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    Akai MPC1000 Sampling Music Production Station

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    Overall User Ratings

    Overall:
    *********.* 9.3 out of 10
    Quality:
    ********** 9 out of 10
    The Wow Factor:
    *********.* 9.3 out of 10
    Features:
    ********.** 8.2 out of 10
    Value:
    ********** 9 out of 10
    Sound:
    *********.* 9.4 out of 10
    Manufacturer Support:
    ********** 6.9 out of 10

     

    User Reviews for Akai MPC1000 Music Production Center


    Overall:
    **********8 out of 10
    Features:
    **********7 out of 10
    Quality:
    **********9 out of 10
    Value:
    **********9 out of 10
    The Wow Factor:
    **********10 out of 10
    Sound:
    **********9 out of 10
    Manufacturer Support:
    **********5 out of 10

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    By a customer from rogers.com

    Submitted: 12/31/2004

    Style of Music: 100% HIPHOP 100%

    Experience: hobbyist

    "Great piece...Buy it...You won't be disappointed!!!"

    Sound:
    sound is great! very crisp and clear.... sound is the most important quality and this box brings that to the table!!!
    Feature:
    can always use more.... features lacked a little but are still useful!
    Quality:
    quality is very good... you wouldn't think it at first glance because it looks a little "toyish" but it's great for travelling with and it holds up!
    Manufacturer Support:
    NO NO NO NO.
    Value:
    worth it! I would buy it again!
    The Wow Factor:
    If you like to move it around and aren't picky about looks it's a perfect machine...
    Overall:
    it's pretty new still....hopefully it lasts and i have no problems with it.... i believe it'll be just fine!
    Overall:
    **********8 out of 10
    Features:
    **********7 out of 10
    Quality:
    **********10 out of 10
    Value:
    **********10 out of 10
    The Wow Factor:
    **********10 out of 10
    Sound:
    **********9 out of 10
    Manufacturer Support:
    **********2 out of 10

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    By a customer from hotmail.com

    Submitted: 1/18/2004

    Style of Music: Hiphop/R&B

    Akai MPC1000 Music Production Center Customer Review

    Sound:
    real nice tight sound with bass that shakes the walls in my house.
    Feature:
    apparently there are accessories for this device, but trying to acquire them seems to be a challenge. Must be too new...
    Quality:
    Nice machine; Not bulky and easy to transport. (laptop size)
    Manufacturer Support:
    I've had the device for about a month and I'm still trying to get the expansion memory for the mpc1000. I've contacted akai to find out what type of memory it takes, and I've even purchased 128MB SO DIMM RAM. It fits but the MPC would not recognize it. Apparently this stuff cost $110.00 and is on backorder which is a pain in the *ss. Why didn't Akai just make this thing so it could accept regular memory instead of having us search for memory. afterall, we do want to use this thing.
    Overall:
    **********9 out of 10
    Features:
    **********8 out of 10
    Quality:
    **********8 out of 10
    Value:
    **********9 out of 10
    The Wow Factor:
    **********9 out of 10
    Sound:
    **********10 out of 10
    Manufacturer Support:
    **********9 out of 10

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    By a customer from yahoo.com

    Submitted: 3/19/2005

    Style of Music: Hip Hop

    Experience: Producer

    "Akai MPC1000, love or leave it for those who'll truly love it."

    Sound:
    Wow, I see why people love the mpc's
    Feature:
    Doesn't lack that much, most stuff you can make up for with a computer. The people who are complaining about putting out a little extra effort are taking lazy to a whole new level.
    Quality:
    It's built a lot sturdier than the negative stuff I read online. The blue is metal, red is plastic, the data wheel is lighter than Michael Jacksons dinner and the unit as a whole is a lot heavier than it looks. It's not a football, so don't abuse it and it should stay in working order. I have one possibly bad thing to say about it and that is a couple of my pads didn't work properly (spontaneous studder and no sound). I thought it was straight from the factory (unopened), but it was a return and I'm not sure if the previous buyer had tweaked it out (it looked like someone may have tried to open the casing) or if it was defective from Akai. I exchanged it and my new one is working fine (for now?). I guess if you want one, test it at the store and consider an extended warranty.
    Manufacturer Support:
    Haven't dealt with Akai, but I hear they're courteous and very prompt (lol).
    Value:
    I say it's worth it, it's a nice piece of hardware. If only everything were drag and drop the world would be a much better place.
    The Wow Factor:
    I'd date it, but that's only because I don't care what other people think. I'm glad I got one.
    Overall:
    I'm in love, but it'll be a rough break up if it malfunctions again. I think Akai doesn't want it to be to perfect because then they wouldn't sell enough 2000XL MCD'S, hmm.
    Overall:
    **********2 out of 10
    Features:
    **********3 out of 10
    Quality:
    **********1 out of 10
    Value:
    **********3 out of 10
    The Wow Factor:
    **********3 out of 10
    Sound:
    **********9 out of 10
    Manufacturer Support:
    **********2 out of 10

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    By a customer from yahoo.com

    Submitted: 7/24/2004

    Style of Music: everything

    "1000 sequencer is crippled!!! beware."

    Sound:
    nice and thick bassy sound. pretty punchy.
    Feature:
    fx sound cheesy and are useless for the most part (why is there no delay??? yet they throw in like 8 cheesy effects that i have no need for). sequencer is crappy editing wise if you really want tweak times and stuff (Read QUALITY section below).
    Quality:
    THERE IS NO EASY WAY TO MOVE SINGLE EVENTS IN STEP EDIT!!! example: say you want to move a snare hit forward or backward a little bit. you cannot just select that snare hit and move it. you have to copy it, paste it in the new time you think you want, and then delete the old snare hit. if you did not put it in the right spot you have to start the whole copy/paste scenario all over again. it is extremely retarded and time consuming to have to edit sequences like this. until they address little things like this i suggest everyone thinking about getting a 1000 to hold off. knowing akai they might wait awhile and just drop another machine (1000xl possibly??) screwing everyone who bought the 1000. or there might not be any plans for this, and they are just gonna leave 1000 users dissapointed and scammed out of their money. (when i emailed akai about this, they told me if i wanted advanced features like that i should have bought a mpc4000 or 2000xl..........ADVANCED FEATURES LIKE THAT????? what the hell is advanced about moving events in a $900 sequencer???) dont get me wrong, in many ways this machine is good, but its seems like they might have crippled this machine for either unveiling a new machine in the future or just not caring about their customers. ohh, almost forgot. sometimes samples randomly drop out when a sequence is playing. there are many other issues with it as well. just look around on the internet. the 1000 has its good side, but everyone only talks about that. i just want to let anyone thinking about purchasing it to know the many BAD sides to it. research alot before you buy it!!!!! oh and i also had to exchange mine 2 or 3 times because half of the pads were extremly unresponsive and i had to punch them as hard as i could to get them to play anything, while the other half were easy to play. if you DO buy one make sure to test out the actuall unit you are going to buy in the store. some 1000's feel ok and some feel horrible. and BTW, i'm not some crazy oldschool mpc loyalist trying to crap on the 1000 for no reason. i'm just trying to look out for people thinking about buying this. i wish someone had told me all this before i sunk all the money i had into it.
    Manufacturer Support:
    emails i get back from support staff are either copied and pasted or sometimes i'm lucky enough to get a one or two line reply from a human being. most times their answer is that i should have bought a 200xl or 4000. thanks for the support guys.
    Value:
    the value would be a 9 if akai would stop holding back basic features (apparently for the sole purpose of punishing their loyal customers in hopes of them buying another model after they spent their money on a 1000.) dont be fooled!!
    The Wow Factor:
    i was dieing to get it, until i actually did and realized that the sequencer editing capabilities are lame on the 1000!
    Overall:
    until they adreess certain obvious issues in some os updates i feel like i got shafted. if i knew the sequencer was gonna have basic features taken off of it just to keep this machince from being "too good" i would have invested in something else.
    Overall:
    **********10 out of 10
    Features:
    **********10 out of 10
    Quality:
    **********10 out of 10
    Value:
    **********10 out of 10
    The Wow Factor:
    **********10 out of 10
    Sound:
    **********10 out of 10
    Manufacturer Support:
    **********10 out of 10

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    By a customer from sbcglobal.net

    Submitted: 3/17/2004

    Style of Music: Rap/HipHop

    "Money makes money so in this case you only need a little to make alot."

    Sound:
    I am hungry for sounds cause I had a Boss DR-5 and that was boring so the MPC 1000 is the best thing I ever heard.
    Feature:
    It could use some piano and claronet sounds thats builted into it cause it is hard to find sounds but once you do then its worth the work.
    Quality:
    To me this product makes you feel like you are in the studio cause it don't take batteries like a toy it's the real thing basicly ,and could last as long as you want it to.
    Manufacturer Support:
    I asked plenty of questions and could of gotten on their nerves ,but they told me everything I needed to know in the nicest way.
    Value:
    Yes it is cause MPCs are what mke rappers or musians.
    The Wow Factor:
    It makes you feel confadent ,and like a star the color is something I would wear accept for the purple digit buttons.
    Overall:
    I can keep this forever cause there is no limit to the sounds that I want and if I lost it I wouldn't be able to afford another one,but if I had the money I would buy the MPC 4000 even though that a never happen untill then the MPC1000 is the very best thing in the price range and does everything I want it to do almost like a computer.
    Overall:
    **********9 out of 10
    Features:
    **********9 out of 10
    Quality:
    **********10 out of 10
    Value:
    **********8 out of 10
    The Wow Factor:
    **********10 out of 10
    Sound:
    **********9 out of 10
    Manufacturer Support:
    **********6 out of 10

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    Submitted: 1/22/2004

    "A true no nonense lil workhorse drum machine...with a groove an a half."

    Sound:
    Nice fat sound, very clean and crisp at the same time. the Master Fx are wicked. really adds the Low End to the drums. and the Compressor is really nice as well, make the drums stand out in the mix. the sound is just amazing overall.
    Feature:
    Compact Flash USB 128mb ram Smaller Nice small pads Tight Sequencer Bigger Screen Digital in and out FX 4 assignable out what more could you want!!! Stunning
    Quality:
    Solid unit, heavy, nice overall feel. big screen, clear layout. the pads feel really nice and are very responsive.
    Manufacturer Support:
    typical Akai
    Value:
    well worth it...better than the 2000xl...much better. no comparison. its far tighter with improved timing and overall upto date features. i would be it again. the drums sound unique on this lil baby.
    The Wow Factor:
    cute lil blue box.
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