Akai MPD32
Akai MPD32

MIDI Control Surface of the MPD series

User Reviews: 3.921 Average price: $299

All user reviews for the Akai MPD32

Average Score: 3.9 ( 3.9/5 based on 21 reviews )
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Value For Money: Excellent
Erwan774 08/03/2013

Erwan774's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " Unsurprisingly"

5
Acquired 2 days ago for use on both Live DJ in pure compounds.
External appearance is the AKAI, faders have me okay and the small LCD screen is configured to adjust a very good idea!

The connection is simple plug and play I have not understood why an external power supply?
It integrates all alone on Live.

It was the Midi In and Out the possibility of sending Program Change practice for keyboards MPK Series

Like everyone else I think the pads not very responsive, and I ordered a custom kit.

For configuration, not simple no full manual in French, that's not too shocking is practice makes perfect!

I bought eyes closed Akai did a good job I recommend MPD32 if you have big config!
gigo18 07/01/2013

gigo18's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

J uses in a year I discover (too) slowly how to exploit the capabilities of max akai32 but it's really a great toy!
Besides, I'm always looking for training / trainer because I alone discovers desfois this machine and it is long ...
in short:
easy to use
good reactivity pads
Bonns sensitivity knobs
and ability to tweak sounds to extreme
the dwarf 02/27/2013

the dwarf's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " MPD Power!"

4
Heavy use for 3 years

I tried many other controllers ...

I like the overall strength of Akai products
But not the pads or buttons that sometimes end break or stutter ...

Very good controller when you feel like hitting with fingers
with enough knobs and faders to make presets and play with Ableton Live.
For less than a CPA, there are pads and more.

Yes, I already remake this choice several times during and sold not at all dear ones had a button or pad deficient.
Pak'dj'een 12/18/2012

Pak'dj'een's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " very good product"

1
this is very good product I used fl studio when I was on pc nothing to say
xdex 11/28/2012

xdex's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " Indispanseable"

I use the MPDS since their release - in 2007. I had a MPD34, I sold one a year ago.

In summary - the MPD32 correct and improve all the imperfections of the previous series. One aspect has not been corrected, which is common to all models: the faders are not very reactive, but it quickly takes the hand. No lag with the pads, fortunately :)

I love that it is the control buttons below the faders and two additional faders - eight in all., Which seems somewhat logical when using the machine control surface in Logic or Ableton. In addition, you can use the transport controls in mixed mode - MMC and CTL useful in Logic.

One aspect that I find very useful is the external midi syncro - the only way to use the "Beat Repeat" correctly. Quantize is a bit surreal, but is fine.

There are a lot of evil that has been written about the quality of the pads. MPDS in all they are the same, and it is really important that they stick or install the small contact kit. (Big thick adhesive that sticks between the pads and the contact surface, inside). Without this mod all MPDS are really far from the feel of the MPC 2000.

The only thing that is really painible is the editor Vysex ... an old trick, full of bugs, whose development was stopped for ages ....
John Fuzz 11/28/2012

John Fuzz's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " very useful"

4
I use it in the studio (only since 2009.
This is my first device of this kind.
The small feature is that I control Live via a middleware interface makes it a very complete control.
To program drum parts pads that were pretty difficult to access (because it must still type pretty hard to get a high level of velocity despite the maximum span).

Otherwise everything works well and is fairly robust.

good value for money.

I remake this choice.

A wise

John Fuzz
Dagown 11/14/2012

Dagown's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " Mixed Review"

3
How long have you been using?
I used 6 months.

What is so special that you like most and least?
Most:
- 4 banks of 32 pads.
- 3 banks of controls.
- Ableton Live Lite 8 and some banks comes with drums.

Cons:
- The programming software "Vyzex" is a real shit! (Not tested on Windows 7 under OS.X.).
- Many crashes with Ableton Live 8.

Did you try many other models before buying it?
No, it was the first such model that I bought.

How do you rate the quality / price?
Level hardware value for money seems correct machine is robust with good materials, but level software to use it correctly is a real pain!

With experience, you do again this choice? ...
No, I'll see the side of Native Instruments ...
remyl91 02/26/2012

remyl91's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " Great"

5
<<< FOR USERS OF LOGIC PRO >>>>>

-> Response to tinseauch!

So your advice is completely useless, because I pass by Logic Pro 9 without worry!

You just have to do research before you speak .. ;)

I managed to assign my effects / controls to my faders / knobs carefree

I control the functions << - >> - STOP - PLAY - REC also no problem.


/ /

I highly recommend this MPD32 novices like me who want to start, it's a good investment level quality / price ratio.

And if you ever get stuck on Logic, Ableton is there ;)


After these are choices, it depends on your habits
lisoft 12/04/2011

lisoft's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " Change the pads!"

The feel of the original PDM pads 32 is not prcis not pleasant!
Change from those sold by MPCStuff! The result is stunning.
There is no picture. It's not very complicated. Some screws and some Methodius.
The pads are earlier and more sensitive prcis.
Netwin 06/19/2011

Netwin's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " Top!"

5
How long have you use it?

I use it for 2 days.

Have you tried many other models before buying it?

I worked with a mpc 2000XL I loved, I kept it six months and sold for Ableton Live 8 and a mpd 32 and is really happy! The pads are certainly worse than 2000XL but to use I find them good. And it is used with a really surprising simplicity.

What is so special that you like most and least?

The best: simple, fast, efficient, comes with plenty of presets including Ableton Live is really the top. You connect, you play, no blabla.

The least: perhaps the pads but it does bother me absolutely not.

How would you rate the quality / price? With experience, you do again this choice? ...

The price may be a bit high but they like to akai inflate prices.
With experience, this choice I would do again in a heartbeat.