Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:23 am
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).
- MPC 2000xl, 32 MB, 8 Outs, CF-Drive
- MPC 500, 128 MB
- MPC Renaissance, Software 2.9