I did read the buyers guide. It was the most enlightening info I have found. Very informative. I think im looking for a upgraded 1000s now. I was about to buy one for 350$. I am reconsidering now. I am also looking at mpv2500s. I really want to be able to record live audio, and make loop-able 4 bar phrases. and combine them with the midi sequencer.
Your buyers guide has me wanting an mpc even more now.