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By emperor bohe Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:28 pm
Hey everyone,

I'm mainly using an ASR-X Pro these days, but I'm sure you've heard about that sequencer...

Anywho, which MPC would you consider is the best from just a sequencing standpoint?
I still plan to use my ASR-X Pro (and SP-505) as my actual samplers/sound modules for now. I'm also an Ableton user but I really need a break from looking at computer screens right now. While I use a MPD26, I've barely used an actual MPC so all input would be great

This is what I've been considering:

MPC2000XL: I've wanted one of these since I was a teen, but always stopped myself for some reason. Tbh I'm biased because I've always lusted for one of these, and it just looks so nice (I know it's dumb but I gotta be attracted to the gear sometimes lol)

MPC1000 with JJOS: does the small form factor make menu diving more prevalent? Lemme know

MPC2500 with JJOS: seems like it has a lot of cool features, but damn it could be ugly

What do you think? 60 and 3000 are out of my price range. 4000 and 5000 seems giant and too much for just a sequencer. Not too keen on getting one of the new models because... well I don't have a good reason lol
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By Lampdog Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:55 am
I had a red asr x pro, sold it for a lesser machine, 2kxl. SUPER HAPPY even tho 2kxl is weaker.
I have a 4k, played with a 3k many times with midi gear, 4k and 3k have the best sequencers imo.

Never touched a 2500, didn't like 1k.
Have X now and I haven't touched my 2kxl or 4k except for troubleshooting/helping people.
looking into selling my orange 2kxl but not just yet, I keep stopping myself.
By emperor bohe Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:25 pm
Lampdog wrote:I had a red asr x pro, sold it for a lesser machine, 2kxl. SUPER HAPPY even tho 2kxl is weaker.
I have a 4k, played with a 3k many times with midi gear, 4k and 3k have the best sequencers imo.

Never touched a 2500, didn't like 1k.
Have X now and I haven't touched my 2kxl or 4k except for troubleshooting/helping people.
looking into selling my orange 2kxl but not just yet, I keep stopping myself.


appreciate the insight! just out curiosity, what made you prefer the 4k and 3k's sequencers (and not like the 1k)? were there any specific sequencing features that made them stand out?