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Average rating: 3.9 out of 5
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LAVLAB from Boston, Massachusetts writes:
This thing rules! Limited only by user patience and imagination. Takes some time to get around, but is well worth the effort>

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-May-04-2007 at 10:00
aleks from germany writes:
i sold one mpc 3000 do afford it. thought: great, can do all the things in one mashine. better sequencer, audio tracks to record on from external synths while playing, pattern as used to etc.

well, started the mashine, got frustrated first time, had to figure out how to add tracks to a pattern. (why does this thing alway ask me if i am shure - hey there is an undo-button!), well, yes, this is a nice sequencer, even has a drumgrid one. the beatz were programmed pretty fast. then a record the bassline from external synth while triggering it from the internal sequencer - also works BUT: recorded sequence does not use the full amplitude range and if you turn up the input volume it does't sond balanced while recording... besides that - the recorded sequence does NOT sound like the routed through one. ? there must be some processing while or after sampling that makes that sample sound dull. the manual says use pre-emphasize. funny ain't it. ok go further second audio part - the synths. what? can't add another audio part? why? - yes, in pattern mode you have just one audio track per pattern.

damn. to be fair: it does what an mpc does, and it does it well. (is there a live muting option, have read that but not dound yet). but it is only 1 Midi in and 2 midi out. to that is important since some of my synths don't have midi thru. working with patterns is just as quick as on the mpc and the song mode (linear sequencing) is better.

but: if the sampled sounds are of poorer quality i don't need that phono in, i don't even need that audio tracks and would have better stayed with the MPC 3000 or take 2000€ and buy i silent computer and some MPC-pads for input and some software. well and this is the MV 8000 is: a computer (it even has a built in fan) with a software and some input device that are not used pretty much by the software.

i think i will sell it.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Oct-03-2006 at 05:42
TechnoLover a professional user from USA writes:
I had to take the MV 8000 back. I can't beleive that Roland would make a $2200 machine that only has 1 Filter per voice, 1 Envelope per voice, and 1 LFO per voice, and only a few hardwired modulation points there. I need a real sampler that allows one to excersise their substractive synthesis knowledge. The S-950 sampler from the late 80's had more envelopes then this machine...

Also, the other reason that I took it back, is the the 8 Audio Tracks (the only ones that do realtime timestretching) don't have ANY filters available, unless you want to sacrifice the 1 MFX that is available to you. The chaps on MVNation just say "resample". That's nice if you want one thing at once, but let's say you want to run a filtered sound through an MFX... not an option for your Audio Tracks...


Well, I'll keep my eyes on updates to see if they fix these blaring issues...

until then I'll have to cop a mpc4k...



Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Monday-Aug-14-2006 at 11:28
SqrBeatz a professional user from US writes:

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Saturday-Aug-12-2006 at 00:27
Harry a professional user from Holland writes:
Great thing. It like learning to swim. So you have to take some time to understand this piece. If you have no time to spend then don't buy it. Bought it for 1700 euro SH with vga option (its a must) and 512 mb (buy these in time, they are harder to get nowadays). 1024 mb seem to work to!

But it is great. Good sampling, filtering ,outstanding effects, great sequencer (forget cubase)and when you get used to it, you can make songs in a fly.

Only sample editing could be better. No crossfading and automatic loop setting.

I will now sell everything else. The MV can do it all. So this piece is very cheap after all.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-10-2006 at 04:21
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