Akai MPD16
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Akai MPD16

MPD16, PAD Controller from Akai in the MPD series.

01/20/2004

Akai MPD16 : Anonymous 's user review

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- How long have you use it?
more than 6 months

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
not

- How do you report qualitprix?
means (300) has a 200 would be a steal

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
I think that yes

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USB connection (noon possible, There's even a MIDI IN can be reu via USB port = no need to pm)
simple and efficient drivers

There's 16 pads is simple you type in and send it a MIDI note
The VLOC is gre (16 levels I think) but I find too low (that is adjustable, I put a 30 in Cubase / Nuendo) so that you must Tapper as a nag and was afraid of the boibote pter

buttons:

BANK: Change MIDI notes sent by the pads (2 mm BANKS available in time, but possibility to save and then reload them in two clicks with the software)
16 LEVELS: Each pad REPRESENTATIVES level VLOC diffrent, top right and then down 127 Veloci
FULL LEVEL: VLOC put the background for all pads
ACTIVE: active fader!
FADER will have one of the buttons below to send MIDI (me've never used)

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significant problems:
-VLOC too low by default
-Sensitive pads are only about 50% of their area in the center =
if you type on one side a = not work often results in rats (notes not playing what)
we must take control! I hold together well and I my index and my middle finger together on each hand and the fingers I type peninsula 'vertically (with major)
-Sometimes it stops working (or is it cubase windows or akai? Who knows ...) a reboot will be enough to restore life

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I use these pads to acoustic drum parts (battery + drumkit from hell or otherwise) is frankly very practical to do things quickly but it's not prcis and trs editing VLOC is inviting except for one beat "any substance" (quantification will also help apprciable: no need to start taking a adcall if one can snare the recording!)

the lack of pedals is felt, so I hacked to get a good compromise:
I use pedals for my master MIDI keyboard (yamaha p80) to the bass drum and changed all he need is a hi-hat pedals for but doable with no pads worry too much

I had a lot of problems occupancy proc 'when j'tais Cubase SX1 with battery and large samples of batteries but since I'm running Nuendo 2 I have this problem

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for this is the résumé of a trs good product, 2 / 3 clicks you have a battery on its virtual PC and with good samples and pedals it There's a way to take walk for hours!
it's very practical to record a live beat us and we may come to forget when you're in the heat of the would-be 2 hours to program (I dtest a)
quantification and editing of VLOC will not take too many head to have taken perfect!