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Akai Professional MPC5000 Coming To Dolphin Soon!

Published: Wed October 29, 2008  News Feed

Akai has a groundbreaking range of portable Music Production Centers, and a limited stock is arriving at Dolphin soon! Besides the flagship model MPC5000, the MPC2500, MPC1000 and MPC500 will also be landing here - so hurry up and order yours now!

The Flagship MPC Series Delivers Legendary MPC Feel And Workflow With Groundbreaking Capability

Akai Professional, the name synonymous with innovation in electronic musical instruments, announces that MPC5000, the new standard for music production, is now shipping to authorized dealers.

The MPC series has set the global standard for producers making beats. The new MPC5000 is the result of dozens of engineers, 20 years of experience and a new synth and drum sampling engine unlike any MPC. The moment that details about the MPC5000 were released in early 2008, it immediately became one of the most highly anticipated products of the year.

MPC5000 is the first MPC to permit eight-track streaming hard disk recording for real-time capture of individual tracks or even entire songs. A 20-voice, three-oscillator analog synthesizer with arpeggiator, a new sequencing engine with 960 PPQ resolution, pad and track muting and mixing, 64 continuous sample tracks and 12 Q-Link controllers highlight just some of the never-before-seen features and capabilities that make MPC5000 the most advanced MPC ever.

MPC5000's virtual analog synth eliminates the need for users to deal with connecting external analog synth modules or working with buggy software synthesizers. The eight-track, direct-to-disk recorder lets musicians produce complete songs and mix them down internally. An optional CD/DVD drive permits usage of audio on CD or DVD in songs, and also records compositions. More than 650MB of premium sounds from Loopmasters are included so that MPC5000 is ready to produce professional results immediately.

Waveforms appear crystal-clear on the oversized display. Integrated Chop Shop 2.0 supports stereo chops and Patched Phrases. MPC5000 is also the first MPC with Random and Cycle sample playback added to the Zone play. A turntable input with preamp and XLR + 1/4-inch inputs provide a wide range of options for connecting any source equipment for production and performance.

MPC5000 delivers a comprehensive compliment of production features including:

Sixty four-voice drum/phrase sampler with 64MB memory built-in; expandable up to 192MB RAM
Three-oscillator virtual analog synth engine with arpeggiator
More than 300 Virtual Analog synths including
Eight-track direct-to-hard disk recording
More than 40 unique effects within a modular four-bus effects processor
Master equalizer and compressor
“Old school” mode provides vintage sampler sound
Built-in 80GB hard drive
Optional CD-R/DVD drive
USB 2.0 port for computer connectivity
CF Type-2 card slot (up to 2GB)
Chop-Shop 2.0 software included - slices stereo loops into individual samples and automatically assigns to pads
Patched Phrases - creates multiple splits in looped samples to ensure proper tempo sync without changing pitch
Continuous Sample Track - ensures samples play in perfect sync no matter where you start the beat in a loop
12 Q-link controllers for internal automation, external MIDI control and quick parameter editing.
240 x 128 hinged backlit LCD is double the size of previous MPC displays
Ten analog outputs, eight ADAT-optical outputs, and stereo S/PDIF I/O
Powerful new multimode filter
Two MIDI inputs and four MIDI outputs
Turntable phono inputs with RIAA preamp
XLR + 1/4-inch combination inputs, selectable mic/line for use with any input source

Of course, the other MPC Series models are also excellent:

MPC2500 has set the industry benchmark for beat production. It features a 32-voice drum/phrase sampler with up to 128MB RAM and extensive editing capabilities. Designed for professional music-production environments as well as DJs and other live performers, MPC2500 features a time-tested drum-pad surface, twin on-board effects processors, four Q-Link controllers for real-time control, 10 analog outputs, and a S/PDIF digital output.

MPC1000 inherits all of the essential MPC features such as 32-voice stereo sampling, 64-track sequencing, and 16 velocity and pressure-sensitive MPC pads, fitting all the production capability into a compact, affordable package. 16MB of on-board memory comes standard and can be expanded up to 128MB. You can save your work to a Standard Compact Flash Card (up to 2GB). A preloaded CF card with popular Akai Pro samples is included to get you going.

MPC500 is the first portable MPC. You can sample and create music wherever inspiration strikes: on the subway, on the plane, or even at the beach! Whether you're traveling around the globe or just across town, MPC500 is a perfect fit for your backpack, messenger bag, or briefcase. Beats and productions created in MPC500 can be dropped into your MPC2500 when you get back into the studio.

MPC500 is a 48-track sequencer with a 32-voice stereo sampler. It has 12 velocity and pressure-sensitive rubber MPC pads. 16MB of memory comes standard and can be expanded up to 128MB. When connected to a Mac or PC via USB, you can drag and drop data between the computer and your MPC500's CF card, just like a hard drive. Because MPC500 is compatible with other MPCs, MPC500 is the perfect way to extend your studio into your mobile lifestyle.

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