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Average rating: 4.7 out of 5
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Sam a part-time user from Chicago writes:
I was going to disagree with SLIPS, but then I got my mpc2000 and played around for few days. And yes the pads and sequencer are top notch, it's solid, it's a classic, but. It's old and tedious to load samples even with a zip drive through the computer, you can't even make folders on the zip disk (on 2000 xl you can). It takes too much space, but if you're old school and have loads of space for various gear, you might like this.

Call me crazy, but I went with Roland sp808, purely for it's effects, hook up a laptop with a mpd controller, and you got MPC on stereoids. If you really want the mpc 2000, go with xl, just because you can save samples in different folders, it will save you time. Mpc's are very time consuming, but very powerful, it's a good brain for any hardware studio.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Apr-25-2012 at 13:17
SLIPS_1982 a professional user from UK writes:
COMPUTER - MPD 24 OR BETTER - FL/REASON!!! The old AKs are just that "OLD" In the case of AKAI samplers, old is not gold! They use storage methods that simply hold you back & will do your brain in! Most of the units that go up for sale on ebay will need something replacing on them(VST SERVICE) If you are new to all this, I say go modern! To keep this art form & scene alive, we need to go with the flow, play with & buy the new TOYS & keep this way of life alive. Most people already have a computer so your half way there! the early MPCs were massive because they gave people audio manipulation abilities that they had never had before & thus helped to shape the music of the time. But computer based sampeling gives us new audio manipulation abilities & most of all (SPEED and fantstic STORAGE) people need to start taping this power! I say these things because its the truth! If you have the money for a modern MPC, then go get it! But for normal everyday folks, I would say MPD & computer! this way you have most of the PROs but few of the CONS! The MPC2000 is great machine, it really is! in the same way that the model T ford is a great machine, it will always have a place in our harts, but its not the future! Its the score at the end of the game that counts, not what you did to get it! Take care...

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Sunday-Dec-07-2008 at 12:15
equanimous from Kailua to SF writes:
I love my mpc2000, had it since Dec 1999. But for the last few years I go through this phase once or twice a year where I think I should sell it or get another sampler. Its really an awesome piece of gear with TONS of possibilities. But I find myself yearning more & more for something simpler and crunchier. I just bought an EPS16+, we'll see how that goes. You have lots of options with the 2000, lots of creative control especially if you sample your own sh*t. When I love my mpc2000 is when i'm just messin around with a few samples out of boredom, and BOOM!! Something totally bangin comes out and the sentiment for this machine comes back out and I'm lovin it all over again, like a rennaissance. If you never had a sampler/sequencer in one, get the 2000. Its cheap enough nowadays, it can sound really clean, and you have a huge plethora of options with it, in many regards. But, in the end its not whatchu got, but how you use it. peace

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Nov-26-2005 at 05:14
jg a part-time user from Atlanta writes:

An Mpc 4000 with a tight rackmount sampler like the Akai s950, or the ensoniq asr 10 would do you justice. The 4000's sequencing smokes all of its predecessors. And with a good rackmount sampler, you can still get that old school sound with that new school precision.

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Friday-May-06-2005 at 11:47
K. a professional user from S.Jersey writes:
Here it is for all of the young people that might not know. The End ALL Be ALL of the MPC debates.

#1. The MPC60/60ii is the greatest sampler/sequencer of all time- just like Mike Tyson in his prime..think Tyson 1988 era.

#2. The Mpc3000 is just the better, improved version of the 60- think Tyson in 1989-90 when he was knocking everyone out in minutes

#3. The MPC2000 is Akai's attempt to be better then they already were without the help of Roger Linn- think Tyson in 1990 when he got knocked out by Buster Douglass..He didn't have any of his original team with him.

#4. The MPC2000xl was Akai trying to make a comeback and reprove themselves after the 2000's showing- think Tyson trying to make a comeback against Evander Holyfield.

#5. The MPC4000 was Akai once again trying to recapture some of the magic of a time well passed- think Tyson vs Lennox Lewis- he did his best but I think we all knew then that it was over for him.

#6. Finally the new MPC1000. Akai is trying to show the world that they still got it though reports state otherwise - think Tyson 2003 making a comeback; We'll all watch but do we really even care like we once did.....

But Hey Lets build a perfect drum machine and not fight over which of these is better...

Just think.. The Low End of the 60/60ii - Kick drums The high end of the EMU SP 12/1200's - snares + high hats The sequencer+ solid build of the 3000 - super tight feel The wave editing of the 2000/2000xl and the processing speed + storage space of the 4000... Now that would be something anyone listening......Peace

posted Thursday-Sep-25-2003 at 14:51
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