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AKAI MPC SAMPLERS (November 26th, 2016)

Choosing the Right Akai MPC Samples For You

Since 1984, Akai MPC samples and sequencers have controlled the music industry and music production centers. These devices are used by only the most professional artists and are found in every single genre out there. If you’re serious about a career in music you’re going to need an Akai MPC. However, it’s not an easy decision to make so it’s important to know a few facts about which machine is right for you.

What do you want out of Akai MPC Samples?

There are a few crucial decisions to consider before diving into the realm of Akai MPC samples. For one, what’s your budget? Do you need an all-in-one device or can you supplement your MPC with a computer? Furthermore, what will you be using the MPC for (live performances, studio or both)?

Also, MPC’s have a variety of features and sometimes, you just don’t need them all. So you should decide which features are most important first and which ones you can do without. Lastly, what sound are you going for? As a musician, this is the most important. If you know what sound to go for first, it will save you lots of time experimenting with different machines. Speaking of machines, let's take a look at a few.

Akai MPC100

There are all sorts of Akai MPC samples out on the market, but the Akai MPC1000 is certainly one of the most popular. Made in 2003, this device is great for beginners and live performers due to its portability. In terms of overall features, this might be the best MPC out there. The sequencing capabilities are easy and smooth and you can combine tracks, sounds, copy, paste and more. For those still starting out with their career but serious about making it someday, this is a perfect MPC.

Akai MPC2500

While we just mentioned that Akai MPC100 was the best out there , others will say the MPC2500. As far as Akai MPC samples go, this one is extremely professional yet affordable and user-friendly. Main features include 32-voice drum/phrase sampler with up to 128 MB of RAM, twin onboard effects processors, 10 outputs (analog), US ports, sample editing and a 2GB card for storage. Overall, this device might be the best bang for your buck.

Akai MPC Renaissance

When shopping around for Akai MPC samples, there are a variety of units that are out of production but available to purchase. While those can deliver some great, smooth vintage sounds, there are still plenty of new, digital devices to choose from. Take the Akai MPC Renaissance for example. The Renaissance is MPC’s newest and most powerful machine one can buy. MPC describes this as a mixture between MPC layout and flow with advanced computer incorporation. The Renaissance is Akai's response to the growing trend of digital music.

Features included 16 backlit MPC pads, 16-Q link controls, clear LCD screen, Pro Tools Express, four USB 2.0 ports and up to 8 pad banks. Furthermore, there’s a whopping 9 GB of a sound library included for both Mac and PC. If you want the newest MPC out there to compliment your serious music career, this is it.

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