How to Connect a Turntable to an MPC 1000

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How to Connect a Turntable to an MPC 1000
Record samples from your record collection into the MPC 1000. (Closed-up dj turntable image by pavel Chernobrivets from

The MPC 1000 sampling production station allows you to record audio from outside sources into the sampler's built-in memory card, then upload the audio to a connected computer. It is possible to hook up just about any audio device, including a record-playing turntable. The MPC 1000 only requires two cable connections, so it takes only minutes to hook the two devices together.

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Things you need

  • RCA audio cable
  • RCA to 2 x 1/4-inch adaptor

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  1. 1

    Insert the red and white RCA audio cables into the respective "Audio Out" ports on the turntable.

  2. 2

    Connect the other ends of the RCA audio cable to the RCA to 2 x 1/4-inch adaptor (available at any electronics store).

  3. 3

    Plug the 1/4-inch plugs on the adaptor into the "Record In" ports on the back of the MPC 1000.

  4. 4

    Power on the turntable and the MPC 1000. You are now ready to begin streaming the audio signal from your turntable to the sampler.

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