Unreallystic wrote:...but what harm is it doing? That's what I don't get. People are complaining about a feature being added on that doesn't change any other feature. Its not a paid for add-on, it isn't forced, its a
"hey, here is another way you can get samples and loops onto your standalone MPC".
Instead of buying a bunch of expansions or scouring the internet trying to find the perfect 808 kick, you could hop on Splice, audition until you find the right one, get that one sample, and be good to go. Where is the harm?
I feel that many people, was looking to Transfer MIDI via Bluetooth. Play audio via Bluetooth. Transfer files via wifi. The issue with most of these services, is that they are pretend communities. They pretend to be for the culture, when many times they are just vultures.
We're artist and we are very fickle. Some people do not, want to be spoon fed. I for one, see the good in it, even if I don't use it. But some won't buy the MPC LIVE/X, just because they feel it's to connect to a laptop/desktop computers. That's why many want the hardware to do more. (They are Raging Against the Machine.)
There's lots of Hardcore MPC Heads here and they smell a gimmick miles away. My only concern with Splice on the MPC is, when Splice changes something in their system or code. Will it break the functionality of the MPC? Let's say SPLICE does a pivot and change their business model. What happens to the MPC integration?
When Akai Pro move on to other machines and no longer support the MPC LIve/X. What happens to the whole splice partnership. I feel that others, would like to have other features that are more crucial. Unfortunately at this time, SPLICE integration is not one of them.