By Big Monk Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:39 pm
Wormhelmet wrote:MV8800’s are fairly inexpensive used. Same with MPC 4000’s. Learning curve is probably fairly steep for someone not familiar with them both though.
Wormhelmet wrote:I have two mv8800’s and love them, but you have to be a little patient with them, get a good manual and bookmark tutorial videos, and they are pretty big and heavy.
Admittedly, I threw the MV8800 out there after seeing a video with RZA and the fact that, if I understood his explanation correctly, the MV8800 receives turntable line input directly.
I actually found what looked to be a very well cared for MV8800 with the VGA mod and 22" monitor for what seems like a fair price, but again, I need to play around a little more before I pull the trigger on a hardware setup.
Wormhelmet wrote:That said - an iPad and a few apps plus an interface to accommodate your turntable is pretty flexible. iMPC or BeatMaker 2 or 3 (recommend BeatMaker 2 for simplicity) would also do pretty well.
I have been playing around with iMPC for iPad (not iMPC Pro 2, not sure if they are different or not) and getting a feel for the concepts. My turntable is not sufficient, IMO, for the purposes of sampling direct off the deck (scratching, sampling to hardware unit, etc). It's a cheap USB unit for transferring vinyl to digital. I believe it's an ION unit. My thoughts were to get the converter cable (lightning to female USB) and use the EZ Vinyl 2 app to pull chunks of vinyl direct to my iPad for use in iMPC.
That puts my startup cost for messing around to about $30, which is good for me to see if the process itself is enjoyable while not having any buyer's remorse.