tried to search for existing posts regarding the topic but couldn’t find any – feel free to delete this if i’m just bad at searching.
so i have several Elektron boxes and am very familiar with how sequencing works in the Elektron world. i’ve eyed some MPCs from time to time but have never really dug into how MPC sequencing works, and what the strengths and weaknesses are compared to Elektron. i’m specifically interested in the latest MPC operating system that’s found on the MPC Live, MPC One etc, but also the latest JJOS with, say, the MPC 1000.
some things that i’m especially interested in:
how does parameter modulation work: can all parameters be modulated, is there a limit on the amount, are modulations tied to steps? is there something like scale? or trig repeat? can each track have a custom length? is there something like conditional steps? does midi sequencing have similar restrictions as with Elektron (only 4-note polyphony, no note-specific timing in chords)?
for people who’ve used both, which do you feel is more powerful? any differences you can think of are appreciated!