I have found that the MV-88 is slower when loading projects of any size when compared to the MPC-5000. In fact, you can wait minutes for a project to load in the MV-8800. I am talking projects that are the same size. The MV is simply slow which is not the case for the latest MPC. I will add that the MPC 5000 appears to be slower than the 2500 when loading.Originally Posted by Bananasass
Whether you read the manual or not...it does state to visit the site for the latest OS update. In fact, when you purchase any music production product (hardware or software), the first thing you should do is to check for any OS updates, firmware updates, driver updates, etc. I don't need a manual to tell me this. This is something that has been common practice since the late 90s at least. It's your choice if you don't do this. Nobody around here received an MPC 5K before the OS update was available so I can't see your complaint with Akai. If you do have a complaint, simply send your MPC back. That is the logical thing to do...what I would do for sure if I was unhappy with a product and their company. I found several bugs within hours of use which wasn't a surprise to me since I am fully aware of the nature of these products. That is the big difference between me and the average user around these parts. I know what I am purchasing. Trying to be the first to buy an MPC is like being the first to get an X-box or PS3.....if you didn't know....now you know.