MATRIXSYNTH: Akai Now Shipping MPC5000, MPD32 and updated MPD24 firmware

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Akai Now Shipping MPC5000, MPD32 and updated MPD24 firmware

"MPC5000 delivers a comprehensive compliment of production features including:
* Sixty four-voice drum/phrase sampler with 64MB memory built-in; expandable up to 192MB RAM
* Three-oscillator virtual analog synth engine with arpeggiator
* More than 300 Virtual Analog synths including
* Eight-track direct-to-hard disk recording
* More than 40 unique effects within a modular four-bus effects processor
* Master equalizer and compressor
* “Old school” mode provides vintage sampler sound
* Built-in 80GB hard 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 software included - slices stereo loops into individual samples and automatically assigns to pads
* 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 is double the size of previous MPC displays
* Ten analog outputs, eight ADAT-optical outputs, and stereo S/PDIF I/O
* Powerful new multimode filter
* Two MIDI inputs and four MIDI outputs
* Turntable phono inputs with RIAA preamp
* XLR + 1/4-inch combination inputs, selectable mic/line for use with any input source"

"Key features of the MPD32 include:
* MIDI-synced note-repeat with MPC swing
* Sixteen full-sized, genuine MPC pads with velocity and pressure-sensitive response
* Three banks of eight assignable switches, sliders and endless knobs for a total of 72 controllers
* Two assignable Foot Switches
* One assignable Foot Pedal controller
* Large, easy-to-read backlit LCD
* Thirty user-definable presets for use with software applications
* MMC/MIDI Start/Stop transport buttons
* Ableton Live Akai Edition software included
* BFD Lite software included
MPD32 is available for purchase now, with an MSRP of $499.00."


  1. Now shipping? Weird, I saw an MPC5000 at a guitar center on Memorial Day.

  2. Yeah, I was wondering about that myself. I thought I saw them as well. I received the press release today. Who knows...

  3. People on mpc forums have bought mpc 5000 units for a while, at least a few weeks if i remember correctly.

    I wonder how the built-in VA fares. Is it good ?



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