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Average rating: 4.7 out of 5
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BiGD a part-time user from VA writes:
I love this piece, I already had an mpc2000, if you have a good controller this thing is amazing, setup keygroups map any sample however you want....plus the editing is great, I had samples on the mpc2000 and resampled them in here and damn they sound way fatter........I got mine for 100 bucks.......the floppy is broken so I can't save anything, you know where I can get this fixed or how I can save samples another way? I can't even get the disk menu loaded all the lights flash....

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Mar-01-2003 at 19:09
yrekcirtcele a professional user from eengerland writes:
Gritty,grainy,perfect for everything!deceptive beast in that 1mb goes a long way(what do people do with 128mb's?)problems?if it crashes-hit it!so good in fact that i often bring it shopping with me-if it ever died i think i'd mourn it.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Dec-15-2002 at 18:42
mr know it all a professional user from US writes:
the posts below are correct. get one as soon as you can. if you are making dance music you should own a twelve bit sampler (be it a emax, mpc 60, s950, sp1200, or even an s900) it is an essential tool for making bumpin beats. the thump of kicks and crispness of the snares and cymbals is unparalled. you will NOT be able to replicate the sound of a 12 bit sampler with battery, halion, a newer sampler.....with anything! believe me i have tryed. this should not be your only sampler, but by all means you do need to have one. it is not that hard to use. the screen is small, but a pinch of patience goes a long long way.

use caution when buying. these things are old, but they are built very well. shouldn't be hard to find one in good shape. shouldn't pay more than $275 for one (mint mint condition). people will say that you have to get the 950 because so and so uses it but if you can't find a 950 get a 900 the difference is tiny and if you are just using it for some thumping ass drums who cares about the sample time, cross fade and time stretch? sample everything at low low sample rates...you want gritty don't you.

a classic piece of gear that is still vital today!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Nov-26-2002 at 10:52
u a professional user from ld writes:
My advice to anybody who doesn't own one of these to save up a bit of cash and buy one as soon as you can,this machine is going to be very sought after in the future after all lets not forget it is a rackmount mpc60 without the sequencer,to anybody who hasn,t heard one of these machines they sound very hard and warm compared to newer akai's s1000/s1100 s6000's etc there is no comparison. There has been alot of hype over the years about the sound of the mpc60 well i own both one of those ans a mint akais950 i tell you the s950 sounds identical it's up to you pay silly money for the mpc60 or pennys for the 950 i will never sell mine. don't say i didn't warn you when in the future they are hard to find and exspensive on the secondhand market... PEACE.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Aug-30-2002 at 12:51
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this baby kicks!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Apr-04-2002 at 07:05
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