So, I owned one of these and it lacked “soul.” I’ve always been a fan for Roger Linn’s MPC, but Akai has been going downhill, for me at least. To be honest, the best MPC out there is the 2000XL. I have a 3000 as well and it’s amazing, but the 2000XL keeps up with the times in terms of hardware.
Yeah I can see why you’d say that but I think I could work around the limitations of the machince to make decent funk
Will glance at the used market for an MK3 from time to time but couldnt refuse a great deal on an MPC I found over the weekend (2K XL)
Having a standalone beatbox with 8 output jacks was too irresistible. Outweighed even the benefits of the newer smaller mpc devices
Nice! The tilted screen is such an advantage over the 1000. Have fun
2K XL with the 8 outs and fat pads is a dream. It’s so responsive and easy to use. Swing is great as is the fat sound.