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Akai Professional MPD24 USB/MIDI Pad Controller
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Akai Professional's MPD24 is the velocity sensitive pad controller for musicians and DJs working with sampled sounds. The MPD24 features 16 MPC-style...Read More
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Akai Professional's MPD24 is the velocity sensitive pad controller for musicians and DJs working with sampled sounds. The MPD24 features 16 MPC-style velocity and pressure sensitive pads plus transport controls for interfacing with DAW/sequencing applications. With Akai's MPC 16 Levels and Full Level features for ultimate pad control, four selectable pad banks totaling 64 pads, six assignable faders and eight assignable, 360 degree knobs for transmitting MIDI Control Change data, the MPD24 provides unprecedented creative freedom for manipulating sampled material.
- 16 MPC-style velocity and pressure sensitive pads
- 4 selectable pad banks for a total of 64 pads
- 6 assignable faders for transmitting MIDI Control Change data
- 8 assignable 360 degree knobs
- Rewind, ff, stop, play and record buttons that transmit MMC (MIDI Machine Control) messages to DAW/Sequencing applications
- Backlit, easy to read LCD display
- MIDI and/or USB operation
- USB powered (or powered via optional AC adaptor)
- Included Editor Librarian software (Mac and PC)
- Akai Sample library of classic drum machines (software included)
- MPC 16 Levels and Full Level feature support
- Beat Creation
- MIDI sequencing
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It took a LOT of time to find the right pad controller for me. It was mostly between the Pad Kontrol and the Trigger Finger, until I saw this. I don't usually write reviews, but I had to for thisControls-The Pad Kontrol has 2 knobs, this has 8. The Trigger Finger has 4 sliders (that are a little tricky to use) and 8 knobs, this has 6 really nice sliders, and 8 super smooth knobs. All the faders and knobs level is displayed on the LCD screen, which has lots of info on it, and is really easy to read (adjustable even).The 4 'banks' are great, it cycles though the octaves on your midi instruments, or samples.the pads-Akai invented the MPC... these pads rule. Adjustable sensitivity is nice, in various 'curves'. They're pretty solid, but don't bother my fingers after lots of use. They're still squishy enough.Ease of use- I plugged it in, and it worked. It was easier to use then I expected it to be. Programing the faders and knobs is also simple (I'm using Logic)I still haven't really explored everything it can do, but it's awesome. It's the best pad system for under $250.
This is an outrageously great controller. Very easy to set up and get started, the pads have great response, plus all the knobs and sliders you'll ever need. I've used mine almost everyday for 6 months how, and it stills works as well as I did when I got it out the box. I don't think I found any complaints about this device. Akai yet again made a gem with this piece of equipment. right here.
I love my MPD24. I bought it with no prior midi experience after considering the MPK49 and MPD32, plugged it into my computer with Reason 4.0, and after 5 minutes of setup the thing worked perfectly. Great, responsive pads (although you have to get used to hitting them pretty hard) give this thing a great feel. Its bigger than it looks online, and it's built like a tank which I love. I use it to make hip-hop and electronica beats, and it will handle anything you throw at it. Basically just a very well built, extremely useful, and easy to use piece of machinery. Get one.