It has four synths, and is obviously a sampler in stand alone, that's all good to me, no conflicts ever.scheffkoch wrote:"this thing replaces Push 2, an audio card, and a laptop for live performance.
3 into one, that definitely has a market"
...not really i reckon...afaik the mpc live doesn't have the ability to load synth or fx vst/au plugins when used stand alone...
My big WTF? with this is it's lack of integration into AKAI's ecosystem. It's going to work seamlessly with Ableton Live, big screen displaying things useable like Touch OSC etc. But in terms of the software it runs, it's a modified version of the MPC2 software, up in the air how it integrates to the computer beyond integration with Live, and it doesn't seem to be able to run the MPC2 software that makes the MPC line integrate with the computer so smoothly as a VST and as it's own MPC DAW. IMO they kind of dropped the ball there, my favorite thing about Live 10 was the way it made Push 2 just as smooth as butter integrated into Live compared to older versions. So they're going to try to compete with that, compete with your DAW for live use, and not really integrate into the MPC2 that well.. Time will tell but I'm still sort of confused by the sideways move there.
Seriously, this thing is looking like the perfect companion for Ableton Live, where Ableton make their own software, it's running a tweaked version of the MPC OS, that doesn't allow it as a VST in other DAWs etc. Hopefully AKAI figure this out but I'm just sort of underwhelmed by this lateral movement.