Originally Posted by Dayl
Cool, not pointless. Looks Dope! and regardless of what people say... that actually matters in many cases! lol
That's kinda true, 80% of why I prefer the MPC over a computer is workflow, and if it looks dope it may influence you to want to work with it even more
Now it also matches most of the rest of my studio (the artist mix, patchbays, ferrofish)
Originally Posted by lemonsquash
I've only repaired some knobs when I had the 1K and installed fatter blue pads to the 500. Like in primary school, with the mpc's you don't wanna mess with the older ones..
Yeah if I got a 3000 I wouldn't touch it (too expensive and classic), but the 2KXL's are cheap as hell now. The 2nd one I bought just for the main control board I destroyed was only $325 (and now I have a second 8 out board!), but the encoder and slide were broken so I had to swap those as well.
It was fun looking inside them, the main boards of them were different, it looked like my original one was newer, and they both had a few chips that were slightly different. My original one had a PCM69A D/A and the new one I got had a PCM69B D/A which is strange because the new one seems older ... and funny enough, my original one had all PCM69B D/A's on the 8out board, and the new one had all PCM69A D/A's on the 8out board ... I can't find any differences on the two on the net, but I'm just going to assume 'B' is the newer one and that they may have slightly improved it.