR10-R occasionally to see what comes of it. I hope to try it on a SP1200 also one day. To see ...

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

Akai Professional MPC60
I do not think we will do better: the MPC3000 may be, but definitely has more than 60 attractions, in the version 2.12: 2 time.16 pads, sampling 12bit mono non-linear the fawn S950 : the sound is also close trs, the sequencer is probably the best in hardware ever released, surpassing the use frquente intensive than the MPC2000 on many practical aspects, and more with 2in 4 out + total sync, the vritable nerve center of your home studio!


Operation is simple and oddly does not look like any of the akai is a classic
it is a pleasure to work with this kind of machine: an absolute REFERENCE!


A classic for its rhythmic: function double play or tune drum is fantastic, the edition is basic but effective secured on your credit for the attack or decay, attention no filters! ! ! but it is easy to forget


The best bar to the original rhythmic style hip hop or whatever, there is the soft 3.1 and scsi that turns 60 in 3000 but 12bit without filters, soft double the memory etc etc etc..

it is less expensive to Okaz, I will never work with anything except as a sequencer asq10, in addition to the mk1 trs is beautiful, sounds like the mk2 but with headphone jack and tui plasticky : bof, but such

I prfre sound sp although both are complmentaire, but is so great that seq. . .

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

Akai Professional MPC60
Midi in midi out MIDI Through
mono input
Stereo output symtrique
8 outputs spares
no effect, no filter
memory: a few seconds but I know how many, but expandable (twenty seconds I think) - normal: drum machine

mpc = 60 nerve center of the config


Simpler you die, a kind of MODEL

In the original version, it yammer assistance intgre that disparate with OS 3.1

Manuel simple prcis


Its 12 bit, might as well say that it is heavy rhythmic ptent.
Originally, it was a "drum machine" that of the battery.

But with the expansion memory, you can put a little more, express. Me is what I do and it makes good

With the memory of origin, should not be an instrument esprer complte, better control a sampler by noon.

But the sound is gnial for all types of music are no limits! It sounds pro and pro


I've had two months and I'm glad trs this machine is incredible!

What I like:
- Basic we not take the head
- I think the sound standard
- The groove

What I do not like: nothing I bow has transformed my instrumentals
Whereas it may be deprecated as today because of its low ability to edition, of memory, etc ... The price decline in OCCAZ Whereas, but get goter. I got 1000 memory extensibilise (oups. ..) and not forcment in good condition and ... well I really regret it.

This machine I bluff. FYI, my Premire MPC MPC does a 500 and I bought the 60. Today I no longer touches the MPC 500. I can say from my exprience that I have not lost leaving the MPC 500. I have more groove instrumentals, Character, class ... short MPC 60 for life!
Warning: MPC MPC = 60 studio / home studio, not live not adapt

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