Thinking of buying a used MPC1000? In this article I take a look at some of the most important things a buyer of a used MPC1000 should be aware of.
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.
Live, Vintage-Style Drum Breaks
A collection of free live drum breaks, authentically recorded by UK drummer Timmy Rickard using authentic vintage recording techniques for a fat, warm classic sound.
MPC Renaissance & MPC Studio: Loading Legacy MPC Projects Pt 2 (MPC Software 1.2)
In this article I take a look at whether your old MPC4000 and MPC2000XL beats will load in version 1.2 of the MPC Software. I also revisit MPC1000/2500 support to highlight a new bug.
MPC & Logic Pro Tutorial – Syncing Your MPC With Logic
Learn how to sync your MPC with Logic Pro using MIDI Clock. Taken from our book ‘Using the Akai MPC With Logic Pro’.
Reason & MPC Tutorial – Setting the MPC as the ‘Master Keyboard’
Learn how to configure software instruments in Reason 5 to be controlled by an MPC through different MIDI channels. Taken from our book, “Using the Akai MPC With Reason’
MPC & Ableton Live Tutorial – Transferring MPC MIDI Sequences to Live
Learn how to import MPC MIDI sequences into Ableton Live as clips – this tutorial is suitable for all standalone MPCs.
Adding your MPC as a MIDI Device in Pro Tools
Configure your Akai MPC to be fully recognised by Pro Tools as an official MIDI device, with full MPC MIDI port information showing in all Pro Tools tracks.
JJOS Review: The ‘Free’ JJOS For Akai MPC1000 & MPC2500
A review of the free JJOS, which is without question an essential update for all MPC1000 and MPC2500 owners.
MPC1000 & MPC2500 Sequencing Tricks
Learn some advanced MPC sequence programming techniques for both the MPC1000 and MPC2500. Suitable for Akai OS and the free JJOS.
MIDI Tutorial: Understanding MIDI on the Akai MPC
Learn some important concepts regarding MIDI and how to use with when producing beats on an Akai MPC, including some example hardware set ups.