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 Post subject: MV8000 for an MPC1000...
PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:50 pm 
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someone offers here in france his mv8000 (40 g + VGA) to change with an mpc1000 black (wich i got)...he says there is a button wich doesn't function well, but nothing bad...
what do you think guys?
how is big this MACHINE!??! (this is the only real trouble with the MVs i got)

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its big, i just got one on Wednesday and thats the first thing i thought, "Dam, its big". Especially compared to a mpc 1000. Imagine 4 of those positioned to make a square, thats like the size of a MV. And its height is like 2 1k's stacked on top of each other. I think thats the best i can do, dont have a ruler nearby.

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Its like 19" x 18" inches and about 5 or 6 inches thick.

I actually created a little table from a footstool just for the MV. I like to play samplers low to the floor kinda like Linus from the Peanut Gang.

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thats a good idea! and the comparison makes it even cooler, Linus is the man!

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4 mpc1000!?! damn it's really a big one!
however, i finished solding my mpc1000 last week, so no echange it's possible now.

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That's too bad man, because it would have been a sick exchange. The MV8000 is awesome and can do a lot more than the MPC1k.

If it's cash you want though, selling the MPC1k was probably the best option. Selling an MV8000 is a bit more difficult, especially with MV8800s going for cheap now too.

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That's too bad man, because it would have been a sick exchange. The MV8000 is awesome and can do a lot more than the MPC1k.

If it's cash you want though, selling the MPC1k was probably the best option. Selling an MV8000 is a bit more difficult, especially with MV8800s going for cheap now too.

thanx man
i sold the mpc1000 and i bought an excellent mc-909 wich is, in my opinion, between an mc-505 and an mv8000, a machine able to doing things without a pc or a synth. the sequencer is very cool (sp505+mpc1000 or mv8000 -alone-); the synth is ok (is a groovebox), but it lets you layer 4 tones (also 4 samples!! -they are consider as patches-) to create crazy synths tones of your own; timestretching is ok; pitch is nice; auto sync is cool (think about sp505 pitch scale but in a better defined way-ok this is not VP9000 but it's "correct"); it has also sensitive pads, 2fx simultaneoulsy (sp606), usb connection for storage, spdif i/o etc
if i remember well you had an mc-808 (or 909)? what do you think about it?

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I keep hearing that the MC 909 is so under-rated. I wish they were still cool machines so i could maybe bump into one at a local music store and check it out for myself.

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I remember wanting a MC-909 but the price at the time was too much (like $1,499.00 USD). Its got that dope pitch slider, its like sampling into a turntable because thats what it was based on...crate diggin' music. RZA used it on the production of Built 4 Cuban Linx.

I still fucking want one!!!

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springwater wrote:
I keep hearing that the MC 909 is so under-rated. I wish they were still cool machines so i could maybe bump into one at a local music store and check it out for myself.


maybe the only "trouble" is that is has 128mb (smartmedia) as maximum; i bought 256mb dimm to expand internal memory (16mb), it costed just 5€...

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I remember wanting a MC-909 but the price at the time was too much (like $1,499.00 USD). Its got that dope pitch slider, its like sampling into a turntable because thats what it was based on...crate diggin' music. RZA used it on the production of Built 4 Cuban Linx.

I still fucking want one!!!


wow RZA uses also mv8000, isn't it? anyway i payed mine in good condition 400€, but i was lucky because normally here it goes away for 500/600€...
...and yes that slider is very cool! it reminds me my old remix16...

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That's too bad man, because it would have been a sick exchange. The MV8000 is awesome and can do a lot more than the MPC1k.

If it's cash you want though, selling the MPC1k was probably the best option. Selling an MV8000 is a bit more difficult, especially with MV8800s going for cheap now too.

thanx man
i sold the mpc1000 and i bought an excellent mc-909 wich is, in my opinion, between an mc-505 and an mv8000, a machine able to doing things without a pc or a synth. the sequencer is very cool (sp505+mpc1000 or mv8000 -alone-); the synth is ok (is a groovebox), but it lets you layer 4 tones (also 4 samples!! -they are consider as patches-) to create crazy synths tones of your own; timestretching is ok; pitch is nice; auto sync is cool (think about sp505 pitch scale but in a better defined way-ok this is not VP9000 but it's "correct"); it has also sensitive pads, 2fx simultaneoulsy (sp606), usb connection for storage, spdif i/o etc
if i remember well you had an mc-808 (or 909)? what do you think about it?


Yeah, I had the MC-808. It was nice, but I couldn't quite get used to it's work-flow. To much key combinations to remember to do simple stuff. And that while I had mastered the MC-505 shortly before and knew that machine inside-out. Yet.. a lot of stuff had to be relearned and I had kind of given up before truly diving into that machine.

The MC-909 is certainly a lot better when it comes to work-flow and control from what I hear and see from other people. It has more dedicated keys and works a bit more like the MC-505.

It's a bit sad though, because everything else on the MC-808 is probably an improvement (except for the features it lacks in comparison to the old 909 of course).

When it comes to the MC-808 and making music, I'm much more happy with the MV-8800 now.

I have been looking at the MC-909 in the past, but I felt it was way too expensive back then. People asked a grand or more for it.

The groovebox part always made jamming quite easy though. Those machines are loads of fun to mess around with.

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PHeMoX wrote:
The groovebox part always made jamming quite easy though. Those machines are loads of fun to mess around with.

plus, for me, coming from the iper cheap rolad D2 (without pad, key,nothing! just a big -kaoss pad style-pad), you can imagine the difference.
i think mc909 and mc808 are basically the same machine, just another "roland repackeging": the main differencse reside on the interface (very similar to mc505 for the mc909-and this is a BIG plus-, more similar to mc303 for the mc808) and maybe the storage (here the 909 is a little weak)...

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Yeah, I know what you mean. If I ever get a chance I'll probably get me a MC-909. They are hard to find these days though.

I liked the MC-808 too, but I think I got put off by the somewhat steeper learning curve. I've seen plenty of people master it and use it to it's full potential. I'm pretty sure I haven't dug deep enough into that machine.

You're right, when it comes to storage and being more up to today's standards, the MC-808 is probably a better choice. (Also comes with a pretty nice groovebox application for PC by the way.)

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You're right, when it comes to storage and being more up to today's standards, the MC-808 is probably a better choice. (Also comes with a pretty nice groovebox application for PC by the way.)


yes, if you take it as is, the mc909 got just 16mb of internal memory, so i bought the -now- very cheap 256mb dimm (5€!!), and this is very cool for this machine.

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I had an MC909 for 3-4 months ,it was really nice machine many features ,BIG display ,great easy sequencer,awesome pitch-shift,chopping, plus digital IO for my sp606(which I also sold it!) but I never liked the sound...too clean and glossy for me!
One day I might try an MV8000 ,but it's too expensive for me since I only make some loops ,jamn and shutdown!


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