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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.
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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?
By DokBrown Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:34 pm
I think JJOS is a beast.
This dude squeezed so much out the 1k & 2500.
Put this screen on the 1k & you are in portable MIDI heaven.
https://www.mpcstuff.com/mpc-1000-xlcd- ... i-mpc1000/

the only thing that trumped it was the roland MV but it was not portable at all . . . . . .

what don’t you like about the ASR except the limited sampling time & no SD card ?
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By emperor bohe Thu Nov 11, 2021 3:16 pm
if anyone is wondering, I ended up getting both an MPC 2000 classic and a MPC 2500. whoops lol.

MPC 2000 classic + ASR-X Pro is a dream, they compliment each other perfectly. ASR-X Pro as the sound module and MPC 2000 classic as the sequencer. 2000XL is probably even better but I got the 2000 Classic at a good price so I just went for it.

Gonna use the MPC 2500 standalone, JJOS is crazy good.
By DokBrown Fri Nov 12, 2021 6:21 pm
POST some beats when u get a chance !

I’m interested
By B-Wise Sun Mar 06, 2022 11:20 pm
So how have u been liking the MPC's?
Which has the better sequencer & why?
Which one sound better & why?
If u had to let one go what would u keep?

I got the MPC-1000 in 2005, traded it for a 2500 (both had JJ 2xl) but as i got more advance in sampling I grew to hate using the MPC's as a sequencer (once u start making beats with 26 sequences it become too tedious to edit & arrange beats) so I got the Yamaha RS7000 which is WAYYYYY better as a sequencer (clip base sequencer) but sucks a sampler...so kept the MPC cuz it's combo of sampling time/editing/management in a hardware unit is really dope.

Later I got the Squarp Pyramid to be my main sequencer which is like a modern RS7000.
But last summer I got the Force (was planing on getting the MPC X but when they updated the Force it became the better choice for me), so know I'm trying to learn how to best use them together.
So far I see the Pyramid as the left-side of the brain & the force as the right...still a work in progress.
I could go into more detail if u like but I don't want to hijack your tread.
Peace
By dstengle Sat Mar 26, 2022 5:42 pm
B-Wise wrote:So how have u been liking the MPC's?
Which has the better sequencer & why?
Which one sound better & why?
If u had to let one go what would u keep?

I got the MPC-1000 in 2005, traded it for a 2500 (both had JJ 2xl) but as i got more advance in sampling I grew to hate using the MPC's as a sequencer (once u start making beats with 26 sequences it become too tedious to edit & arrange beats) so I got the Yamaha RS7000 which is WAYYYYY better as a sequencer (clip base sequencer) but sucks a sampler...so kept the MPC cuz it's combo of sampling time/editing/management in a hardware unit is really dope.

Later I got the Squarp Pyramid to be my main sequencer which is like a modern RS7000.
But last summer I got the Force (was planing on getting the MPC X but when they updated the Force it became the better choice for me), so know I'm trying to learn how to best use them together.
So far I see the Pyramid as the left-side of the brain & the force as the right...still a work in progress.
I could go into more detail if u like but I don't want to hijack your tread.
Peace


Could you say more about this? I switched to the Force and I like it but I've been thinking of using an external midi processor (I have the hermod so particularly interested in how your pyramid fits in).