I'm thinkin about getting an mpc for christmas. give me tips and ideas of which (affordable) one i should get
i honestly see no hate.singleleaf said:Damn, so much hate.
Laptop $800crackadon said:laptop + drum pads + controller + mixer = everything you need. it'll probably come out to less than an mpc anyways.
it will most likely be phased out of large scale top 40 type productions, but there will be a place for the MPC for decades to come. People will continue to use it because of the way it has shaped hip hop, look at the SP-1200PrinceJane said:die out with in this decade.
I have never used beatmAker, im guessing they are nothing like eachother. MPC's can be confusing for a beginner and they don't rely heavily on a graphical interface.Kanye#1 said:not quite know how to use it. I was wondering if it was similar to beatmAker for iPhone.
what kind of control does the akai MPK (keyboard and pads midi/usb controller) have to offer if you use it with programs like FL Studio?The81Slouch said:1st - did you ever produced some beats on a DAW? If not then don't spend money on a MPC. You'll be doing the same thing that those people that buy a telescope without even knowing wtf is a polar star and have no clue of what star they're looking at. You will be buying a music equipment with no knowledge at all and you have huge chances of getting frustrated.
2nd - if you ever produced before then you got to see if the MPC is the best option for you. I see the MPC as being a great equipment for people that sample from vinyl. If you sample from mp3, your best option is getting some usb controller with pads (there's good akai ones if you want to stick with akai pads) that is cheaper than the MPC.