Originally Posted by leaf studios
On the mpc 4000 vs 3000 one Big issue for me which has stopped me buying an old mpc like the 60 or 3000 is that you cant mute and unmute sequences / tracks via the pads which all the new ones do .Without that it would seem hard to jam parts and mute unmute.
The older models cant do that ? i think .......you have to get all right brain and arrange like you would with cubase vs ableton.
It's true that you can't mute unmute in the same way (but you can turn on and off 2nd sequences). They aren't really limiting, you just have to use them in a different way. You can also pair them with something that specializing in mute/unmute like a kawai q80.
Of course, I know a lot of people have made that style of arrangement key to their flow, so going back to something that lacks it would be a hindrance.
For me, the extra midi outs, the build quality, and the sound of the 60/3000 outweigh the lack of muting.