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Average rating: 4.6 out of 5
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slapthepunk a professional user from wizdom&reality writes:
wich one is better is up to personal taste and the work enviroment surrounding the unit..

both the MW & MPC are wicked machines!! anybody dissing them should get another hobby..

I own a 4k

once you pass the learning curve its off the roof!!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-12-2004 at 12:09
kevin a hobbyist user from USA writes:
I agree the MV is like the MPC 4000 little brother the comparison should be made to the MPC 2000 not the 4000 because the MPC 4000 is way better plus more professional and without 4 midi outputs I can't even begin to think about considering a MV-8000 and I don't think roland tried to make the MV better than the 4000 just an alternetive for roland buyers because if you have to compare them both then MPC 4000 is a better machine with OS 1.60 the MPC 4000 is rock solid and updated so all the previous problems you people mentioned here is non existent the MPC 4000 is a much better machine .

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-12-2004 at 01:33
Lou a professional user from USA writes:
I tried the MV several times over for several hours and all I can say is USER UNFRIENDLY.....This thing Sucks!!! I am fair in all my opinions and really wanted this unit to be all they say it is....but Really even though Akai jumped the gun and Released our MPC4k all Buggy it is much better all around, Better sampler, Better sequencing and more compatible. Roland is a great company but unfortunately they should stick to keyboards for now....The build of the MV is nice the Screen is Dull The FX are better than the MPC but any REAL Producer knows you dont use effects built in a sampler for final production and mixing....and with 1.60 os out now the MV isnt even close!!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Aug-08-2004 at 14:54
Trusty a part-time user from USA writes:
The MPC 4000 is NOT a studio standard! The dang thing barely works. I don't see them too often. What I do see often is $3,199.99 machines selling for $1,700.00 on eBay. Any machine that needed 5 updates and still doesn't do what it is stated to do isn't a standard and I see very few. Akai almost went the way of the doh-doh with this one. A machine that gets updates to fix things that should worked in 1.0 and gets further updates to also fix things implemented in updates...Come on. I passed this over for the MV-8000 which worked great out of the box and the 2 updates we have had updated the machine. NOT fixed the machine. Track mutes and all. MV has it now. Also it is possible to have 3 midi outs and 2 midi ins, granted for extra $$$, and if you got a studio standard like the Roland XV-5080 you can control it with R-Bus and not sacrifice your other three midi outs. How many 4000 users are using a midi out to control a XV-5080??? Plenty. So where are they unequaled??? I think though, in fairness...comparing machines is silly. A Jupiter 8 has NO midi that a beginners toy????? I'll still give the 4000 a 4 out of 5 though. I wish the MV had some of the MORE (but not better) extensive LFO/Filter/Modulations that the MPC 4000 has though. But we'll probably get that in a future UPDATE that won't need an update after that to make it work. The 4000 ain't too aweful...but far from being the baddest on the block. IMO

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jul-14-2004 at 02:16
Akai User a professional user from USA writes:
Hmm.. That's weird about somebody saying that the MV-8000 and MPC-4000 are the same except for one flaw. Perhaps, the MV-8000 users can correct me, as I've only done a surface level look at the machine. But what I can see, I don't see an ability to have the "Track Mute" and "Next Sequence" options on the MV-8000, which are ESSENTIAL tools on a live setup.

In regards to the person who said "Who needs additional midi ports? ;-)".

The answer is , people like me, who have over about 25 different synth. Daisy chaining 25 synths to 2 Midi Out's is just not good sense. Though 4 Midi out's isn't enough, it's much better then the 2 that the MV-8000 has. Especially with only 32 Midi (out) channels available...

Also, one last thing, even though someone mentioned that the MV-8000 comes with more Hard Disk, that doesn't jive with the Math that I learned in school. The MPC-4000 60G or 80G, the MV-8000 with 40G. Hmmm.. that is some weird math.

Cheers, Enjoy which ever you buy, but I'm buying the one that's best for my setup, which is the MPC-4000.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jul-13-2004 at 11:54
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