Now we can all play Pong with Philip Glass piano samples. JJ - the mysterious Japanese hacker who has re-written the operating system for the Akai MPC1000 - has had a super productive xmas. After fixing the file system (Akai left a bug which caused nasty file problems), adding a features from the more expensive MPC2500, and all new stuff like proper visual MIDI editing, he's started having fun. This video (my first on YouTube!) shows the custom loading screen and the long promised but not quite delivered Pong, which triggers samples of your choice (it also does something over MIDI, but I'm not sure what). If you have an MPC1000, you can get the $30 upgrade here. If you don't have an MPC1000, you can buy one here. Previous MPC video action here and here .
Posted by Tom Whitwell.
as a previous poster noted, while you can play pong on the Atari, it just doesnt have the same feel and tightness
maybe next someone can code a lower price point into these bastards
What always amazes me is that "JJ" is lauded for this "hacking" work that he does on the 1K, yet he was the same guy responsible for fucking up the OS in the MPC4000, something that Akai take a lot of flak for. Hero & villain, go figure !
if it was actually him, he created one of the best mpc os's in mpc history in the 4000, and unfortunately it's NOT YET FINISHED, and apparently will not be. from his work in the 1000, jj doesn't seem to leave a bug alone for long before squashing it.