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Machine+ vs. Machine mk3 vs. Akai MPC One

very interesting comparision ... for me biggest surprise is CPU power of Machine+ - it can handle pretty much lot of stuff !!!

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  • Hoping mine arrives in the morning.🙏🏽😬

  • Loopop is great, this video would convince me to buy the MKIII rather than the +, since battery packs are heavier than some quad-core notebooks. And no graphical representation of automation and no deep synth editing on the +. Hopefully full disk-streaming support is added (not just Kontakt libs?), though I wonder how well that'll work from a modern fast SD card, and if the +'s hardware supports those modern fast SD cards.

    <8 instances of Prism before it runs out of steam? And the UI's sluggishness at 20:20 is concerning. Prism's a Reaktor instrument so maybe that's not fair. So say, ~8 different plugins like he demonstrates at 21:02 is more realistic.

    Hopefully the + makes Akai get serious about that Force update.

  • edited September 2020

    instances of Prism before it runs out of steam?

    Prism is very CPU hungey plugin even on desktop... on other side it can handle up to 16 instances of Massive and looks like even more of FM8... that's plethora of power for even complex tracks... and sampler impact on CPU looks very small... for me the CPU power if + is actually very impressive, looks like half of i7 quad core 2.7 ghz in that macbook, which is very good..

    MPC One can handle just 8 instances of simple mediocre sounding (at leadt based on demos) synth, which cannot be compared to neither Massive nor FM8.

    For me M+ is clear winner.

  • @WillieNegus said:
    Hoping mine arrives in the morning.🙏🏽😬

    👏👍 congrats, it looks like powerful instrument, wish lot of inspiration with it ;-)

  • Oh man. Is this going to take me over the edge?

  • I won’t be surprised if NI optimize the software further .
    If M+ was at 1000€ range I’d certainly buy it instead of One
    Well , maybe I would check the Force first , but still the workflow seems smoother .

  • From a pure aesthetics perspective the M+ looks like a slick Porsche while the MPC line look like a rumbling Ford. Sure it has a v8 and can haul on the track, but which one would i want to sit in traffic in and drive along pristine mountain passes?

    I know it’s silly to think about aesthetics, but the M+ gives me the same feels that my Elektron gear does...i just want to play. It never feels like work, whereas the MPC, while i love my One, always feels like work.

    Man...i think my inner dialogue is winning me over here hahah🤪

  • Wow, works plugged into both of my Jeep outlets!🙌🏾. So, technically it should work fine with 12V battery banks but i bet you’ll still need DC output. I don’t think usb power will suffice.

    Man o man. I can take the top off of my Jeep, plug in my Bose PA speakers and plus and do a concert anywhere my Rubi can go which is...everywhere 🤘🏾😝🤘🏾

  • Decided I’m keeping my Mk3 to use together. Will free up tons of cpu load on my laptop when in studio...also, I can just run audio out of plus standalone mode into Mk3/Logic. So many different workflow options open up. I can connect A6 to plus and control up to 16 external synths and route into desktop. Endless.

  • That’s it, I’m not reading thread any more. Man, I didn’t even want this thing or need it! I gotta get outta here.

  • edited September 2020

    @kinkujin said:
    That’s it, I’m not reading thread any more. Man, I didn’t even want this thing or need it! I gotta get outta here.

    You want and neeeeed this thing.😂

    *edit: Truthfully ain’t _needed_ if you have Mk3. It really isn’t. However, if you won’t miss the extra scratch it’s a must.

  • edited September 2020

    @echoopera said:
    From a pure aesthetics perspective the M+ looks like a slick Porsche while the MPC line look like a rumbling Ford. Sure it has a v8 and can haul on the track, but which one would i want to sit in traffic in and drive along pristine mountain passes?

    I know it’s silly to think about aesthetics, but the M+ gives me the same feels that my Elektron gear does...i just want to play. It never feels like work, whereas the MPC, while i love my One, always feels like work.

    Man...i think my inner dialogue is winning me over here hahah🤪

    Seriously, considerimg what gear you have now, me being you the choice where to spend 1.4k€ would be Analog 4 mk2 :-)

  • wow... this looks like great production environment, I'm surprised how capable it is.

  • @WillieNegus said:
    Wow, works plugged into both of my Jeep outlets!🙌🏾. So, technically it should work fine with 12V battery banks but i bet you’ll still need DC output. I don’t think usb power will suffice.

    Man o man. I can take the top off of my Jeep, plug in my Bose PA speakers and plus and do a concert anywhere my Rubi can go which is...everywhere 🤘🏾😝🤘🏾

    How in the hell did you get it so quick???? I thought it was October 1st. Alright I’m driving south right now.

  • edited September 2020

    @hansjbs said:

    @WillieNegus said:
    Wow, works plugged into both of my Jeep outlets!🙌🏾. So, technically it should work fine with 12V battery banks but i bet you’ll still need DC output. I don’t think usb power will suffice.

    Man o man. I can take the top off of my Jeep, plug in my Bose PA speakers and plus and do a concert anywhere my Rubi can go which is...everywhere 🤘🏾😝🤘🏾

    How in the hell did you get it so quick???? I thought it was October 1st. Alright I’m driving south right now.

    Lmao. Didn’t get mine yet. Still freeloading.lol. I know 2 people who preordered that did get theirs tho.

    Hoping for tomm.

    *edit: you’re welcome to come down and do the same if you’re still on the fence. If you try it you’re gonna buy it tho... I think you know that already judging by your collection 😂

  • From what I understand if I get Machine Plus and want to edit an FM8 patch, I have to buy FM8 and edit it on a computer - so I still need to use a computer anyway.

    Feel free to correct me there.

  • @GovernorSilver said:
    From what I understand if I get Machine Plus and want to edit an FM8 patch, I have to buy FM8 and edit it on a computer - so I still need to use a computer anyway.

    Feel free to correct me there.

    You can edit all you want. What you can’t do, yet, is save it as a new patch from the hardware. The settings and adjustments save with the project so it is a non issue that I’m sure will be addressed at some point.

  • @WillieNegus said:

    @GovernorSilver said:
    From what I understand if I get Machine Plus and want to edit an FM8 patch, I have to buy FM8 and edit it on a computer - so I still need to use a computer anyway.

    Feel free to correct me there.

    You can edit all you want. What you can’t do, yet, is save it as a new patch from the hardware. The settings and adjustments save with the project so it is a non issue that I’m sure will be addressed at some point.

    I see. I wasn't sure because he showed parameter editing for Massive but not for FM8.

  • edited September 2020

    @GovernorSilver said:

    @WillieNegus said:

    @GovernorSilver said:
    From what I understand if I get Machine Plus and want to edit an FM8 patch, I have to buy FM8 and edit it on a computer - so I still need to use a computer anyway.

    Feel free to correct me there.

    You can edit all you want. What you can’t do, yet, is save it as a new patch from the hardware. The settings and adjustments save with the project so it is a non issue that I’m sure will be addressed at some point.

    I see. I wasn't sure because he showed parameter editing for Massive but not for FM8.

    Yeah I had the same concern and frankly, you should be able to save patches but I’m sure it’ll be added.

    *edit: I haven’t seen the final version either so who knows, they may have _patched_ it

  • @WillieNegus said:

    @hansjbs said:

    @WillieNegus said:
    Wow, works plugged into both of my Jeep outlets!🙌🏾. So, technically it should work fine with 12V battery banks but i bet you’ll still need DC output. I don’t think usb power will suffice.

    Man o man. I can take the top off of my Jeep, plug in my Bose PA speakers and plus and do a concert anywhere my Rubi can go which is...everywhere 🤘🏾😝🤘🏾

    How in the hell did you get it so quick???? I thought it was October 1st. Alright I’m driving south right now.

    Lmao. Didn’t get mine yet. Still freeloading.lol. I know 2 people who preordered that did get theirs tho.

    Hoping for tomm.

    *edit: you’re welcome to come down and do the same if you’re still on the fence. If you try it you’re gonna buy it tho... I think you know that already judging by your collection 😂

    Ohh I’m not on the fence I just have to get rid of some stuff or downgrade. I’m not sure which to do yet. I need a newer iPad, finish building my computer (open labs Dbeat—-going AMD). Get me a nice desk and most importantly buy a HOUSE!!! So you see, I gotta wait a while 😂😂😂😂

  • I hemmed and hawwed over this but ended up with an Op-1... mostly for size reasons...If NI comes with a M+ mikro I’ll be duly salivating

  • @hansjbs said:

    @WillieNegus said:

    @hansjbs said:

    @WillieNegus said:
    Wow, works plugged into both of my Jeep outlets!🙌🏾. So, technically it should work fine with 12V battery banks but i bet you’ll still need DC output. I don’t think usb power will suffice.

    Man o man. I can take the top off of my Jeep, plug in my Bose PA speakers and plus and do a concert anywhere my Rubi can go which is...everywhere 🤘🏾😝🤘🏾

    How in the hell did you get it so quick???? I thought it was October 1st. Alright I’m driving south right now.

    Lmao. Didn’t get mine yet. Still freeloading.lol. I know 2 people who preordered that did get theirs tho.

    Hoping for tomm.

    *edit: you’re welcome to come down and do the same if you’re still on the fence. If you try it you’re gonna buy it tho... I think you know that already judging by your collection 😂

    Ohh I’m not on the fence I just have to get rid of some stuff or downgrade. I’m not sure which to do yet. I need a newer iPad, finish building my computer (open labs Dbeat—-going AMD). Get me a nice desk and most importantly buy a HOUSE!!! So you see, I gotta wait a while 😂😂😂😂

    Ha. Lot on your plate. Good luck with the house hunting 🙏🏽.

    I recently got a new iPad. The only thing stopping it from being my ultimate standalone and saving me this $1399 is pads and knobs. Truly wish I could find the perfect controller for BM3/Zenbeats. Keep coming back to MPD218 or Quneo but compared to M+ workflow they leave too much to be desired yet.

  • Welp just picked mine up in store at local Guitar Center. Check their website for your local store. They had 4 in stock. There goes the weekend.

  • @echoopera said:
    Welp just picked mine up in store at local Guitar Center. Check their website for your local store. They had 4 in stock. There goes the weekend.

    Enjoy! Loving mines so far.

  • edited October 2020

    ..

  • I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+😩😩😩

  • @WillieNegus said:

    @echoopera said:
    Welp just picked mine up in store at local Guitar Center. Check their website for your local store. They had 4 in stock. There goes the weekend.

    Enjoy! Loving mines so far.

    Install library now and will have a play tonight. Can’t wait.

  • edited October 2020

    @hansjbs said:
    I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+😩😩😩

    Haha. You don’t. Seriously. But, you’ll love it whenever you decide you do. It’s not without flaws, I’ve had one freeze and a few random reboots in the last 72 hours. Support is on it and also very transparent about upcoming fixes and updates.

    NI is definitely cooking tho 🔥

  • @echoopera said:

    @WillieNegus said:

    @echoopera said:
    Welp just picked mine up in store at local Guitar Center. Check their website for your local store. They had 4 in stock. There goes the weekend.

    Enjoy! Loving mines so far.

    Install library now and will have a play tonight. Can’t wait.

    I’m a MPC One owner also...eagerly awaiting your review!

  • @WillieNegus said:

    @hansjbs said:
    I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+, I don’t need the maschine+😩😩😩

    Haha. You don’t. Seriously. But, you’ll love it whenever you decide you do. It’s not without flaws, I’ve had one freeze and a few random reboots in the last 72 hours. Support is on it and also very transparent about upcoming fixes and updates.

    NI is definitely cooking tho 🔥

    Good to know

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