baztek wrote:Have decided to just use sd card and 256gb USB stick - ssd seems somewhat overkill for my needs. Will just keep backups in cloud.
Autosampler is amazing I wasn't even that bothered with the software as mainly intendng to use standalone but being able to sample VSTs from the software is killer.
Based on my current usage and the track in progress I am very happy with the CPU / memory performance. Specs are important to a point, however in hindsight I placed too much weight on this during the purchasing decision.
Plugin synths seem very usable, I'm not a big fan based on the preset demos I've heard but I think with some tweaking they can definitely add a dimension to the MPC live. I'm fear NI has made me a plugin snob.
I was hesitant on the specs, too, it's a mid to low end smartphone from several years ago lol. The RAM really concerned me, but it's been a non-issue.
Yes, autosampler is fantastic. I need to hook a Proteus 2000 up and sample all the patches from my Beat Garden ROM
And maybe Techno Synth Construction Yard, I dunno.
I like Tubesynth a lot. Bassline is hit or miss and I find myself using Tubesynth more, but I do like Electric, too. My favorite OP-1 synth engine was String.
I have an SSD in mine, but kinda wish I hadn't? If it was my only MPC, probably. But the SD card is so much more convenient and I plan to just swap it into my X and load projects I started with the Live elsewhere.
40Beatz wrote:That's why I have Both. Best of Both Worlds!
Yup, I've decided I'm adding a Live to go with my X. I keep wanting the white Live that MPCStuff has, and it has the knurled knobs that don't seem to be available which look vastly better than the current ones they're selling...
But then I want it to be pink since there aren't any pink pads for the modern MPC line (don't judge me!
) and the Live looks easy to wrap. Pink wrap, white pads, black pad surround, mmhmm
though pink with black pads wouldn't look bad, either, but damn it they show every last spec of dust XD