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The Akai MPC 5000....its a synth too

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:29 pm
by PolarAC
Interesting

http://akaipro.com/prodMPC5000.php

Its got a 3 osc VA this time

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:03 pm
by Stab Frenzy
Looks pretty cool! Wonder how much it'll end up costing?

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:43 pm
by PitchBender
I would guess their asking price would be $5000, actual retail price of $4500-4800.

This just looks like Akai's answer to the Roland MV sample workstations.

$3,500?

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:46 pm
by ficusrock

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:49 pm
by PitchBender
that's odd considering their asking price for a new MPC 4000

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:56 pm
by Stab Frenzy
The 4000 was discontinued a little while ago, I think it was pretty expensive when it first came out too. The price went down after a while.

Re: The Akai MPC 5000....its a synth too

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:54 am
by crystalmsc
PolarAC wrote:Its got a 3 osc VA this time
so, Akai is back into the synth world :) it supposed to sounds good, specially with the new filter.

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:58 am
by crystalmsc
PitchBender wrote:that's odd considering their asking price for a new MPC 4000
may be because the 4000 have wider compatibility such with the Akai, Roland and EMU CD-ROM libraries (programs and samples), also a bigger memory which is 272MB standard and expandable to 512MB. and it was released when the USB sampler still not very popular.

Re: The Akai MPC 5000....its a synth too

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:44 am
by Stab Frenzy
crystalmsc wrote:
PolarAC wrote:Its got a 3 osc VA this time
so, Akai is back into the synth world :) it supposed to sounds good, specially with the new filter.
I wouldn't be surprised if it sounded a lot like an Ion... ;)

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:30 am
by clubbedtodeath
$3500 is overpriced, though. What I want to know is, are those 8 tracks for streaming stereo or mono? I'll bet they're mono.

And 8 simultaneous effects, given typical CPU power today? That's pretty meagre. While the VA is definitely a nice addition, it would've been nicer to be able to free up that DSP and use it for more effects. To be honest, I'm a bit disappointed; I rather like my MPC1000, but I feel Akai missed the boat somewhat.

Of course, who knows what may happen to it if/when JJ works his magic...

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:33 am
by westforwishing9
well i played it for maybe 5 minutes barely noticed there was a synth but from my little experience with the synth part it was just a added feature not really a main feature. I did like the unit however. I always have appreciated mpc's even tho its not how I work reallly.

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:33 pm
by Altitude
I still don't get how they sell these for 3500. You can buy a brand new Macpro with 8 cores and a 20 in display for less

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:35 pm
by westforwishing9
Altitude wrote:I still don't get how they sell these for 3500. You can buy a brand new Macpro with 8 cores and a 20 in display for less
well people like them. You get a certain feeling writing with a mpc that you just cant get from a PC in anyway. I like them a lot but Its not how I like to write. I do notice I write totally different when using a mpc and when writing in logic.

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:39 pm
by xibalba
I was reading the mpc forums and i kinda agree with what they said about it "Akai needs to finish there other products". I mean dont get me wrong i love my mpc 1k its still my main means of drumming and sampling and lord knows i probably wouldnt have liked it as much if JJ didnt make his sweet OS for it (that OS is a godsend). I could care less about the synth aspect of the 5000, why not just prefect what they have already?

On another note I think most people will get on the Linndrum II anyways, I know i am (doesnt mean i will get rid of my mpc though) I can't wait for the xox and mpc style drumming. So i think the 5000 will probably not make much headway esp when the Linndrum II comes out.

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:03 pm
by hageir
You can get this if you can't afford the 5000 :D
haha
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