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SP-555 vs. MPC-1000 as Master Clock

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:45 pm
by analoglsd
Hi,
I'm using a SP-555 as a master clock which is going MIDI-out to an Electrix Repeater and an Electro-Hamonix 2880.
I was wondering if there would be any advantages to using the MPC1000 as a master clock as opposed to the SP-555.
Thanks.

Re: SP-555 vs. MPC-1000 as Master Clock

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:16 pm
by blavatsky
I don't have any exact evidence but I think it's perceived the MPC 1000 has a more rock-solid, tight MIDI clock than most pieces.
I think they are both 96 ppqn resolution.

Re: SP-555 vs. MPC-1000 as Master Clock

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:26 am
by cartesia
being able to sequence other gear! being able to control other gear from the one place - mute/unmute indiv. midi tracks, etc..

having a more powerful sampler (but hardly any effects + no live looper)
better pads

I love the SP way of working, but I don't think of them as 'leader' boxes.

Re: SP-555 vs. MPC-1000 as Master Clock

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:46 am
by griffin avid
I'm guessing when you say Master Clock, you mean you start the MPC and all your other gear kicks in. In other words, you're only using it as a Start/Stop and TEMPO master. Both can do that task just fine.


The MPC 1000 would be better used if you intended to build all the sequences in that one box. Obviously the A&B MIDI ports (two MIDI ins and two midi outs) would come in handy when you start to add other pieces. That's one thing I've always appreciated about MPCs.

Re: SP-555 vs. MPC-1000 as Master Clock

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:27 pm
by analoglsd
griffin avid wrote:I'm guessing when you say Master Clock, you mean you start the MPC and all your other gear kicks in. In other words, you're only using it as a Start/Stop and TEMPO master. Both can do that task just fine.


The MPC 1000 would be better used if you intended to build all the sequences in that one box. Obviously the A&B MIDI ports (two MIDI ins and two midi outs) would come in handy when you start to add other pieces. That's one thing I've always appreciated about MPCs.

No, I'm just using the sampler as the tempo master.
I would actually prefer that the gear wasn't sending start/stop messages to each other.
Is there a way to stop that and just have the BPM info sent with no other commands sent?

Re: SP-555 vs. MPC-1000 as Master Clock

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:34 pm
by Em Pe Ge
i don't think so...