MPC1000 Tutorials, Sounds & Resources

The Akai MPC 1000 is the most popular Akai MPC on the market today – it is feature-packed and relatively low cost, so is a popular choice for producers looking to start producing beats on dedicated hardware. The operating system is far more advanced than the older generation MPC (e.g. MPC2000XL) and features many great improvements. Below you’ll find a whole bunch of MPC1000 resources, including MPC1000 tutorials, MPC1000 samples, downloads, reviews and articles.

First Look at the MPC2500 XLCD With JJOS 128

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I was recently lucky enough to get my hands on MPCstuff.com’s new XLCD large screen modification for the MPC2500. It runs a modified JJOS called the JJOS 128 which is similar to the free JJOS but with…

J Dilla MPC Drum Kit

J Dilla-Style MPC Drum Kit

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This free Dilla-style MPC Drum Kit contains Akai MPC drum sounds inspired by drum style of the legendary hip hop producer, J Dilla. Kicks, snares, claps, hats and percussion, all laid out into MPC program kits for easy finger drumming and compatible with all MPCs.

MPC Bass Multisamples

MPC Bass Multisamples

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Free MPC bass multisamples for most MPCs with at least 3 notes per octave for great realism but low memory usage.

MPC Related Web Sites

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Various MPC web sites including fan sites, free resources and some MPC focussed businesses.

Akai MPC Drum Breaks

Akai MPC Drum Breaks

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Free and completely original drum breaks in WAV format, compatible with most MPCs – pressed to vinyl, resampled and perfectly looped.

Pete Rock Drum Kit

Pete Rock MPC Drum Kit

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A free Pete Rock inspired MPC drum kit, featuring kicks hats, snares and claps that have the classic Pete Rock vibe, but with a modern MPC-Samples.com twist. All the drum sounds are laid out into MPC programs for easy finger drumming and are compatible with all MPCs.

Akai MPC Software Applications

MPC Software Applications

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Software applications created to specifically for MPC beat makers – MPC program creation, sound conversion and other utilities, for Mac and PC.

MPC1000 vs MPC2500

MPC1000 Vs MPC2500

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The MPC2500 and MPC1000 are the two related siblings in the Akai MPC line, both with a similar OS but different hardware. Which one should you buy?

Akai MPC Manuals

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Download the latest technical manual for your model of Akai MPC sampler, including quick start guides where available.