Akai MPD226 Drum Pad Controller

Akai MPD226 Drum Pad Controller

More than just a MIDI USB pad controller, the MPD226 gives you 16 backlit "Thick Fat" MPC drum pads, plus knobs, faders, and transport buttons for your DAW.

Akai MPD24 USB/MIDI Pad Controller

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Akai MPD24 USB MIDI Pad Controller

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.

Features:
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

REW, FF, STOP PLAY and REC 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
(89 ratings)
Submitted January 5, 2008 by a customer from yahoo.com
"This is a must have for a digital setup!"
Since I have a digital setup I use it like a mpc....I think its the next best thing to a mpc.Not much I dont like about it,,,and with the presets I can use it for a long time.
Sound
i got it with out the cd's so I never had the stock sounds,BUT! with my other samples its good.You can hit the pads hard or soft for how strong you want the sound to come out,or just hit the full level button and all sound will be hard no matter how to touch it.
Features
its got all the sliders,knobs,and stuff but the best thing about it is the presets........its already set up for cubase,battery,live,reason,ect....you can control all the top softwear programs with the turn of a knob.
Ease of Use
its pretty basic just hit the pads(duhh)....but i still dont know how to set up the play,stop,rec,and stuff....but I control that with the softwear anyway.
Quality
its strong...im heavy handed and all the pads still work(knock on wood)!
Value
i got it for cheap ....but if I paid full price,I think I would still get it.
Manufacturer Support
dont know,never called.
The Wow Factor
I got it,so the thrill is gone....but I still use it alot....its perfect for durm patterns and chopping samples.
Musical Background:
hiphop r&b producer
Musical Style:
Rap,R&B,Soul,
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