It’s pretty much useless until you connect it USB because the features are so limited when it comes to actually using it with just a midi cable. I started hitting the pads on the MPD and realized exactly what my studio had been missing. Did you find this review helpful? While it did take me a little while to get everything set up to my liking, I had absolutely no crashes while using the MPD16 or the included utility software. The problem is known but support akai is sedated
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I have purchase oz euros its release, I was served but since the upgrade of the computer and sound card installed and it no longer serves me uniquemeent for my hardware midi. Subscribe to our free newsletter Subscribe.
The installation of the thing was a piece of cake. With its compact form factor, great feeling pads and affordable price, the MPD16 is a excellent addition to your sequencing rig. I wasn’t really planning on anything when I walked into Sam Ash, but after playing on the MPCs for a little, I decided that using keys wasn’t the best way for me to chop samples or play drums in my DAW.
Akai stuff works with most computer programs.
It was built well, and could easily withstand the trials of a traveling performer or producer. This, coupled with its easy USB connect-ability, made me whip out the debit card for this baby. I started hitting the pads on the MPD and realized exactly what my studio had been missing. Click here to add a discussion for this item. First off, I have to say, that I bought this product on a whim.
Akai is legendary when it comes to pad control devices, and Ks had seen a video where a guy chopped an looped a sample in his DAW with the MPD. While it did take me a little while to get everything set up to my liking, I had absolutely no crashes while using the MPD16 or the included utility software. Originally posted on FutureProducers.
The fader was nice to control the volume in my DAW. The housing is flimsy and i had it less than six months and the USB jack intermitintly stopped working due to design flaw.
Piece of garbage, do not spend your money on this product. I can program my drums just how I want to!
I used it for quite a while and was very pleased with it before I upgraded to an MPD It only has one bank, one slider, no note repeat button, and some horrible pads. Beginning of a solution: I hesitate to take the Akai MPD24 of bang for my live the fader and knobs should be useful.
I wish there was a roll function but other than that I dont have a complaint about this piece feature wise. I dropped the CD into my drive, and it read and installed in a matter of a minute or two.
Did you find this review helpful? The features are pretty bunk. Then, I opened up the C plugin and in no time, I had a great drum kit with perfectly configured pads to pound on!
Your computer will then prompt you to install the software.
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