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  • Legendary MPC feel and workflow with a greatly expanded feature set.

    Introducing MPC5000: the most advanced MPC ever. MPCs are the unquestioned standard in studio and live beat and track production, mixing expressive pressure and velocity-sensitive pads, a comprehensive compliment of assignable tactile controls, and powerful sequencing, sampling and effects. MPC5000 takes the MPC even further with over 100 new capabilities, most notably internal, streaming multitrack recording and onboard virtual analog synthesis.

    The advances in MPC5000 are numerous. Just a few include a new, high-resolution sequencing engine, 64-track continuous sampling, a newly engineered effects engine, random and cycle-sample playback, turntable preamp, the completely new virtual analog synth, the eight-track direct-to-disk recorder, and 650MB of premium sounds.

    MPC5000 is the first MPC ever to include 8-track streaming hard disk recording, a 20-voice, 3-oscillator analog synthesizer with arpeggiator, a new sequencing engine with 960 ppq resolution, pad and track muting and mixing, 64 continuous sample tracks. There's even a new effects engine with 4 effects buses and two effects per bus.

    In addition, MPC5000 features a 64-voice drum/phrase sampler with 64MB memory - expandable up to 192MB. The display is twice the size of MPC2500 and MPC1000 so waveforms appear crystal-clear. Integrated Chop Shop 2.0 now supports stereo chops and Patched Phrases. MPC5000 is also the first MPC to include Random and Cycle sample playback in addition to velocity Zone Play. A turntable preamp is also included.

    MPC5000's virtual analog synth eliminates need for external analog synth modules or buggy software based synthesizers. The new 8-track direct to disk recorder lets you produce your whole song in the MPC and then mix it down with the internal sequenced programs and any input thru material. Add the optional CD/DVD drive and you can then burn an audio or data CD or your mix. Over 650MB of premium-quality sounds from Loopmasters are included to get you up and running with pro-quality production in seconds.

    Create your sounds and samples, connect other sources, sequence, mix, and edit – PRODUCE your song in MPC5000. Then mix it down and record it. MPC5000 puts more power, more capability, and more control in the hands of every music and beat producer.

    • 64-voice drum/phrase sampler with 64MB memory built-in. Expandable up to 192MB RAM
    • Three-oscillator virtual analog synth engine with built-in arpeggiator
    • Over 300 Virtual Analog synth presets included
    • Eight tracks of Direct-to-Hard Disk recording
    • Over 40 all new effects available within a modular 4-bus effects processor
    • Master compressor and equalizer
    • 960 ppq resolution
    • Built-in hard disk 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 - slices a stereo loop into individual samples with automatic pad assignment
    • 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
    • 10 built-in analog outputs, plus 8 ADAT-optical outputs and stereo S/PDIF IO
    • Powerful new multimode filter
    • Two MIDI inputs and Four MIDI outputs
    • Turntable phono inputs with RIAA pre-amp
    • XLR / 1/4" combo jacks with selectable mic/line levels
    • Sample library provided by Loopmasters.com
    • General:

      • Display: 240 x 128 dot graphic LCD w/back light
      • Memory Card Slot: Compact Flash (The size of the compact flash card that MPC5000 can handle is from 32MB to 2GB)
      • Dimensions (W x D x H): 18" x 16 1/16" x 3 3/8" (6 7/8" with screen at maximum height)
      • Weight: 18.2 lbs
      • Power Supply: Internal, auto switching, 110-240V, 50-60Hz
      • Power Requirement: 50W
    • Sound Generator:

      • Sampling rate: 44.1kHz
      • Memory capacity: 64MB standard, expandable to 192MB
      • Recording time: 12m 48sec. (64MB, MONO), 38m24sec. (192MB, MONO)
      • Memory expansion slot: 1 x for optional EXM-E3
      • Data format: 16-bit linear
      • Polyphony: 64
      • Dynamic filtering: 1 State Variable Filter per voice (up to 8 pole, depending on type)
      • Filter types: LOW PASS, BAND PASS, HIGH PASS, BAND BOOST, BAND STOP, ANALOG MODELING, VOCAL FORMANT
      • Preset sound memory: 16 MB
      • Number of programs: 128
    • Effects:

      • Effects: 4 stereo busses with 2 stereo effects per buss, and Master effect
      • Master effect: 4 band EQ, Compressor
    • Sequencer:

      • Maximum events: 100,000 notes
      • Resolution: 960 parts per 1/4-note
      • Sequences: 99
      • Tracks per sequence: 64
      • MIDI output channels: 64 (16 channels x 4 outputs)
      • Song mode: 20 songs, 250 steps per song
      • Drum pad: 16 (velocity and pressure sensitive)
      • Drum pad banks: 4
      • Sync mode: MIDI clock, MIDI Time Code
      • Transport Controls: MIDI Machine Control
    • Inputs/Outputs:

      • Record input (L and R): MIC/ 1/4-inch Combo x 2 balanced -40dBu, input impedance 11k ohms; RCA with PHONO preamp,
      • Max. Input level: +10dBu
      • Digital RCA-pin x 1 S/PDIF
      • Stereo output (L and R): 1/4-inch phone x 2 balanced +11dBu, output impedance 1k Ohms,
      • Max. output level: +22dBu
      • 8 individual outputs: 1/4-inch phone x 8 balanced +11dBu, output impedance 1k Ohms,
      • Max. output level: +22dBu
      • Phones output: 1/4-inch stereo phone x 1, 200mW / 100 ohms
      • Digital output: RCA-pin x 1 S/PDIF
      • ADAT Optical: x 1 (8 Channels)
      • MIDI inputs: 5-pin DIN x 2
      • MIDI outputs: 5-pin DIN x 4
      • USB: connector x 1, USB MASS STORAGE CLASS support
      • (Windows 2000/Me/XP or later version, or Mac OS 9.x/10.x or later version. )
      • Footswitches: 1/4-inch x 2
      • Standard accessories: Power cable, Operator's manual
    • Options:

      • EXM-E3: 128MB expansion memory card (Upgrades unit to 192MB total)
      • CDM-25: CDR/DVD Drive
    • Data Compatibility

      • MPC1000: SEQ, WAV, PGM
      • MPC2000/2000XL: SEQ, WAV, SND, PGM (Most parameters of PGM file can be loaded.)
      • MPC4000: SEQ, WAV, PGM (DRUM program only. Only note assign and tune are loaded.)
      • MPC3000: SND (THRU Computer)
      • Z4/Z8: SEQ, WAV, PGM (DRUM program only. Only note assign and tune are loaded.)
      • S5000/6000: WAV only (THRU Computer)
      • S1000/3000: No compatibility
  • Documents
    Quickstart Guide [v1a4] Reference Manual [v2.0] Manual Addendum [v2.0] Firmware Update Instructions MPC Series Product Comparison Guide [v2.1] Release Notes [v2.00] Release Notes [v1.02]
    Downloads
    Firmware Update [v2.00] Firmware Update [v1.02] Akai Professional Piano
    Links
    MPC Synchronization Guide

MPC5000

Advanced Music Production Center

Overview

Legendary MPC feel and workflow with a greatly expanded feature set.

Introducing MPC5000: the most advanced MPC ever. MPCs are the unquestioned standard in studio and live beat and track production, mixing expressive pressure and velocity-sensitive pads, a comprehensive compliment of assignable tactile controls, and powerful sequencing, sampling and effects. MPC5000 takes the MPC even further with over 100 new capabilities, most notably internal, streaming multitrack recording and onboard virtual analog synthesis.

The advances in MPC5000 are numerous. Just a few include a new, high-resolution sequencing engine, 64-track continuous sampling, a newly engineered effects engine, random and cycle-sample playback, turntable preamp, the completely new virtual analog synth, the eight-track direct-to-disk recorder, and 650MB of premium sounds.

MPC5000 is the first MPC ever to include 8-track streaming hard disk recording, a 20-voice, 3-oscillator analog synthesizer with arpeggiator, a new sequencing engine with 960 ppq resolution, pad and track muting and mixing, 64 continuous sample tracks. There's even a new effects engine with 4 effects buses and two effects per bus.

In addition, MPC5000 features a 64-voice drum/phrase sampler with 64MB memory - expandable up to 192MB. The display is twice the size of MPC2500 and MPC1000 so waveforms appear crystal-clear. Integrated Chop Shop 2.0 now supports stereo chops and Patched Phrases. MPC5000 is also the first MPC to include Random and Cycle sample playback in addition to velocity Zone Play. A turntable preamp is also included.

MPC5000's virtual analog synth eliminates need for external analog synth modules or buggy software based synthesizers. The new 8-track direct to disk recorder lets you produce your whole song in the MPC and then mix it down with the internal sequenced programs and any input thru material. Add the optional CD/DVD drive and you can then burn an audio or data CD or your mix. Over 650MB of premium-quality sounds from Loopmasters are included to get you up and running with pro-quality production in seconds.

Create your sounds and samples, connect other sources, sequence, mix, and edit – PRODUCE your song in MPC5000. Then mix it down and record it. MPC5000 puts more power, more capability, and more control in the hands of every music and beat producer.

Features

  • 64-voice drum/phrase sampler with 64MB memory built-in. Expandable up to 192MB RAM
  • Three-oscillator virtual analog synth engine with built-in arpeggiator
  • Over 300 Virtual Analog synth presets included
  • Eight tracks of Direct-to-Hard Disk recording
  • Over 40 all new effects available within a modular 4-bus effects processor
  • Master compressor and equalizer
  • 960 ppq resolution
  • Built-in hard disk 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 - slices a stereo loop into individual samples with automatic pad assignment
  • 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
  • 10 built-in analog outputs, plus 8 ADAT-optical outputs and stereo S/PDIF IO
  • Powerful new multimode filter
  • Two MIDI inputs and Four MIDI outputs
  • Turntable phono inputs with RIAA pre-amp
  • XLR / 1/4" combo jacks with selectable mic/line levels
  • Sample library provided by Loopmasters.com

Tech Specs

  • General:

    • Display: 240 x 128 dot graphic LCD w/back light
    • Memory Card Slot: Compact Flash (The size of the compact flash card that MPC5000 can handle is from 32MB to 2GB)
    • Dimensions (W x D x H): 18" x 16 1/16" x 3 3/8" (6 7/8" with screen at maximum height)
    • Weight: 18.2 lbs
    • Power Supply: Internal, auto switching, 110-240V, 50-60Hz
    • Power Requirement: 50W
  • Sound Generator:

    • Sampling rate: 44.1kHz
    • Memory capacity: 64MB standard, expandable to 192MB
    • Recording time: 12m 48sec. (64MB, MONO), 38m24sec. (192MB, MONO)
    • Memory expansion slot: 1 x for optional EXM-E3
    • Data format: 16-bit linear
    • Polyphony: 64
    • Dynamic filtering: 1 State Variable Filter per voice (up to 8 pole, depending on type)
    • Filter types: LOW PASS, BAND PASS, HIGH PASS, BAND BOOST, BAND STOP, ANALOG MODELING, VOCAL FORMANT
    • Preset sound memory: 16 MB
    • Number of programs: 128
  • Effects:

    • Effects: 4 stereo busses with 2 stereo effects per buss, and Master effect
    • Master effect: 4 band EQ, Compressor
  • Sequencer:

    • Maximum events: 100,000 notes
    • Resolution: 960 parts per 1/4-note
    • Sequences: 99
    • Tracks per sequence: 64
    • MIDI output channels: 64 (16 channels x 4 outputs)
    • Song mode: 20 songs, 250 steps per song
    • Drum pad: 16 (velocity and pressure sensitive)
    • Drum pad banks: 4
    • Sync mode: MIDI clock, MIDI Time Code
    • Transport Controls: MIDI Machine Control
  • Inputs/Outputs:

    • Record input (L and R): MIC/ 1/4-inch Combo x 2 balanced -40dBu, input impedance 11k ohms; RCA with PHONO preamp,
    • Max. Input level: +10dBu
    • Digital RCA-pin x 1 S/PDIF
    • Stereo output (L and R): 1/4-inch phone x 2 balanced +11dBu, output impedance 1k Ohms,
    • Max. output level: +22dBu
    • 8 individual outputs: 1/4-inch phone x 8 balanced +11dBu, output impedance 1k Ohms,
    • Max. output level: +22dBu
    • Phones output: 1/4-inch stereo phone x 1, 200mW / 100 ohms
    • Digital output: RCA-pin x 1 S/PDIF
    • ADAT Optical: x 1 (8 Channels)
    • MIDI inputs: 5-pin DIN x 2
    • MIDI outputs: 5-pin DIN x 4
    • USB: connector x 1, USB MASS STORAGE CLASS support
    • (Windows 2000/Me/XP or later version, or Mac OS 9.x/10.x or later version. )
    • Footswitches: 1/4-inch x 2
    • Standard accessories: Power cable, Operator's manual
  • Options:

    • EXM-E3: 128MB expansion memory card (Upgrades unit to 192MB total)
    • CDM-25: CDR/DVD Drive
  • Data Compatibility

    • MPC1000: SEQ, WAV, PGM
    • MPC2000/2000XL: SEQ, WAV, SND, PGM (Most parameters of PGM file can be loaded.)
    • MPC4000: SEQ, WAV, PGM (DRUM program only. Only note assign and tune are loaded.)
    • MPC3000: SND (THRU Computer)
    • Z4/Z8: SEQ, WAV, PGM (DRUM program only. Only note assign and tune are loaded.)
    • S5000/6000: WAV only (THRU Computer)
    • S1000/3000: No compatibility

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