Originally Posted by eddie.machete
All these limited entry level mpcs are not going to hold up for you for very long. You will want to upgrade quite quick.
Granted, I may be the exception but I've used my 500 for years and never considered upgrading to a 1000 or the other newer MPC's. If anything I've considered "downgrading" to an SP-303 as I rarely ever use the sequencer on the 500 or bothered to look into any deeper features.
For just grabbing, pitching, effecting and triggering samples it's ace.
If OP is just looking to add some drums and sound effects to his existing set up I think the 500 fits this roll perfectly.
Now if he's looking to go deep or sequence external gear or something that's an all together different story.