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By d2ba Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:25 am
Anyone have both and has compared the sound quality at 44.1khz 24 bit.
Can we safety say MPC-X has dethroned the previous flagship MPC-4000?
Very curious to hear some feedback on what you think.
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By MPC-Tutor Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:01 pm
d2ba wrote:Can we safety say MPC-X has dethroned the previous flagship MPC-4000?

Not at all. The OS in the MPC Software is kind of built on the MPC5000 spec, which was very different to the Z-series sampler heritage of the 4000. The MPC X has some great features but is missing an awful lot of stuff that was present on the 4000, th MPC4000 contained a more powerful sampler at its core compared to the current MPCs.

The X is not really an 'evolution' of the 4000, it's an evolution of the MPC1000/2500/5000 which were in turn built in the MPC2000XL OS spec. These are sequencers first, samplers second. For many that wont matter, but IMO the 4000 is simply a very unique machine that has had very little, if any influence on the current generation of MPCs.

I also personally still find many workflow aspects significantly quicker on the 4000 - for example, building a 128 keygroup instrument program (assigning samples, setting root notes, adding loops etc) just goes alot quicker in that 15 year old machine due to the more efficient way everything is structured.