Originally Posted by SV1200
Yes, you can drag and drop samples from computer to cf, then cf to 3000, and vice versa, only thing is sounds have to be in akai .snd format though, cant be .wav. Most programs whether from floppy, zip, or cf can be loaded on both a 3000 and a 2xl.
You are right about the partitions, the 2xl is definitely an upgrade with file system, loading all, and previewing sounds, etc... But that still doesn't mean the 3000 can't save on CF reader. Definitely not enough to buy a 2xl over 3000 if you had choice, but that's my opinion.
To edzion, I havnt with my 60, but people definitely have, I think there's even one on eBay right now with cf reader.
Well I always have a choice - I could have bought a Neve 1073 over a Great River MP-2NV, but nobody was just going to lend me a 1073 to play with
In all honesty, part of the reason I got the 2000XL, and part of the reason the CF reader mattered, was because a few years ago I was pretty much completely ITB, and was moving away from it. I could have got a 3000 for almost double the price, but I wasn't even sure I would like the MPC workflow at all going from ITB, and lets be honest - the 2000XL from what I read is quite a bit more 'modern' (waveform displays instead of numbers, etc etc). Not saying that's good, but coming from ITB, it's at least more familiar. Now that I realize I much prefer the MPC workflow, I have actually been watching for a really cheap 3000 to come up that I could grab
But I by no means regret buying the 2000XL, I love the damn thing. Plus they never listed (or knew) it has the EFX board in it, so it sold for pretty damn cheap considering (to be honest I've never ACTUALLY used it on something, as compared to modern plugins, everything sounds like crap....but they alone sell for quite a bit these days)
Though, I *do* have a question for all you MPC experts out there. I'm going to assume this has something to do with MIDI jitter or something along those lines ... why will 2 recordings (synced to Cubase) from the MPC never sync up? If you make two seperate recordings of the same thing, and overlap them, they'll phase with each other. Same as if you have the same 2 bar loop and record 4 bars, and cut it, and play them together, they'll phase. And its not a 'sync issue', because if I let it record for 200 bars, everything is still perfectly on beat (well, I guess up to the point of the tiny tiny differences...). Why the offset?????? I realize its probably in the less than millisecond range, but its just strange (coming from the younger generation that expects everything digital to be perfect