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    akai mpc4000?

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    Im just getting into producing an I plan on getting some hardware and I was just wanting to know should I get a expensive standalone piece of equipment like the mpc4000 or should I get a less expensive piece of equipment like the mpc2000xl and get other gear to go with it?

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    Hey what up jackpot,

    Look, the MPC 4000 isn't that tough of a machine to work with. It is my first MPC and I work wonders with it. You just got to know how the thing works. Granted you won't be slapping out awesome beats as soon as you get it. But give it a couple of months and you will get it in no time.

    The MPC 4000 is a monster of a machine and can be quite daunting at first. Just keep the manual around and things will begin to make sense.

    Good Luck!

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    Because you say you are just getting into producing (if you can call it that), I really wouldn't go out and buy a 4000. I say just buy a 2000XL and make some beats with that. And as you advance, you will pick up knowledge about what harware suits your needs, and you can make more comprehensive choices.

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    Thanks 4 the advice.

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    The 4000 is a monster machine, but I'd go with the XL just to get a feel for MPC's and max it out and learn it inside out, then if you need to move up to a 4K, but trust that the XL is plenty to work with.

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    Originally posted by Pase
    The 4000 is a monster machine, but I'd go with the XL just to get a feel for MPC's and max it out and learn it inside out, then if you need to move up to a 4K, but trust that the XL is plenty to work with.
    Exactly.

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    then get the new mpc1000...

    then you wont have to buy extra zips and stuff... just hook it up with your pc.(you cant do this with the 2000xl)

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    I guess i'll go with the 2000xl

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    You won't be sorry as long as you put in the time to learn the machine. Just put in the work.

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    if you have the money..get the 4k.

    there's no reason to start off with a lesser machine just cuz you're just startin off..this isn't motorycle lessons.

    If you start off on a 2kxl, you're gonna have to relearn a lot of your beatmaking process if you ever switch to a 4k...

    my first mpc was a 4k...and it took me a weekend to get the basics of mpc'n down as well as 4k'n...and it's a BEAST

    but it's not a standalone machine...I mean yah it can be used as one, but it's not really.
    Boom.

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