An MPC1000 and MPC2500 tutorial that tackles the problem of losing snare decay tails by using a simple sequencing trick.
All MPC 2500 Samples, Tutorials, Downloads & Reviews
The MPC2500 is an MPC1000 ‘with knobs-on’ – MPC2500 samples and sounds work perfectly in all Numark Akai MPCs, and as the operating systems are virtually identical, while MPC2500 tutorials and MPC1000 tutorials are often interchangable. The MPC2500 is the true upgrade from the MPC2000XL in my opinion – from a build perspective, the two seem quite similar with their tilting screens, similar size, 8 outputs and sturdy builds. Internally, the MPC2500 is a completely different beast to the XL; the operating system is the ‘new breed’ OS from Akai and is basically the MPC1000 OS with a couple of additional features (e.g. Direct Recording).
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…
This free Dilla-style MPC Drum Kit contains 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.
Free MPC bass multisamples for most MPCs with at least 3 notes per octave for great realism but low memory usage.
Various MPC web sites including fan sites, free resources and some MPC focussed businesses.
Free and completely original drum breaks in WAV format, compatible with most MPCs – pressed to vinyl, resampled and perfectly looped.
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.
Software applications created to specifically for MPC beat makers – MPC program creation, sound conversion and other utilities, for Mac and PC.
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?
Download the latest technical manual for your model of Akai MPC sampler, including quick start guides where available.