Fanu wrote:All kinds of temptations in the air; my old MPC 4000 is up for sale in my hometown at the moment.
Can't help feeling tempted by it.
Been also been thinking how well/poorly the X actually compares to the 4K in terms of features....hmmm.
I know the X has realtime time-stretching but that's not a feature I ever use. Same goes for clip launching.
The 4K has a dope mod matrix and step-based "automation sequencer" (kind of) based on q-link values.
The X has CV out but that's not something I'd ever use.
One thing the 4K can't do, which is quite essential to my way of writing music, is previewing sounds from the HD while the song is playing.
I know Ren/Touch software can do that; would love to know if Live/X can do that.
The 4K is sturdy at least.
Personally I'd never go back to my 2500. After I sold it a month ago to fund the X I never looked back. I think it's way too archaic for today's standards. It gets the job done though. Dunno about the 4K.
These new MPC's are a breath of fresh air and they are the reason I'm gonna start making beats again, although I forgot how expensive this hobby is. I have to save for the X, an SSD for it, probably an audio interface, and I'm also looking to add a synth to the set up. It's going to be a tough year it seems