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MPC500 is the first portable MPC. You can sample and create music wherever inspiration strikes: on the subway, on the plane, or even at the beach! Whether you're traveling around the globe or just across town, MPC500 is a perfect fit for your backpack, messenger bag, or briefcase. Beats and productions created in MPC500 can be dropped into your computer via USB or into your main MPC with the swappable CF card when you get back into the studio. MPC500 is a 48-track sequencer with a 32-voice stereo sampler. It has 12 velocity and pressure-sensitive rubber MPC pads. 16MB of memory comes standard and can be expanded up to 128MB. When connected to a Mac or PC via USB, you can drag and drop data between the computer and your MPC500's CF card, just like a hard drive. Because MPC500 is compatible with other MPCs, MPC500 is the perfect way to extend your studio into your mobile lifestyle.


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MPC2000 and MPC2000XL only have 2 MIDI outs, MPC500 only has 1 MIDI out.

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New Elektron incoming = Model:Samples

...20 years ago had a song mode, unlimited track length, 64 tracks and could play stereo samples, even a dumb MPC500 can do that.

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Super cheap drum machines (Boss, etc.)

...a few years, check out older used Korg Electribe ES-1 and ESX-1 drum machines. TBH I'd recommend something like a used MPC500 - you can get them for 200-250 bucks and have an amazing tool at your disposal that's been the standard for sampling drum machines for decades, can sample and load samples in modern...

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