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2.3 update Total Game Changer, Thank you AKAI!

Great Job with the 2.3 features! The VST's sound Wonderful and the ability to use multiple of each on the same project is a total game changer for me. Already posted hardware external synths and drum machines for sale, I will no longer need them and I am going to use the money for a second, yes second MPCX. I am So happy about the capabilities of this unit now!
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    Not only are the VST's AIR created for this absolutely amazing sounding, but I noticed they only use processing power of the MPC while they are in use, being that all you need to do is mute the VST track. This is Massive. I use the MPC for live performances using all one program and loading up the tracks across all banks. I had assumed when I wrote the last post, days after the update, that the VST processor consumption would stack just like every other D.A.W., but they DO NOT. I also assumed right away that you would only get one if each instrument per program. Not the case. I am two banks in to this new set with the VST's and have not seen more than 15% CPU. When I only have a couple tracks unmuted, the processing percentage is 5%. From when I started, back in the day with Rebirth and Reason and an awfully limited blue and white polka dot IMAC, THIS is the kind of Orchestration tool I dreamed about. Will be forcefully recommending this unit to every music maker I know. I sold my CDJ-NXS2 setup a year ago at GC and took a chance on the MPCX, it was the best decision for my musical path I have ever made! I can not speak for everyone else out there, but Akai has given me So much to be Thankful for today.

    Seriously selling everything I can until I get that second X.
    (Player 2 has joined the Game!) Always better with a Friend!
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  • Hey themood13,

    So happy to hear that you're enjoying the update! We would love it if you shared anything you made with your MPC!

    Please let me know if you have any questions :)
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    • Yes! Took a couple weeks to purge some other hardware I wouldn’t need thanks to the awesome 2.3 update. Also super happy with the decision to go with the Live this time around. Will also be taking Nicks advice on a MidiMix to run alongside The live. But this is player two mode right here and probably drums exclusively in one player mode with the X. Could not be more excited for music than I am right now. After starting so many years ago with Rebirth to where the technology is today is just a dream. Thanks again Akai!
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