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The fader was nice to control the volume in my DAW. Customer Service customerservice americanmusical. I thought it would be a little flimsy piece of hardware. The classic 16 levels and Full Level switch made it easy for me to make my drums fade in and out with master precision instead of having to guess while I adjust the volume of the drum. In Full-Level mode, the MPD16 produces data with velocity value of , regardless of the velocity of the pad tapped and in Level mode it allows you to generate the note velocity in 16 steps with 16 pads. The days of programing drum sequences via a keyboard are gone forever.

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User reviews rated 5/5 : Akai MPD16 – Audiofanzine

It’s build like a toy. In we moved to a full product offering and page catalog, which over the years has grown to pages. I can program my drums just how I want to! Akai is legendary when it comes to pad control devices, and I had seen a video where a guy chopped an looped a sample in his DAW with the MPD. So yes At the time I do not regret my choice now better focus on xx other models unless you want a pad that Cookies help us improve performance, enhance user experience and deliver our services.


The pros were the price, the construction, the pads, the compatibility, the company, the customer service, and the piece of equipment in general. The problem is known but support akai is sedated One of the really cool features that MPD16 users will certainly enjoy is the polyphonic aftertouch, which was especially effective when controlling some particularly evil mod16 patches ow within X-treme FX.

The early days were a time where catalogs didn’t have much of a presence in the industry, but what began as a college dorm room operation grew rapidly. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. I know alot of people praise this piece for being an Akai product, but truth be told After that you can open the midi utlity software and assign each pad to a note and the pad will then control that note in the same way a key would on a midi keyboard.

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I wish I could figure out whats going on with the usb connection but this is a great piece of gear. The functionality of the MPD16 is designed with simplicity in mind. The days of programming drum sequences via a keyboard are gone forever.

Sorry to make you guys upset by leaving out the cons. However, the features listed are actually what you get The housing is flimsy and i had it less than six months and the USB npd16 intermitintly stopped working due to design flaw. First off, I have to say, that I bought this product on a whim.


Our members also liked: This item is no longer available. Using this device made it easy to manipulate and choose exactly what chops I wanted to use. What started as a simple string and pedal sales catalog has grown exponentially over the past thirty years.

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Then, I opened up the FPC plugin and in no time, I had a great drum kit with perfectly configured pads to pound on! When I brought it home, I was surprised when I pulled it out of the box.

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The pads were soft and thin, sensitive, too. Originally posted on FutureProducers. Pad sensitivity is adjustable via the included utility software that is included on a CD. Subscribe to our free newsletter Subscribe. I sold mine right before Akai started reproducing the MPD16 again about Features The MPD 16 has surprise 16 mpr16. Write a user review. It was built well, and could easily withstand the trials of a traveling performer or producer.