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Adjusting the master level
You can adjust the level of the headphone and the stereo out by turning the MAIN VOLUME knob. The MAIN
VOLUME changes the analog signal level. This will also adjust the entire level of the MPC1000 digitally.
01. Press the [MODE] key and then the [PAD 10] (OTHER).
It switches to the OTHER mode.
02. Press the [F1] (GLOBAL) key.
The GLOBAL page will be displayed.
03. In the Master level field, set the level.
You will set the digital signal level, which will be sent out to the DA converter. The MPC1000 can output up to
32 sounds simultaneously. There is the great difference in the level when you play single sample and play 32
sounds. If you increase the value in the Mater level field, you can increase the entire level of the MPC1000 to
create more powerful sound with less noise. However, if you playback many sounds at the same time, the
level may be overloaded, which may cause distortion. If you decrease the value in the Master level field, you
can prevent distortion when you play many sounds at the same time. However, you cannot have a good
result in respect to the noise or punch of the sound. Set the appropriate value in the Master level field
depending on the application.
to set the os back to factory settings press and hold the erase key till the mpc has booted to the main screen.
erase the harddisk goto either the load or save screen and then choose
utility - there you will find the option to format the hdd.
can also format the drive (or any inserted compact flash-card) from your
computer thru the usb connection, but it is recommended to use the
internal format because the mpc can be a little picky when you format it
from the outside.
at first i would check if there is any folder
or the internal memory is set to autoload and just turn that of or point
it to another folder of you choice. that way you can keep the factory
delivered sounds. maybe you want to use them later, even if it is just
to explore the mpc. the factory sounds can be also downloaded later, but
be advised that there are different iterations of the stock sounds,
depending on whether your mpc shiped with a 32 or 128mb compact flash
also the mpc os is not on the harddrive but in the internal
memory. to check the version hit mode-> pad10. latest official
version is os 1.24. if your main srceen looks different than in the
manual check double and triple before you do anything, because the
previous owner might have installed the third party jj os which comes in
different versions. some of them cost a lot of money! if you find this
check the other forum here for the alternative os.
Simple way is MIDI out from Juno to MIDI in on MPC, then (depending on how you want to work), connect MIDI out from MPC to the in on the Juno. If you do this you MUST turn local control off on the Juno or else you'll get double triggers (internal + msg in from MPC). Now to record sequences on MPC , set MIDI to as track in setup window (on the 2500, this is accessed by pressing MODE then pad 9, then press button under the corresponding tab [on LCD]) then set your MIDI channel by port, meaning if your MIDI cable is physically connected to out A, in your LCD in bottom right corner it will show as follows: 1A. This indicates you are transmitting on MIDI channel 1; port A. Remember, MIDI IS NOT AUDIO!!!!! Since the Juno is a synth and not a workstation, all transport controls are handled by the MPC, that's pretty much it... Hope this helps a little, enjoy!
P.S. Go to mpc-forum.com its THE sh**! They also have links for their e-book I have one for the 2500 and its awesome!!!
There is probably a switch problem. IF these use the conductive rubber contact type switch buttons where a "pill" of conductive rubber is pressed onto a circuit board with traces, CLEAN the contact rubber AND the circuit board with 99% isoprophyl alcohol and Q tips. This type buttons feel "Rubbery and squishy" when pressed.
If the buttons have a hard tactile feel, then check for a bad button that might have broken internal parts and replace it... OFTEN you can tell by the "feel" when pressing compared to others.
In either case, disassembly and service is required.
I'm having the same problem. This is my second MPC 1000 and my first one didn't have this problem. I bought one of the first one-thousand MPC 1000's sold in the US. I loved it. I sold it for rent, boo hoo. I'm glad to have another one back in my life. But sad to see it having issues already. I've only had it for a week. I have emailed Akai regarding this issue. I'll post pack here if they give me a good fix.
Here is an excellent source of info:http://www.mpc-forums.com/viewforum.php?f=15 Consider joining and posting any questions you have. Forum members are happy to help and have usually had the same problems at one time or another.