The config is simple but too detailed with respect to the pads, the English manual manipulation ... The time-consuming compared to a korg esx example.
For the hip hop C is ideal, clean and precise, the actual dynamics and sampling as well, good warm sound.
It's been a month since I used the, I am disappointed by the ridiculous internal memory and constant back and forth between the memory card and mpc beat in order to create correct, I was working on esx level sound quality that is dirty ( a certain charm), but expression level is much more intuitive, in fact I lose too much time on mpc even if the concept is good. I think that it is absolutely necessary to buy the mpc with a barrette extra RAM (for 128mb of internal memory) or you go you take the lead.