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Beat Mechanic a professional user from USA writes:
And after nearly 5 years have past since this MPC 3000 thread was started... I bought the black LE beast for $1700 on Ebay. Yes, I'm a pro writer/producer for Universal Music Publishing... and have to admit that the music game is flooded because of low-cost software that has allowed anybody to become a psuedo-beatmaker - I won't mention any software names (Fruityloops,etc).. oops.. but I have to say that having become a sampling wizard since the days of old Roland SD-50's up to the Ensoniq Mirage/EPS16/ASR-10.. and now finally resting with Protools, Ableton, Reason, etc. I mean out of all the years of doin this looping, filtering, choping, of samples... the one machine that has brought inspiration back to me after all these years is the MPC 3000 LE.

You beat mechanics that have been doing this for a few years... know what it's like to lose inspiration with the tedious workflow thrown at us with software and pc music production. Well, after all this time, I've never taken an interest in the MPC series till now. And believe it or not... I do advanced protools, ableton, reason production work... but it's amazing that with all that ability... Making a simple neck snapper with the MPC is the most fun I've had in years... It's revitalized me. I feel fresh and new again like the days when we banged out drum beats on the cafeteria table in highschool. All I can say is the MPC 3000 is a box of miracles, that's just as much as an asset (holding its value) as it is a professional-grade studio machine....

I checked all the other MPCs and even the MV-8000 ... and my test was to see if a non-drum machine guy like myself could walk up to the MPC 1000, 2000xl, 2500, 3000 and MV-8000 and make a beat having no knowledge of how to work each machine. I gave myself a 5 minute limit on the time to make a beat.. All I figured out in 5 minutes with the MV-8k is how to power it on. the MPC 1000 I couldn't figure out how to load up sounds in 5 minutes, the 2000xl same thing... the 2500 had some sounds pre-loaded (at music store) I managed to get a sequence started.. but I did something and everything stopped playing and even the music store personnel couldn't get my sequence back (I didn't hit power off).... finally the MPC 3000 booted up, I hit the obvious choice Disk then load sounds... played on the pads, hit record... and I was off building up a two bar loop... I didn't have to create a sequence or nothing... load sounds then bang away... so I bought the MPC 3000 LE for $1700 off ebay and have since almost caught up in skill to my buddies who have years of time on MPC 2000's and I still haven't looked at the manual. That's how intuitive the MPC 3000 is!!! And it's much more fun that "click-n-drag" music production!!!! Thanks for listening... MPC3000 is the little box miracles. Yup

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Dec-29-2005 at 13:56
Rohan Mansell a professional user from Australia writes:
Happily announcing ... :-)

MPC3000 / MPC3000LE operating system maintenance upgrade 3.16 ... YAY !!! HOORAY !!!

Hosted at www.mpc3000.com and the files area of the MPC3000 list at yahoogroups.

Rohan.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Jul-18-2005 at 05:26
Johnny a hobbyist user from Los Angeles writes:
if I wanna get one for the first time, what would be recommended, the 2000XL?

because it seems like that screen would help a beginner and be easy to use

Can it put out really legit stuff though? I'm just wonderin', doin some research

I just wanna make some really dope beats what would you guys suggest for a guy like me?

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jul-14-2005 at 02:28
soultrane a professional user from hollywood, usa writes:
ok... i know computers are more powerful. i know this is piece is old and out of date. i know cats were laughing at me at spending the grip i did to pick one up. guess what? who's laughing now. this thing sounds so good, is so easy to use, grooves so nice, and is so much FUN, that it was worth it... get a couple of zip drives and you can edit the samples on your computer and then load in monster kits to the mpc... fast, easy, nice.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Oct-19-2004 at 11:03
soultrane a professional user from hollywood, usa writes:
ok... i know computers are more powerful. i know this is piece is old and out of date. i know cats were laughing at me at spending the grip i did to pick one up. guess what? who's laughing now. this thing sounds so good, is so easy to use, grooves so nice, and is so much FUN, that it was worth it... get a couple of zip drives and you can edit the samples on your computer and then load in monster kits to the mpc... fast, easy, nice.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Oct-19-2004 at 11:03
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