Keen to know if anybody ever experienced this.
Sold my beloved Roland mc-101 to fund a purchase of an mpc one.
Full disclosure: for my entire life spent making music (12 years) I was born and raised on MPCs. Started with a 2k, then got the 1k maxed out with jjos 2xl (the greatest sampler/sequencer of all time in my opinion) also had the 2500 maxed out for a while. So it’s fair to say i like mpcs, I make sample based hip hop and their workflow… well it worked for me.
Fast forward to now. I the last two years I’ve owned:
Digitakt - served me well albeit with too much work needed on my end for workarounds that’s I would normally get done quickly on an mpc. Sold
Roland sp404a - loved the sound, loved the effects, but connectivity, lack of pressure sensitive pads and workflow I fell out of love. But not a bad box - sold
1010 music black box - it’s a great little box, when the mpc gets here it will have to go. I have a few frustrations with workflow and OS. But the build quality was sublime and I was able to put tracks together quicky. Maybe a keeper but maybe sell to find the rest for the mpc one.
And then there’s the Roland mc-101…
This little box has been the biggest injection of life into my music production in the last 8 years. It’s form factor, build quality, immediacy of workflow, it’s sound. I Mean everything about this was amazing. I truly loved it. And with the imminent release of rolands new firmware and rumour of an editor down the line I’m left thinking…
I made a huge mistake.
Anybody else ever face this?