Synth Site: Akai: MPC4000: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.6 out of 5
page 11 of 16:   <<<  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  >>>
d_matt writes:
The MPC 4000 is an instrument. Make of it what you will. It is by no means a piece of junk! I mean the build quality is amazing. Just today I was opening her up to add the adat option and I was again amazed by the quality of constuction. It is built like a tank.

And by the way, if you want to make creative beats with the MPC, try the bit rate changing functionality, sample rate changing, perhaps the independent filters on every note, (including the triple filter) using the lfo's, creating q link sequences (this is where you can automate controllers for your sequence).

A computer running logic or whatever is also a great way to make music. I just don't understand why someone would make posts saying the MPC is a piece of junk when its such a dope instrument. Just doesn't make sense to me.

Hey by the way, try loading 500 mb of drum samples, pads, horns, guitar, bass, synths, and loops into your logic sampler and see how tight she runs!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Feb-24-2003 at 02:25
d_matt a professional user from Canada writes:
I've been through a lot of gear. Apple Mac, Titanium G4, soft synths, waldorf q, nord lead, jomox xbase 09 (3 times), what else... (I find this amusing).. tx81z, juno 106, reason, digital performer, logic, koblo, NI battery, FM7, Reaktor, lexicon mpx 500, mpx 1, empirical labs distressor, Mackie 1642 vlz pro (2), manley labs tube pre ...

Anyways, point is I spent my time futzing around trying to learn how to make dance music with all that crap! Screwing around with buggy software and crap drivers. Wasted so much time. I got fed up, sold my computer, got myself an MPC 4000, and I haven't looked back ever since.

The MPC 4000 is rock solid. Can't say the same for my Mac or my Titanium G4. It's timing is perfect. It's a killer full fledged sampler with awesome sounding filters. I cannot imagine a better platform for making music.

I prefer the MPC sequencer to my computer sequencer b/c it never ever fails. Ever. It always starts the moment I touch start. It stops the second I touch stop. Its great for working out complex grooves.

The pads are dope! Not only for drum programming, but for auditioning samples, tweaking, audititioning, its awesome.

I think if you really know what you're doing (like say you have years and years of experience making music) and you know exactly how to get a certain result, you can probably do pretty well with just a computer alone. I think. I mean, it's possible right?

So my message to people out there considering the MPC. If you are an experienced user, you won't be let down. Loads of room for loading sample banks, quick loading/ saving to hard drive, and rock solid timing. For newbies I highly recommend it. Its such a wicked platform to learn on or experiment on.

Good luck -Matt

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Feb-19-2003 at 00:31
kday from USA writes:
MPC 4000 is the greatest sequencer/sampler combo ever created!

The MC-909 doesn't even compare it just a rhythm machine that can sample with a small limited sequencer nothing beats the MPC4000 not even the unstable PC/Mac computer setup.

What you get in a MPC is a rock solid OS you won't get in a computer one bad turn in a computer setup and you're done! party is over.

for what it does best sampler/Sequencer/Drum Machine feel and programming all in one unit means no computer can beat it and if it could we MPC 4000 users would already have the setup.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Feb-18-2003 at 07:31
freddy fresh a professional user from usa /uk writes:
If you are a devoted MPC person like me you will go apeshit over the 4000 which I use EVERY SINGLE day.. there are 3 major bugs which the average user will never notice as its in some complex menues.. Granted a beginner should go the computer route but if your an avid 2000 2000XL or 3000 user then you'll DIG the shit out of the new 4000 I must say thouggh if your new then stay miles away from the 4000 as its complex as hell and hence gonna be near impossible to learn quickly and easily

posted Monday-Feb-17-2003 at 21:13
Mike Dust a professional user from NYC writes:
The 4000 is a great machine. It does almost everything I have ever wanted to do w/ my 3000 and much more ! The 4000 basically sounds like what you put in it . It doesnt compress the samples and give it that "fat" sound like the 3000 and I do miss that , but The 2000xl and the 4000 sound very similar in my opinion .The 4000 is a little cleaner which is good and bad. But you can "dirty" the sound very easily in the 4k . The Learning curve on the 4k is also a little crazy . Don't think you are gonna just turn it on and make a beat . But once you figure it out it will be well worth the time spent. But one thing i have to add is that the reason sequencer is the worst . i tried to make beats on it and I did NOT feel it at all.. Also most of the reason refills you will find are trash. So if you are gonna use reason be prepared to do a lot of tedious sound converting..And thats a shame because the program is kinda dope

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Feb-07-2003 at 21:43
page 11 of 16:   <<<  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  >>>