OMG. So, I was getting pretty annoyed. I found a steal on an Akai MPC 1000, and decided to get the hard drive adapter , and then I found a compatible hard drive online. I installed the hard drive without a hitch, got the custom black side pieces for the 1k, and cleaned everything up.

I forgot I had a 2gb CF card in there, so there was initially some confusion as to which was which. However, you can clearly see when you go to the load screen, and rotate the jog wheel.

Anyway, I noticed that only 1.99 GB were showing up on the hard disk when I connected it to my computer. I thought it may have been a mistake (took forever to load about 2 gb as well), well I filled it up, with just about 2gb, so I was a bit worried that something was really wrong.

I tried a few things, and tried searching online, however there does not seem to be much information regarding this. I thought there had to be a partition, or that it was formatted with FAT and should be FAT 32 or NTFS.

Then, I decided to check the version number. It was 1.04, the original firmware that shipped with the unit. I searched for the must current, which is 3.04.

I installed the update onto the compact flash, and followed the instructions, and formatted the hard drive again, and VOILA, the hard drive was now 111 GB, as opposed to 1.99!

I really like the hard drive, and having a backup of all my samples and drum sounds, and being able to bring it anywhere, and to transfer or add with just a computer and usb cable.

I have realized that I like the window of the MPC 3000 and 2000Xl better, but I have begun to mess with the 1000 more.

Now, it auto loads, which is nice, but the original AKAI soundfiles are not where they should be, apparently, but it sometimes manages to load files.

Hope this may help someone!


SoundCloud RedundantMedia

Here is the RedundantMedia or Redundant Media SoundCloud page, check it out for some serious grooves, freestyles, instrumetnals, and the like….

Link  —  Posted: December 29, 2011 in Uncategorized


Posted: December 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

Yes, I guess there is a Psycho Gizzard or PsychoGizzard on here too. This was undoubtedly inspired by The Psychotropics, so here are two of the best:





OMG, it has certainly been a minute since we have heard from The Psychotropics. How could you forget all the hits, Computer Screen, Cheesy Things, Satan Turned My Motor On, P-Pirate, and so on and so forth. How have these guys not produced a commercial success yet? Well, it would be Lord Berkover’s fault by basically destroying everything that the band considered holy, by participating in another band. It is a travesty of nature and science.

WMD / Satan Turned My Modem On
WMDS Satan Turned My Modem On

Computer Screen
Computer Screen

Cheesy Homo Sapiens Hava Nagadget

Illegal Chip!

Posted: December 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

Oh, how I remembered all the great hits of Illegal Chip…

One of my favorite jams is obviously, this one:

Industrial ChipCore pwnedmix

Industrial ChipCore pwnedmix

Our Old Friends

Posted: December 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

I just wanted to reiterate that there are several bands that have not had much press in a while, on OUR LABEL! So, at this time I will introduce them one at a time with a track, for introduction…

Illegal Data!/illegaldata/music/songs?filter=featured

Windmills be Spinnin’

Posted: November 21, 2011 in Uncategorized

Ok, this is the the realest cut The Tektonic Beards’ have cut. This song was completely freestyle. Dr. Spock, flawlessly cajoled the ivories, and Young Bleezy laid down the beats, and came out of the penalty box to freestyle cohesive madness. This is the hardest hitting track the Beards have done, and it is certainly the most powerful. Please, make sure your kids have earmuffs on.