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Akai Professional MPC 1000 Quick Manual

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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents MPC1000 Quick manual Basic information Cursor, Cursor Key Field, DATA wheel Function keys MAIN page MODE key WINDOW key Tutorial of the MPC1000 Playing back a demo song Playing a preset program Recording the performance by hitting the pads Playing back several sequence in a series Selecting the sequences in real time Playing back the sequences in the selected order...
  • Page 3: Mpc1000 Quick Manual

    MPC1000 Quick manual MPC1000 Quick manual Welcome to MUSIC PRODUCTION CENTER MPC1000. This quick manual describes the basic operation to get started with the MPC1000. For the detailed information, see the operator's manual. Basic information Below is the basic information that you need to know to use the MPC1000. Cursor, Cursor Key The highlighted part on the screen is called the “cursor”...
  • Page 4: Playing Back A Demo Song

    MPC1000 Quick manual Playing back a demo song The MPC1000 has a demo song and a preset program in its internal memory and it loads the data automatically when you switch on the unit (Autoload function). To play back a demo song, proceed as follows. 01.
  • Page 5: Recording The Performance By Hitting The Pads

    MPC1000 Quick manual Recording the performance by hitting the pads To record the performance to a sequence using the internal preset program, proceed as follows. 01. Press the [MAIN] key to display the MAIN page. 02. In the Sq field, select a sequence to which you wish to record the performance. You can select any sequence for recording a performance;...
  • Page 6: Playing Back Several Sequence In A Series

    MPC1000 Quick manual Playing back several sequence in a series There are two ways to play back several sequences in a series. You can either select the sequence to be played in real time, or set the order of the sequences in SONG mode. Selecting the sequences in real time 01.
  • Page 7: Recording A Sound

    MPC1000 Quick manual Recording a sound In this section, you will learn how to assign the recorded sound to the pad and play, instead of using the internal preset. Below is how to record and analog signal from the CD player connected to the RECORD IN on the rear panel.
  • Page 8: Assigning The Recorded Sound To The Pad

    MPC1000 Quick manual 08. Play the CD Player. The MPC1000 will start the recording automatically when the CD Player starts the playback and the bottom of the screen will change as below: Tips: If the recording level is too low, the MPC1000 may not start the recording when you play the CD player. In this case, go back to step 5 and set the level with the [REC GAIN] knob again.
  • Page 9: Adjusting The Start/End Points Of The Sample

    MPC1000 Quick manual Loop playback of the phrase sample In this section, you will learn how to create a sequence using a phrase sample. To handle the phrase sample with the sequence function, you need to adjust the start/end points of the sample add then set the tempo of the sequence to the tempo of the phrase.
  • Page 10: Setting The Same Number Of The Bars For The Sample And The Sequence

    MPC1000 Quick manual Recording to a sequence To loop the phrase with the sequence function, proceed as follows. 01. Press the [MAIN] key to display the MAIN page. 02. In the Sq field, select a sequence that says “unused”, 03. In the Pgm field, select the track that you assigned the recorded sample to. You can record the sequence in real time by pressing the [PLAY START] key while pressing the [REC] key, but here, we will enter an event with the step recording in the STEP EDIT mode to play the phrase at the beginning of the sequence.
  • Page 11: Saving The Data

    MPC1000 Quick manual Saving the data The data you made in the MPC1000 will be deleted when you turn off the unit. If you wish to keep the data, proceed as described in the “Save / Load” section( page 75) or the “Connecting the MPC1000 to your computer” (page 85) of the operator's manual.

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