I just bought the one and only now 25 year old AKAI MPC 3000. I found a good one from a collector and it even had a case with it... It is very clean compared to what I have seen being sold out there. I am going to bust out the floppy disc my 2005 Mac Pro Duel Core cheese grater desktop computer when finished store it on a Lacie external hard drive 500 GB ha ha . It will be a bit more work but analog sound is it.
When I get the machine down I will have the forum compare my beats without the MPC 3000 vs. now using the MPC 3000.