Akai MPC

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by thesdx, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. thesdx macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2007
    Ok, I admit this is a stupid question, but I'm confused. What do MPC's do? I've heard people rave about them, but in the short time I've used one in a store, I can't for the life of me figure out what it does.
  2. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    Not sure how much they've evolved as my only experience of them is back with the MPC60.

    They're a sampler/drum machine/hardware sequencer.
  3. DJJONES macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2008
    Newengland usa!
  4. Chairman Plow macrumors regular

    Chairman Plow

    May 15, 2008
    Pretty much the same premise across the product line, but every new model adds a few more bells and whistles. Hard drive, cd burner, auto-chop, onboard EQ and effects.. etc. There is even a ultra-portable battery operated version now, the MPC500. Then there is the newest monstrosity, the 5000. I eventually moved over to the Roland MV-8000 for a while, then switched to software. Reason 4 on my MBP with an Axiom controller gives me pretty much everything I had with my old MPC and my Ensoniq (long discontinued) ASR-10 combined.

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