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    Akai MPC Live II

    Sampling Workstation

    With battery power and built-in speakers, the MPC Live II is ready to rock some blocks.

    Reviews Jun 2020
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    Akai MPC One

    Sampling Workstation

    The MPC One offers the most affordable way into the latest generation of Akai's celebrated sampling workstation.

    Reviews May 2020
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    1010music Blackbox

    Sampling Groovebox

    1010music's Blackbox packs an awful lot of sampling action into a very compact case.

    Reviews Sep 2019
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    Elektron Digitakt

    Digital Drum Computer & Sampler

    Elektron’s new sampling drum machine is much more than just a cut-price Octatrack.

    Reviews Sep 2017
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    Akai MPCX

    Music Production Centre

    Could the MPCX make you rethink your whole approach to studio and live music production?

    Reviews Sep 2017
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    Akai MPC Live

    Music Production Centre

    The return of the stand-alone MPC exceeds expectations.

    Reviews Apr 2017
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    Akai MPC Touch

    Sampling Workstation

    The MPC has always been about its fast, hands-on interface — can a touchscreen make it even better?

    Reviews Sep 2016
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    Akai MPC Renaissance.

    Akai MPC Renaissance

    Sampling Workstation.

    The legendary MPC brand is reborn in a form that aims to marry its famous hands-on ethos with the unlimited possibilities of the software world. Does the combination work?

    Reviews Feb 2013
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    Elektron Octatrack DPS1

    Performance Sampler

    Swedish synthesists Elektron have turned their attention to sampling — and, with characteristic individuality, have created something quite unique.

    Reviews Oct 2011
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    Native Instruments Maschine

    Groove Workstation

    NIs hybrid hardware and software beat machine promises the best of both worlds. Does it deliver?

    Reviews Jun 2009
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    Roland MV8800

    Production Studio

    Have Roland finally outgunned Akai's renowned MPC series in the battle for the hip-hop market?

    Reviews Oct 2007
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    Akai MPC500

    Sampling Workstation

    Akai's famed Music Production Centre goes mini...

    Reviews May 2007
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    Roland MC808

    Sampling Groovebox

    Roland take their MC concept further with new features, flying faders and computer integration. Let's explore...

    Reviews May 2007
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    Akai MPC2500

    Sampling Workstation

    Akai have updated the classic sampling sequencer concept last embodied in the MPC2000XL, but have they managed to preserve the magic formula that made the series a success?

    Reviews Jan 2007
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    FXpansion Guru

    Virtual Drum Sampler [Windows/Mac OS X]

    FXpansion's software drum machine takes the 'pad sampler' concept pioneered by Akai's MPC range to new levels.

    Reviews Sep 2005
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    Roland SP606

    Sampling Workstation

    The latest in Roland's SP series of phrase samplers can also double as a computer and audio interface, and PC users can take advantage of a bundled Cakewalk sequencer/mixer. Is this the best SP yet? We find out...

    Reviews Apr 2005
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    Arturia Storm v3

    Software Music Studio [Mac OS X/PC]

    Storm, the French software studio from virtual-instrument creators Arturia, keeps on improving. We check out version 3.

    Reviews Dec 2004
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    Yamaha Motif ES

    Music Production Synthesizer

    Two and a half years after the launch of Yamaha's impressive Motif workstation synth, the range has been further enhanced and upgraded. How much better can it get? We find out...

    Reviews Jan 2004
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    Akai MPC4000

    Sampling Workstation

    Akai's MPC sampling workstations have been a studio fixture for nearly 15 years, and the MPC4000 is the most powerful one yet. But the world of sampling has changed dramatically since the MPC2000XL was released. Can an MPC still cut it in the 21st century?

    Reviews Sep 2002
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