in my opinion, an MPC is really only good for laying drums. & you can do more with samples than with software & keyboards. if you have money to spend on the MPC2500 go for it . but me personally even if I had a lot of money I would just get the MPC Trigger Finger!!! its an MPC controller thats only $200 & they have another one thats only $99. I would rather use a controller than spend THOUSANDS on something that does the same thing but has a
hard-drive. invest in you art!!!