For the MPC Live users here:
I’m thinking of getting one, as a one stop unit for making complete tracks. Here’s what I want it to do really well, for me to consider it:
Record longer takes from my synths, and by longer I mean minutes and minutes. The eight audio track limit is no problem, as long as those eight tracks can be of substantial length.
Be able to sequence these synth sections by midi, to get them right. Then record that midi sequence as audio. Case in point - playing my Yamaha Reface for say, three minutes, into the MPC Live midi sequencer? Then, hone and adjust that sequence to get it just right, and then record that section from the Reface audio outputs into the Live.
Create drum beats like it was a Tempest. Meaning - jam, record, rehears, record again, sequencer running all the time (so much fun on the Tempest).
I got no MPC experience, unless some of its workflow DNA is in the Tempest sequencer. I love the recording workflow of the Tempest.
What’s the flow like, once you get into it? I had a Deluge. Even when I knew how to work it, it was still awkward. I have a Tempest. Nothing awkward about it at all. Fingers just fly. So that’s where I’m at.
Thanks for sharing any and all advise you have on this.