Sorry, this product is no longer available on zZounds. Even though I have been drumming on my keyboard for longer than I want to say, I am able to make better patterns and faster patterns after only playing with the MPD16 for 30 minutes. If the newest v2. If you call our customer service department for assistance, this number makes it easier for us to answer any questions you have about products, services or purchases. For those of you wondering, yes you can connect to USB just to supply the unit with power, not install the driver, and use MIDI for triggering notes. We recommend this alternative:. I wouldn’t give up this thing for the world.

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Review of the Akai MPD16 by Tweakheadz Lab

The USB connection is great here–just one cable and its all ready to go. Why fight traffic and pushy salesmen when we’ll bring your gear straight to your home, free of charge?

Akal is sturdy as heck.

It has cool things like 16 levels, full level, 2 banks, and a fader. Driver Support or lack thereof As Akai driver support is terrible for legacy products, there is no software support for anything past Windows XP.

The MPD18 is skai around the pads of the industry-standard MPC and contains some of the same technology that gives tracks made with the MPC an unmistakably human feel. A guarantee so solid, you never have to worry about price when shopping at zZounds We’ll beat any price Simply click the Seen it for less? Its light and only takes up about a square foot of studio real estate, but you do need it close to you, obviously.


Just wish it would stay still more.

Aoai Our Customers Are Saying About zZounds “I’ve ordered quite a few things from zZounds, they’re always spot on, I get most of my items the next day, and they’re always very easy to work with. I barely ever use 16 levels or full level, which basically simplify the velocity of the midi signals it produces. While a Windows XP virtual machine hosted through Linux is probably what most self-respecting technophiles would use to gather this information, SnoopyPro on a native Windows XP install works very well.

There is a dedicated usv for “full level”.

Akai Professional MPD16 USB Midi Pad Control Unit | eBay

Finally, you can save these templates to a directory on your computer and load them as you need them. And everything I’ve ordered akaii been flawless. I can’t recommend them enough. You’ll still get the trustworthy service you’ve come to expect from zZounds, without paying more for your gear!

Our gear experts can help! This takes the last pad you hit and assigns it to all 16 pads with each having a different velocity level from soft to hard. No sounds actually come with it Feature: Pad sensitivity can never be set, reset, or otherwise ksb or adjusted without using the configuration software via USB connector.


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I think this could last forever. People who bought this item also bought. I think I want the padKontrol now. This item doesn’t belong on this page. Its cool because you don’t have to use up a MIDI port on your existing interface. The akai controller will not link to it’s drivers, therefore it won’t work, that makes it no good to me, for the first time I lost some money on that transaction through eBay.

Akai MPD16 USB MIDI Pad Control Surface

The midi signal is a midi signal so I don’t think there is much to be desired their. There is nothing that is complicated about this hardware. Visit product page to order. I have owned this for a while for trying to do really good acoustic drum emulation for my band but once I saw RJD2 life ripping on his MPC production thingy, I fell back in love with this thing.

People who bought this also bought. Uwb includes heavy and oversized items. The days of programming drum sequences via a keyboard are gone forever.

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