Akai MPD16
Akai MPD16

MPD16, PAD Controller from Akai in the MPD series.

FP User 10/31/2008

Akai MPD16 : FP User's user review


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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)