WNAMM02:MPC4000 The Facts

Well some of em.      18/01/02

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The new MPC contains a fully featured Z-series sampler with 24-bit 96kHz sampling capabilities, using Akai's custom JS-LSI chip. The interface gets a re-vamp with 2 slider controls, 2 knobs and various extra switches all custom assignable. The pads are now switch able between 6 banks instead of the 4 with previous MPCs. Main Features
  • 64 voices
  • US version will ship with 272Mb as standard (upgradeable to 512 using standard DIMMS)
  • 60Gb internal HD
  • Built-in CD-R
  • Intellisample- featuring such handy functions as sample auto naming, auto normalize,auto program creation
  • 4ch 56bit fx processor with descriptive patch names
  • 6-pole filters (26 types) with 3 available per voice
  • fat32 file system to be compatible with other new Akai product (Z samplers +DPS24)
  • Reads S1000,S3000,S5/6000,MPC2000xl,Roland,E-mu formats MPC60/60II/ 3000 files with USB floppy drive.
  • ak.sys compatible
  • 2 x usb ports. Allowing CPU connection and keyboard or floppy drive etc
  • 50-pin HD SCSI port
  • Spdif/AES/Word Clock expansion
  • 8 analog out expansion
  • ADAT I/O expansion board
  • 2 in 4 out midi
  • 320x240 LCD
  • MIC/Line input and Phono turntable input - no need for preamp
  • SMPTE i/o Shipping: end March @$3999


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