So, Im wondering what(in your opinion) is the best "overall" model there is. Now people say that the older versions have a special sound, but others say thats bull and its the person on the Machine. So, what do you think is the best overall MPC, like ease of use or bang for the buck, or sound.
MPC3k is a must have (swing and sound) but its getting old now ....
MPC4k is the most professional but is HUGE and weighs a ton ...
MPC2K5 with JJOS is the best compromise in modern MPCs but has no particular "charism"
I had the same type of question when I was starting out. And the truth is there is not a overall best one. You're only going to get people's opinions and they will vary from every mpc. You have to just research on what each one does well or is known for and make your own decision
In MY opinion tho lol the 4k or the 2500 w/jjos at a close second is the answer. The 1000 is cool but was too small for me and didn't have enough dedicated buttons. But that being said you can make ill shit or wack shit on anything.
i need to pick up another mpc 4000 and get rid of the 2000xl some day. My MV 8800 shits on most mpcs feature wise. But my MPC 2000xl just has a quick start up and bang out workflow. Plus sounds different. Swing on both is good. Roland got it right with the MV 8800 no issues at all with it OTHER then the slow loading times.
Whichever you can afford. I've personally seen more "quality" production come from the 1000 and the 4000. That's in terms of local producers I have come in contact with. But it all depends on what you are doing.
To me, even the 2000XL lacks some major functionality that I am used to. For me, I can't use anything older than a 1000. I mean, for drums, sure, I could use any MPC, for fully arranging a song, I would be pretty tedious on anything less than a 1000.
I would say a 2500. Plenty of people who rave about how nice a sampler sounds don't have beats that sound good. I only know a few people who have picked a certain sampler for sound reasons, then upgraded to something more modern for work flow. All have had great sounding beats on newer machines. The 2500 has everything I need, none of what I don't. I have to say that I am not familiar with the 5000, but not really interested in a new MPC, thus not interested. I will never sacrifice functionality with sound quality as an accurate sampler doesn't sound bad, especially with good samples, more especially after being mixed down well. The people I know who love their SP 12, MPC 60, MPC 3000 combo tend to not like to actually mix their songs and want their sampler to make magical things happen. It usually doesn't.
Soooooo, does anyone have an actual reason, not a statement????????????????
There isn't much difference. You have a few bad and good about each machine and they all have weaknesses and strengths. The strengths and weaknesses would be sound quality, load time, sample time, storage type and general functionality.
For every one that is known for being excellent in one category, most people find it to be weak in another. Each one has it's pro's and con's. It's not hard to figure out.