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Average rating: 4.6 out of 5
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Daysun a hobbyist user from Baltimore, MD writes:
There have been many machines to come and go. I believe if you love twisting knobs and hitting on pads then you still love this machine. I see hjow the 3000 lovers felt when the 2000 came out. I love this machine and I intende to use it as long as possible. I am going to hook my setup like Rick Rock and I am out of here.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Oct-24-2008 at 14:35
Jared Harrison a hobbyist user from USA writes:
In my way of thinking, the MPC4000 is as high guality and professional as you can get in a sampler/sequencer, unless you are operating software inside some $10,000+ Pro Tools rig. The 4000 has some limitations in this case, well maybe not so many.

Try adding better converters and wordclock to the 4000 with programable analog filterbanks on the 10 outputs(what they are for). Get yourself a Nord Lead 2X(24-bit 96khz) with filterbanks as needed. The only things that can really sound hi-fi are more expencive things like a Studio Electronics omega-8. There are a few cheaper analogs that are hi-end though. The big downfall is not finding enouph 96k samples to build your ideal library so that you can then just mix and combine sound on the fly. Sampling all the quality sounds you want is expensive so the question is, do you have the dough to go pro man?

The 4000 will play samples of any rate and bit resolution in the same kit(up to 24-bit 96khz) with 10 outputs. What more do you want? Buy an Oasis or V-Synth to go with it then.

If I you can't afford a 4000, get a Yamaha SY-99, Alesis DM-Pro and Alesis MMT-8. thats really the best you could do under the used price of a 4000 with Lead 2X but requires lots of programming.

The only other sampler I might choose instead(but only for loops) is Roland DickLab. In that case I would have to have a Sy-99 and DM-Pro. This is only about sound, not fun factor for me! I have a machinedrum, mixed with the sound of a DM-PRO and together as one, they sound better than anything but a 4000. The DM-Pro has audio mix inputs. I hope this can help someone.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Sep-18-2008 at 13:26
Mkfly aka captain crunch a professional user from USA writes:
Yeah, u rite Neal but Just Blaze dont thump like Premo's & Dre's drums or Pete Rock's & believe me, Pete still uses his sp1200 for drums.

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Thursday-Feb-22-2007 at 11:59
Alankara a professional user from Holland writes:
Emu has made the best sounding Sampler!

Akai has the best midi seq. ever build!

Roland is always a step forward with new technics!

I'm a emu E5000 and a Mpc4000 owner. The mpc is a very nice tool. There is only one thing i mis on it! The realtime timmmmestrechinggggg. The Roland MV 8000 comes with 8 audioparts with this features. I use my mpc for live performance (house) and want the best possible control there is. Vocals need realtime timestreching, thats why I also want to buy a mv8000. Sync them and take the best of both worlds. I also like the vga and mouse function on the mv. The MPC got much better live control for mute and sequences. But thats something I have to find out!

I also got the 2 behringer controllers to use with the mpc. The mpc got enough controlfunctions, but I want to get it right away without menu's. But if you route the midi in to the intern sampler you are not recieving any parameter feedback and that really sucks!

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Nov-22-2005 at 04:28
Neal Helton(Daysun) a hobbyist user from Baltimore writes:
Your Comments are biased and back by what facts marty mkfly. You need to come back to the future with that comment. The MPC 4000 has a lot of features. Plus, if you want the MPC 60 sound, that roger linn sound, then sample those sounds because this mpc has the best sampler out of all the machine out there. Since when can I sample a sound at 25 bits? You cant do that. Plus what you put in this beast is what you get out. You want grimy beats use grimy sounds. Tell me Just blaze's samples don't thump. He use old records and the mpc4000. Some of his stuff sounds like he used the sp12. I have a Smack DVD snippet on my computer of him making a track. The drums on there would snap the needle off Pete Rocks turntable

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Nov-09-2005 at 08:35
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