Super Basic Hardware Sample Playback Machine

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Re: Super Basic Hardware Sample Playback Machine

Post by ninja6485 » Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:43 am

So wait, is it $40 to fix the pad issue, or 250? Or are there at least two different issues here? (Or a way better upgrade?) I keep flirting with the idea of buying an mpc, either the 1000 or the 500, so I'll be curious to see how everything turns out with this blue one.
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Re: Super Basic Hardware Sample Playback Machine

Post by tomorrowstops » Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:54 pm

So wait, I just found this: http://www.mpcstuff.com/akai-mpc-1000-p ... x-upgrade/

VS this: http://www.mpcstuff.com/akai-mpc-1000-e ... et-purple/

I'll have dig a little deeper, but it looks like the 'upgrade' provides brand new components for every part of the pad setup.

My bad for assuming that it was a $40 fix. Nonetheless, it does at least seem like a great fix, and worth the money when enough pads fail!

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Re: Super Basic Hardware Sample Playback Machine

Post by tomorrowstops » Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:55 pm

Keep in mind, Ninja, that the 500 has the output limitation as well as no JJOS option. That made my mind up to aim for the 1000.

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Re: Super Basic Hardware Sample Playback Machine

Post by Sexor » Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:46 pm

tomorrowstops wrote:So wait, I just found this: http://www.mpcstuff.com/akai-mpc-1000-p ... x-upgrade/

VS this: http://www.mpcstuff.com/akai-mpc-1000-e ... et-purple/

I'll have dig a little deeper, but it looks like the 'upgrade' provides brand new components for every part of the pad setup.

My bad for assuming that it was a $40 fix. Nonetheless, it does at least seem like a great fix, and worth the money when enough pads fail!
The first one is the actual "fix". It is a new sensor assembly and goes under the pads.

The second one does not fix anything. It's just a new set of pads if the other ones look worn out, and you can have them in different colours.

The price is $175 for the fix but I'm not in the US so I have to pay shipping + import tax. Yay!
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Re: Super Basic Hardware Sample Playback Machine

Post by tomorrowstops » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:01 pm

Gotta say, now that I've had the 1000 under my fingers for week , I'm debating whether or not I truly need it. Yes, its cool to have a standalone midi sequencer/drum machine. Yes, samples running through it sound better than the same samples running through software.

Buuuut. I'm finding myself back at the computer creating/editing/sending midi. Its actually faster and definitely easier the deeper you go. The MPC is just fine for simple stuff of course.

And samples don't sound bad through software...just even better through the MPC!

Gotta mull this over some more....

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