Akai MPC4000
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Akai MPC4000

MPC4000, Sampling sequencer from Akai in the MPC series.

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FP User 01/11/2008

Akai MPC4000 : Recensione di FP User (content in English)

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The feature is new and improved. I like to say at first getting use of the new features was a pain, do to the munual that is provided with the machine. But, as you get to know the mpc4000 the new features gives you unlimited ideas to create music. No more saving to floppies is a blessing. Loading sounds and samples from the 60gig hard drive and the internal cdr burner is a breeze. The easy way of loading my work from mpc2000, by usb from ak.Sys on my pc to the mpc4000 is a good planning. Adding filter to the samples and being able to tweak them, using the Four Q-Link knobs and two sliders is impressive. Filter effects 100% better than the mpc2000. Being able to sample my sequence, blows my mind. Effect is good when it comes to sampling or resampling a sample, but falls a little weak when you trying to add for the final mix. It will been better if it was setup like the mpc2000, instead having it already preset. I am excited about, even more features when the upgrade operating system is available. I hope akai don't make a mpc4000xl and give up on the 4000, like they did with mpc2000 to 2000xl.

Price paid

$3,000

UTILIZATION

A real learning curve at first, but once you get the hang of it, you really get to appreaciate the concept and features. Owning or knowing how the mpc2000 or the 2000XL work is a perk, because that way you have a little knowledge on what the manual is explaining. I going to sound two face, but the manual is dry in explaining somethings, because there is so many things to learn. But, to really master the mpc4000 you have to just find some time to sit back and read the whole manual. Once you get the feel of the mpc4000, skies is limit on what you can accomplish musically.

To be truthful the features make you want to take the mpc4000 to any gig and blow the roof off the place. But, I trust the mpc4000 more at home or at the studio, because it more like a pc, with a hard drive, cdr drive, pentium chip and memory. I had the mpc4000 crash on me twice, as if it was windows. I never had any reason to contact the customer support and hope I never have a reason to. I give the mpc4000 a rating of 10, because I never own any electronic equipment that didn't do anything odd. The quality problems begins, when it continues to do odd things.

SOUNDS

Sound is great. What you put into it is what you get back. Like I said before, the filter is excellent and you can do crazy things when controled with the Four Q-Link knobs and two sliders. Effects fall a litlle short for my taste.

OVERALL OPINION

When I first saw the mpc4000 on the net, it was love at first site. I couldn't wait to get my hands on one. I paid $3,000 for my mpc4000 and I don't regret a single penny. My friends thanks I'm crazy for spending all that money on one gear. The machine is a power house, with a whole lot of features. Once you master the control your ideas and creativity will really shine. I got to admit, it looks damn good in my little studio. I have a mpc2000 and she my love also, but I have a new love now. I won't sell my mpc2000, because we have such a musical bond. Don't let the price throw you, get a mpc4000.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown (January 0-, 2002)