I have had an MPC 1000 and 2000Xl and MV-8000 and 8800. I am buying an MPC 4000 in 2 weeks. Do I need to say more? Oh, I have also owned Native Instruments Maschine. I will tell you that the MV has a great UI (user interface) meaning it's, IMO easier to get started and get things done quickly and if you aren't in to "advanced sampling" then I would recommend the MV. The MV also gives you alot of features in comparison. Though I will say, hopefully without sparking the endless debate, out of the box the mpc has it's "swing", the MV just has to be set in the menu to do so but definitely can have the same "swing". I assume that is what you meant by timing? However, again IMO the only mpcs worth buying are the new (black) 1000, 2000xl, and 4000. The 60 and 3000 are great if you have the other gear to compensate for what they lack. And there is always preference. Between the 1000 and the MV I would recommend the MV. The only mpc I would recommend over the mv would be the 4000 and that is if you already have a DAW, which is why I am buying it as a compliment to my DAW and Kontakt 5.