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Chapter 11: Sampling ...95 Preparing the recording .

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Chapter 10: MIXER Mode In this section, you will learn about the mixer feature. In the MIXER mode, you can edit several settings while checking the s

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MIXER Mode 88 1/2 The pad will be output stereo to [ASSIGNABLE MIX OUT] 1/2. 3/4 The pad will be output stereo to [ASSIGNABLE MIX OUT] 3/4. 5/6 Th

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89 Note: Different pad banks can be selected by pressing the corresponding [PAD BANK] button. 02. Hit the desired pad. The column of the selected

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MIXER Mode 90 Track Mixer In the TRACK MIXER tab, you can control the overall volume of the entire track, along with each of the other tracks On the

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91  Using Q-LINK Controls with MIXER Mode In addition to the [DATA] wheel, the Q-LINK controls can be used to change settings within MIXER mode. Tr

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MIXER Mode 92 will be played with changing the Level or the Pan as you did during the recording when 'Play Track Mute Events' is set to ON.

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93 05. Set the 'level' field to an appropriate level If you select ANALOG in the 'Source' field, adjust the [REC GAIN] volume w

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Chapter 11: Sampling In this chapter, you will learn how to record from an analog external device (CD player’s analog output, microphone, etc…) so th

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Sampling 96 07. Select the 'Time' field and set the recording time. The MPC5000 will record for the time set in this field. We recommend yo

Page 15 - Chapter 1: Introduction

97 Sampling - detailed information In this section, you will learn about several features regarding the recording which were not described in the p

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Sampling 98 03. In the 'Input' field, select CD. The CD CONTROL page will be displayed, instead of LEVEL METER page. 04. In the 'Mode

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99  RECORD INFORMATION Window Important information on your recording can be accessed while in REC SAMPLE Mode via the RECORD INFORMATION Window.

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Sampling 100  Starting the recording Tip: The recorded sample will be assigned to the pad in the Program which is currently selected in the MAIN page

Page 19 - 29. [WINDOW] Button

Chapter 12: Sample Editing: TRIM Mode Setting the Start / End Points The start/end points set the part of the sample data which will be played. The

Page 20 - 30. [PAD1] Through [PAD16]:

Sample Editing: TRIM Mode 102  Adjusting the end point 01. Select the 'End' field to adjust the end point. You can change the end point va

Page 21 - 38. [NOTE REPEAT] Button:

103 unlocked to locked, indicating that TRIM and LOOP endpoints are now locked. Deleting Unused Parts from a Sample (DISCARD) The MPC5000 plays bac

Page 22 - Rear Panel

Sample Editing: TRIM Mode 104 04. In the 'New name' field, set the name for the new sample. 05. Press the [F5] (DO IT) button. The part be

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105 03. Press [F5] (COPY). The Copy Sample window will be displayed. In the 'New name' field, set the name to the newly created sample. F

Page 24 - 54. Ram Expansion Slot:

 Setting a Program Change Number ...

Page 25 - Hooking Up Your MPC5000

Sample Editing: TRIM Mode 106  Setting the Root Note of a Sample With a sample selected in TRIM mode, pressing the [WINDOW] button will open the S

Page 26 -  USB Connectivity

107 The window will go back to the Sample Edit window and the calculated tempo in the DETECT TEMPO will be set automatically in the 'Original t

Page 27 -  MIDI Connectivity

Sample Editing: TRIM Mode 108  PITCH SHIFT (Changing the pitch of the sample) With the Pitch Shift function, you can change the pitch of the selecte

Page 28 -  Sample

109 [F4] (RETRY) Returns to the Sample Edit window without keeping the new sample. [F5] (KEEP) Keeps the new sample with the name set in the New Nam

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Sample Editing: TRIM Mode 110  Fade Out This function sets an automatic fade Out between the in and out point of the selected section.. The followi

Page 30 - Operating Modes

111 Dividing a Phrase Sample into Several Regions  Chop Shop The Chop Shop function will allow you to divide a phrase sample into several regions.

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Sample Editing: TRIM Mode 112  Dividing a Sample Automatically (AUTO) 01. In the 'Sample' field within the TRIM page, select the sample yo

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113 Tip: If you want to retry dividing a sample, press the [F5] (RECHOP) button. The 'Chop Shop' window will be displayed and you can set

Page 33 - Chapter 2: Basic Operation

Sample Editing: TRIM Mode 114 For Example: Sample01 > Sample01-01 Sample01-02 Sample01-03  Converting PATCHED PHRASE 01. After adjusting the

Page 34 - Setting Names

115 Editing Regions By using the Edit function in the CHOP SHOP Page, you can divide one region into two regions or combine continuous regions into

Page 35 - Chapter 3: The Sequencer

Burning CDs ...175  Audio CDs..

Page 36 - Recording the Performance

Sample Editing: TRIM Mode 116 Setting the loop The loop feature plays the sample repeatedly. With the loop feature, you can play the sample from the

Page 37 -  Playing Back a Sequence

117  LINEAR and LOGARITHMIC Displays The vertical axis indicates the waveform’s level. Normally, the waveform display is set to LINEAR, which displ

Page 38 -  Undo and Redo

Sample Editing: TRIM Mode 118 The MPC5000 will process the SLICED SAMPLES and then the 'TRIM' page, with the divided sample, will be display

Page 39 -  Deleting In Real Time

Chapter 13: Sample, Keygroup and Synth Programs In this section, you will learn how to edit a program. This is done in the PROGRAM mode, which can b

Page 40 - Timing correct

Sample, Keygroup and Synth Programs 120 03. Select the first sample field, labeled as '1' and select the sample to assign to the pad. In th

Page 41 - Click/Metronome

121 04. Adjust the field to the desired value while checking the level by hitting the desired pad. If you set this field to 0, the sample will be p

Page 42 - Note Repeat

Sample, Keygroup and Synth Programs 122  Per-Sample Panning Samples slots can be individually panned. To adjust the panning of a sample, do the foll

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123 The 'Pitch Function' window will be displayed. 05. Press [F5] (AUTO) to open the Auto Chromatic Assign window. In the Source and Ori

Page 44 -  About Tempo Change

Sample, Keygroup and Synth Programs 124 This parameter is the level that the sample reaches when the decay portion is finished. This parameter has no

Page 45 -  Changing the Sequence Name

125  Using Filters with Sample Programs Each pad of a sample program has a 'Filter'. You can edit the sound of the sample by editing this

Page 47 - Track Features

Sample, Keygroup and Synth Programs 126 Note: If you notice distortion while using the FILTER, you can use the 'Att' parameter to adjust the

Page 48 -  Track Mute

127  Program Tune An Entire Sample Program can be tuned up to +/-36.00 Semitones. To Transpose a Sample program, do the following: 01. In PROGRAM

Page 49 -  Deleting all Tracks

Sample, Keygroup and Synth Programs 128 POLY The MPC5000 overlaps the sound. MONO The MPC5000 does not overlap the sound. If you select MONO, when y

Page 50 -  MIDI Receive Indicator

129  Purge Unused Samples When you use the MPC5000 to record or load several samples, you may have unused samples (samples not assigned to any pad

Page 51 - Continuous Sample Tracks

Sample, Keygroup and Synth Programs 130 KEYGROUP Type Program The MPC5000 also has a program type called KEYGROUP. A Keygroup program is a keymapped,

Page 52 - MIDI Sequencer Features

131 05. To select different keygroups, select the number field to the left of the sample list as indicated on the right and scroll with the [DATA]

Page 53 - Recording Aftertouch

Sample, Keygroup and Synth Programs 132  Keytracking Samples can be individually set to ignore their keygrouping, and play in the pitch of their Ro

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133 Synth Programs New to the MPC5000 are virtual analog, or 'Synth' programs. These differ from sample programs in that rather than usin

Page 55 -  Copying events (COPY)

Sample, Keygroup and Synth Programs 134  The Synth Button Pressing the [SYNTH] allows quick access to the synth program on the current track, automa

Page 56 -  Transpose

135 Note: you can also use the [SYNTH] button as a shortcut to jump to the last Synth program you edited. 03. Press the [F1] (BASIC) button. This w

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Chapter 1: Introduction Thank you for purchasing the MPC5000. The MPC5000 is a powerful musical production tool and this manual describes how to us

Page 58 -  Inserting a bar (INSERT)

Sample, Keygroup and Synth Programs 136 'Attack' This parameter determines how long an envelope will take to reach maximum level when a pad

Page 59 -  Deleting a bar (DELETE)

137 PWM PWM stands for Pulse Width Modulation. This waveform is special, in that it is a Pulse wave whose shape is hard-wired to LFO 2. This gives t

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Sample, Keygroup and Synth Programs 138 04. Edit the parameters of the VCF page as desired. The following parameters are available to be edited. &apo

Page 61 - Chapter 5: STEP EDIT Mode

139 'Env1>Cutoff' This parameter determines how much of an effect the envelope will have on the filter. The corresponding Q-Link [AFTE

Page 62 -  Note Event

Sample, Keygroup and Synth Programs 140 'LFO>Amp' The knob sets the amount the selected LFO will affect the volume, creating a tremolo ef

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141 'Retrig' This setting determines if the LFO and Vibrato waveforms will run on their own in the background, or be triggered when a key

Page 64 -  Real Time Event

Sample, Keygroup and Synth Programs 142 'Random Range' Controls the amount of random detuning for the VCOs. This is good for simulating olde

Page 65 - Deleting an event

143 For more information for setting the name, see the 'Setting Names' section on Page 20. 04. Press [F4] (CLOSE) button. It closes the w

Page 66 - Step Recording

Sample, Keygroup and Synth Programs 144  Assigning MIDI Notes to Pads in a Sample Program The performance data you made by hitting the MPC5000’s pads

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Chapter 14: Arpeggiator The MPC5000’s Arpeggiator is a powerful new feature that lets you play repeating patterns in perfect time, much like Note R

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Introduction 2 4. [INPUT THRU] Button: Using this button, you can mix the input signal from the [RECORD IN] jacks to the [STEREO OUT] jacks. This wa

Page 69 - Chapter 6: GRID EDIT Mode

Arpeggiator 146 06. Set the desired octave range in the 'Octave' field. Up to three octaves up or down can be set. For example, if the Arp

Page 70 - Basic operation

147 Try experimenting further with the Arpeggiator, along with latching. You will find the Arpeggiator a powerful addition to the live performance a

Page 72 - Entering an event

Chapter 15: Effects In this section, you will learn how to select and edit effects. The MPC5000 has four stereo effect busses and each buss can hav

Page 73 - Real time recording

Effects 150 13. Play the pad. The effected sound will play from the [STEREO OUT]. Tip: You can apply the effect to several pads. The effect of the FX

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151 This will assign the desired pad to effects buss 2. Note that the Send Column's control for this pad has now disappeared. This is because a

Page 75 - Chapter 7: SONG Mode

Effects 152  Effect List Below is a brief overview of each effect type. Flanger / Flanger Sync Flanger is an effect that uses a delay line to emulat

Page 76 - Creating a song

153 Shape Controls the shape of the LFO, varying between a TRIANGLE (0) and a SQUARE (100) wave. Phaser 1 / Phaser 2 / Phaser Sync The Phaser is

Page 77 - Other features in SONG Mode

Effects 154 HP / LP Shelving Filter This filter differs from the standard filter type in that all frequencies affected by the cutoff point are attenua

Page 78 -  Deleting all songs

155 Delay Mono / Delay Mono BeatSync Delay takes the original signal, waits a specified period of time, and then plays it back, over and over. Mon

Page 79 -  LOCATE

3 Also, you will notice that much like a telephone, each number also has three or four letters associated with it. These are used for naming progra

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Effects 156 Delay Tape BeatSync Tape Delay is a system that uses an analog tape and a series of tape heads to produce an echo effect. The original sig

Page 81 - Chapter 8: HD RECORD Mode

157 Gain 3 Controls the volume level of tap 3. Distortion Fuzz This popular effect uses extreme hard clipping. This clipping at extreme settings

Page 82 - Recording Hard Disk Tracks

Effects 158 -Clip Controls the amount of clipping applied to the waveform below the zero crossing. Low Selects how much the low frequencies of the

Page 83 - Selecting the View Range

159 Thresh Sets the level at which the compressor will start functioning. Ratio This sets how much compression will affect the volume of the inco

Page 84 - Individual Edit Functions

Effects 160 Dnsity This setting controls the amount of individual reverberations that will be contained in the affected output. Diffuse Controls ho

Page 85 - Cut / Copy / Pasting Tracks

161 Lo Cut Removes low frequencies from the affected output. Hi Cut Removes high frequencies from the affected output. Reverb Spacey This is an

Page 86 -  Importing

Effects 162 Hi Cut Removes high frequencies from the affected output. OutGate Sets the volume the effect output has to drop down to before the reve

Page 87 -  Exporting

163 01. Press [MODE] and [F11] (EFFECTS) to enter EFFECT mode. 02. To use the 4 band EQ, press [F3] (M.EQ) and select ON in the 'EQ' fie

Page 88 - Mixing Hard Disk Tracks

Effects 164  Copying the effect set 01. Select the 'Effect' field at the top of the BUS1-2 or BUS3-4 page. 02. Press the [WINDOW] button

Page 89 -  Muting a Track

Chapter 16: Saving and Loading (DISK Mode) Samples or sequences you create in the MPC5000 will be lost when you turn off the unit. If you wish to ke

Page 90 - Mixdown

Introduction 4 18. [STEP] Buttons ('<' And '>'): These buttons will step you through a sequence according to the value of t

Page 91 -  Selecting Track Mix

Saving and Loading (DISK Mode) 166 03. Press and hold the [F5](EDIT) button. The Function row will change as displayed on the right. 04. Press the

Page 92 -  Returning to HD MIX

167 NO The MPC5000 will not save the file with the same name. If you loaded the data from the memory card and edited only the program, select NO. Y

Page 93 - Playing with pads

Saving and Loading (DISK Mode) 168 02. In the 'Type' field, select SAVE A SEQUENCE 03. In the 'Item' field, select the sequence

Page 94 -  Solo Function

169  About Input Thru (.IPT) File If you use “SAVE ENTIRE MEMORY” to save the internal memory data, the Input thru file will be saved with the Proj

Page 95 -  Track Mute Groups

Saving and Loading (DISK Mode) 170  Moving Files When moving a file, the file is copied to a new location, and then deleted from the original locati

Page 96 - Track Mute Quantization

171 Loading In this section, you will learn how to load a file. The MPC5000 can load files from Memory Card, Internal Flash Memory, the Internal Ha

Page 97 - Pad Mute Quantization

Saving and Loading (DISK Mode) 172  Create a New Program When Loading a Sample When loading a sample, the MPC5000 has the option to create a new prog

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173 04. Press the [F5] (DO IT) button. The MPC5000 will start loading the data.  Deleting All Programs and Samples in Memory Before Loading When y

Page 99 - Next Sequence for Next Bar

Saving and Loading (DISK Mode) 174  Loading a Folder You can load a folder and load all the files within the folder at the same time. You can load pr

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175 Burning CDs  Audio CDs Adding the optional DVD/CDR-W drive (CD-M25) to the MPC5000 will allow burning of Audio and Data CDs as well as reading

Page 101 - Chapter 10: MIXER Mode

5 25. [PLAY START] Button: When looping is disabled, this button will play a sequence from the beginning. Press [PLAY START] to start from the beg

Page 102 -  Assigning Effects to a Pad

Saving and Loading (DISK Mode) 176  Erasing CD-R/Ws The major advantage CD-RWs have over standard CD-R's is the ability to erase and rewrite dat

Page 103 - Viewing Program Info

177 08. Press [F3] (UTIL). 09. The UTILITY page will be opened. 10. In the 'Function' field, select AUTOLOAD 11. In the 'Autoloa

Page 105 - Mixer Automation

Chapter 17: Program and FX Q-LINK Controllers By using the Q-LINK sliders and knobs, you can control both Program and Effect parameters with the con

Page 106 - Input Thru

Program and FX Q-LINK Controllers 180 NOTE ON The setting value of the Q-LINK slider/knob at hitting the pad affects to the sound. If you change the Q

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181 LEVEL: 0 – 100 This controls the sample volume level. CUTOFF: -100 - +100 This offsets the cut off frequency of the filter. The value set in the

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Program and FX Q-LINK Controllers 182 If the [AFTER] button is ON, when you move the Q-LINK slider/knob, the new Q-LINK event will be recorded and wil

Page 109 - Chapter 11: Sampling

183 05. In the 'Effect' field, select the effect you wish to edit. You can select either of the effects contained in the Bus selected in

Page 111 - Recording the MAIN OUT

Chapter 18: Using the MPC5000 with External Devices In this section, you will learn how to sync the MPC5000 to the other MIDI devices using MIDI cl

Page 113 - Direct Recording feature

Introduction 6 30. [PAD1] Through [PAD16]: These drum pads let you trigger the samples in your MPC, or play Synth Programs. These pads also let you

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Using the MPC5000 with External Devices 186 (EXT) will be displayed in the 'BPM' field. Note: The tempo being set in the sequence will be d

Page 115 -  Adjusting the start point

187  MIDI Machine Control (MMC) The MPC5000 is capable of sending and receiving MIDI Machine Control, or MMC. MIDI Machine control is a standard pr

Page 116 -  Zooming in/out

Using the MPC5000 with External Devices 188 MPC5000 Connecting the MPC5000 to a MIDI Keyboard with Built-in Sounds In this section, you will learn h

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189 Setting the MIDI Input Channel Normally, the MPC5000 can receive the incoming MIDI data regardless of the MIDI channel, so you do not have to w

Page 119 -  Deleting all samples

Chapter 19: Connecting the MPC5000 to Your Computer The MPC5000 supports the USB mass storage class. When you connect the MPC5000 to a PC that supp

Page 120 - Other editing functions

Connecting the MPC5000 to Your Computer 192 To save the data in the computer, select the data and drag and drop it from the removable disk to the Hard

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Chapter 20: Other Settings In this section, you will learn about the other features, which were not mentioned in the other chapters.  Adjusting the

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Other Settings 194  Truncate Duration This setting allows you to choose how note lengths are handled at the end of the sequence. TO SEQ LENGTH The

Page 123 -  Fade In

195 02. Select the MUTE/STOP OF ONE-SHOT SAMPLES field, and select the desired Behavior THROUGH One shot samples are always played until sample end

Page 124 -  Fade Out

7 34. [AFTER] Buttons (12): When these buttons are engaged during recording, the Q-LINK slider or knob associated with the selected [AFTER] button

Page 125 -  Chop Shop

Other Settings 196 PLAY The Footswitch will act the same as pressing [PLAY] button. STOP The Footswitch will act the same as pressing [STOP] button.

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197  Adjustment of Pad Sensitivity and Velocity Curve Each time you hit a pad, the MPC5000 determines how hard you hit the pad, and converts this

Page 127 -  Zoom

Other Settings 198  Initialize To Factory Default The global settings found in the MPC5000 (listed below) are saved to the internal Flash Memory and

Page 128 -  Converting PATCHED PHRASE

199 Windows 98, 2000, and XP Users: The Compact Flash Card will appear as a removable disk in My Computer. Windows Vista Users: The Compact Flash

Page 129 - Editing Regions

Other Settings 200 Specifications  General Display: 240 x 128 dot graphic LCD w/back light Memory Card Slot: Compact Flash (The size of the compac

Page 130 - Setting the loop

201  Inputs/Outputs Record input (L and R): MIC/ 1/4-inch Combo x 2 balanced -40dBu, input impedance 11k ohms; RCA with PHONO preamp, Max. Inpu

Page 132 - Sample Editing: TRIM Mode 118

MIDI Implementation Chart Akai Professional, LLC Model: MPC5000 (Sampler Section) Function Transmitted Recognized Remarks Basic Channel Default X

Page 133 - Sample Programs

Other Settings 204 Akai Professional, LLC Model: MPC5000 (Sequencer Section) Function Transmitted Recognized Remarks Basic Channel Default 1-16 1-

Page 134 -  Velocity

Index 1 16levels∙2,79,80A Activetrackreceivechannel∙189,198ADAT∙9,12,195,201Aftertouch∙39,142,194,197,203,204Amount∙42,

Page 135 -  Random Sample Switching

Introduction 8 varying amounts of swing, and other fast percussive effects not easily played by hand. For more information see the section entitled &

Page 136 -  Per-Sample Panning

Index 206 Now∙20,21,23,29,47,51,52,55,56,57,58,61,67,69,80,83,84,107,123,146,176,186,198Numerickeys∙116O Out∙9,24,71,

Page 139 -  Setting the Filter

9 45. [MIC/LINE] Switch: This switch sets whether the source plugged into the [RECORD IN] is a mic level or a line level source. If set to MIC, the

Page 140 -  Multi Pad Edit

Introduction 10  Bottom Panel 54. Ram Expansion Slot: This is where the optional EXM-E3 RAM expansion module can be added. This will increase over

Page 141 -  Setting Voice Overlap

11 Hooking Up Your MPC5000 The following diagrams will demonstrate how the MPC5000 can be integrated into your recording setup. Note that the diag

Page 142 -  Mute Target feature

Introduction 12 02. Connect the output of a turntable to the [PHONO IN] jacks. This will allow sampling from vinyl. If your turntable requires a p

Page 143 -  Sample assignment

13  MIDI Connectivity To connect your MIDI devices to the MPC5000, do the following: 03. Connect the MIDI output of your MIDI device to one of th

Page 144 - KEYGROUP Type Program

Introduction 14 Basic Concepts and Terminology Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the following terms and concepts since you’ll encoun

Page 145 -  Tuning and Root Note

15 The MPC5000 supports 16-bit samples at any sample rate (audio imported at sample rates higher than 44.1k is automatically downsampled during play

Page 146 -  Keytracking


Page 147 - Synth Programs

Introduction 16 Operating Modes The MPC5000 has several different modes of operation. Each of these modes handles specific tasks such as arranging y

Page 148 -  Creating a Synth Program

17  EFFECTS Mode ([MODE]+[Pad 11]) This is where different digital effects, such as reverb, delay and flange can be applied to different pads etc.

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Chapter 2: Basic Operation In this chapter, we will describe the basic operation of the MPC5000.  MAIN Page This is the main screen of the MPC5000,

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Basic Operation 20  [MODE] Button With the MPC5000, each function (such as recording samples, editing samples, assigning samples to each pad, editin

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Chapter 3: The Sequencer The MPC5000 has a sequencer feature that allows you to record/playback your performance. With the sequencer feature, you c

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The Sequencer 22  'Sequence' A Sequence is the most basic unit when creating data with the MPC5000. Performance data from the MIDI keybo

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23 By default, the sequence is set to 2 bars. After recording for 2 bars, the MPC5000 will start playing back the recorded performance. You can ad

Page 155 -  MASTER

The Sequencer 24 01. From the Main page, select a sequence and press [PLAY]. 02. While the selected sequence is playing, change the 'Sequence&a

Page 156 - Other Program Functions

25 Erase You can delete a certain pad performance by using [ERASE] button. There are two ways to use this feature: by deleting in real-time during

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The Sequencer 26 07. Press [F5] (DO IT). The operation starts and the events of the selected pad within the selected area will be deleted. Erase can

Page 159 - Chapter 14: Arpeggiator

27 04. In the 'RANGE' field, select the area to correct the timing. 05. In the 'Note' field, hit the pad you wish to correct t

Page 160 - Latching the Arpeggiator

The Sequencer 28 'Sound' field Here, you can select what your metronome will sound like. Seven different sounds are available to use. MPC C

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29 The Locate window will be displayed as shown on the right. In the Go to' field, the now time in the MAIN page is displayed. You can enter th

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The Sequencer 30  Setting Tempo You can set the beats per minute, or tempo, in the MAIN page by selecting the 'BPM' field. You can set the

Page 163 - Chapter 15: Effects

31  Setting the Loop for a Sequence By default, the MPC5000 has the sequence loop feature on. It is useful when you create a short sequence. With t

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The Sequencer 32 03. In the 'Sequence name' field, enter the new name. For more information for setting the name, see the 'Setting the

Page 165 - Editing Effects

33 The DELETE SEQUENCE window will be displayed. 04. Press [F5] (DO IT) button. This will delete the selected sequence and changes its name to &apo

Page 166 -  Effect List

The Sequencer 34 Playing an External Sound Module In the 'Program:' field, select 'OFF' or select a program number to play by cho

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35  Changing a Track Name 01. In the 'Track' field in the MAIN page, select a track you wish to change the name on. 02. Press the [WIND

Page 168

Chapter 1: Introduction...1 Overview...

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The Sequencer 36 06. Press [F2] (DELETE) button. The DELETE TRACK window will be displayed. 07. Press [F3] (ALLTRK) button. The DELETE ALL TRACKS wi

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37 Continuous Sample Tracks The MPC5000 plays samples assigned to pads when triggering the pad event. So that, if you have the sequence which has a

Page 171

The Sequencer 38 MIDI Sequencer Features When you are playing the internal sound module with the pads, you can start recording just by selecting the

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39 Tip: If you select another sequence in the 'Sequence' field, you can record a new performance separately. By playing back those sequenc

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Chapter 4: Editing Sequences There are two ways to edit sequences. Using SEQ EDIT mode, you can edit entire regions of events at one time with one

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Editing Sequences 42 05. In the 'Mode' field, specify how to copy the data to the destination. REPLACE The MPC5000 will overwrite the desti

Page 176 - Using Master Effects

43  Changing the timing of an event (SHIFT TIMING) You can shift the timing of the note event. 01. Select the 'Edit' field in the EVENT

Page 177 - Editing the Effect Set

Editing Sequences 44  Changing the duration of an event (DURATION) You can change the Duration of any note event. 01. Select the 'Edit' f

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45 03. In the 'After bar' field, select the location to insert the bars in. The selected bars will be inserted at the end of the bar set

Page 181 -  Saving a Sequence

'Now' field 'View' field 'Event Time' field Event list Chapter 5: STEP EDIT Mode Unlike SEQ EDIT Mode, STEP EDIT

Page 182 -  Saving All Data In Memory

STEP EDIT Mode 48 'Pad' field 'Note Variation' field 'Duration' field 'Velocity' field  [F2] (TRACK) Pressin

Page 183 -  Copying Files

49 'V (velocity)' field You can set the velocity of the note event. In the MIDI standard, the speed used to trigger a note is called veloc

Page 184 -  Moving Files

STEP EDIT Mode 50  Effect Select Event This event is used to switch the effect sets within the sequence.  Tempo Change Event Tempo change event is

Page 185 - Loading

51  Effect Automation Event This is the event you will get when you record FX Q-link controller data with sliders and knobs.  Track Mute Event Th

Page 186 -  Loading a Program

STEP EDIT Mode 52 Step Recording In the STEP EDIT mode, when you hit a pad, or when the MPC5000 receives MIDI data from an external device, you can r

Page 187 -  Loading the ALL File

53  Track Lock Individual tracks in a sequence can be locked for editing. This will allow data on that track to be protected when performing globa

Page 189 - Burning CDs

Chapter 6: GRID EDIT Mode The MPC5000 has the GRID EDIT mode for editing or entering Pad events and Note events in a sequence. In GRID EDIT mode, y

Page 190 - Autoload

 Copying bars (COPY)...

Page 191 - Formatting

GRID EDIT Mode 56 Basic operation  Operation in the Event area When the cursor is in the 'Now' field, pressing the down cursor button moves

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57 Tip: Note variation data, which is used for the Q-LINK sliders or [16 LEVELS] function, is the information used to control the sound of a pad, an

Page 193 -  Program Q-LINK programming

GRID EDIT Mode 58 01. In the Event list, select the Grid and the Range that you wish to move. You can select several Pads by pressing the up/down [CU

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59 Detailed Setting for Grid Edit Recording Pressing [WINDOW] when the 'NOW' field is selected will bring up the STEP EDIT OPTIONS window

Page 195 -  [AFTER] Button

GRID EDIT Mode 60 Controller View and editing individual events Individual Q-LINK Controllers, Pitchbend, FX Automation Events and MIDI CCs can be vi

Page 196 - Configuring FX Q-Links

Chapter 7: SONG Mode In SONG mode, you can set the order of multiple sequences and play them in a series. SONG mode is useful when you are creatin

Page 197 - Default Q-LINK Mode

SONG Mode 62  'Step' field This field displays the step number. You can scroll through the list by turning the [DATA] wheel.  'Sequen

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63 Playing a song You can play the song by pressing [PLAY START]. To play from the middle of the song, select the position that you wish to start t

Page 199 - MIDI Clock

SONG Mode 64  Deleting all songs You can delete all the song data in the memory at one time. Proceed as follows. 01. In the SONG mode, select the &a

Page 200 - MIDI Time Code (MTC)

65 MUTE TRACKS IGNORED The muted tracks in the sequences of the Song will not be converted. MERGED ON MIDI CHANNEL The track in the sequence of the

Page 201 -  Sending MMC to a device

Moving an event...57 Deleting an even

Page 203 -  Setting MIDI Channel

Chapter 8: HD RECORD Mode Another function that is new to MPC line with the MPC5000 is Hard Disk Recording. Using the [RECORD IN], [PHONO IN], or

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HD RECORD Mode 68 [F5] (L ARM) and [F6] (R ARM) These buttons are used to arm the tracks for recording. When selected, the button will darken, and t

Page 205 - Computer

69 Viewing Recorded Tracks To view the tracks you’ve recorded, press [F4] (TkVIEW). Here, you will see each of the eight tracks, and waveform data

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HD RECORD Mode 70  Choosing the Track to View You can select other tracks to view by doing the following: 01. Press and hold the [F5] (TRACK) butt

Page 207 - Chapter 20: Other Settings

71 The following edit functions are available to be applied to recorded audio tracks.  Gain This function will increase or decrease the amount of v

Page 208 -  Flash Tempo LED

HD RECORD Mode 72  Normalize Normalize is a process that analyzes your recording and adjusts the volume to make the loudest part of your audio track

Page 209 -  Using the Footswitches

73 15. Press [F5] (DO IT) This will open the following window. Here, you can select the track you wish to load. 16. Choose the drive and director

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HD RECORD Mode 74 AUDIO ONLY Only audio will be cut / copied. AUTOMATION ONLY Only Automation will be cut / copied. Mixing Hard Disk Tracks Output l

Page 211 -  SYSTEM

75 The bottom row is labeled 'LVL'. Here is where the level setting of each track is set. The dark line in each column represents the rela

Page 212 -  How to Upgrade the MPC5000

Mixing Hard Disk Tracks...74  Setting Track Out

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HD RECORD Mode 76 Mixer Automation The MPC5000 can record information such as Level and Pan changes and Track Mute events so that they will automate d

Page 214 - Specifications

77 If you will be burning this track to a CD, select 16-bit. If you will be importing the file into a 24-bit capable audio application, select 24-bi

Page 215 -  Data Compatibility

HD RECORD Mode 78  Returning to HD MIX To return to the HD Mixer from the Track Mixer, press [F3] (HD MIX).

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Chapter 9: Functions of a Pad The MPC5000 has 16 drum pads. The pads perform various function besides making sounds when hit. In this section, you

Page 217 - MIDI Implementation Chart

Functions of a Pad 80 The window closes and the LED of the [16 LEVELS] button is turned on, which indicates you can play in 16 levels. Pressing the [1

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81 To Turn on Instant Track Mute, do the following: 01. From the MAIN page, select the 'MUTE' field. 02. Press [WINDOW] The MUTE EVENTS

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Functions of a Pad 82 03. Press another pad. For example, press PAD A02 The mute group selection for [PAD02] is selected. 04. Change the selection

Page 220 - Index 206

83 04. Press the [+] / [-] buttons or turn the [DATA] wheel to select the next sequence. The next sequence to be played will be indicated with an

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Functions of a Pad 84 02. Press the [F3] (PdMUTE) button to select the PAD MUTE Tab. 03. Press the [F5] (T.C.) button. The [F5] button will darken

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85  SUDDEN Button Normally, the MPC5000 will switch to the next sequence after it plays the current sequence to the end. However, you can also swit

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