As an electronic artist, (and a pretty good one I guess), I can tell you you need none of that except talent (and a laptop) to gain recognition for music you write. Honestly.
Wow! Some Trash80 in the intro. Fantastic music choice, didn't think he was quite so well known.
It is available, as of this morning.
Hey man, thanks for putting this up. Glad you like it, and there's more coming.
DAMN SON. WHERE'D YOU FIND THIS?
It's not a bad choice. I own a Maschine and I would trade it for an MPD in a moment. The proprietary software for Maschine is terrible. MPD offers more hardware control than Maschine (see: faders) Look at what artists like Baths do with the MPD in live performance. It's a much more versatile piece of kit than the Maschine. Everyone reveres the Maschine so much because of its label of Native Instruments I think (and the lights, it's all about the lights). Go for the MPD, you won't regret it.
Excellent. Already have my best recorded time as 57 seconds. Should be an great contest.