A friend of mine who has real producing skills and gears is trying to dissuade me, his student in some way, to buy the mpc live. For him, mpc is just a sampler, and can't manage to achieve all the features of a complete worksation like logic, pro tools. etc. He thinks I should offer to myself a maximized macpro, pro audio interface, premium plugins and some good controllers instead of this "brand new akaï teenager gadget gear".
In fact, mpc soft (1.9) allow to composing and pre mixing entire songs, with all the plugins you need (with the limitation of only four send effects tracks per project, but 2.0 announce illimitate aux/send tracks).
But if you want to achieve tracks at a semi-pro or professionnal level, you will for sure need to use another "real" daw (even bitwig seems to not satisfy this level of exigence for now)
Mpc is pushing the beatmaking concept so far, near to complete daw solutions, but imo it remains a beatmaking tool in itself.
Is that calming down your gas ?