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#1 neologism

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 01:39 PM

just did my usual turntablelab check, and behold

now im loving this idea,since i want an mpc, but $800 is too damn high when for a few hundred more you can have the better fuller thing. BUT...this thing puts the 303, 404's etc. to shame.

if it were a few hundred cheaper i would buy as my first mpc, but the screen is a little blah, and who knows how long 6(!) AA batteries would last. so im still stuck on ebay waiting for my dream machine.



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Posted 21 September 2006 - 01:43 PM

Finaly!

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 01:48 PM

rolands new 303's and 404's are a joke....

the old tb303... acid.......


hence the screen name j303......

just keep saving for the dream.. alot of music shops have mega sales on holidays. Sometimes they give you 6- 12 months to pay off the equipmment without intrest! :(

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 02:09 PM

What a rip off. Remember when the Mpc 1000 first came out and you could get it for like $800 then they raised the price?

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 07:18 PM

So I read somewhere that the pads are designed like the 2000XL & 4000, unlike the 1000. I also noticed on Akai's site their MPC comparison chart no longer shows the 2000XL. Discontinued???? Also on the chart it says all models have time stretch but I thought the 1000 doesn't......Anyone enlighten me on this???

I've been using a Roland SP 808EX since 'bout '00 and I want to get an MPC at some point, but I've gotten spoiled using my 808's timestretch......

Um, yeah.

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 03:27 AM

in 6 years of owning my mpc 2000xl ive never used the timestretch function,its not really up to much imo

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 07:04 AM

rolands new 303's and 404's are a joke....

the old tb303... acid.......
hence the screen name j303......

just keep saving for the dream.. alot of music shops have mega sales on holidays. Sometimes they give you 6- 12 months to pay off the equipmment without intrest! :D


I've been using the SP-303 since it was introduced. I was initially using it to make drones and collages, but, once learned, it has become a very effective machine for chopping, bouncing and whatever. It's much more like a four-track, or working with tape (and i'd recommend it to anyone who has worked with tape [cutting and splicing/whatever]). This is great as it really forces one to use their ears, and helps to develop mixing techniques.
My debut beat CD, a collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Oscar P McClure, will be out early next month. It's pretty much all SP-303...think PPP on mescaline...
...If anyone would like a taste i can yousendit you a set of beats...




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