Akai MPD16
Akai MPD16

MPD16, PAD Controller from Akai in the MPD series.

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FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Akai MPD16
16 pads are assignable easily. You can switch through 2 different banks to program 32 sounds quickly. Pad sensitivity is easily adjusted with slider. No power button (powered via usb or optional dc adapter). Has midi out, but I don't really know what you would hook it up for other than a computer.

Price paid: US$111

Very easy to program and build your own drum kits, then assign them to the MPC-like pads. Akai stuff works with most computer programs.

USB jack is poorly designed and will loosen. Should still work ok though.

If you can't afford an MPC, but love banging on pads to make drums on a computer, get it. Akai is releasing the MPD24, which has a lot more features which will be more expensive. The mpd16 should be able to be bought for around $100 nowdays, vs. $150.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: showtunesmusic ( 5-, 2006)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Akai MPD16
I personally like the features here. I wish there was a roll function but other than that I dont have a complaint about this piece feature wise.

Price paid


Its very easy to use. Just plug in any usb 2.0 cable to ur computer then plug it into the mpd16. Your computer will then prompt you to install the software. 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. My only issue with it has been that sometimes the usb connection will go offline when you send too much information through the controller.

Its held up pretty well over the year I had it except for the usb connection.

I love my mpd16. I wish I could figure out whats going on with the usb connection but this is a great piece of gear.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Xabiton ( 3-, 2006)

Drlee's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Akai MPD16
XP USB connection compatible with all the sequencer ... MPD 16 thus appears as an additional MIDI input which keeps the master keyboard and have the two operating simultaneously.
The app (XP/98/Os9.1) to configure the example of sensibilitee original pad that will not be short-lived as it should ... dessu tapper or the number of each note pad .. . or the controller assigned to the fader ...
The only downside to my taste is the abscence of octave button .. it can be found here in the form of bank A and B 2 so 2x 16 pads a share of all octave (Leger when control synthesizers).
The fader seems pretty solid, simple configuration via the controller pad by entering the number, the more Pan Flight controller ... etc ... normalizer
The exposure model 1800F .2000 f in moyenne.un bit too expensive
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