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By CharlesRandolph Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:20 pm
Menco wrote:A side by side sound comparison between the MPC Live with the Vintage MPC60 plugin and the original 12bit cash register, also known as the MPC60II.


He should've ran a 0db sine wave, through the inputs, to make sure each machine was at unity gain. But other then that the MPC LIVE tends to be a tad bit brighter, overall. Compared to the 60, 3000. 4000, and 2000XL. My guess it's the age of the components. Nevertheless, in a real blind test it would very difficult to tell.

For me to get the MPC ONE to match the 4000, I place an EQ on the outputs. Then slightly cut the highs and slightly boost low. :nod:
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By Menco Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:14 pm
CharlesRandolph wrote:
Menco wrote:A side by side sound comparison between the MPC Live with the Vintage MPC60 plugin and the original 12bit cash register, also known as the MPC60II.


He should've ran a 0db sine wave, through the inputs, to make sure each machine was at unity gain. But other then that the MPC LIVE tends to be a tad bit brighter, overall. Compared to the 60, 3000. 4000, and 2000XL. My guess it's the age of the components. Nevertheless, in a real blind test it would very difficult to tell.

For me to get the MPC ONE to match the 4000, I place an EQ on the outputs. Then slightly cut the highs and slightly boost low. :nod:


I ran the audio of the video through a spectrum analyzer to also see the difference. Seems like the 60 has a hard cut off around 15000-16000hz, a dip around 1800 and a boost in the 300-400 range. 60 also had more floor noise. And of course the 60 seems to compress the sound a little bit more as the tester stated.
By CharlesRandolph Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:06 pm
Menco wrote:I ran the audio of the video through a spectrum analyzer to also see the difference. Seems like the 60 has a hard cut off around 15000-16000hz, a dip around 1800 and a boost in the 300-400 range. 60 also had more floor noise. And of course the 60 seems to compress the sound a little bit more as the tester stated.


Those numbers seem about right. So roll the highs, boost the mid and lows. The compression could be from the 12-bit sampler and 40kHz sampling rate. That's why the MPC LIVE captures more information. I wonder if the noise is from the power supply and older components?