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Page 1 - Operator's Manual

MIDI PRODUCTION CENTERWARNINGSoftware version 3.0To prevent fire or shock hazard, do notexpose this appliance to rain or moisture.Operator's Manu

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Page 87Chapter 4: Editing Sequence============ Edit Note Data ============1.Edit velocity/duration2.Edit note number assignment3.Edit note variation d

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Page 88Chapter 4: Editing Sequencerange of 0 to 127; the equivalent note name (C-2 to G8) isshown to the right of each field. Alternately, these field

Page 5 - MIDI Production Center

Page 89Chapter 4: Editing Sequence• The Value field:This field works in conjunction with the Do field and sets thenumber that will be used to change t

Page 6 - WARNING!!

Page 90Chapter 4: Editing Sequence• The To notes field:This field determines the note number to which the selected drumnotes will be reassigned. While

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Page 91Chapter 4: Editing Sequence• The Notes field:This field determines which notes will be affected. It cannot beaccessed by the cursor. It can onl


Page 92Chapter 4: Editing SequenceThe STEP EDIT KeyThe Step Edit function allows the contents of the active track to beedited in precise detail. When


Page 93Chapter 4: Editing Sequence• SOFT KEY 1 (<Insert> or <Paste>):This soft key has one of two functions, depending on the currentsetti

Page 10 - REAR PANEL

Page 94Chapter 4: Editing Sequencemove to the previous or next step within the active track.(It is also possible to change the function of the [<]

Page 11 - Table of Contents

Page 95Chapter 4: Editing Sequenceanother event of the same type at the beginning of the se-quence to set the controller to an initial value.Step Edit

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Page 96Chapter 4: Editing Sequence7. The Duration field (D: 9696969696):This field shows the note duration in ticks (96 ticks = onequarter note). The

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viiTable of ContentsChapter 1: Introduction...1W

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Page 97Chapter 4: Editing Sequence• The Poly Pressure event>Poly_pressure Note: 60(C.3 ) Val:127There are three fields:1. The Note Number field

Page 15 - Introduction

Page 98Chapter 4: Editing Sequence• The Stereo Pan event>Stereo_pan Pad:A01 Val:CThis message is exclusive to the MPC3000 and is used

Page 16 - Welcome!

Page 99Chapter 4: Editing Sequence2. The Val field (Val:127127127127127):This field contains the data value of the displayed con-troller event.• The T

Page 17 - Features

Page 100Chapter 4: Editing Sequence• The Duration of recorded notes field:This field is used while in Step Edit mode to determine the methodby which d

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Page 101Chapter 4: Editing Sequence1/16-notes will NOT be heard as you step throughthe sequence, because only notes existing in swung1/16-note locatio

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Page 102Chapter 4: Editing SequenceStep RecordingStep Edit also makes it possible to record new notes from a MIDIkeyboard while the sequence is not pl

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Page 103Chapter 4: Editing SequenceThe EDIT LOOP KeyThis function allows a specified number of bars within a sequence torepeat in a loop while playing

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Page 104Chapter 4: Editing SequenceUsing Edit Loop as an Undo FunctionBecause the Edit Loop function allows you the option of ignoring allrecording an

Page 22 - If You Already Know the MPC60

Page 105Chapter 4: Editing SequenceThe TRANSPOSE KeyThis function allows you to transpose a track up or down by aspecified amount in real time. This f

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Page 106Chapter 4: Editing Sequenceand the second field sets a location one tick after the last tick of theregion to be transposed.• The <Transpose

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viiiCopying Events ... 82Copying an Entire Sequence to An

Page 25 - To bar field

Page 107Chapter 5: Song ModeChapter 5:Song Mode

Page 26 - The Basics

Page 108Chapter 5: Song ModeOverviewOne way to create a song in the MPC3000 is to record all of theparts in one long sequence, either playing the enti

Page 27 - Hooking Up Your System

Page 109Chapter 5: Song ModeThe SONG Key and Song Mode ScreenTo enter Song mode, press the SONG key. The Song Mode screenwill appear:=============== S

Page 28 - Getting Around on the MPC3000

Page 110Chapter 5: Song Mode• The SMPTE start field:This five-part field sets the SMPTE number associated with theexact beginning of the song. Also ca

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Page 111Chapter 5: Song Mode=== Insert Step === === Delete Step ===Ins before step: 1 Delete step: 1(This and all higher (This step will besteps w

Page 30 - 1/4 NOTE

Page 112Chapter 5: Song ModeAn Example of Creating and Playing a SongThe following demonstrates how to use Song mode to create a songon the MPC3000:1.

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Page 113Chapter 5: Song ModeCOMMENT: Occasionally you may see the message Ana-lyzing sequence. Please wait... on the lowestline of the screen, asking

Page 32 - Note Number, and Program

Page 114Chapter 5: Song ModeConverting a Song Into a Long SequenceSong mode is useful for quickly creating the format of a song.However, it is cumbers

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Page 115Chapter 6: Creating and Editing ProgramsChapter 6:Creating andEditing Programs

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Page 116Chapter 6: Creating and Editing ProgramsWhat Are Programs?A program can be thought of as a drum set. It is a collection of upto 64 sound assig

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ixLoading, Erasing, or Renaming Files... 173Loading a SEQ File (Single Sequence)

Page 36 - Selecting Programs

Page 117Chapter 6: Creating and Editing ProgramsThe following is a graphical representation of how data is organizedwithin programs:Data for each note

Page 37 - Note field)

Page 118Chapter 6: Creating and Editing ProgramsAccessed by pressing the Note Variation ASSIGN key. This isdescribed in the “Basics” chapter of the ma

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Page 119Chapter 6: Creating and Editing ProgramsSelecting the Active Program, Assigning SoundsA single screen allows the selection of the current prog

Page 39 - The 16 LEVELS key

Page 120Chapter 6: Creating and Editing ProgramsThe Edit Sound Assignments section of the screen:• The Assign note field:The Assign note and Sound fie

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Page 121Chapter 6: Creating and Editing Programssounds. If this option is selected, the fifth and sixth linesappear as follows:============ Select Pro

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Page 122Chapter 6: Creating and Editing Programsassignments. These fields are used to play one of threesounds depending on the velocity of the note re

Page 42 - Sequences

Page 123Chapter 6: Creating and Editing Programs============ Select Program ============Active program:24-PROGRAM NAME========== Assign Note:37/A01 ==

Page 43 - How Sequences are Organized

Page 124Chapter 6: Creating and Editing Programsused. The advantage of this is that it is only necessary toadjust the volume and pan, for example, of

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Page 125Chapter 6: Creating and Editing ProgramsEnvelope, Velocity Modulation, Tuning,Poly ModeTo edit these program parameters, press the PROGRAM/SOU

Page 45 - ===== Play/Record =====) :

Page 126Chapter 6: Creating and Editing Programsately following the attack phase. This is similar to the“envelope initial decay” parameter on most syn

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Page 127Chapter 6: Creating and Editing Programs2. MONO: Multiple plays of the sound use the same voice,terminating and restarting playback of the sou

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Page 128Chapter 6: Creating and Editing ProgramsThe Dynamic FilterEach of the 32 voices in the MPC3000 has a 12 dB per octavedynamic resonant lowpass

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Page 129Chapter 6: Creating and Editing Programs• The Reson (resonance) field:This is the resonance of the filter at the cutoff frequency. The rangeis

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Page 130Chapter 6: Creating and Editing ProgramsCopying and Initializing ProgramsSelecting option 4 from the initial PROGRAM/SOUNDS key menupresents t

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Page 131Chapter 6: Creating and Editing Programs5. Press the <Do it> soft key to perform the copy.If 2 is selected from the Copy, Initialize Pro

Page 52 - The Play/Record Keys

Page 132Chapter 6: Creating and Editing ProgramsIf 4 is selected from the Copy, Initialize Program menu:======= Initialize All Programs ========Press

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Page 133Chapter 7: The MIXER/EFFECTS KeyChapter 7:TheMIXER/EFFECTSKey

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Page 134Chapter 7: The MIXER/EFFECTS KeyThe Stereo Output MixerThe MPC3000 has a 64 channel stereo mixer, providing a uniquevolume and pan value for e

Page 55 - Drum Pattern

Page 135Chapter 7: The MIXER/EFFECTS Keyits pad assignment, use the All Mix Data (Text) function, accessedby selecting option 3 from the initial MIXER

Page 56 - Notes field will

Page 136Chapter 7: The MIXER/EFFECTS KeyThe Individual Outputs/Effects MixerIn addition to the stereo outputs, the MPC3000 provides eightindividual mi

Page 57 - Sequence

Chapter 1: IntroductionPage 1Chapter 1:Introduction

Page 58 - Type field to DRUM

Page 137Chapter 7: The MIXER/EFFECTS Key3. Rotate the data entry control. Turning it will rotate through tenselections:[-] The pad’s sound has no outp

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Page 138Chapter 7: The MIXER/EFFECTS Key• SOFT KEY 1:Even though no soft key functions are displayed on the screen, thereis one active soft key: If SO

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Page 139Chapter 7: The MIXER/EFFECTS KeyViewing the Mix Data in Text FormThe graphic screens for the stereo mixer and individual outputs/effects mixer

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Page 140Chapter 7: The MIXER/EFFECTS Key• The Pan field.This is the current pan position for the selected sound within thestereo mix. The range is 50L

Page 62 - Errors, Swing Timing

Page 141Chapter 7: The MIXER/EFFECTS Keyhardware mixing consoles. It provides the advantage ofautomatically changing the level to the individual out-p

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Page 142Chapter 7: The MIXER/EFFECTS KeyMixer Source Select, Automated MixSelecting option 4 from the MIXER/EFFECTS menu presents ascreen containing f

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Page 143Chapter 7: The MIXER/EFFECTS Key3. MASTER:There is a set of stereo mix settings (volume and pan)that is stored within each APG (all programs)

Page 65 - The Note Repeat Feature

Page 144Chapter 7: The MIXER/EFFECTS KeyMIDI continuous controllers, as a series of many discreteevents (in this case, STEREO VOLUME, STEREO PAN,or OU

Page 66 - Tempo and the TEMPO/SYNC Key

Page 145Chapter 7: The MIXER/EFFECTS KeyEffects GeneratorThe MPC3000 contains an internal effects generator capable of anumber of delay effects. To ac

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Page 146Chapter 7: The MIXER/EFFECTS Keyeffects data, or to use a single master set of effects data sothat the selected effect never changes. This cho

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Chapter 1: IntroductionPage 2Welcome!Since its release in 1988, the MPC60 MIDI Production Center hasearned a reputation not only as the world’s greate

Page 69 - Mid-Sequence Tempo Changes

Page 147Chapter 8: Creating and Editing SoundsChapter 8:Creating andEditing Sounds

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Page 148Chapter 8: Creating and Editing SoundsSampling a New SoundThis function is used to record new sounds into your MPC3000. Allsampling is done in

Page 71 - The TAP TEMPO Key

Page 149Chapter 8: Creating and Editing Sounds3. STEREO: Sampling is done in stereo, using both the leftand right sampling inputs (or both parts of th

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Page 150Chapter 8: Creating and Editing Soundsbecause the Soft Start parameter (in the Edit a Sound screen)is automatically set to the first sample wh

Page 73 - The AUTO PUNCH Key

Page 151Chapter 8: Creating and Editing SoundsAs the screen explains, sampling is finished. The Meter section ofthe screen shows the highest peak leve

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Page 152Chapter 8: Creating and Editing SoundsAn example of sampling a new sound:The following is a step-by-step example of how to record a monosound

Page 75 - The SIMUL SEQUENCE Key

Page 153Chapter 8: Creating and Editing SoundsIf you liked it, press <Keep&name> to keep it and go on to a screenthat allows you to name the

Page 76 - The OTHER Key

Page 154Chapter 8: Creating and Editing SoundsEditing a soundThis function is used to edit a sound in your MPC3000. The avail-able editing features ar

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Page 155Chapter 8: Creating and Editing SoundsIf the sound is stereo, (ST) will appear to the right of the soundname. Also, once a sound is selected,

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Page 156Chapter 8: Creating and Editing Sounds• The <Play> soft key:Pressing this soft key plays the selected sound, from soft startaddress to s

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Chapter 1: IntroductionPage 3FeaturesThe following is a summary of some of the advanced features of theMPC3000.General• Large 320-character LCD displa

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Page 157Chapter 8: Creating and Editing SoundsALL (the entire sound)ZONE (from the start to the end of the zone)TEMP (the current contents of the temp

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Page 158Chapter 8: Creating and Editing SoundsRenaming, Copying, and Deleting a SoundTo rename, copy, or delete a sound, convert a stereo sound to mon

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Page 159Chapter 8: Creating and Editing Sounds• The <Copy> soft key:Pressing this soft key causes a new field, Name for copy, toappear below the

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Page 160Chapter 8: Creating and Editing Sounds1. DELETE SOUND:The entire stereo sound will be deleted.2. DELETE LEFT SIDE (CONVERT MONO):The stereo so

Page 84 - Editing Sequences

Page 161Chapter 8: Creating and Editing SoundsTriggering a Sound from an External Signal—the Audio TriggerThis feature of the MPC3000 allows one of it

Page 85 - The ERASE Key

Page 163Chapter 9: Saving to and Loading from DiskChapter 9:Saving to andLoading from Disk

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Page 164Chapter 9: Saving to and Loading from DiskOverviewThe MPC3000 has a built-in 3-1/2" disk drive for storing data. Thischapter describes th

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Page 165Chapter 9: Saving to and Loading from DiskTo access the disk functions, press the DISK key. The followingscreen will appear:== Save to Disk ==

Page 88 - Initializing a Sequence

Page 166Chapter 9: Saving to and Loading from DiskSaving FilesThere are six options in the DISK key menu for saving files:1. Save a sequence2. Save al

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Page 167Chapter 9: Saving to and Loading from Disk• The Free field:This shows the amount of free space on disk.• The <Do it> soft key:Pressing t

Page 90 - The SEQ EDIT Key

Chapter 1: IntroductionPage 4• The Best Start feature automatically finds the point within asound at which the drum strike begins, bypassing any dead

Page 91 - Rearranging the Track Order

Page 168Chapter 9: Saving to and Loading from DiskThe fields and soft keys are:• The File name field:Enter the file name in this field. The name can b

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Page 169Chapter 9: Saving to and Loading from Disk• The <Select disk> soft key:This soft key has the same function as in the Save Sequence scree

Page 93 - Deleting Bars From a Sequence

Page 170Chapter 9: Saving to and Loading from Disk • The Free field:This shows the amount of free space on the selected disk.COMMENT: The MPC3000 will

Page 94 - Copying Bars (All Tracks)

Page 171Chapter 9: Saving to and Loading from Disk1. The All Programs and Sounds file (APS), which contains the datafor all 24 programs and the names

Page 95 - Copying Events

Page 172Chapter 9: Saving to and Loading from Disk• The <Select disk> soft key:This soft key has the same function as in the Save Sequence scree

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Page 173Chapter 9: Saving to and Loading from DiskLoading, Erasing, or Renaming FilesThis function is used to either load, erase, or rename files on t

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Page 174Chapter 9: Saving to and Loading from Disk• The Disk field:This field only appears if a hard disk is connected to the SCSI port.It shows the a

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Page 175Chapter 9: Saving to and Loading from DiskTo select a different disk device, choose it in the Disk field, thenpress the <Select it>soft

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Page 176Chapter 9: Saving to and Loading from Disk=========== Load V2 SEQ File ===========Use the same assigments for loading SETor ST1 files. If conf

Page 100 - Notes field:

Page 177Chapter 9: Saving to and Loading from Disksure that the same settings are used when loading any MPC60 SETor ST1 files that you plan to use wit

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Chapter 1: IntroductionPage 5• Programmable tempo changes in mid-sequence or mid-song aresupported.• Mid-sequence time signature changes are supported

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Page 178Chapter 9: Saving to and Loading from DiskLoading a PGM File (Single Program and Sounds)If a PGM file is selected for load, an additional scre

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Page 179Chapter 9: Saving to and Loading from DiskPress <Load it> to load the APS file. The APS file will be loaded,followed by each sound file

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Page 180Chapter 9: Saving to and Loading from Disk====== Load MPC60 SET or ST1 file ======Load the file's assignments intoProgram:24-Program_name

Page 105 - The STEP EDIT Key

Page 181Chapter 9: Saving to and Loading from Disk• The Becomes note field:This field shows the note number to which the displayed padname assignment

Page 106 - Using Step Edit

Page 182Chapter 9: Saving to and Loading from Disk=== Load One Sound From SET/ST1 File ===Sound:BIG_SOUND Size: 0K

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Page 183Chapter 9: Saving to and Loading from Disksound files used by the PGM files). Next, the first ALL file (allsequences and songs) that is found

Page 108 - Step Edit Event Types

Page 184Chapter 9: Saving to and Loading from DiskLoading Sample Files From Akai S1000/S3000DisksThis function allows the loading of sample files from

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Page 185Chapter 9: Saving to and Loading from DiskLoading stereo S1000/S3000 samplesIn the S1000 and S3000, stereo samples are stored on disk as twodi

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Page 186Chapter 9: Saving to and Loading from DiskFormatting a Floppy DiskThis function is used to format a new disk or to completely erase analready-

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Page 187Chapter 9: Saving to and Loading from DiskUsing a SCSI Hard DiskThe MPC3000’s SCSI port permits an external SCSI hard drive tobe used for all

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Chapter 1: IntroductionPage 6What’s Different From the MPC60?The MPC3000 contains many changes and improvements over theMPC60. The major changes are l

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Page 188Chapter 9: Saving to and Loading from Disk== Change Power-On SCSI Search Delay ===Power-on SCSI search delay (secs):30(If no hard disk attache

Page 115 - Step Recording

Page 189Chapter 9: Saving to and Loading from DiskNow press <Next screen>. The display will change to thefollowing:=========== Format Hard Disk

Page 116 - The EDIT LOOP Key

Page 190Chapter 9: Saving to and Loading from DiskTo do this, select option 0 (Select disk) from the initial DISKkey menu. The following screen will a

Page 117 - Number of bars field to 1

Page 191Chapter 9: Saving to and Loading from DiskCopying an Entire Floppy DiskThis feature permits an entire 1.4MB MPC3000 disk to be copied toanothe

Page 118 - The TRANSPOSE Key

Page 192Chapter 9: Saving to and Loading from Disk============== Copy a disk =============Insert disk to be copied TO, thenpress <Proceed>.=====

Page 119 - Amount field to 0

Page 193Chapter 10: Syncing to Tape and Other DevicesChapter 10:Syncing to Tapeand Other Devices

Page 120 - Song Mode

Page 194Chapter 10: Syncing to Tape and Other DevicesThe SYNC ScreenTo access the sync input and output settings, press the TEMPO/SYNC key, followed b

Page 121 - Overview

Page 195Chapter 10: Syncing to Tape and Other Devices3. MIDI TIME CODE:MIDI Time Code is similar to SMPTE timecode except that thetiming information i

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Page 196Chapter 10: Syncing to Tape and Other Devicessync and the other to other real-time MIDI messages,thus reducing the amount of data that has to

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Page 197Chapter 10: Syncing to Tape and Other Devices1. 30 (30 frames per second, non-drop):This is the old NTSC standard for black andwhite televisio

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Chapter 1: IntroductionPage 7This allows independent send-level mixing to the internal effectsgenerator, or for any one of the individual outputs to b

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Page 198Chapter 10: Syncing to Tape and Other Devices• The MIDI in field:This field is used to select which of the two MIDI inputs,input 1 or input 2,

Page 126 - Pgm field (in

Page 199Chapter 10: Syncing to Tape and Other DevicesRegardless of which sync mode is selected, there is one soft key inthe Sync In section:• The <

Page 127 - <Do it> soft key:

Page 200Chapter 10: Syncing to Tape and Other Devices• The Start= field:This is the SMPTE timecode number at which the generatedtime code will start.

Page 128 - Editing Programs

Page 201Chapter 10: Syncing to Tape and Other DevicesSyncing to Tape and Other Devices: ExamplesThis section provides step-by-step examples of how to

Page 129 - What Are Programs?

Page 202Chapter 10: Syncing to Tape and Other Devices1. Connect the SYNC OUT jack of the MPC3000 to the input of onetrack of your multitrack tape reco

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Page 203Chapter 10: Syncing to Tape and Other Devicessequence you intend to use is selected before setting this param-eter.7. Press the MAIN SCREEN ke

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Page 204Chapter 10: Syncing to Tape and Other DevicesSMPTE location where you want your song to start. If you don’tknow, use 00:00:10:00.00. This will

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Page 205Chapter 10: Syncing to Tape and Other Devicesacceptance of SMPTE, and is still used by many drum machines andsequencers. If you don’t have the

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Page 206Chapter 10: Syncing to Tape and Other DevicesSyncing to 1/4-note ClicksThis method of syncing uses any cleanly recorded, percussive soundplayi

Page 134 - VEL SW (velocity switch):

Page 207Chapter 11: MIDI FunctionChapter 11:MIDI Functions

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Chapter 1: IntroductionPage 8• The new Edit Note Number Assignment feature permitsreassigning specific drum notes from one note number(instrument) to

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Page 208Chapter 11: MIDI FunctionAssigning Pads to Note NumbersIn the MPC3000, sounds in programs and drum notes in sequencesare assigned not to pad n

Page 137 - <Play> soft key:

Page 209Chapter 11: MIDI FunctionAssigning pads to note numbers is done in the following screen,accessed by pressing the MIDI key then selecting optio

Page 138 - Poly Mode

Page 210Chapter 11: MIDI FunctionMIDI Receive Channel, Local Mode, Soft Thru,Note Variation Controller Assign and SustainPedal ProcessingSelecting opt

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Page 211Chapter 11: MIDI Functionthey aren’t. If you are using a single keyboard synthesizer (thekeyboard and sound generator are together in one unit

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Page 212Chapter 11: MIDI FunctionThe MPC3000 eliminates these problems by specially processingsustain pedal messages. If the Convert sustain pedal tod

Page 141 - The Dynamic Filter

Page 213Chapter 11: MIDI FunctionMIDI Input FilterSelecting option 3 from the MIDI key menu presents the MIDIInput Filter screen, which allows specifi

Page 142 - Amount field:


Page 143 - Copy to note field

Page 215Chapter 11: MIDI FunctionThe Min change field is used to thin out the event data for theabove specified event types, thereby reducing the tota

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Page 216Chapter 11: MIDI FunctionTurning All Notes OffOccasionally, a note from an externally-connected synthesizer maystick on. This may be due to se

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Page 217Chapter 11: MIDI FunctionThe MIDI Implementation ChartsThis section contains the MIDI implementation charts for theMPC3000. There are two char


Chapter 1: IntroductionPage 9dynamic filter and other data. This is explained further in Chapter6: “Creating and Editing Programs”.MPC60 SET files are

Page 147 - The Stereo Output Mixer

Page 218Chapter 11: MIDI FunctionModel: MPC3000 (sequencer section) MIDI Implementation Chart Version: 3.0Function Transmitted Recog

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Page 219AppendixAppendix

Page 149 - E for effects) indicating the

Page 220AppendixTechnical SpecificationsGeneral• Display: 320 character (240 x 64 dot graphic) LCD• Disk drive: 3.5 inch HD (1.44MB formatted)• CPU: V

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Page 221Appendix• Level of 8 individual outputs: 6dBm, 600Ω• Sync/Trigger input level: 0.5V p-p level (with input control atmaximum)• Sync output leve

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Page 222AppendixAnswers to Frequent QuestionsIf you discover a problem in your MPC3000, we would appreciate itif you would please read the relevant se

Page 152 - Volume field:

Page 223Appendix1. Erase any unnecessary events from the sequence. For example,erase any channel pressure, poly pressure and system exclusiveevents if

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Page 224AppendixIf you ever forget these instructions, just press the <Play sndsfrom MIDI> soft key. It’s in the screen accessed by pressing the

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Page 225AppendixContents of Disk FilesThe following is a list of the contents of each of the six file types.The SEQ (sequence) fileSequence name (file

Page 155 - SEQUENCE is

Page 226AppendixThe PGM (single program) fileProgram name (file name is used)For each of the 64 pads (A01-D16):• Note number assignmentFor each of the

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Page 227AppendixThe PAR (system parameters) file(Play/Record screen)For each of the 64 MIDI output channel/port combinations:• MIDI channel name(16 Le

Page 157 - SEQUENCE

Chapter 1: IntroductionPage 103. Notes may be recorded from MIDI directly into drumtracks without the need for the MPC60’s “Assign incom-ing notes to

Page 158 - Effects Generator

Page 228Appendix(Auto Punch screen)all settings(Initialize Sequence screen)all settings(Erase screen)all settings(Sample New Sound screen)Input (analo

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Page 229AppendixMPC3000 OptionsThis section describes the various options available for theMPC3000. To purchase any of these items, contact your Akai

Page 160 - Editing Sounds

Page 230AppendixThere are four possible combinations:• Akai standard 2MB board + a pair of 1MB SIMMs: 4MB total• Akai standard 2MB board + a pair of 4

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Page 232Index+ and – keys 1716 LEVELS key 26Active Track, defined 35All Notes Off 216Analyzing Sequence message 223Answers to frequent questions 222Ap

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Page 233IndexPartitions of hard disk 188Renaming files 173S1000/S3000 files, loading 184S1000/S3000 stereo files, loading 185Saving a PAR file (system

Page 164 - Ground Low High

Page 234IndexMIDI Tracks 30, 35Mix Data, setting all channels at once 141Mix, automated 143Mixer source select 142MIXER/EFFECTS Key 133Mixers, text vi

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Page 235IndexStereo Mixer 134Switching sounds depending on Envelope Decay 122The MIXER/EFFECTS Key 133Tuning 126Velocity modulation of attack, start a

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Page 236IndexRecord Ready mode 32Recording 29, 39Recording with multiple tracks, example 44Recording, example 42SEQ EDIT key 77Shift Timing 85Step Edi

Page 167 - Editing a sound

Page 237IndexSwing 50Sync1/4 note clicks 1981/4 note clicks, syncing to 2061/4-note clicks 195FSK24 195, 198FSK24, syncing to 204MIDI clock 194, 195MI

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Chapter 1: IntroductionPage 11New Note Variation system and revised 16 Levels functionIn the MPC60, the Hi-hat Decay Slider controlled decay time ands

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Page 238IndexUndo, using Edit Loop key 104Velocity modulation of attack, start address & volume 126Velocity or duration data, globally editing 87V

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MIDI PRODUCTION CENTERSoftware version 3.1Operator's ManualWARNINGTo prevent fire or shock hazard, do notexpose this appliance to rain or moistur

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New Features of Version 3.1Saving and Loading Standard MIDI Files ...1Loading Sample Files From Akai

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Page 1MPC3000 Software Update Version 3.1 Operator’s ManualSaving and Loading Standard MIDI FilesMPC3000 sequences may be saved to floppies as Standar

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Page 2MPC3000 Software Update Version 3.1 Operator’s ManualSaving a Standard MIDI FileTo save a standard MIDI file, go to the “Save a Sequence” screen

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Page 3MPC3000 Software Update Version 3.1 Operator’s ManualLoading a Standard MIDI FileIn order to load a MIDI file, it must exist on a MS-DOS/Windows

Page 175 - Loading from Disk

Page 4MPC3000 Software Update Version 3.1 Operator’s Manual2. ONE PER MIDI OUTPUT:In this option is selected, one track is created for each channel/po

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Page 5MPC3000 Software Update Version 3.1 Operator’s ManualLoading Sample Files From Akai S1000/S3000CD-ROMs or Hard DisksEarlier versions of the MPC3

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Page 6MPC3000 Software Update Version 3.1 Operator’s Manual• The Volume field:On S1000 or S3000 hard disks or CD-ROMs, each partition may contain up t

Page 178 - Saving Files

Page 7MPC3000 Software Update Version 3.1 Operator’s ManualConnecting Multiple SCSI Devices, Making aSCSI Device Active Without Recycling PowerIn prev

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Chapter 2: The BasicsPage 13Chapter 2:The Basics

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Page 8MPC3000 Software Update Version 3.1 Operator’s ManualOnly addresses 0 - 6 may be used for external SCSI devices. Address 7 cannotbe used because

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Page 9MPC3000 Software Update Version 3.1 Operator’s Manual• The <Make active> soft key:Press this soft key to make the connected SCSI hard disk

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Page 10MPC3000 Software Update Version 3.1 Operator’s ManualMIDI Machine ControlMIDI Machine Control (abbreviated “MMC”) is a standard system of commu

Page 183 - Free field:

Page 11MPC3000 Software Update Version 3.1 Operator’s Manual“<<”, “<”, LOCATE, “>”, and “>>”: In addition to their normalMPC3000 fun

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Page 12MPC3000 Software Update Version 3.1 Operator’s ManualSending MIDI Time Code In Real Time While PlayingThe MPC3000 may now send MIDI Time Code o

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Page 13MPC3000 Software Update Version 3.1 Operator’s ManualMIDI Sample DumpMIDI Sample Dump is an industry-standard format for transferring sampledat

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Page 14MPC3000 Software Update Version 3.1 Operator’s ManualReceiving a MIDI sample dump from an external samplerTo receive a MIDI Sample Dump, make s

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Page 15MPC3000 Software Update Version 3.1 Operator’s Manualfield to the sound number (in the external sampler) that you want trans-ferred. Then, pres

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Page 16MPC3000 Software Update Version 3.1 Operator’s Manual• The MIDI input, MIDI output, and MIDI channel fields,and the <Send/recv> soft key:

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Page 17MPC3000 Software Update Version 3.1 Operator’s ManualSaving Program or APS Files Without Sounds,Optional Overwriting of Sounds During ProgramSa

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Chapter 2: The BasicsPage 14Hooking Up Your SystemThe following diagram shows how to hook up the MPC3000 to aMIDI keyboard and two sound modules.MULTI

Page 191 - <Load

Page 18MPC3000 Software Update Version 3.1 Operator’s ManualTwo new fields exist:• The Save field:Program files contain no sound data so when saving a

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Page 19MPC3000 Software Update Version 3.1 Operator’s ManualTwo new fields exist:• The Save field:Program files contain no sound data, so when saving

Page 193 - Becomes note field:

Page 20MPC3000 Software Update Version 3.1 Operator’s ManualA new field exists:• The Replace same sounds in memory field:This choice field has two opt

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Page 21MPC3000 Software Update Version 3.1 Operator’s ManualNew Sound Edit Options— Delete Before SoftStart and Delete After Soft EndIn previous syste

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Page 22MPC3000 Software Update Version 3.1 Operator’s ManualImproved Speed of Saving to Hard DiskIn previous system software versions, saving to hard

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Chapter 2: The BasicsPage 15Getting Around on the MPC3000Before you can use the MPC3000, you must learn how to use thecursor keys, data fields, comman

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Chapter 2: The BasicsPage 16sequence. To the right of this field is another field containing thename for the selected sequence.The Play/Record screen

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Chapter 2: The BasicsPage 17the on-screen number will decrement. Continuously turning thedata entry control will repeatedly increment or decrement the

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Chapter 2: The BasicsPage 18The HELP keyWhenever this key is pressed and held down, the contents of thescreen will be temporarily replaced by text exp

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Chapter 2: The BasicsPage 19Definitions: Sequence, Track, Song, Sound, Pad,Note Number, and ProgramHere are some definitions of terms used in the MPC3

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Chapter 2: The BasicsPage 20SoundEach individual sampled recording in the MPC3000 is called asound. A sound could be a recording of a single strike of

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Chapter 2: The BasicsPage 21select which drum will play—one key for bass drum, one for snare,one for high tom, etc.This system of using MIDI note numb

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Chapter 2: The BasicsPage 22Loading and Playing Sounds and ProgramsAll sounds and programs are held in RAM memory and are there-fore lost whenever the

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Chapter 2: The BasicsPage 23Pads in bank A: A01 through A16Pads in bank B: B01 through B16Pads in bank C: C01 through C16Pads in bank D: D01 through D

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Chapter 2: The BasicsPage 244. Repeat step 3, except select program 3 and play the sounds.Repeat this procedure to hear the other programs.5. To retur

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Chapter 2: The BasicsPage 253. Press MAIN SCREEN to return to the Play/Record screen.4. Play the selected pad while moving the Note Variation slider.E

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Chapter 2: The BasicsPage 26The AFTER keyNote Variation information may be recorded into sequences. Eachdrum note in a sequence contains two pieces of

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Chapter 2: The BasicsPage 27• The Note field:This field is used to assign the 16 Levels function to one of the 64possible note numbers (35-98). When 1

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Chapter 2: The BasicsPage 28the 16 pads will play the sound at no tuning change. Regardlessof this center pad, higher numbered pads play higher chroma

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Chapter 3:RecordingSequences

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 30How Sequences are OrganizedA sequence can be thought of as a segment of multitrack tape ofvariable length. Depend

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 31beat number, and tick number. (A beat is the timing value of thelower half of the time signature. For example, in

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 32The MAIN SCREEN Key & Play/Record ScreenWhen the MPC3000 is first powered on, the LCD screen shows thefollowi

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 332. Record ready:==== Play/Record (Record ready) ===In this mode, it is possible to “punch in” to Record orOverdub

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 34should be set to the desired frame rate.• The Active Tempo field (BPM:120.0120.0120.0120.0120.0 (SEQ) in the abov

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 35displayed to the right of the word BAR. To set thenumber of the bar to which the sequence loops back,move the cur

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 36selected not by note number only as in MIDItracks, but also by the pad number and soundname currently assigned to

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MIDI Production CenterSoftware version 3.0Operator’s ManualBy Roger LinnCopyright 1987-1994 Akai Electric Co., LTD.Document Revision date: May 1994

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 37fields allow the active track to play simultaneously through anadditional channel/port combination. If no additio

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 38The first part is the bar number; the second is the beat numberwithin the bar (the beat is equal to the denominat

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 39The Play/Record KeysThese ten keys operate similarly to the transport keys on a taperecorder, with some very usef

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 40It is also possible to punch-in to Record mode while playing. To dothis:1. The MPC3000 must be in Record Ready mo

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 41Edit Options” section in the “Editing Sequences” chapter of thismanual.• The LOCATE key:This key is used to insta

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 42Sequence Recording Example 1: A LoopedDrum PatternThe MPC3000 is both a linear-type sequencer and a pattern-ori-e

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 43Overdub mode to avoid erasing your new notes. The notes youplayed will be heard at the position they were recorde

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 44Sequence Recording Example 2: A MultitrackSequenceThe following is a step-by-step example of recording a multitra

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 452. Press the ERASE key, then select SOFT KEY 2(<Initialize>). The following screen will appear:========== I

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 46the nearest value specified in the Timing Correct screen (in thiscase, 1/16-note).5. Without stopping the sequenc

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iiWARNING!!To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.1-EnThe lightning flash with the arrowhead symbol superim

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 472. Set the Type field to MIDI, indicating that this track will notplay the internal drum sounds.3. Set the Chn fi

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 482. Set the Type field to MIDI, indicating that this track will notplay the internal drum sounds.3. Set the Chn fi

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 49The TIMING CORRECT Key: Correcting TimingErrors, Swing TimingThe MPC3000 corrects timing errors made as you are r

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 502. It sets the amount by which the current sequence positionwill change when either the REWIND [<] or FASTFORW

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 51set these two fields to EARLY, 1 tick. This would cause all new notesto be recorded onto 1/16-notes but at 1 tick

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 52The Note Repeat FeatureAnother very useful feature of the TIMING CORRECT key is theability to automatically repea

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 53Tempo and the TEMPO/SYNC KeyMany of the functions in the MPC3000 are associated with control-ling the playing tem

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 54tempo or the master tempo is currently active. It is a choice fieldwith two options:1. SEQUENCE: Within each sequ

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 5529.97 DROP (29.97 frames per second, drop frame):This is the standard for NTSC color television in the UnitedStat

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 56• The <SyncScreen> soft key :This screen is described in the chapter entitled “Syncing to Tape andOther Dev

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iiiWARNINGThe MPC3000 is designed to be used in a standard household environment.Power requirements for electrical equipment vary from area to area.

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 57• The Bar# field:This field shows the location within the sequence where thecurrently displayed tempo change will

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 58The TAP TEMPO KeyThe TAP TEMPO key allows the tempo to be set quickly by tappingtwo beats (1/4-notes) on the TAP

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 59The WAIT FOR and COUNT IN KeysThese two keys make the process of real-time sequence recordingeasier.The WAIT FOR

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 60The AUTO PUNCH KeyThe Auto Punch function allows Overdub or Record modes to beentered and exited automatically at

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 61• The Last Punch In= and Out= fields:These two fields are indicators only—they cannot be manuallychanged. They ar

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 62The SIMUL SEQUENCE KeyThis function allows the MPC3000 to play two sequences simulta-neously. For example, you co

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 63The OTHER KeyThe OTHER key gives you access to a number of additional features,many of which are related to seque

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 641. NO: The metronome is only heard during Record orOverdub modes, but not while in Play mode.2. YES: The metronom

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 65TIMING CORECT (Timing correct):Press to duplicate the function of pressing TIMING COR-RECT. This is very useful f

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 66• The <Rec 16 chs> soft key:Pressing this soft key presents a screen used for setting up multi-channel reco

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ivWARNINGTHIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHEDIMPORTANTThis equipment is fitted with an approved non-rewireable UK mains plug.To change the fuse in this type

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 67The Record 16 Channels Function: Multichannel RecordingIn its normal operating mode the MPC3000 can only record o

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 68• The Sig field (time signature):This is actually two fields—the upper and lower half of the timesignature to be

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 69• The Sig field (time signature):This field shows the time signature entered in the previous screen.It is for dis

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Chapter 3: Recording SequencesPage 70Recording MIDI System-Exclusive DataThe MPC3000 can record patch data or any other MIDI system-exclusive messages

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Page 71Chapter 4: Editing SequenceChapter 4:Editing Sequences

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Page 72Chapter 4: Editing SequenceThe ERASE KeyThe ERASE key provides three main functions:• Erasing notes in real time while in Overdub mode• Erasing

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Page 73Chapter 4: Editing Sequence• The Seqnc (sequence) field:In this field, enter the sequence number from which the data will beerased. The sequenc

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Page 74Chapter 4: Editing Sequence(Hit pads) to the right. When a pad is pressed, itscurrently assigned note number will appear in the field,followed

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Page 75Chapter 4: Editing Sequence========= Delete All Sequences =========Pressing <Do it> will erase allsequences and set them to unused statea

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Page 76Chapter 4: Editing Sequence• The Loop field:In this field enter the loop status (OFF or TO BAR) and the loop barnumber, if TO BAR is selected,

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vLITHIUM BATTERYThis product uses aLithium Battery for memory back-up. The lithium battery should only bereplaced by qualified service personnel. im

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Page 77Chapter 4: Editing SequenceThe SEQ EDIT KeyThe SEQ EDIT key provides access to many features related tosequence editing. Pressing it will displ

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Page 78Chapter 4: Editing SequenceChanging the time signature of a single barTo change the time signature of a specific bar, press <ChangeTsig>.

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Page 79Chapter 4: Editing SequenceTo rearrange tracks, first enter the desired sequence number. Thenenter the track number to be moved in the Place tr

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Page 80Chapter 4: Editing Sequencethe Loop field will automatically be increased to compensatefor the insertion.Deleting Bars From a SequenceThis func

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Page 81Chapter 4: Editing SequenceCopying Bars (All Tracks)This function allows you to copy a specified range of bars (across alltracks) from one sequ

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Page 82Chapter 4: Editing SequenceCOMMENT: If the sequence is set to loop to an earlier bar (inthe Play/Record screen) and the copied bars are inserte

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Page 83Chapter 4: Editing Sequencerightmost field. These are bar.beat.tick fields, enabling you tospecify the region in units as small as one tick.• T

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Page 84Chapter 4: Editing Sequence2. MERGE:In this mode, the copied data are merged, or added, to theexisting events.• The Copies field:This field spe

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Page 85Chapter 4: Editing Sequence• The Over contents of seq field:This specifies the sequence whose contents will be replaced by thecontents of the a

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Page 86Chapter 4: Editing Sequenceof 0 to 127; the equivalent note name (C-2 to G8) is shownto the right of each field. Alternately, these fields can

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