Excerpt: Times change, but some things do stay the same. Take the MPC1000 ($1,499), the new junior member of the Akai MPC drum sampler series. Though it's about the size of a high school math textbook, it packs some serious punch both..
Excerpt: It's good for someone starting out, not sure full fledged productions could be made on this thing. Overall I would still try it out at a Guitar Center to see if you like it. [ read more on Audiofanzine ] I love the whole MPC brand, the 1000 makes it really affordable for us on a budget.