What's your latest purchase & what are your intentions with it? [pics ftw]


#872

Reading your excitement for it on here (MPC Live thread etc) is one of the reasons I decided to go for it lol. So far so good, I’m still getting used to the UI and I sort of wish it would feature some of the hardware shortcuts the older MPCs feature (eg Shift + Pad for track selection etc) but of course it seems super powerful. And it sounds good!

Any tips & tricks, I’d be a taker :slight_smile:


#873

Behringer Neutron.

that is a precise piece of manufacturing! extremely versatile and a perfect companion for op-z. can‘t get over the smoothness of the pots :upside_down_face:


#874

#875

No, but it does seem like an amazing combo. Might pick one up later if I like the norns.

There are layers of functionality in the system as I understand. Basically you have access to some things while running engines, like recording for example, and a native engine called softcut which lets you do stuff on top of the supercollider scripts.


#876

Boss!!! Thanks!


#877

Had to leave my old double bass behind in Wales when we moved to Norway. Finally bought myself a new one. Just need to find a band to play it in now.

Any bass players out there that have never tried an upright - I highly recommend it. Such a wonderful feeling instrument to play (once you get over the feeling that you’re hugging a wardrobe).


#878

Just bought my first mpc… actually kinda loving it already having just had a five minute play. Suspect if I get into I’ll end up getting a 1000 instead, but 500s are just so cheap at the moment for what they are it seemed stupid not to check out the whole MPC vibe and see if I get on with it.

feel a bit more comfortable taking a nine year old battered mpc to the beach than my 'takt…
I can see why everyone replaces the pads already tho…


#879

The “Halo” algorithm on the Polara is the best shimmer reverb that I’ve ever heard.


#880

Is it now…

I was looking into what reverb was used on Rachels Song and it seems it was a Lexicon. Will check this out.


#881

Mr. Black Eterna. Always Mr. Black Eterna.


#882

But that’s mono only right? Great for guitar I’m sure but for, say, synth pads I’d definitely go Polara.


#883

yeah, that’s the downside. I have a Mercury 7 which has a nice shimmer for Stereo, though it’s not it’s main strength.


#884

Nice examples here-

EDIT: I believe he’s using Halo starting at 3:19 and 10:23. It sounds like an integral part of the sound, not artificially laid on top like the BigSky and most others.


#885

does sound very nice… but then, I suspect you could put on OB-Xa through a cup and string and it’d still sound incredible.


#886

Was looking for a prophet 5, ended up buying a used Prophet 6 desktop. Hoping it will sound a little Patrick cowleyish.


#887

PRAM memory card remake for the Kurzweil K2500. Surgery happening tomorrow.
Intention - giving the largest machine in my studio some more love (and time) in the near future.


#888

I love the 500. I started on a 1000, then upgraded to a 2500, then got the 500 to go with the 2500. If you get a 1000 you should consider keeping the 500 if you really love the MPC workflow. You can use the same memory card for all 3 machines (500 / 1000 / 2500), so if you start on a beat on the 500 when you’re out, when you get back to the studio you can put the memory card in the 1000 & finish the beat. Or vice versa.

It’s also a lot easier to chop samples on the 1000 & 2500 compared to the 500, so I’ll chop my samples on the 2500, then use the same memory card with the 500.


#889

Ordered a Meris Hedra for my guitar pedalboard.


#890

Someone has my old Roland Jupiter 8 (I was the original owner) listed for sale on Reverb right now. I’m tempted to order it (not only because it’s such a great sounding classic, but for sentimental value as well). Apparently John Oates bought it after I sold it (I traded it in at The Chicago Store in Tucson). It’s listed at $20k. Hmmm…


#891

Don’t know how to do links but this album was just done in above setup, though upgraded the h5 to a tascam da3000. Very happy with the setup. Getting shit done.