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The Akai Professional MPD16 USB/MIDI Pad unit is a dedicated pad controller that can be used with any sampler/sound module or sequencer to record and play drum and percussion patterns with the expression and feel that only pads can offer. Equipped with 16 totally assignable MPC pads switchable across two banks (giving you the use of 32 pads) plus a fader that can be mapped to any MIDI continuous controller, the MPD16 is the definitive laptop rhythm controller. The MPD16 has MIDI out so that it can be used with any sampler or sound module, and also features USB connectivity. Each pad can be set to output MIDI notes of your choosing with a variable velocity range and these can all be set conveniently via your Mac or PC. The MPD16 inherits some of the MPC series’ features such as the full level and 16 level functions available on dedicated switches. The days of programming drums and percussion on a keyboard are over.


Korg padKontrol vs. M Audio Trigger finger

...have to adjust to a 1 finger per pad technique But overall I think it better than the Trigger Finger and MPD16.

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New Akai MPD24

So what makes the MPD24 so much better than the MPD16? Some assignable knobs and faders? I might pick up the MPD16 for $100 less.

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Analog Rytm by Elektron

Seriously??? Mine are crappy unresponsive pads that don't feel nicely when played. (basically what DomiBaby describes) For instance, I have to really hammer them to get reasonable velocity and even then it is very uneven in response. I consider this the only realistic input method on mine... Maybe there are production issues and the quality of pads differs on...

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