every 6 months I have to agree with tone deft it's in my ableton Live contract. there is definitely a difference latency wise between the mpc and maschine, I can feel it, that said maschine is amazing and any tea partyer will have to pry it from my cold dead hands.f
whats with all this I don't sample, use samples/chop samples or whatever but I use single hits talk, aren't those single hits you use from a sample library
, if you don't sample what do you think you're doing with live one of the greatest software samplers if not thee greatest.
fuck this will make agreeing with tone deft twice in one day dangnamett, maschine is wonderful but reaching into your bag and pulling out a drumsampler that doesn't need to be hooked up to a computer, plugging in some headphones and just start banging away is an experience that always has been and always will be in a class of it's own, there are little upgrades coming in the future that will make maschine even more wonderful than it is today but the number one request
for maschine will always be a wish to be able to use it without the computer and then hook up to the computer when you want, and if ni ever pull that off they will be able to sell maschine for twice as much and to people who already have a maschine version 1.
I used to compare maschine and the mpc but as much as I'd like to continue they're really not comparable and they don't feel the same to me at all so I don't really agree with the cats who say that (imho) I love the way the mpc feels and i can slice samples on it way faster than
on a computer, 2000xl and older is another story , they are slow, but I use the 1000 and 2500 and there is no contest, there is no audio editor that is faster imho.
when I use maschine it's not that I feel like I'm not using a computer, it just takes that annoying feeling of using a computer away and makes the computer feel much more like an instrument just like ableton has made using a softsampler and sequencer feel more like an instrument, maschine has gon far beyond that.
I wouldn't trade/give up either of them ever.
a feature that I love simoult function is that when you hit one pad on the mpc it triggers another pad at the same time makes for some very creative music making and this is just one of many many features that maschine doesn't have at least without a more difficult setup, also playing mutes on the mpc is better right now.
maschine though is a sound designers wet dream with in a wet dream within a wet dream, it's that ill, if you make sample libraries or do any sort of sound design you need maschine, it's so easy to apply mix and trick out the effex, resampling is at an all time new level of ease and creatively accessable on maschine as well, you can tell maschine to resample from anywhere, something you can do in Live too and as well on the mpc but not like on maschine, maschine is dope as fuck. which brings me to the only other thing to consider which is whats the best combo in hardware and software, maschine and ableton live. making your beats with maschine and finishing them off with ableton has got to be the best marriage in software bar none, the apc sucks ass in comparison