I've just started out playing live with a new band/production project using live synths/guitars/drums etc with sequenced loops/drums and other bits.
we're currently playing live with Ableton Live 5 running off a powerbook for the sequenced stuff but i'm looking for a more dependable/more flexible hardware sequencer/sampler that could do the job instead. i produce and record the band using the powerbook so i'd rather not take it out on the road.
i've seen bands using the MPC-1000 for this sort of task. i wondered if anyone had any thoughts about this or any other possible alternatives (sampling groove boxes from roland or korg for example).
thanks in advance