Akai MPC 4000

Along with the MPC2000XL, and the MFC equipped XL, the MPC4000 joins the music production tools of Akai Professionals using the new Z-96 sampling engine.


The new Z-96 sampling engine, combined with a high-performance Intel CPU, provides fast processing and 24-bit audio resolution with sample rates up to 96kHz , 64-voices, or 32 voices at 96kHz sample rate, 16 MB on-board memory, expandable to a massive 512 MB

Balanced stereo XLR-1/4-inch TRS combo inputs with reference-grade preamps, with switchable phono inputs to allow direct connection of urntables

Four MIDI OUT ports control up to 64 independent MIDI channels

Four Q-Link knobs, and two note variation sliders for real-time modulation control

Real-time control of filter cutoff, resonance, pitch, LFO rate and depth and more

IntelliSample automates sampling, naming, program creation and sample assignment

Virtual sampling streams sample playback directly from hard disk

Full sampler implementation provides compatibility with Z-Series and S-Series. The MPC4000 can create from beats, to piano and strings parts : "Project" (.PRJ) files save all sequences, songs, samples, programs and multi's in a single file

New 4-channel 56-bit effects processor (standard)

USB host port accommodates USB floppy, CD-R, HD, MO, ZIP drives for storage, and an ASCII keyboard for naming

USB slave port provides for ak.Sys Network and Control System software

192 filters/26 filter types with to 3 simultaneous filters per voice

Dual independent LFOs with internal/external modulation control

Internal IDE hard drive (standard in North America only) plus external SCSI connection

Built-in sample rate converter on the digital input to eliminate rate-matching problems

Large 320 x 240, multi-angle graphic LCD

FAT32 disk format is fully compatible with S5000,S6000, Z4, Z8, DPS24, and most PCs

Native .WAV sample format allows data sharing with anything supporting .WAV files

Built-in CD Recorder ( standard in North America only) for master archiving or Sample Loading

ak.Sys Control & Networking software enables Mac and PC connection via on-board USB interface

Two assignable footswitch inputs

Wordclock input for sync with external digital devices (optional)

Graphical sequence event editing

Memory meters display remaining free sampler memory, sequence memory and CPU memory

Audition samples directly from hard disk

Graphic editing of sample waveforms

Six pad banks provide quick access to up to 96 different sounds

SMPTE I/O Standard

advanced technologic sound magazine
march 2002 issue 102

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