Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:10 pm
I have the 2500, bought a 500 and 1000 recently. Really love this generation. I also have the Studio. Had the Live but sold that one.
Started in 06 with the 500. Upgraded to the 1000, upgraded to the 2500 in 2007 or 2008. Purchased the Studio when it came out, cause I had hit a wall with my 2500. Did some nice things with the Studio, but never felt like my workhorse. Had a beatblock for 2 or 3 years, came back with the Live. Couldn’t gel with it, cause with a lot of things I missed my 2500, and other stuff I could do more easily and better in Logic. Sold the Live, got to relearn my 2500 and fell in love with it again, so much I bought a 1000 that I have at my girlfriends place, and a 500 just for fun or light traveling. I import my beats through the Software and use the Studio sometimes to flip through the screens quicker.
To me the 2500 is my favorite machine. It’s as solid as the 2000XL in a lot of ways. It has the full classic MPC package without having to deal with floppy’s or complex mods. JJOS, task focused instead having a box trying to do everything but unable to excel in anything. Plus the layout makes so much sense to me. Pads and screen in the middle, transport, datawheel and digits on the right, Q-links on the left. I’m so fast on that ****, touchscreen can’t beat that. Maybe an MPC X would be a machine I would be comfortable on, but for now I’m married to my MPC2500.