@Auto-meh-geddon found a pretty good price on a used MPC Live and ordered one a few days back. It was delivered yesterday. Been watching quite a few videos on it, Tube Digger mainly, and reading over on the Elektron forum about it too. Enjoyed reading your posts in that discussion over there quite a bit. In my mind I was like “hey, I know that guy!”
Wife is out of town this weekend so I’m looking forward to getting some time with it. Only just powered it up for a bit but it’s definitely a striking machine visually in my rack. I’m also excited to see how I like sequencing in a different way than I’m used to with the Elektron boxes I’ve had.
I’ve just resigned myself to the fact that I enjoy buying gear and trying new stuff out. I’m okay with one in one out every so often. One day I’ll stick with a setup for a while but I’ve been having fun playing different things and making short jams. Being as the MPC is a much more robust sequencer than the digitakt maybe I’ll stick with it for a while as a center piece and dig in.
With most pieces of gear I’ve used there’s always some limitation I can’t abide. The MPC, on paper at least, seems to leave little room for small complaints of that nature. The most recent round of updates 2.3 / 2.4 really look like they make it a very comprehensive solution.
Hopefully it’ll gel with what I’m trying to do and I can get some good use out of it.