Any music gear discussions that don't fit into one of the other forums.
Check out the MPC-1000 with JJ OS, the pad upgrade standard on later models. Amazing machine I use it for sequencing and sampling since about 2005, cheap enough used and spare parts are available. 2500 if you want bigger and more outs. Has a lot you won’t use, but the stuff you don’t use doesnt get in the way. OS workflow is amazing.
not to derail the thread (i can start a separate one if its a hassle) but besides the octatrack what samplers are there that do direct disk streaming , looping and can either hold >100 samples or load samples without glitching/stopping. the blackbox was so nearly there but only holds 16 samples at a time and doesnt support uninterrupted loading afaik.