20 Most Recent Akai Mpc1000 Music Production Center Questions & Answers

Hi, change the ribbon cable between the hard disk and the motherboard...this worked for me.....I don't know why cable became faulty, but it did.....hope this helps

Akai Mpc1000... | Answered on Aug 09, 2016

contact the manufacturer and ask them if they have a repair facility they recommend

Akai Mpc1000... | Answered on Feb 16, 2016

Hey man I have the same problem. I got the io2 express.. is it possible ? Never seen anyone answer this for me.

Akai Mpc1000... | Answered on May 11, 2015

Maybe try adjusting the MASTER level?

Good Luck

Other settings
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.

Akai Mpc1000... | Answered on Jun 04, 2014


Akai Mpc1000... | Answered on Oct 21, 2010

I would look for either corruption of the file you loaded or attempted to save or if it might be too big to store in the unit.

It might be the memory card was not properly formatted for the machine.

A real problem is those who try to use a memory card that is bigger than the machine allows. MANY of them allow ONLY a 2 GB card maximum. If one tries to use a larger the units will freeze. Check that your card is listed as compatible as many, even the correct size, are not fully compatible.

Akai Mpc1000... | Answered on Sep 04, 2010

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Akai Mpc1000... | Answered on Sep 04, 2010

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.

Akai Mpc1000... | Answered on May 14, 2010

This usually means your digital buffer overloads. When you have added several layers on to a sound it can be to much. Try to sample the sound again. If it comes back try to take the sample in a lower bitrate. Maybe your maybe can not keep up with the bitrate.

Akai Mpc1000... | Answered on Mar 10, 2010

Good idea to carry it with you. Fluctuating barometric pressure will not affect it.

Akai Mpc1000... | Answered on May 27, 2009

The power switch will need to be replaced. This will need to be done by a tech rather than the end user unless you are experienced in electronic repair. Take it to the shop.

Akai Music | Answered on Dec 14, 2014

You would come out of the S1100 l/r output jacks into your mixer line input jacks on 2 channels, one panned left, one panned right. Be sure to adjust the input pad on each channel to where you're getting a hot enough signal and that the channels you're inputing to are routed to the mixer's main outputs.

Akai Music | Answered on Dec 14, 2014


That's probably the drive belt inside the player, hope this helps.

Akai Music | Answered on Nov 06, 2013

If it's on ONE particular record, it may have a deep groove that the needle cannot move past. It could also be that you don't have enough pressure on the needle which you can adjust on the arm with a turn of the counter-weight (should be a knob on the other end from the needle)

Akai Music | Answered on Nov 04, 2013

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