Technical questions for the MPC2000xl and the MPC2000
By ssyniu Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:24 am
HI CAn you tell me how much I need to tune up on mpc 2000xl to tune up a half note?
I have MPC 5000 which have half notes value and cents when mpc 2000XL only numbers which are not representing halnote(half steps) and cents .
just asking because I have a guy who is showing me how he is tuning and I want to do something smiler but I have no idea how to translate tuning from mpc xl to the one in mcl 5000.

For example +25 on 2000xl how much that would be chromatically (how many half notes and cents up??)
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By stan steez Sat May 12, 2018 12:59 am
I was wondering that too. I currently have a borrowed 2KXL at home. No mention of this in the manual at all.

But looking at the range of the "Tune" parameter (-240 to 240), it totally makes sense: 120 cents per octave, so 2 octaves down and 2 octaves up.

Pretty unintuitive by modern standards where you tune to semitones first and fine tune by cents optionally to fit tunings of a scale (like the newer mpcs do).
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By Lampdog Sat May 12, 2018 1:12 am
But we all (?) knew 18yrs ago it was never a full fledged sampler.
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By Lampdog Tue May 15, 2018 7:56 pm
I was JUST listening to a beat of yours in my car yesterday. The cover had cigarette/blunt smoke . Can't remember the name. Good **** though.
By mr_debauch Wed May 23, 2018 7:51 pm
I don't think it was really intended to have a root note and then go from there... it is mainly to tune some drums and samples I guess.
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By peterpiper Fri May 25, 2018 11:21 pm
Even rack samplers back then had no standard for finetune values. some semitones were split into 64 cents other samplers used 100 cents. a semitone on the s900/s950 is 16 cents and the SP1200...well no finetuning at all :)

ssyniu wrote:
For example +25 on 2000xl how much that would be chromatically (how many half notes and cents up??)

2 and 1/2 semitones. Or 2 semitones and 32 cents (on Emu E64 for exmple), or 50 cents (on Casio FZ1 for example), or 8 cents (on a s950).

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By JUKE 179r Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:38 am
Wal Martian wrote:Image
Almost forgot

Damn it Wal Martian! Don't give NUKAI any ideas!!!!