Chopping samples

You can easily create 'gated' or 'choppy' (sounds with intermittent sections of silence) samples in the MPC's sample editor.  First, Zone the sample into something like 16 zones like you are going to Slice it.  For each even numbered zones (2, 4, 6, etc) hit EDIT and select SILENCE ZONE.  When you are done with the sample you will have a perfectly chopped sample!