Originally Posted by Pilotwings
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I like the fact that it has a brushed aluminum body, but don't care for the shiny, (bling) knobs. Brushed aluminum knobs that matched the body would have been much more classy IMO.
As a MPC4000 user, I wonder why Akai chose to do away with sliders on their new control surfaces?
because sliders can't immediately pick up different control values (i.e. they're not endless), knobs are a better way to go imo.
i think Akai deserve to be congratulated on the two MPCs they've shown so far. i was hoping for an MPC6000 standalone, but accepting that these two are software controllers then Akai certainly seems to be a company that is looking at the competition, listening to user feedback, and attempting to strike a balance between old and new. i realise that everything will live and die on software stability and usability but from what we can see so far i'm very impressed.
this is in marked contrast to the way they have handled their MPC range since numark/akai happened, so let's hope that its the start of something good for us all.