MPC 1000: Auto Slicing Samples
This MPC tutorial shows you how to automatically slice 4 bars of music and automatically assign 16 samples to the 16 pads on the MPC 1000. It is for the JJOS1 operation system. If you are not running the JJOS on your MPC, you really should be.
This is the long version. For a much quicker walkthrough of just the necessary steps check out this video: https://youtu.be/d0tpq9HLVqo
Plug in power, input, and output and boot up your MPC. Get 4 bars of music or drums ready to record on an external audio device such as a turntable or MP3 player.
1. Press MODE then PAD 5 [ RECORD ]
To enable recording.
2. Play external input device
You should hear the audio and see levels on the Display. Use the Record Gain knob to adjust the input level. Your audio should be as loud as possible without any clipping or distortion occurring. The MPC will show peak levels if your audio is too loud.
Find the right part of your track and press play.
3. [ RECORD ] Press F6 to start recording
4. Count 4 bars of music
5. [ STOP ] Press F6 again to stop
6. [ KEEP ] Press F5 to keep it
This will temporarily saved the audio we just recorded. And by temporary I mean until you power down the MPC.
7. Press MODE then PAD 6 [ TRIM ]
Bring up the trimming interface. Your newly recorded audio should be displayed. You can preview the audio by pressing PAD 15 [ PLAY FROM ]
8. Press Q1 to enable trim left
This enables the top slider for trimming the beginning of your audio.
9. Then move the slider to adjust the trim
You will see the in-point section moving.
10. [ EDIT ] Press F6
Edit will discard anything that was not in the selection. We want to select everything from the downbeat forward and get rid of the any extra time before the downbeat. Use PAD 15 [ PLAY FROM ] to preview the selection.
11. [ DO IT ] Press F5
Discard excess audio at the beginning.
12. Enable Q1 an preview the end
Pressing the Q1 button enables the left slider again after editing. Use this to listen to the end of the track, but don’t forget to move it back the beginning.
13. Press Q2 to trim the end
Q2 enables trimming of the end of the track. Adjust the slider to the end of the 4 bars of music, right before the next downbeat.
14. Move the left slider back to the beginning
15. [ EDIT ] Press F6
Discards the end that was not part of the selection.
16. [ DO IT ] Press F5
We should now have exactly 16 bars of music.
17. [ CHOP ] Press F5
This will evenly divid the 4 bars by 16 slices. You can sample these slices (and adjust them) by using the arrow buttons to switch between then and then preview them with PAD 15 [ PLAY FROM ]
18. [ EDIT ] Press F6
Apply the slices.
19. [ F2 ] Convert to SLICED SAMPLES
Converting these slices to SLICED SAMPLES will automatically create a new PROGRAM (MPC pad mapping) with using 16 samples.
20. Arrow down [ Create new program ]
Use the down arrow button to move the cursor down to the [ Create new program ] option and then
21. Turn the DATA wheel to select [ YES ]
22. [ DO IT ] Press F5
Apply the edit and create the program.
23. Press [ MAIN ] to get back
Back to home screen.
Have fun jamming!