Akai MPC 3000 Loading Instructions
1.) Download Option & Unzipping Instructions top
After downloading the zip files, unzip each ‘disk’
file and then copy the contents to a floppy disk.
In each download file there are 2 folders ‘CD_Zip’ & a ‘Floppy’ Folder. If you are using a CD or Zip Drive with the MPC 3000, just copy these files to the disk. If you are using Floppy Disks, there are individual floppy disks already pre-configured for you to copy to each disk.
If you’re unsure how to unzip the files. First make
sure you have winzip installed. If not, download
and install the evaluation version provided. Once
installed, right click the file you want to unzip
(trstr1_d1.zip for example) and choose the option
‘extract to folder trstr1_d1.zip’.
2.) Loading Drum Kit & Sound Collections top
If a PGM file is selected for load, an additional screen is presented, in which you are asked which program number
(1-24) to load the program into.
Select a program number, then press <Load it>. When <Load it> is pressed, the program file will be loaded, followed by each sound file used in the program. (Program files contain a list of the sound names used by the program but not the sound data itself.) If one of the sound files to be loaded already exists in memory, that file won’t be loaded from disk.
COMMENT: If the selected program’s sound files span multiple disks, the MPC3000 will first load the PGM file, then all of its sound files from the first disk. Then, a message will appear on the screen asking you to insert the disk containing a specific sound file (this is the second disk you saved to when saving the large program). The MPC3000 will then load all needed sound files from the second disk. If the program used more than two disks, this process will repeat until all of the needed sound files are loaded.
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