ok, which sequencer is better to use and easier to use. do you use the sequencer on it or do you do your sequencing in the computer?
which one would you recommend me as a center piece sequencer i want to stay away from the computer.
and, i will be doing a lot of live recording too?
i am considering a mpc but, is either a mpc or a m3. that is way i am trying to compared.
the resolution in the mpc is alright for what i will be doing? aside from that is any other thing that set it apart from each other in your opinion?
i will be doing synthy pop, hip pop kind of, and electro, trance, and ambience, and experimental music.
I use the M3, MPC, Logic and Live sequencers. Just depends on the project or job and how much time I have. Out of all of them, I find Live to be the best medium.
Both sequencers are very easy to use but If you want to get away from the computer, then IMO, the MPC is a better choice. If you like DAW's editing capabilities but want to use hardware, then the M3 is a better choice since you can use a pointer on the touch screen to edit your sequence like the pencil tools in many DAW's.
As a centerpiece to a computer less studio, the MPC is the clear winner. With 2 midi ins and 4 midi outs and a killer interface for getting ideas down fast, it doesn't take long to realize why they are industry standard studio pieces. Think about it....How about the studio below.
Motif ES Rack
Nord Rack 2X
Moog Voyager RME
The MPC sequencer is fine for what your into. Aside from what I've mentioned, their both pretty good but the MPC sequencer is slightly tighter so if your a stickler for timing, or want a solid groove, use the MPC. If you want a more "human" feel without it being sloppy, then the M3 is better.
I woundn't use the MPC so much for Ambient music since the drums are not a key component in the presentation.
I make it a point to use the MPC when doing House Music or a Live/MPC combo for Pop Dance type stuff, but don't touch it when I'm doing Contemporary Jazz or instrumental Electronica (M3 and/or Logic).
Korg M3 (Fully Loaded), Blofeld Keyboard, MPC 2500 LE, (Monomachine), Logic Studio 8, Live 6, FM8, Absynth 4, Predator, Alpha3, Korg Legacy Collection, (Shioitor), Drumazon, Nepheton, Stylus RMX