Akai MPC1000 2003 Blue

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $350$515

Developed by Akai in tandem with the well-known electronic engineer Roger Linn, the MPC (Music Production Center) is in essence a powerful drum machine with an interactive interface of signature rubber squares. The units are also marked by the incorporation of extensive sampling abilities and MIDI sequencing, which became more powerful in newer models. The MPCs are some of the most popular production tools for old-school and modern hip-hop and rap.

The MPC1000 featured newly-designed pads many users found quality issues with. The company eventually issued a fix for the issue.

Years of production: 2003-2009

Product specs: 16 touch pads, 16 MB sampling memory, onboard time stretch and pitch shift, four pad banks, two MIDI inputs and four MIDI outputs


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