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Average rating: 4.7 out of 5
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Smack from St. Louis Mo writes:
I own a 2000 and also use my friends 3000. To everybody who think that the 3000 is better than the 2000 and vice versa think about it this way. To me the 3000 beats the 2000 as far as (kick drum) and (vocals hook) sounds. But the 2000 has a more distorted sound in the higher frequencies and less bass. This effect to me makes snares and hi-hats sound a lot better than a 3000. I'm used to the 2000 so I believe it has a better sequencer. The 3000 is a little more complicated while doing only the same thing as the 2000 (+ plus two midi outs). It all come down to WHAT IN THE HELL ARE YOU TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Oct-17-2000 at 17:35
Jimmy James a hobbyist user from USA writes:
I had a MPC3000 for awhile, though I unfortunately had to sell it...

I would say that the main reason that it is valued so much more than the MPC2000 is hype.

However, I do think it is better than the MPC2000, just not as much as the price would seem to indicate.

Two Reasons:

1.Really, really fast/easy OS. All the ops are one or two botton presses away, this is helpful when you're trying to flow quickly.

2.High quality outputs. I think that the sound quality of the MPC is smoother, more accurate, and bassier than the MPC2000. This really matters most in kick sounds and longer looped samples, but not so much for snares or hi-hats.

But really, these things can be compensated for with external EQ etc. It's just nice to have things sound right at the source though.

All in all, if they made a MPC2000xl, but with balanced, high quality outputs, then I would get that over a MPC3000. I still like the 3000 though.

Just a few of my thoughts.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Oct-16-2000 at 12:54
JB a professional user from UK writes:
Gary - I take it that you're aware that the MPC monitor output board only displays what is being shown on the LCD.

You do not get any extra information or additional graphical representation.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Oct-16-2000 at 06:35
yes, that's right. the MPC2000xl was the first one to implement the timestretch feature.

posted Monday-Oct-16-2000 at 00:48
dubcat from uk writes:
some dude within these pages say's the 3000 can't be time streched! is this true?

posted Sunday-Oct-15-2000 at 20:21
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