NAMM06: Akai Updates MPC1000

Version 2.0 Software released      19/01/06

NAMM06: Akai Updates MPC1000


AKAI PROFESSIONAL ANNOUNCES VERSION 2.0 UPDATE FOR MPC1000 MUSIC PRODUCTION CENTER Akai have announced the availability of the Version 2.0 software revision for the company’s highly acclaimed MPC1000 Music Production Center. The update, which coincides with a cosmetic change (from blue to black) for new units, is available free of charge from the company’s website (www.akaipro.com) and includes a number of significant enhancements that facilitates greater versatility from this popular compositional tool.
Included in the MPC1000’s V2.0 software update is the addition of a Delay effect in the unit’s effects processing capabilities. Now, musicians can add even greater realism to their sounds with this all-important sound shaping tool.
For editing and working with sample data, the V2.0 update provides several enhancements, including offline Timestretch and Pitch Shift. The Timestretch feature enables sounds to be elongated, while the Pitch Shift function makes it easy to alter the pitch of a sound, such as correcting the pitch of a sample after it has been lengthened. Another important editing feature included in the V2.0 update is the ability to reverse samples—a very popular feature with DJs.
The MPC1000’s V2.0 update also includes Slice Sample—part of the instrument’s Chop Shop function. The Chop-Shop (slice sample) function can analyze a drum loop, detect the various beats within, and map the various segments to the pads—enabling one to quickly and easily create drum kits. And with V2.0’s new Patched Phrase function, sampled phrases can be automatically synchronized to the sequencer’s tempo without altering the sample’s pitch.
The MPC1000 includes two Q-Link sliders that facilitate extensive real-time control. With the introduction of V2.0 software, these Q-Link sliders, when combined with the new Audio Input Thru function, enables input signals to be manipulated on the fly—enabling DJs, for example, to input a sound while live on stage, sample it, and assign it to the instrument’s pads for playback. For even greater performance capability, the V2.0 software also provides real-time modulation control with the Q-Link sliders.
Making it easier than ever to store a massive amount of sample and sequencer data, the MPC1000’s V2.0 software update now provides support for hard disk drives. With the addition of the optional HD10M hard disk drive, musicians will have greater access than ever to all their important sounds and sequencer data.
Mark Frederick, Akai Professional’s VP of Sales and Marketing, commented on the new V2.0 update, “The MPC1000 is considered one of the truly great music composition tools for the electronic musician and DJ. With the introduction of the V2.0 update, Akai Professional affirms its commitment to the many enthusiastic users of this legendary instrument.�
The MPC1000 is available now with a a suggested retail price of $1499 More info:
  • www.akaipro.com


    All NAMM 2006 News |  Videos |  Live Blogs |  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook
    More From: AKAI
    Even more news...

     



  • More Videos

    Featured Video
    NAMM 2017: Modal Electronics 5 Crafts Together 

    We talk to their creator


    Featured Video
    NAMM 2017: New Presonus Digital Mixers 

    PreSonus unveils third-generation StudioLive Series III consoles


    Featured Video
    NAMM 2017: New Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms Range - First Look 

    Richard Nichol was on hand to show of the new pieces in the Lifeforms range


    NAMM 2017: Erica Synths Fusion Box - Sounds Fantastic! 

    The fusion delay comes out of the rack and onto the tabletop


    NAMM 2017: 4ms Stereo Triggered Sampler & Tapographic Delay 

    2 New modules from Dan Green


    Sonic LAB: Modal Craft Synth Review 

    Budget DIY Mono is how much?


    NAMM 2017: Soulsby Synthesizers - Osicitron Updates and More 

    Pauls gives us a look at what is currently available and coming up in the year ahead