Synth Site: Akai: MPC60/60II: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.7 out of 5
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AnaRenaissance1 from London, UK writes:
I recently sold my maxed out MPC2000xl (8outs,32mb,fx,750mb internal zip etc) of 5years for a maxed out MPC60mk1 (3.10 OS, marion SCSI, memory upgrade)! :) I'm a audiophile and if my samples can sound warmer/hit harder etc i'll put in the extra time/inconveniences. The 60mk1 is doing exactly what i wanted/hoped. Instant vintage punchy drums. swinging sequencer. i can also use the 1/4out to sync with my vintage Oberheim DMX and Linn drum. This machine is BADD! (you will notice things take a bit longer to do at first than with the 2000xl but im sure with time things will speed up) I find the outputs abit low in volume. But i here theres a upgrade for that. new backlight would be a heaven sent to. (Also there's a high pitch whine which is annoyin...hmmmm) ANYWAY! 5stars for me. P.S I CAN'T imagine i'd continue working on a MPC60 without the the Linn 3.10 OS upgrade, Marion SCSI, extended 1.5mb memory with the extra sampling time (26secs or so). It's an absolute must in this day and age!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Sunday-Oct-04-2009 at 14:52
Young MC a professional user from U.S.A. writes:
Actually 15 out of 5! My very first sampler was an SP-1200 which I bought in 1988. I used that for a few years then I got my first MPC60 in 1991 and I HAVEN'T CHANGED SINCE! The sound is unmatched by any of the newer machines over the years. I remember using my 60 to push a Roland U220 module back in the day, now I have it contreolling 8 modules including a Fantom, Motif ES, and a Proteus 2000 to name a few. One thing I know from experience is that the music business is trendy to say the least, and that is especially true for people who try to make music. Every time a new toy comes out, the sheep are lined up paying top dollar just so they can say they have "the new sh*t". But most of the time it doesnt make your music better, it just makes your gear newer with new manuals and unseen glitches, and fewer experiences techs that know the gear. So that gear gets sold in a year or so for a fraction of the price. Get a 60, learn it and keep it. The technology doesn't make you better, YOU make you better. I'm so happy to see I'm not alone in my love for this machine(I have 3 of them)and have made tons of beats in all genres with it. And my 15+ years of experience with it allows me to make better beats than if I was buying new samplers everytime stuff comes out. Make hot beats! LONG LIVE THE 60!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Feb-22-2007 at 10:25
Mkfly aka captain crunch a professional user from USA writes:
Its about the sound not features! Its just different. You cant even get the same results when you sample into the 60 then resample into the newer models(only in the 3000) I tried it, but when i use the 60,1200,s950 & emax alone the sound is ridiculous! Hell Yeah it takes longer with the old model samplers but the beats sound better to me in them! The new stuff is sweet but just sound too plactic & tin can to me!!! LIVE ON 12-BIT & LIVE LONG!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Feb-21-2007 at 09:57
Mazeruno a part-time user from United states... writes:
Damn...all i can say is that i fell in love with this machine once i heard for myself that "warm crunchiness" everyone is talking about. A couple of years ago my mind was always set on having a 3000, (I even considered getting a 1000, can you belive that?!.haha..damn!..) but after seeing the price of this, and hearing the great reviews, i thought,.... why not?...( wasn't that easy, is hard to come by, seeing as i got two kids to support) . Once this monster was delivered to my home, I immediately hooked up my comp to it..(using Cool Edit 2.1) and sampled away...(Vinyl only!). I just couldn't believe the sound that came outta this box! (version it?.) thing i noticed though, is i doesn't handle high frequencies very well,...but that's nothing if you sample through a mixer first and EQ that shit to make it sound tight. Another thing is the sample time. At first i was kinda disappointed about the 26.2 seconds of memory (mKii suckas!) but i got around that by sampling my sounds into steinberg wavelab and speeding the sample up by 50%...then i would slow the sample down in the MPC by -120.... all my drums i sample without doing this, that way i have control over the tuning...usually this is more sample time than i need. in my opinion, it's all about the "sound". why doesn't someone upgrade this shit to have more memory already?.come on1..It's the year 2006! Keep the sound! ...expand the memory!... This machine makes me want to cry because the sounds it produces are so beautiful....Lol....Buy one!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jul-12-2006 at 02:54
joe2grand from london writes:
these things are the sh*t!! no question about it!i agree i would never get rid of mine i love it! now my cousin just bought one! i know for a fact dj shadow did all his early stuff on one and a load of other people...if u see one and are thinking about it get one!

anyone else who has one question i have to save on floppys is there any way to get a connection to a hard disk?

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Mar-18-2006 at 17:31
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