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Live with 1000 ????

Alright so for a while I had lost my mind temporarily and was about to sell my MPC live I order to get an MPC 4000... at the time it seemed completely reasonable on my head. I finally came to my senses and I will never get rid of my Live. Especially for portabilities sake. But lately I have been thinking about purchasing an MPC 1000 and just using jjos with it. I’ve heard great things.... is it worth me getting if I have a Live already? Tell me how it is, and give it to me straight. Thanks.
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  • I’m going back to Mpc 1000 with Jo’s 2xl because the midi is so much better for the way I work.
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  • I don’t have a Live but I have a 1k with JJOS. The old MPCs probably are the best for flipping samples. You can record a sample, trim it then autochop it into 16 equal parts and it’s ready to experiment with. The pad sample will keep playing until you hit another pad or it ends, so you get that classic mpc workflow. Also you can pitch them up or down. There are times where you want to use samples that are at beginning and end of a song, that’s a little more difficult with a 1k because the autochop won’t work. Also if you need to timestretch specific parts of the sample to match a specific tempo, I don’t believe you can do that on a 1k. You can just speed each pad down by semitones, which doesn’t really help with matching tempos. Might be better off with a Live in situations like that...I’m assuming a Live can do that. Anyway that’s my 2cents
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  • The Live, at least software wise, is pretty much an updated MPC5000, and the stock 1000 was a really chopped down version of that. Does the JJOS bring it up to the 5000s specs? If so its still a lateral move. Youre just adding more of the same, but the Live will keep getting new features. The MIDI timing is one thing but other than that, it seems like a redundant move. It is a solid workhorse machine, but still, the Live is going to be capable of more.

    If a 4000 was on the table, Id rather have that over any of them in a heartbeat. Memory and cpu specs not comparing to todays, that actually WAS a big update to the MPCs. The 500/1000/2500/5000 era was a step back, more like an updated 2000 than the big leap forward the 4000 was. This era just moved that same tech into the touchscreen DAW zone.

    The 4000 was "too much" for people, yet they all wanted DAWs and magic software samplers instead which put Akai out of business, and all that progress is lost now.
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  • No reason to return back to old tech..Live becomes more and more powerful with each update and it ain’t going nowhere anytime soon..With the upcoming Disk streaming and Multi Midi Mode will destroy any competition out there old or new!Be patient and you’ll be rewarded..
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