Maschine vs. MPC Studio

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Maschine vs. MPC Studio

Post by 3dot... » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:10 pm

http://www.akaiprompc.com/mpc-studio
vs
maschine
probably not that many users of the MPCS yet...
but still.. .someone had to get his hands on it

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Re: Maschine vs. MPC Studio

Post by eddiex » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:32 pm

DEAR GOD PLEASE NOT ANOTHER MASCHINE THREAD!!!!! :(
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Re: Maschine vs. MPC Studio

Post by 3dot... » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:45 pm

HEY...BROWSE ELSEWHERES!!!! :twisted:
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Re: Maschine vs. MPC Studio

Post by eddiex » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:55 pm

sorry 3dot, just prepare yourself for the MASCHINE TROLLS. this post has a 10 page potential, just by mentioning maschine in the title.
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Re: Maschine vs. MPC Studio

Post by v00d00ppl » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:25 pm

After Akai updating to 1.3 I think the studio is becoming more like an MPC now that they put manual chopping mode. I also think that SP-1200 ring mode adds some sound design options with vintage mode.
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Re: Maschine vs. MPC Studio

Post by kevwestbeats » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:32 pm

I hear the mpc software 1.3 runs really well. I like using Maschine with Live 8 but when I ran the Live 9 beta it wasn't right and it was part of the reason I am not upgrading to Live 9. At least not right away.
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Re: Maschine vs. MPC Studio

Post by 3dot... » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:33 pm

did you get to touch it? how are the pads?
is the software funny?
hands on experience would be welcomed
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Re: Maschine vs. MPC Studio

Post by v00d00ppl » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:55 pm

3dot... wrote:did you get to touch it? how are the pads?
is the software funny?
hands on experience would be welcomed

Didn't get to touch it yet. I'll see if my local guitar center has a demo already
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Re: Maschine vs. MPC Studio

Post by 3dot... » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:01 pm

thanks dude.. post up your review if you get to...
I'm really curious about this one as it seems very slim..
kinda doubtful if they were able to reproduce the feel of the MPC
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Re: Maschine vs. MPC Studio

Post by beats me » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:11 pm

eddiex wrote:DEAR GOD PLEASE NOT ANOTHER MASCHINE THREAD!!!!! :(

Would you prefer another thread about Live 9 price/download/authorization/library problems or first impressions?

:x

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Re: Maschine vs. MPC Studio

Post by panten » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:18 pm

3dot... wrote:did you get to touch it? how are the pads?
Can't really talk about the software but the pads are excellent, very sensitive and comparable to Maschine. They are very slightly firmer than Maschine but I actually preferred that.
The pads will not give you a problem.

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Re: Maschine vs. MPC Studio

Post by v00d00ppl » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:53 pm

3dot... wrote:thanks dude.. post up your review if you get to...
I'm really curious about this one as it seems very slim..
kinda doubtful if they were able to reproduce the feel of the MPC

Called my local GC and no demo units available. Sorry
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Re: Maschine vs. MPC Studio

Post by eddiex » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:31 pm

beats me wrote:
eddiex wrote:DEAR GOD PLEASE NOT ANOTHER MASCHINE THREAD!!!!! :(

Would you prefer another thread about Live 9 price/download/authorization/library problems or first impressions?

:x
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Re: Maschine vs. MPC Studio

Post by kevwestbeats » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:31 pm

3dot... wrote:did you get to touch it? how are the pads?
is the software funny?
hands on experience would be welcomed
my local guitar center refuses to put out a demo model but I do have a lot of online friends who have the ren or the studio and the general thing is that the ren/studio is awesome. the ren is a better choice for the extra add ons but the studio does not suck. talking to a few people who have owned the studio and maschine they gave the thumbs up to the full version of maschine over the mpc studio but the studio over the mikro but overall its totally preference from what I have gathered. they both do about the same thing and both are good pieces of gear
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Re: Maschine vs. MPC Studio

Post by humnumb » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:38 pm

3dot... wrote:HEY...BROWSE ELSEWHERES!!!! :twisted:
Pay no attention to EDDIEX, 3dot... He's still butthurt about Guitar Center not letting him return it and has been popping into every thread mentioning Maschine just to bash it and whine about it and constantly bringing up a bug that's already been fixed.

As for Maschine vs. MPC Ren/Studio, the biggest difference is that Maschine allows for a completely hardware-based workflow without needing to touch the mouse or even look at the computer screen whereas the Ren/Studio don't have that option because they have many basic functions that need the mouse and the computer screen. There are many other differences (Maschine is very stable while Ren/Studio is apparently a bug/crash fest even after the new 1.3.1 update which only introduced more bugs) of course but I'd say that's a pretty major one.

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