kinda hard to give a credible review/ comparison when your not very well versed in maschine... I own a few mpc's and have been a long time mpc user... also I have owned maschine since 1.0 all my mpc's collect dust now. I have to respectfully completely disagree with your comparison. and I have used the ren (at namm)... I would say wait till both current versions of the software are actually released before you make your mind up on it. otherwise you just sound like a fanboy. btw how in the world are you giving the roll category to mpc? that makes no sense. the workflow in maschine IS FAR FASTER than in an mpc but it also works nothing like how the mpc sequencer works so I would assume that your not fully fluent in the many types of workflows maschine is capable of. I would say give it a bit more time solely using mashine... get used to it on it's own terms not trying to force it to be an mpc ... then you will see how fast and powerful it really is. p.s. if you care about your music and your music computer you will set it up proper. with it set proper you will definitely minimize bugs. the only crashes I have received from 1.7.2 are due to issues with 3rd party plugs that cause issues. not with the maschine code. (looking at you IK multimedia) and this includes on my 2008 mbp with only 4 gb ram and a 2.4 ghz core 2 duo...
It took me about a week to realize how the sequencer can speed my workflow up, and once you understand program changes in a daw. it's becomes far deeper of an arranger. if you use your daw to handle scene changes you can do anything and more the song mode of an mpc can do. (though I agree in stand alone mode it needs tempo mapping) and convert scenes to scene. for automation reasons.
Last edited by flux302; 07-17-2012 at 04:17 PM.
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