Originally Posted by Fireworks
Uhh I thought the 2500/1000 models sounded weak and crappy from all that I read at least.
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Nope. Not the 2500. Not at all lol.
Then again, I wasn't reading the same stuff you were. I did however listen to the ones that were sitting on my desk. I sold the 2kxl. I just sold a 2k and a 1k, last week, and am about to sell my 60.
The 2500 remains knocktackular, and will live on for a while, as I am about to send back a MPC Studio.
You really have to weed thorugh the jealousy/hatred/noise/ignorance/regurgitation etc, and try these boxes for yourself. You would be surprised how much misinfo is on the interweb. We could also play the so and so uses a 2500 game, but tbh, I really dont give a schmuck who else uses it, because I am using that yatch... (to destry my foes....and my friends if they step wrong lol)
It fits in quite nicely with my s950 and emaxes and other sampling junk from yesteryear. Drag and drop wav files, and midi it to trigger ableton live or S1V2 while using it to track drums... or find your own way of flipping it into the workflow.
Originally Posted by awhitebeats
I can't personally say it sounds weak because I haven't used one long enough. But I can say the build quality of the 2500 is cheaply made compared to other models...
I have a 2k with the case off, open on my desk alongside a 2500. I can clearly call BS on your claim of build quality. I have replaced more buttons on that ghat damn 2k JUST from taking the case on and off than I EVER have with any other MPC.If you look at where the screws hold things like the LCD and the main board in place, ESPECIALLY the LCD assembly.. that ish doesnt even come close to the design and layout of the 2500. You are just talking about the 2500 jog wheel at best.
Compared to the 4k, 60 and 3k all of the others feel cheap. Overall, the 2500 feels no cheaper than the 2k / 2kxl. (and the 2k seems to have a slightly better build than the 2kxl)