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Average rating: 4.4 out of 5
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edge a professional user from usa writes:
I own a studio with a Mpc 4000, 60II, 3000, so I bought the 1000 for $500.00 because a friend need the money. This has become one of the best buys I have ever made. I carry this thing with me everywhere, It's very solid in the sequencer just the same as the other mpc's and it has just the right amount of features to bang out tracks I use the 4000 in the studio for deep sample editing and keyboards but I leave my drums in the 1000 this is a great addition to my studio

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Dec-07-2005 at 21:46
Taxis a hobbyist user from vancouver canada writes:
If you want to make the sample editing faster, hold down the shift button, and press the left or right key while the sample start or end number is highlighted.

As far as this piece of gear goes, its probly the most usefull thing I have in my studio. Being able to sequence everything without hassle and program beats with it make music making very easy. And the built in multiple outs make everything a breeze to record and produce. I had originally purchased an used mpc2000, and traded it in a couple weeks later for the 1000 just because I wanted the multiple outs and the access to 128megs of sample ram.

As far as sound goes, this is great. For a portable studio solution, I couldn't think of anything better.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Oct-01-2005 at 14:23
Bean a professional user from Detroit Bi%ch writes:
Every mpc is the ultimate shhh. its just about your preferences. Do you care about fast file transfereing. Do you use computer software. Do you travel and do live gigs. Do you use your mpc as masters or slaves.

Because Somtimes people just buy stuff because the way it looks makes them feel better and then pay a whole bunch of money for features you don't think about using (4000 users.

I bought the mpc 1000. I think it can be the best. The file tranfering is the best. The memory is alomst as good as the 4000.

The biggest flaw is sampling. When you are chopping up the sample you have to dial in the # of the spot you want to edit if you don't want to take all day scrolling over with the wheel.

If you've already owned a mpc don't get this one to sample. Because usually you are looking for a better sampler. You may not want to take the time to learn how to sample faster when you are still trying to perfect the sound of your samples.

Since it's you can get it possibly for $700 (i bought new on ebay for $680 including ship) I would use it for storing sounds and drum programming but that's it. Don't think you are going to get a now $800 piece of equipment to sequence 2 keyboards and 3 modules.Uh Uh mm! Not going to happen. Tha't why it costs so cheap and you hear it drops notes and samples.

So in all if you are just going to use the sounds, programming, and doing traveling doing live gigs. then this is the will be BEST MPC ON THE PLANET TO YOU

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-May-04-2005 at 22:45
vincent a part-time user from canada writes:
Nice little machine ! Easy to use and sounds clean ( not very warm though ), but you gotta admit the plastic looks kind of cheap for the price ( about 1300$ can. ) However, it's basically a mini mpc2000XL without the timestretch and 8 outs... and it's not a workstation. I still prefer my ASR-10 !

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Monday-Feb-21-2005 at 19:43
John Sensley a part-time user from Kuwait writes:
I bought my MPC before moving to Kuwait in May. It was a pleasure to find that it was dual voltage because Kuwait is 220. I really like the USB function in order to load samples a great asset since i store most of my samples as waves because of the sound quality. For the money it can't be beat. My only short coming is the limited midi application. No MTC. Other than that not many shorfalls for a drum machine.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Feb-04-2005 at 08:53
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