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We’ll refund you the difference for 45 days, so you’ll never regret buying from zZounds. Find a better price after buying from us? There is no actual sound produced by this unit. I have owned this for a while for trying to do really good acoustic drum emulation for my band but once I saw RJD2 life ripping on his MPC production thingy, I fell back in love with this thing. Besides that, all the features add to its ease of use and the software allows you to easily choose what notes each pad controls as well as pad sensitivities for each pad.

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Akai MPD16 USB Midi Pad Controller With 16 Assignable Pads & 2 Switchable Banks

Its light and only takes ub about a square foot of studio real estate, but you do need it close to you, obviously. But if you are going to take it to a gig and connect to a sampler or synth without a USB port, then you will need the power adapter.

It has cool things like 16 levels, full usg, 2 banks, and a fader. There is a button for “16 levels”. Pad Sensitivity Physical Modification Hack This very simple hack involves little more than disassembling the MPD16 and putting thin layers of tape on the underside of each of the rubber pads so that they contact the pressure sensing sheet properly.

Ratings and Reviews Write a ubs. The days of programming drum sequences via a keyboard are gone forever. As Akai driver support is terrible for legacy products, there is no software support for anything past Windows XP.

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Akai Professional MPD16 USB Midi Pad Control Unit | eBay

No sounds actually come with it Feature: While pad assignment is possible from the MPD16 itself, this is time consuming and difficult without the bundled editor application which, again, cannot be used without proper drivers. The active pad note number is the last pad played just before the Level key was pressed. Very easy to use with the right software Quality: Given the current prices for such devices and how much fun and success I have had with this unit, this is fantastic value. There is no actual sound produced by this unit.

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Akai MPD16 USB Midi Pad Controller With 16 Assignable Pads & 2 Switchable Banks | eBay

Never dealt with their support. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

Just wish it would stay still more. Some people have been able to get it working with windows vista. Let the thumbs do the kiks in the bottom row of pads and let the fingers to the hats and snare in the next row.

We’ll refund you the difference for 45 days, so you’ll never regret buying from zZounds. Buy it, try it, like it, or return it to us for a full refund. They are also velocity sensitive. These are very common and can be picked up anywhwere. Driver Support or lack thereof As Akai driver support is terrible for legacy products, there is no software support for anything past Windows XP.

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Using the MPD16 is simplicity itself.

The following is the beginning of an initialization routine between the MPD16 and its Utility software: This won’t make you incredible at anything, it is just another instrument and some people will excel on this and others won’t. Besides that, all the features add to its ease of use and the software allows you to easily choose what notes each pad controls as well as pad sensitivities for each pad.

Akai Professional MPD16 USB Midi Pad Control Unit

Need it now but short of cash? Trending Price New. It would be nice to know things like how to take care of and clean the pads, whether using drum sticks or mallets will hurt the pads, but that information is not available.

I think I want the padKontrol now. Great price and you get the exact value for what you pay for Manufacturer Support: I have owned this for a while for trying to do really good acoustic drum emulation for my band but once I saw RJD2 life ripping on his MPC production thingy, I fell back in love with this thing.