Appreciate the reply's brother, I always wanted an mpc 2000 since I was a kid so ill probably still end up getting one .He still asked about the MPC so I answered. Jeez, relax. We all know software based is better for beginners, but maybe some might want to try older gear, that's all.
found a tutorial that covers the mpc 2000 thats about 2 hours long so it shouldn't be that difficult since I'm really interested in learning about it.
also, I found a 20 part series that covers the basic functions of fl studio and am excited to get started one I finish watching the series. momentarily, I'm just waiting for my mpd 226 to come in, along with messing around in fl studio.