The MPC1000 sequencer is pretty close to a tracker-style sequencer…someone should build a non-hexadecimal tracker based on it.
One difference is that is does not display any empty lines ( positions with no events ). Its just a list of events.
Below is an image showing filter cutoff movement ( similar to tracker style effects column ) and velocity fade ( similar to tracker style velocity column ) every 8 ticks. There are 96 ‘ticks’ in a beat, so multiples of 3 ticks give you straight rhythms, while multiples of 4 ticks give you triplets.
It is a very nice system. A good way to do a tracker without using hexadecimal for anything.
Plus I think the building of an instrument is pretty similar to renoise multisampled instruments on mpc1000.
MPC1000 has the ‘16 levels’ pitchshift ( Maybe that feature is why MPC1000 was so expensive ).
Someone should rip the akai mpc1000 software code and get it running on custom firmware PSP or PS-vita. Looks pretty O.K for controlling with D-Pad and buttons…
It doesnt have the capabilities of the renoise phrase editor for complex tuplets though…Maybe renoise ( with its phrase editor ) is the most capable sequencer of all time ( keeping tuplets in mind ).