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    NI Maschine, worth the fun factor or gets boring quick?

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    I have been watching the vids and rading up on the Maschine and It looks cool as shit. But, is it a piece of shit or just a toy? I miss my grooveboxes for the quick fun factor I was wondering if this is the same.

    If they are cool, Im looking for a used Maschine or Micro on here or ebay or somewhere as cheap as possible. I also have an Alesis Sr 18 that I would dp a partial trade if anyone is interested in horse trading.
    Ok, so we have two ways outta here, there is hole "A" or "B" what way you heading? Me? I'm taking the A hole.

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    I like the software. The controller is nice due to its flexible mapping (I use it for a number of other programs and tasks). There is a sale going on that has Maschine and Maschine Mikro going for less than someone will try to sell you a used one for.

    Maschine $399
    Maschine Mikro $249

    Worth $400.... yes. An MPD32 runs $299 by itself.

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    Def worth the $250/$400. Only a toy in a small child's hands.

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    Wow, they are coming way down in price, makes me wonder If there is a newer version coming down the pike? Anyone see or hear about a newer model? Not that it make any diff to me, I wouldn't know the the diff anyway.
    Ok, so we have two ways outta here, there is hole "A" or "B" what way you heading? Me? I'm taking the A hole.

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    The change in price is likely to compete with the new MP-Controllers coming out soon. Seems more strategic than anything.
    I saw a girl texting & driving the other day & it really made me mad, so I rolled down my window & threw my whiskey flask at her.

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    Yeah, i believe the price change is due to Akai coming with the new MPC's. Amazing how now that the MPC Ren is on the way, all of a sudden Maschine can be sold at $399! On the other hand, Akai is shooting themselves in the foot to a certain extent because they are supposedly releasing the MPC Ren at $1299 and it cannot run standalone. Therefore, it always has to be paired up to a computer and the MPC itself is a controller to control the MPC software. If AKai released it at $750 or so, instead of $1299, it would be game over.

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    Yea. I was expecting the price to be up there but not $1300. You never know though, depending on what it cost them to make it the price could change at any time.
    I saw a girl texting & driving the other day & it really made me mad, so I rolled down my window & threw my whiskey flask at her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P. Casso View Post
    Yea. I was expecting the price to be up there but not $1300. You never know though, depending on what it cost them to make it the price could change at any time.
    I could understand it being a little more than Maschine because of the additonal midi ins/outs, audio interface, etc. But, at $1299, it is costing as much as a traditional standalone MPC. As a MPC 2500 owner, I would love to see the MPC software available for sale with a OS update that allows you to use your existing MPC...well at least the 2500, 1000, 5000....the ones that have USB ports and such.

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    That would def be ideal.
    I saw a girl texting & driving the other day & it really made me mad, so I rolled down my window & threw my whiskey flask at her.

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    Im not really even considering an MPC, don't get me wrong they are awesome. But the problem is that used you still have to pay a premium for them so they are always pretty pricy. On the other hand, that is always a good reason to pick one up. If you don't like it or want to get rid of it, you have a pretty good chance of not loosing your ass and that's saying something in the world of electronics.

    How is the workaround on an MV8800? Anyone know? I have the opportunity to get one locally with the vid card and monitor for less than $600? They look like they would do the trick but I was looking at the way you work with one and it seems overly complicated at first look. Will the Maschine be better than the MV?
    Ok, so we have two ways outta here, there is hole "A" or "B" what way you heading? Me? I'm taking the A hole.

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