No problem! If you do take the plunge, I think you'll be very happy - the current generation MPC's are the most powerful standalone production machines on the market (save for Maschine+, if you're into that sort of workflow). That said, the new Arranger Mode that's on the Akai Force is rumored to be making an appearance on the MPC's this year (hopefully), so that'll take the MPC's to the next level even more.Crumbfort wrote: ↑26 Jan 2021@EnochLight
Thanks for the detailed response! This in particular really stood out to me:
"With the MPC One you’ll have to physically remove any attached SD card or USB drive and manually connect it to a port on your computer. THEY ARE NOT ACCESSIBLE WHILE IN CONTROLLER MODE. On the Live 2, they are. "
That's a big one. It would drive me a bit crazy to have to remove the SD card/usb drive every time I wanted to transfer something over to the computer. That plus the extra outs probably pushes the Live 2 over the top for me. We'll see if I end up getting one (or if the gas passes ), but if I do I think it'll be the Live 2.
Just pick one up from a reputable retailer that has a generous return policy so you can give one a try and send it back if you don't like it. You'll know within a few days if it's for you.
Full disclosure: as of today, Akai still doesn't have Controller Mode working on M1 Macs, so if you've got a newer Mac, you'll be in for a wait if your goal is to use Controller Mode at all. You can, however, transfer files over USB on the Live 2 and X, as attached storage is recognized as removable storage at least.