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Average rating: 4.6 out of 5
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a part-time user writes:
i bought the mpc 4k and found it to be remarkable and very advance tool for creating music. i have had the mpc60,3000,yes they were morew simpler,butd by far this model is the best tool yet!!!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Nov-25-2003 at 08:30
Telekon a professional user from USA writes:
Are people reveiwing the right thing here...you all know that this is the MPC4000 review section right!!!

I am shocked at how people slam this excellent piece. One word Flexibility! The MPC4000 has replaced my PC and MAC.

Apparently no one likes to read...Don't forget there is a reference manual not just the oprerator manual. Reading the Operators manual alone leaves a lot out. The reference manual explains it all.

I think part of the problem is the MPC 4000 is so good and powerful that most can't comprehend the power. Really to bad as those slamming the MPC4000 really missed the point.

Also I think the price is a point of expectation. The price causes people to expect crazy things.

For the money though you are getting the same as a computer with protools, a multitrack recorder a sampler, drum machine, edit interface, massive storage. having the stability alone is worth it to me.

Well it will be simular to the TB-303 it will eventually be sought after and will sell for twice as much.

10 out of 5

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Nov-24-2003 at 16:58
PMM a part-time user from Austria writes:
I really do not understand people complaining that much about the MPC4000. Now, when it has all the features most of you were asking for - you blame it to be "to complicated", now when it offers a professional sampler with professional specs - you blame it to sound to "clean".. sometimes I doubt that really all people posting here ever worked seriously with a 4000.

I started with the Linn LM-1 meanwhile much much more then a decade ago, skipped the LinnDrum, did not have the money for the 9000, liked the MPC60, bought and loved the 3000, invested cash in the 2000XL but now I have come to the final point which makes all the others obsolete to me.

There are some weaknesses.. for sure, AKAI is misusing customers as paying beta testers - the MPC4000 is not the first example for this, the EFXs are weak, some proposed features probably will never see daylight... but still to me the the combination of prof. Sampler + prof. Sequencer makes it an excellent if not perfect tool to work with. I would like to give therefore 4.5 points, which unfortunately is not possible....

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Nov-09-2003 at 04:16
Jose a part-time user from Europe writes:
I really don't understand why they say the 4000 sounds to clean. Its a sampler... You get out what you put in. And yes it's not 12 bit. So if you like clean, you get clean sounds. And if you want dirt, you simple sample dirt.

But if you work at a guitarcenter and you ain't making a lot of money with music. I understand your frustration.

For me the 4K is the ultimate BANG BANG machine. That's why I own two. And i will buy the beautifaul bleu too. See it on the japenese website.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Nov-07-2003 at 05:41
DVintage a professional user from us writes:
The 60, the 1000, the 2000, 2000xl, the 3000, are all by far the greatest sampler/seqeuncers around along with the sp 1200 when you want that Beat! The 4000 is by far the best mpc, once you read the manual twice! Yes, the manual sucks, but the beast it tries to explain is too dynamic for step by step instructions. This machine is designed for the previous mpc owner. Period. It takes more then just the manual; It takes a fair amount of time on one the earlier mp's. This is a do it all machine. ie. record player jacks, cd player 60,80 gig hard drives, usb port for direct samples for a computer, and much more it's incredible. The multi programing is insane, who needs a keyboard with this type of sample note spreading. The only thing that I do miss is the 16 level note variation. I miss the ease of the function, but the 4000 does have it just takes longer to create a multi program. It takes longer but the notes sound a hell lot better. If you don't have any mpc buy one, and if you have any other one get THE 4000!!! Peace!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Oct-29-2003 at 23:11
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