WNAMM08: MPC5000 On Video

Akai's new flagship MPC in action      19/01/08

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9:39 mins
One of the hi-tech highlights of the show is Akai's new MPC5000 - see the WNAMM08: The Ultimate MPC? story below for full details. Here it is in action... Features
  • 64-voice drum/phrase sampler with 64MB memory built-in. Expandable up to 192MB RAM
  • Three-oscillator virtual analog synth engine with built-in arpeggiator
  • Over 300 Virtual Analog synth presets included
  • Eight tracks of Direct-to-Hard Disk recording
  • Over 40 all new effects available within a modular 4-bus effects processor
  • Master compressor and equalizer
  • Built-in hard disk drive
  • Optional CD-R/DVD drive
  • USB 2.0 port for computer connectivity
  • CF Type-2 card slot (up to 2GB)
  • Chop-Shop 2.0 - slices a stereo loop into individual samples with automatic pad assignment
  • Patched Phrases - creates multiple splits in looped samples to ensure proper tempo sync without changing pitch
  • Continuous Sample Track - ensures samples play in perfect sync no matter where you start the beat in a loop
  • 12 Q-link controllers for internal automation, external MIDI control and quick parameter editing
  • 240 x 128 hinged backlit LCD
  • 10 built-in analog outputs, plus 8 ADAT-optical outputs and stereo S/PDIF IO
  • Powerful new multimode filter
  • Two MIDI inputs and Four MIDI outputs
  • Turntable phono inputs with RIAA pre-amp
  • XLR / 1/4" combo jacks with selectable mic/line levels
  • Sample library provided by Loopmasters.com

Pricing and Availability:
$2499/shipping in February
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    12 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
    zebastianNYC    Said...

    he doesnt seem to be very excited about the product, boring demo. Overpriced , nothing new compared to the Roland Mv. oh well

    19-Jan-08 09:48 AM


    andre    Said...

    i think that hardware sampling thing is starting to get real old.

    just kiddin' :p

    anyway, i'm way more excited by the linndrum II than by the 5000. sorry akai, you time's running out.

    19-Jan-08 04:46 PM


    Anig Browl    Said...

    It's very nice - even as someone who has always hated the 'Akai way'. Akai have clearly been paying attention. I'm interested to see how they integrated the VA synth with the sampling engine - will it be fully integrated, or an MPC with VA bolted on as an afterthought? The sounds I have heard so far are uninspiring, there is much more to a good synth than just a resonant filter! The hard disk recording is a good choice though.

    Not so good on the price. Akai have always been expensive, but $2500? For this you could buy a nice computer, controller, audio interface, and still have money left over for a pair of speakers. Nice if you really love the MPC philosophy, but it will not win them many new converts at this price.

    19-Jan-08 07:49 PM


    southtown    Said...

    I want one. The synth sounds really nice. Really fat filter. I can see using the random pad thing for having a few hats that sound sort of the same to give it more feel. I like the Q-links being tied to editing the effects. Scroling the cursor on the 2500 sucks for editing a compressor. I want to hear the effects. I hope they are better than the 2500's.

    20-Jan-08 12:09 AM


    Ryan    Said...

    Anig... You are crazy if you think you can get a cpu rig and a comparable recording interface for 2500...

    I actually think its under priced and am questioning whether its as high quality as one would want. the price is 250 more than the MV8800 which leaves me very skeptical

    I am excited for the ldII as well. However, I don't get the impression the ldII will be much for midi sequencing entire songs and long sample times

    20-Jan-08 01:50 AM


    Veteran    Said...

    re-re-repackage of the MPC concept. Boring. Linndrum 2 is a much more interesting and inspiring project, plus $1000 cheaper.

    20-Jan-08 06:32 AM


    Fxslice    Said...

    Hi. 1 - andre - "Linn drum 2" is diferent from MPC! 2 - I think a problem with "MPC 5000" it's synth ( it's for childrens :)!!! To be a good (not powerfull) missing: mod matrix, 3 lfo's and 1 envelop!!! ... maybe some more.

    21-Jan-08 10:45 AM


    gun-shy    Said...

    can i get rid of the synth and the corny free loops? ,if so you got a deal,if not linn drum 2(analog) is pretty juicy looking.these guys at the big music companies just don't get it,do they ,we want quality. i own and have owned, and will own mpc's probably for ever. i would love a modern mpc,i need to see more

    07-Feb-08 07:32 PM


    scm    Said...

    I gave my MV8000 to my 5yr old son. I've had it since 2005, but havent used it in MONTHS. Tired of the long work flow. (after leaving the MPC2000xl)almost everyfunction has a waiting period or an extra button to push. I miss the fast work flow of the MPC, but I didnt want to purchase the MPC1000/2500/4000. I've already pre ordered my 5000 and I hope it doesnt dissapoint. usually I don't purchase without auditioning... so it looks like i'm playing craps. hope i win...lol

    15-Feb-08 10:48 AM


    donjuan    Said...

    imagine the ease of use of the roger linn's MPC3000 with some up to date amenities.... thats the MPC5000.... Mike Hosker gave a shity demostration, but you have to look pass that and really look at the possibilities.... this thing is going to blow the roland MV away!

    17-Feb-08 07:57 AM


       Said...

    End 2007 I bought the mpc 2500, great stuff.

    But the whole year I whas begging towards Akai / Akai import / My music store, is the mpc 5000 on its way. No one would tell me if the 5000 was comming, and not even 4 moths later there he was!

    I think it's verry low from Akai that they wouldn't tell me or give me a hint, what does it matter if they sold an 2500 or a 5000.

    21-Aug-08 12:25 PM


    Benny Belgium    Said...

    End 2007 I bought the mpc 2500, great stuff.

    But the whole year I was begging towards Akai / Akai import / My music store, is the mpc 5000 on its way.

    No one would tell me if the 5000 was comming, and not even 4 moths later there he was!

    I think it's verry low from Akai that they wouldn't tell me or give me a hint, what does it matter if they sold an 2500 or a 5000.

    21-Aug-08 12:36 PM


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