Oh actually you don’t have to use an app on the computer to make a kit. You can create the kits directly on the MPC, but i really found the process bring and too long. For exemple, when browsing all the samples loading in your MPC500 memory to attach it to a pad, they are absolutely not sorted by alphabetic order. I couldn’t find why, and what is the sort method on the MPC, and it can make it very long to find the right sample if you have a lot of them in memory. That’s why i found the computer method more quick to start creating the kits, even i finish tweaking them on the MPC only.
The MPC is an old machine now, and it will not be as easy to handle the samples and the kits as it is on the Digitakt.
I don’t EQ the samples in the MPC. Actually, there is no EQ per pad (i think there is an EQ in the global FX - but i don’t use them, as i EQ globally on my mixer board). It’s all part of my kit preparation on the computer, as i try to create my own kits, even if I sometimes blend them in layers with more classical drums sounds.