MPC 1000 or Intel imac?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by EarlMcFish, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. EarlMcFish macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I have a dilemma here...I compose experiemental electronic music, and I'm trying to decide between getting an mpc or an intel iMac. I've been using computers for a while, and would like to get more into hardware based music. I like the idea of a more hands on approach, and computers don't give me that. I use hardware synths, turntables, mixer, and studio monitors already. Personally I think an mpc would be a great addition to my setup. I was using ableton live 5 and max/msp, but I think I will sell those(pm me if interested...I'll transfer the licenses for you!). I also like the fact that computers give alot more flexibility, but I'd really like to simplify my setup. Any advice?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I have no experience with the MPC lines but the iMac sounds like it would suit you. Have you used a Mac for this sort of stuff before? :)
     
  3. EarlMcFish thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think so too. Yeah, I used to have a 12" powerbook that I used to make music on...way more stable and flexible than any computer I've ever used. It's too bad I sold it though. :( I'll probably get the 17" intel imac.
     
  4. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    how 'bout an M-Audio trigger finger (basically an MPC without a sound module, it's just a USB MIDI controller) with an intel iMac and either reason, live, or logic. you get all the functionality of an MPC with the flexibility of a computer.
     
  5. EarlMcFish thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I thought about one of those...I had an M-Audio Axiom 25 midi controller...it was a pretty sweet keyboard controller too. Even had 8 pads to trigger sounds with. Too bad I had to sell that too :( I'm so poor :( :(
     
  6. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    you could also try one of the akai pad controllers, which are surprisingly $50 less than the M-Audio
    it's called the MPD16
     
  7. EarlMcFish thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That looks awesome...that would work perfectly for what I do, and it's only a hundred bucks.
     
  8. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    yeah. and since it's made by akai, it feels a lot like an MPC. fire up live on the iMac, and man, you could make some cool stuff.
     
  9. ibn macrumors newbie

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    yeah if all you want is the feel of the pads then go with the mpd16. most people purchase mpc's because of their sequencer, not the pads. i don't think you should get a mpc1000. even though the functions on it are comparable with the 2000xl, in quality it lacks greatly. either go for the 2500 or the iMac.
     
  10. d wade macrumors 65816

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    i only have exp w/ the intel mac, and can tell you i absolutely love it. no exp with the mpc though. but i'll vote for the intel mac!
     
  11. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    I've always fancied a big touch screen with Reason. Dragging those cables around with your fingers.... ooooooh, it's almost like having a second g/f, but not quite :p
     

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