IS this MPC60 worth the money?

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IS this MPC60 worth the money?

Post by Architecture » Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:38 am

I was looking around classified adds today, and I found an MPC for sale locally for 350 bucks. Only thing missing was the slider knob.

Here's what the unit looks like

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Post by xibalba » Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:05 am

what os is on it?
maxed out ram?
if the silder still works then its easily replaced

if there isnt anything else wrong with the unit its a must buy! they normal go for around 500-600 well not a must buy but if you dont have an mpcthen jump on it.

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Post by killedaway » Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:20 am

it's lookin' pretty rank from here... i'd offer 250 and see what they say. the worst that can happen is they say "no" and then you can always give 'em the 350 they're asking for (or try again with $300!).
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Post by xibalba » Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:43 pm

killedaway wrote:it's lookin' pretty rank from here... i'd offer 250 and see what they say. the worst that can happen is they say "no" and then you can always give 'em the 350 they're asking for (or try again with $300!).

haha yea thats true but its still a decent price but if its got the os and ram maxed out its an even better price.

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Post by Sir Ruff » Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:33 pm

It seems like mpc 60s are really dropping in price lately... 3-400 actually seems about normal these days... I can't see the pics, but ifeverything is OK, I'd say for $300, that's pretty good.
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Post by wiss » Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:47 pm

I send you a pm about this unit...
"All we used was the explosion and the orchestra hit. The Fairlight was a $100,000 waste of space."

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Post by Architecture » Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:18 pm

wierd, I wonder why i would be dropping and not increasing?

Is the lust for the 12 bit sound going away because the Pdusa's dont want that sound anymore?

if thats so, lets see em drop!

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Post by Sir Ruff » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:18 am

Architecture wrote:wierd, I wonder why i would be dropping and not increasing?

Is the lust for the 12 bit sound going away because the Pdusa's dont want that sound anymore?

if thats so, lets see em drop!
Dunno why but the prices are deffo cheaper: I saw a 60II go for 260 a few months ago-wow! would have jumped on it it I'd remembered :lol:

S900/950s can also be had for $50.... (S-612s still hover in the $50-100 range)

mpc2000xls can be had for $400?

But I would say this "trend" only applies to old Akais-SP-1200s are as pricey as ever, and sp-12s are going up now too :roll: the venerable Studio 440 is like $70o on a good day!

It would seem in general tho, the "12-bit grit" sound from hardware is less desirable these days given what software can do... maybe modern hip hop/beat producers are less interested in "dutty"...

maybe the heyday of the "studio quality" all-in-one sampler-sequencer is finally over given the power and cheapness of computers and the availability of all the lower end Electribes and roland knock offs...

good news if that's what you're after tho... (give me more 12-bit I say!
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Post by Architecture » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:49 am

Man, I'll be coppin me another S950 if thats the case! Thats so funny that the S-612 has become desirable. I wonder if my audio demos of me running it through the AX-60 had anything to do with that?

I had a guy on gearslutz, Divinechemical, say that I was the reason why he bought a S-612 because of my Daft Punk like samples I did with it.

and you know what gear slutz do to prices of anything, increases them.

going back to the demise of 12 bit sampling, I went onto MPCforums, and there are alot of people saying they would rather have an MPC3000 than a 60. The 3000 is def still high in price, thats for sure.

This could be the reason why the 60 is getting cheaper as well, and another comment by someone was (that picture is nice, but get that ugly 60-II out of it!). 12 bit is out of style with the P'Dusas officially.

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Post by JSRockit » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:37 pm

The MPC1000 is just so much easier to use, and so much smaller, and relatively cheap, these old monsters aren't worth messing with for the average person. Myself, I'd rather have the lower bit rate... that's why I use the Machinedrum UW. The SP1200 is more desirable because of the analog filter on the outs. If you really want that crusty 12bit sound, that is the machine. Alot of people were using the Roland SP-303 and SP-404 for their lo-fi beats for the last few years.
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Post by wiss » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:37 pm

I just sold my mpc60 on ebay for $700....it did have a custom paint job, I was shocked it sold for that much....it is a 22 year old unit....it was used but not abused..

I find the mpc 60 much simpler to use than the mpc500 that I replaced it with...(I wanted longer sampling time and all stand alone samplers out on the market, I dislike for many different reasons. So, I said well the mpc60 was only hanging around until the analog linndrum came out)
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Post by xibalba » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:56 pm

wiss wrote:I just sold my mpc60 on ebay for $700....it did have a custom paint job, I was shocked it sold for that much....it is a 22 year old unit....it was used but not abused..

I find the mpc 60 much simpler to use than the mpc500 that I replaced it with...(I wanted longer sampling time and all stand alone samplers out on the market, I dislike for many different reasons. So, I said well the mpc60 was only hanging around until the analog linndrum came out)
yea have to agree about the 500 (even though i kinda want it again to use it for midi sequencing and as a "pre"-sampler) its a difficult beast to use esp with the tiny lcd screen, i was really annoyed by how my pads werent responding correctly even with the full levels pressed down.

700 is pretty damn good for the mpc60 and not shocked at all since it wasnt abused (unlike the pics in this thread it kinda looks a little worse for wear).

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Post by voltageHead » Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:29 pm

I think that the MPC60 seems like a wicked machine.I have been looking at them a little bit.That 12 bit sound is supposed to be wicked.I have read that the 60 did not have much sampling time but thats not that bad.
I just got my MV8800 a little while ago I have been spending time with that.

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Post by Architecture » Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:03 pm

I decided to pass on this one. I dont feel like driving 3 hours to pick up a machine that trashed. Im seeing alot of 60s going up for good prices right now, and I'll in the mean time, just upgrade the ram on my S950 and pick up another S950 as well, gives me 3mb of ram and 16 voices of polyphony and VARIABLE sampling rate, which is what gives you that great 12 bit sound.

The MPC60 looks too high tech for 12 bit. Common, 40khz? It should be 20-10khz

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Post by voltageHead » Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:16 pm

so does the mpc60 and s950 with their 12 bit and sampling rates realy sound that much better.
I was thinking about buying something like the s950 sometime.I saw one at the rouge music page a few weeks ago.
The Emu SP1200 looks wicked too.

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