"1000 sequencer is crippled!!! beware."
nice and thick bassy sound. pretty punchy.
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).
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.
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.
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!
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.