pdxindy wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:32 am
SLiC wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:03 am
I think the MPC One for around £500 ands with the software update 2.10 just kills M+ for value and features and AKAI are pushing out so many great updates they are getting a great reputation as active developer unlike NI who seemed to have slowed down on all fronts.
I think NI has a couple advantages.
1 - NI has better DSP. I did not like the synthesis that came with the MPC Live. NI's Monark, FM8, Prism and Massive is a far better offering. Plus the NI FX are excellent too.
2 - I don't like the quality of the MPC's touch screens. The MPC touchscreen is too finicky. I prefer the NI approach of foregoing touch in the workflow.
Of course my explorations took me away from these sorts of do everything grooveboxes. I am eagerly awaiting my soon to be arriving Isla S2400 which in my opinion, is drum sampling done right.
I think you have to judge AKAI now by the quality of what's in 2.10....the new instruments, AKAI now have more instruments and a lot more FX than NI which is crazy given where they started from! WayOutWare Oddesy and Hype are really good
...but it is the FX that matter to me, and AKAI have really killed it here- vocal pitch correction, granulators like NI Clouds, half time FX...some really great stuff.
I am OK with the touch screen, but you don't need it much if you use the Pads, 4 touch encoders and jog wheel...I would rather have a touch screen that not, even if its just for the QWERTY Keyboard for naming and search....but having the option to 'draw' in envelopes and FX (and the XY PAD) is great.
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