Akai MPC One vs Beatmaker 3??? :o

Looks pretty sick!!!

Shame it doesn't have a built in Lithium Battery though. What do you guys think?

Comments

  • Not for me.

    I would take my iPad, BM3, my plugin collection, and a decent midi controller any day of the week over this.

  • Seems like a cut-down MPC Live (no battery, smaller storage, less I/O, etc.) but adds CV/Gate outputs.
    $699 retail? The Akai Force dropped to $999 recently. Heard that MPC & Force operating systems will be merged at some point down the line. Hopefully Akai is able to stick with it for the long haul this time.

  • Yes I am super excited for the new mpc and will definetly get it!

  • They got a lot of things right on this one...including the price. But lack of battery ....means +1 for iPad and as TK said I'd really miss the iOS plug-ins. Also, isn't it limited to 8 stereo tracks?

  • @BitterGums said:
    They got a lot of things right on this one...including the price. But lack of battery ....means +1 for iPad and as TK said I'd really miss the iOS plug-ins. Also, isn't it limited to 8 stereo tracks?

    Not sure I hope you can do multiple tracks. I think lack of a lithium battery is bizarre.

  • It looks like a baby Live to me, which doesn’t make much sense.
    CV/gate is a great addition, though.
    Not sure about the pads sensitivity either.
    All the post 4000 MPs seem to lack in sonic character so BM3+a solid controller+audio interface combo may still be more interesting.

  • Awesome ! I have the mpc live and that is the best electronic device ever made

  • @tk32 said:
    Not for me.

    I would take my iPad, BM3, my plugin collection, and a decent midi controller any day of the week over this.

    You can not compare... bm3 is great to compose but you will never play on stage with it... no external midi clock running seriously, stability etc...

  • I’ll be checking it out once it hits the stores here...
    What’s the current state of BM3? Any feature updates in the pipeline for 2020?
    (My patience is running out with the somewhat random ‘missing samples’ which recover after hard rebooting the device. I’m about to give up on BM3 and move on...).

  • I do exactly the same for the same reasons.

    @samu said:
    I’ll be checking it out once it hits the stores here...
    What’s the current state of BM3? Any feature updates in the pipeline for 2020?
    (My patience is running out with the somewhat random ‘missing samples’ which recover after hard rebooting the device. I’m about to give up on BM3 and move on...).

  • @samu said:
    I’ll be checking it out once it hits the stores here...
    What’s the current state of BM3? Any feature updates in the pipeline for 2020?
    (My patience is running out with the somewhat random ‘missing samples’ which recover after hard rebooting the device. I’m about to give up on BM3 and move on...).

    Same here

  • You guys are all welcome to pick up and/or drop BM3 from your workflows as you see fit.

    But I don't quite understand the point of signposting it publicly on the forum.

    Does BM3 still have a few frustrations?... Yes.

    Is there a clearly better DAW, sampler and midi sequencer in all of iOS?... No way.

  • edited January 28

    Whatever it is that I'm doing without loosing any of my samples from BM3 i will continue to do.

  • edited January 29

    @tk32 said:
    You guys are all welcome to pick up and/or drop BM3 from your workflows as you see fit.

    But I don't quite understand the point of signposting it publicly on the forum.

    And I don’t quite understand the compulsion to suppress such comments. What is this, the “My Little Pony” forum?

    If the developer is even a little bit interested in feeling the pulse of the market, this is valuable feedback. I’d want to know if it were my app. If I couldn’t handle it, then I wouldn’t run a public forum in the first place.

    (BTW, I like BM3 and am not about to abandon it.)

  • edited January 29

    This post is about BM3 vs the MPC one. Can we Keep it on topic? I think that and the fact that every BM3 post here and other forums turns into a BM3 bashing which in my opinion I agree with TK. If you're havung issues with an app why bash it continuously in almost every post? Move on, some have and are Happy about it. Use the tools that works for you instead of complaining. I think that's what caused TK's reaction.

    In my opinion and as an MPC X owner I think different tools allows different workflows. While I love BM3, I'm not ready to give up on the MPC yet. I think the MPC one is a great entry level standalone box with the ability to be used as a controller with software for $699. That's crazy!!!!!

  • @number37 said:
    If the developer is even a little bit interested in feeling the pulse of the market, this is valuable feedback. I’d want to know if it were my app. If I couldn’t handle it, then I wouldn’t run a public forum in the first place.

    (BTW, I like BM3 and am not about to abandon it.)

    Surely mods are allowed to have bad days too (and the occasional cranky, defensive reply) :joy:

  • @tk32 said:

    @number37 said:
    If the developer is even a little bit interested in feeling the pulse of the market, this is valuable feedback. I’d want to know if it were my app. If I couldn’t handle it, then I wouldn’t run a public forum in the first place.

    (BTW, I like BM3 and am not about to abandon it.)

    Surely mods are allowed to have bad days too (and the occasional cranky, defensive reply) :joy:

    No. You're not allowed

  • How long do you think the MPC One's extra buttons will last? The small buttons on the older S-series/MPC lasted ~1 year for me - usually either the little nub inside broke off or the capacitive sensor stopped working. Are these latest boxes (Live/X/Force/One) built better?

  • I won't get an MPC One for two reasons:

    1. I don't have the money lol
    2. No lithium battery
  • edited January 30

    @StudioES said:
    How long do you think the MPC One's extra buttons will last? The small buttons on the older S-series/MPC lasted ~1 year for me - usually either the little nub inside broke off or the capacitive sensor stopped working. Are these latest boxes (Live/X/Force/One) built better?

    And BM3’s buttons still look as new and work as well as the day they were made.

  • @tk32 said:
    Surely mods are allowed to have bad days too (and the occasional cranky, defensive reply) :joy:

    Sorry ... didn’t mean to make you feel bad. ;)

  • @number37 said:

    @StudioES said:
    How long do you think the MPC One's extra buttons will last? The small buttons on the older S-series/MPC lasted ~1 year for me - usually either the little nub inside broke off or the capacitive sensor stopped working. Are these latest boxes (Live/X/Force/One) built better?

    And BM3’s buttons still look as new and work as well as the day they were made.

    Yeah, that's why I'm weary of hardware these days - skipping encoders (Waldorf/Novation/Yamaha/Akai), bad power regulators (Ensoniq/EMU), dimming backlights, LCDs, LEDs (Roland), broken I/O jacks, wiring, potentiometers, buttons, etc.

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