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Akai MPC1000 - Sequencer/ Sampler Workstation

The AKAI MPC 1000 is an excellent sequencer/sampler for musicians looking to fill that void in their sound. The MPC 1000 offers all the essential features inherent in the MPC line including, 32-volce stereo sampling, 64-track sequencing, and 16 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, giving you all the production capabilities of high-end models in a compact, affordable package.

The 16 MB of on-board memory can be easily expanded to accommodate up to 128 MB for the inclusion of even more sampling options and, additionally it is possible to save up to 2 GB of your work on a standard compact flash drive. The included, preloaded CF card features many popular Akai samples so the MPC 1000 is ready to go right out of the box and easy hookup to any rig expedites the process. When connected to either Mac or PC via built-in USB port, you are able to simply click, drag and drop files on to the CF card and immediately play them back.

Some of the key features included on the MPC 1000 are:

• 32-voice drum/phrase sampler with available 128 MB of RAM
• 16-level pad function maps one sound to all the pads, each with varied, level, tuning, attack, decay or filter
• 2 Q-link sliders for real time performance control
• Compatible with WAV files samples and MIDI-file sequences
• Analog and digital I/O, headphone jack and 2 MIDI I/O’s
• 4-way sample layering and velocity switching on each pad
• 4 pole filters (two 2-pole)
• 2 on-board effects processors and main output effects processor

The long and short of the MPC 1000 is an extremely versatile, accessible and affordable drum machine that can practically fit in your pocket, or at least a laptop bag or backpack. Rugged design and simple aesthetic make this a perfect processor for gigging and recording and, featuring all the critical elements of playback and simple connectivity, the MPC 1000 will be ready to hit the ground running.

Akai site: MPC1000

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