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By ottopotto Wed May 12, 2021 3:24 pm
I want to buy a mpc, but im kinda unsure what to go for. I kinda have this feeling that i like older thingys, or hardware that isnt as capable cause that kinda makes it more fun and a bit easier maybe. Am i the only one that kinda has this feeling, cause i like enjoy the po-33 and how it is kinda easier mot limited. And what mpc should i get?

Rn in sweden i can buy a fully upgraded mpc 1000* for 550 dollars or a mpc one for 750
Last edited by ottopotto on Wed May 12, 2021 4:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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By Lampdog Wed May 12, 2021 3:58 pm
Live is portable, One is not.
Live has less buttons, One has more dedicated buttons.
Live can have internal hdd, One cannot.
Live has more outputs/port in back. One has less.
Live has full sized pads, One has slightly smaller pads.
Both have same operating system.
By ottopotto Wed May 12, 2021 4:10 pm
Lampdog wrote:Live is portable, One is not.
Live has less buttons, One has more dedicated buttons.
Live can have internal hdd, One cannot.
Live has more outputs/port in back. One has less.
Live has full sized pads, One has slightly smaller pads.
Both have same operating system.


Hey man im sorry i kinda **** up my post i was meant to talk about the 1000 and not the live, sorry hahaha.
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By Lampdog Wed May 12, 2021 4:21 pm
All good. I'd suggest going newer, but, do what you feel is right for you.
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By NearTao Wed May 12, 2021 4:58 pm
MPC 1k is absolutely solid, especially if you get it fully upgraded and keep it maintained. That said, I sold off my 1k and moved to the MPC Live and haven't looked back. There's a bit of nostalgia there, but the newer MPCs are far more capable, streamlined, and straightforward for the most part.

The MPC 1k and Live are both far more capable then the PO-33. If you're looking for something that stripped down, I don't think the Akai line is really what you're looking for.
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By saltmcgault Wed May 12, 2021 5:00 pm
ottopotto wrote:fully upgraded mpc 1000* for 550 dollars or a mpc one for 750



i'd go with the mpc one but do whatever blows your hair back.
By ottopotto Wed May 12, 2021 5:56 pm
NearTao wrote:MPC 1k is absolutely solid, especially if you get it fully upgraded and keep it maintained. That said, I sold off my 1k and moved to the MPC Live and haven't looked back. There's a bit of nostalgia there, but the newer MPCs are far more capable, streamlined, and straightforward for the most part.

The MPC 1k and Live are both far more capable then the PO-33. If you're looking for something that stripped down, I don't think the Akai line is really what you're looking for.


Is the mpc 1000 expenisve to maintain? Like do i need to replace things often with it?
By DokBrown Wed May 12, 2021 6:09 pm
There are a lot of other posts on this; use that advanced SEARCH
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By NearTao Wed May 12, 2021 6:25 pm
ottopotto wrote:
Is the mpc 1000 expenisve to maintain? Like do i need to replace things often with it?


I did some upgrades and repairs myself... but tact switches are likely to need Deoxit if they are sticky or non responsive. If you're good with a soldering iron you can replace them yourself.

For myself, I just did a lot of upgrades and basic maintenance on mine... but nothing major.
By T-Monk Wed May 12, 2021 8:29 pm
I’ve only used the MPC1000 on a limited basis, but the MPC One blows it away. That said, the 1000 just does what it does, and if you want a basic drum machine sampler, it may fit the bill.

I’d suggest reaching out to sellers and just ask for a discount on the MPC One. A month ago it was $699, now it’s $799. I got mine over a month ago for under $700 including tax and shipping.
By ontherun Thu May 13, 2021 7:49 am
i still have my 2500, i got a MPC One a couple of months back.
I really enjoying the new MPC and just use the 2500 as a drummodul,
but when Audiointerface Support comes to the new one i will retire the old one.
The new workflow is nice and I like working witht he touchscreen and effects inside the one
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By J.D. Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:23 am
Hi,
here are my thought of old vs new MPC.
I own a MPC Renaissance, a MPC500 and recently bought a 2000xl.
So, I don‘t have one of the newest machines, but the Ren as all the same features, only it‘s bound to a Computer.
I played with the One though.

I think, which MPC to get heavily depends on what you want to do with it.
The newer MPCs are complete DAWs. You can to nearly everything with them.
Need a bass-sound? Just kick in a plugin an boom, there you have it. Endless PLugins, endless Instruments, endles possibilities.

My MPC Ren is hooked up to an old MacBook which is only for the MPC. I sample on it, chop some Samples up on the Pads, it‘s fun to play around with it…
But it almost always ends in teh same way: Use some Samples, or not. Add VSTs/AUs layer Bass, Keys, etc. and build up some sequences…

I believe I built the same song about 50 times, just because it happens…
The newer MPCs are really cool instruments, and can do so much, for mw, it can kill my creative sample-workflow, because it‘s just so much Plugins, I loose the connection to sample-based music…

I recently bought the 2000xl, because it is JUST A (DRUM)SAMPLER. All sounds get sampled in it.
The workflow is so streamlined, I just love it.
It‘s just a different kind of music that I create with the 2000xl. It is very well possible to make the same Beats with the Ren, but they just don‘t happen.

So, if you wnat a complete music-tool, the new MPCs are THE ****!!! You can do everything in them, so if you want one device to create all sorts of music and not be hindered by anything, get a MPC One or Live.
But if you want to create sample-based music, old is gold. Get a 1000, 2500… They are really cool devices! Great workflow, great features! (For the purpose tehy were created).

Regards,
J.D.