By HUBA Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:34 pm
Straker wrote:Yep MPC is better in terms of workflow, sampling, features and also design in my opinion but no way it can compete with synths of Fantom or other workstations.
If they want to enter the arena of workstations, Akai and Air have a lot of work to do and I am not sure they can reach any good level of competition with that cpu.
Don't get me wrong, I like and use Hype a lot, I like it, and also the other synths can have a good use, that's a good level for a sampler but it's still a low level for a workstation.
Even the synths on MC707 are at another level compared to Mpc ones, and Fantom is the top of Roland quality.
That quality cannot be reached with the current hardware power of Mpc.
Depends on your perspective I guess.
An MPC keyboard workstation with a maxed out physical UI is a different beast which targets a different user group than the latest and greatest Fantom.
For one it will be cheaper, but more important is that it will be more compact than a Fantom, so easier to lug around and much, much better ergonomically for combining with a favorite desktop synth or two. Hell I bet lots of existing Fantom users would have loved to be able to pick something like this instead.
So yeah, you probably wont see such a thing much say in churches, but it will be popular in other live settings, particularly in the electronic / hip hop scene and off course in home studios.
I think the one who called it a 2022 ASR was pretty on point.