which do you prefer- MPC...APC 40...Maschine...Monome...???

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which do you prefer- MPC...APC 40...Maschine...Monome...???

Monome/ manual
3
8%
Monome/ step
1
3%
Maschine/manual
11
31%
Maschine/ step
1
3%
APC-40/ manual
7
19%
APC-40/ step
0
No votes
MPC/ manual
5
14%
MPC/ step
1
3%
other
7
19%
 
Total votes: 36

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which do you prefer- MPC...APC 40...Maschine...Monome...???

Post by EgAD » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:46 pm

which do you prefer by that I mean on paper because I'm aware that most of us don't have experience with all of these options but purely from a spec point of view as well as hands on experience if you have it, and most importantly please tell us do you prefer to draw in drum/sample programing or do you prefer to manually play in your drum/sample programming?

If you'd like to make more than one choice please just make the choice that fits the highest priority for you for instance I like stepsequencing very much but program using manual triggering more often than not so I would pick manual over drawing. Thank you all for helping to paint an overview with these polls.

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Re: which do you prefer- MPC...APC 40...Maschine...Monome...???

Post by Tone Deft » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:49 pm

totally different boxes.
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Re: which do you prefer- MPC...APC 40...Maschine...Monome...???

Post by EgAD » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:53 pm

of course I understand that but it's more important that people will not buy all of them and will compare them for their uses anyway. it's this real world overview of opinions that's important for instance mpcs where never even made for rapmusic and look how much that matters.

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Re: which do you prefer- MPC...APC 40...Maschine...Monome...???

Post by Tone Deft » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:57 pm

EgAD wrote:of course I understand that but it's more important that people will not buy all of them
why not? I have a monome and APC and would like a maschine in the next year. they compliment each other.

and will compare them for their uses anyway.
why compare them? they're totally different.

it's this real world overview of opinions that's important
and most replies will be "they're totally different."

for instance mpcs where never even made for rapmusic and look how much that matters.
rap... at least you didn't call it hip hop. I totally don't get your point.

anyway... might as well ask which people prefer more, corn, trackballs or Diane Sawyer.
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Re: which do you prefer- MPC...APC 40...Maschine...Monome...???

Post by EgAD » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:04 pm

that might be the next poll but I think there has been enough proof of comaprison between all of them that you yourself have seen to constitute the fact that people compare what they want for their uses based on their own criteria rather than other peoples criteria. is that ok with you? btw most of us probably won't be as lucky as you and have all of them.

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Re: which do you prefer- MPC...APC 40...Maschine...Monome...???

Post by Tone Deft » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:07 pm

uh what? :lol:

you asked a question, I answered it, what's with the attitude?
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Re: which do you prefer- MPC...APC 40...Maschine...Monome...???

Post by EgAD » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:08 pm

attitude?

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Re: which do you prefer- MPC...APC 40...Maschine...Monome...???

Post by Tone Deft » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:15 pm

nevermind.


APC - Live control over faders and clip launches.
Maschine - beat creation and sequencing
monome - most apps are beat slicers, none nearly as full featured as the APC or maschine.


if you want MPC-like functions, get a maschine.
if you want a better generic controller for Live, get an APC.
if you like playing with odd applications and geeking out, get a monome.
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Re: which do you prefer- MPC...APC 40...Maschine...Monome...???

Post by EgAD » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:20 pm

thank you for the summary it should help people out with their comparisons, mr, desantis for instance does all of those things with the apc-40 and he seems to be doing alright with his rigidly out of the box thinking. looks like alot of people viewing but not alot voting please people don't be shy or intimidated, opinions outside of your own don't mean anything for this poll.

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Re: which do you prefer- MPC...APC 40...Maschine...Monome...???

Post by Tone Deft » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:22 pm

you can't step sequence with the APC without max4Live.
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Re: which do you prefer- MPC...APC 40...Maschine...Monome...???

Post by EgAD » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:26 pm

but max for live is part of most peoples thoughts regarding the apc40.

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Re: which do you prefer- MPC...APC 40...Maschine...Monome...???

Post by EgAD » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:26 pm

which did you vote for btw?

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Re: which do you prefer- MPC...APC 40...Maschine...Monome...???

Post by glitchrock-buddha » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:28 pm

It is a bit like asking which do you prefer, a mackie mixing desk or a yamaha electric drum kit or a fender twin reverb?
Well that depends whether you want to mix/record audio, play drums or amplify your guitar.

Obviously that's more exaggerated, but it's the same idea. Do you want to play or sequence beats with a controller that lets you do everything from hardware while controlling a plug-in/standalone drum sequencer? Do you want hardware that automatically lets you control ableton's session view? Or do you want tons of buttons that you can do whatever you like with but that requires some customization?

I don't have a monome, nor do I plan on owning one, but I have maschine and will soon have the APC40. I don't know if I can answer that question for even these two. It's like asking "What do I prefer between a bedroom and a kitchen?" Well I don't know. I'd like to have both. I guess if I could only have one I'd probably say the kitchen, since I could sleep on the floor, but it wouldn't be as fun. Likewise, if I had to choose between maschine and APC40, I'd probably go with the APC40 since I can sequence and records drums other ways. But it wouldn't be as fun.
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Re: which do you prefer- MPC...APC 40...Maschine...Monome...???

Post by EgAD » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:36 pm

you answered perfectly. i hope you voted

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Re: which do you prefer- MPC...APC 40...Maschine...Monome...???

Post by McQ714 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:10 am

I have the APC and Maschine. I won't be buying a Monome because they are too damn expensive for what it is. But I have considered getting the Livid Ohm64, even though it has very similar function to the APC. Never really like the MPC or any drum machine hardware for that matter.

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