Just blew all my cash on the mpc live. The Serato sample is pointless as is. I wanted those features built intl the sampler a while back so that you could trim a track and put the sample n the sampler pattern after the four drum tracks. I bought the system 8, tb-03 and the tr-09 and was hoping for a boutique sampler. The Mpc's sampler is flawless. I run the midi out of the 808 and set the Mpc midi in for clock. Then I have all 128 sequences ready and on the fly use them with the 808's sequencer too. Trust me this is what the 808 was made for. The tb-03 is also fun to use in the booth.