Bombbeats4000 wrote:That display is really small and will send most people back in time about 20 year or so
Sounds like you prefer DAW or a modern, feature-packed MPC/Maschine/etc. more. That's great. But, many of us prefer simplicity, focusing on the music and intuitive hardware... without heavy usage of a screen, 10,000+ features nor a convoluted sequencer/workflow.
My main-sequencer is an outdated MPC60... and like most people that use the older MPCs and SPs, I edit inside it very quickly by muscle-memory of the button presses and scroll-wheel, without/hardly looking at the screen.
If you don't have experience with this aforesaid muscle-memory of an old sequencer... then think of it like your old remote-control to your TV... I'm pretty sure you/most of us can operate the remote without even looking at it. It is the same way with a simpler, "vintage," hardware sequencer. The old, "vintage," simple machine becomes an extension of your body - you can operate it without thinking. And it's really a great thing.
As for "boom bap" ...Have no idea that was even a catchy phrase or trendy genre these days. I just called it hiphop.
I'm not interested in making "boom bap." I love the beats and all, and there's been some super great underground hiphop from the mid-'90s to present... but it'll never sound the same as the '80s-'90s without those same '80s-'90s MCs... just imo. They just had a fun, or projects hard, or loose vibe that can never be emulated again, imo.
I make simple house and dance music... and the S2400 will be used for that.... when I feel like making it again, lol.