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Numark(Akai) MPC vs Real Akai MPC Drum Machines & Samplers
Old 23rd March 2010
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A. Mpc 3000
b. Mpc 2000
Old 23rd March 2010
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A) MPC 2000
b) MPC 3000

You can hear the more midforward of file A and the bigger bottom end in file B.

This was from listening through the iphone headphones on my laptop
Old 23rd March 2010
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They both sound good. Which 1 has a better workflow for you? You should use that one.
Old 23rd March 2010
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They both sound good. Which 1 has a better workflow for you? You should use that one.
exactly!
Old 23rd March 2010
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All 3 sources were sampled SPDIF in and matched for peak gain so the outputs are virtually identical.
You should have sampled thru analog a/d. that's the true sound of the units. spdif bypasses the "magic" of the the analog converters inherent to each units different electronics.
Old 23rd March 2010
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Yeah they all have a slightly different sound character as well. That also comes into play, somewhat, as a preference choice as well as features.

I find that the older MPC's do add a bit of color/character, the newer MPC's are pretty transparent.


I Agree Totally!

The color can be a good thing. I think Most of us like seasoning on our food.
Old 23rd March 2010
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i mean the 2000/2500 etc has a flavor too...just because you don't particularly like it doesn't mean that someone else doesn't....i personally like both flavors, but again, I own a 60 because that's what I could afford at the time and now i'm so used to the workflow on it the only I think is better, for ME is a 3000, only because it's faster and has a filter/scsi/etc but same workflow...that being said i'm not selling my 60 any time soon, but not because it's got some magic swing or amazing thump or whatever people may try to hype up about it...I keep it because it works and I'm used to it.
Old 24th March 2010
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They both sound good. Which 1 has a better workflow for you? You should use that one.
That was not the point of the test..I wanted to see if anybody could distinguish which file came from which machine based solely on the sound. Nothing in my original post favored either machine or prompted for opinions on the matter.

I know which machine(s) I favor and why..but that is no more relevant than the other 20+ opinion based posts that constitute page 1 of this topic. Nobody is right..and nobody is wrong.

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You should have sampled thru analog a/d. that's the true sound of the units. spdif bypasses the "magic" of the the analog converters inherent to each units different electronics.
Great..then I'm sure you'll be more than willing to go ahead and actually do what you recommend...right? What about the D/A's that feed the analog outputs..are they of no importance?

Thank you to the 2 cats that actually took time to listen to the audio files and reply.

Test Ref A = MPC3000
Test Ref B = MPC2000
Old 24th March 2010
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That was not the point of the test..I wanted to see if anybody could distinguish which file came from which machine based solely on the sound. Nothing in my original post favored either machine or prompted for opinions on the matter.

I know which machine(s) I favor and why..but that is no more relevant than the other 20+ opinion based posts that constitute page 1 of this topic. Nobody is right..and nobody is wrong.



Great..then I'm sure you'll be more than willing to go ahead and actually do what you recommend...right? What about the D/A's that feed the analog outputs..are they of no importance?

Thank you to the 2 cats that actually took time to listen to the audio files and reply.

Test Ref A = MPC3000
Test Ref B = MPC2000
Nice. I got em right. The MPC 2000 has a more open and modern color than the MPC 3000. I like it better than the MPC 3000. It's a little too oldskool.
Old 24th March 2010
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I actually like the 2k better also.
Old 1st August 2017
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And the other type of people that come here are the ones who bring a seven year old thread back to life with absolutely no new info what so ever.
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