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Re: MPC questions

Postby Stab Frenzy » Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:09 am

sam wrote:Thank you all for the very good advice. I am now leaning towards the 2500 because i have a S950 for that 12 bit sound anyway, Could be a practical solution to use both together.

Saw a MPC5000 at a good price...Is this really 2 x 2500's...?

The 3000 is 16 bit not 12, the 60 was the only 12 bit MPC.

The 5000 is kind of a rehoused Alesis Fusion rather than a ground-up designed MPC. When it was first released it had severe OS problems and got a really bad reputation which it never recovered from. It can do a whole lot of stuff and you should be able to find them cheaper than a 2500, with the 2.0 OS all the initial problems seem to be fixed so it could be worth looking into.

You seem a little confused about the numbering system used in the MPCs names, it's not like you're buying MPCs by the pound. The conventions changed throughout the lifetime of the MPCs, so much that they don't really mean anything any more. It's more about what the marketing department thinks the pricepoint of whatever new model they're naming should be, for example the 1000 is much more capable than the 2000 or 2000XL.
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Re: MPC questions

Postby nogginj » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:54 pm

if its your first mpc, id say go 2500.

the 3000 is a great machine but the time spent getting up to speed with it, bringing it up to modern standards might kill the experience for you.

get the 2.5k with the best jjos you can buy and it will make it into one of the most feature-rich hardware samplers or sequencers ever created.
im not kidding jjos is no joke.

ps. a 1000 is exactly a 2500 only with different (less) hardware. software wise they are the same.

if you fall in love with mpcs you could eventually consider a 3000.
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Re: MPC questions

Postby sam » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:27 pm

After some time and researching and of course taking into account the valuable info from this thread i have made up my mind on the mpc.

In the past i had a MPC60 and loved the feel of the sequencer ect but it had no scsi and this limitation made me sell it.

I always wanted a 3000 but reading up on the newer ones made me reconsider this.

I am getting a mint condition 3000le with all extras ...Even though the 2500 gives more options i have to go with my heart on this as it will play a very important part of my studio.

Thank you all for this nice thread.. :D
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Re: MPC questions

Postby Tiger Jackson » Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:24 pm

I've also been wanting an MPC.. i wanted one of the more portable ones, heard the 500 is basically a toy, so i'm looking at the 1000 instead. is that one any good?
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Re: MPC questions

Postby wiss » Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:58 pm

Tiger Jackson wrote:I've also been wanting an MPC.. i wanted one of the more portable ones, heard the 500 is basically a toy, so i'm looking at the 1000 instead. is that one any good?



The 1000 is a solid machine if you get the later models(black) the red and blue one needs a pad upgrade.
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Re: MPC questions

Postby sequentialsoftshock » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:55 pm

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Re: MPC questions

Postby skunk3 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:25 pm

I would recommend getting the MPC4000 over any other model. It has every feature that you could ask for, plus it is solid as hell, performs amazingly, has great sequencer timing, etc. The 5000 is kind of a gimmick and they are known for numerous reliability problems. The 2500 is decent, but you can usually find a 4000 for the same price as a 2500, if not a little bit more. It's worth paying a little extra for the 4000, believe me. The 3000 is a nice machine and feels very solid. It does have a rich sound to it, but it isn't so desirable that it's worth buying one these days. I'd recommend the 2000XL over the 3000, honestly. I guess that it all really comes down to what you are going to use your MPC for... are you doing a lot of finger drumming? A lot of sequencing external gear? If the MPC2000XL only had 4 MIDI outputs it would be #2 on my list, behind the 4000. Since I use my MPCs for sequencing external gear quite a bit, my list in terms of desirability is something like this:

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2000XL / 1000
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60 / 3000

I think that the 60/3000 are vastly overrated and overpriced.
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Re: MPC questions

Postby skunk3 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:27 pm

I should also mention that the 4000 can support very high sample rates... It is the most hi-fi MPC and sounds just as good as newer stuff like the Octatrack, etc.
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