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SushiConQueso 30th March 2006 05:12 AM

New Akai MPD24
 
Took em a minute but they FINALLY updated the MPD.

http://akaipro.com/prodMPD24.php

Is anyone at Messe? Does Akai have this out on display? If so I'd love to hear some feedback! Thanks in advance peoples.

-kc

Lando Calrissian 30th March 2006 08:24 AM

WOW! That thing looks nice. I had the first one but sold it when I got my MPC1000. Then I sold my 1000 and am strictly laptop. I don't think it will improve the quality of my music though so I probably won't grab this one.

Still, with NI Battery and a nice sequencer, it kills any MP as far as workflow.

How much is it?

KevWest 1st April 2006 02:24 PM

its not out yet but it will be $200

TonyBelmont 1st April 2006 09:14 PM

I'm getting one.

Lando Calrissian 1st April 2006 09:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xabiton
its not out yet but it will be $200

word? damn, maybe i will get one...

MIDIchlorian 3rd April 2006 12:20 AM

Still no drum roll button hidz

SushiConQueso 3rd April 2006 12:49 AM

yea....
 
drum roll button was a total miss. it's weird cuz Korg has it in their unit, but hey what can you do. although when u think about it, note repeat is not quite as useful with a quick and easy TC feature no?

I <3 The Beatle 3rd April 2006 12:22 PM

Looks waaay nicer than the other one, but I already have the padKONTROL which is real nice..

KevWest 3rd April 2006 12:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Marrvel
word? damn, maybe i will get one...

i wouldnt mess with it Id get the Korg joint w/ the drum roll

paul_who 3rd April 2006 02:12 PM

yeah it looks like korg got em on this one

Paul David 4th April 2006 05:27 AM

I just checked the video out. The XY control looks pretty sick. + some cool lite versions of DKFHS and others make this little joint a winner.

http://www.korg.com/gear/info.asp?a_prod_no=KPC1

I wish it didn't look so cheesy though. The MPD wins on looks, not that that kinda thing matters to me khrthjdrt

nickp 4th April 2006 05:49 AM

Just buy both, homie.

No, two of each, so you can like a digital Dre.

leeja32207 5th April 2006 03:57 AM

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Originally Posted by illbeats
Still no drum roll button hidz

You don't need a dedicated drum roll button. With Alberton Live 5, or GURU you can assign any one of your pads to do drum rolls...all kinds of stuff.

For now I use M-Audio Trigger finger, but I will be getting this MPD24 if it’s worth the money.thumbsup

Methlab 5th April 2006 04:06 AM

That korg looks hot..I still just use my old MPD..love that thing.

when it comes to rolls, cant you just program them with MIDI? I play my parts by hand (never with quantize on) and then edit to make it roll if needed.

tone4407 5th April 2006 06:22 AM

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.

TonyBelmont 5th April 2006 07:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tone4407
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.

For starters... Transport Control!!!kfhkh

tone4407 6th April 2006 12:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TonyBelmont
For starters... Transport Control!!!kfhkh

Could that control the Pro Tools transport?

TonyBelmont 6th April 2006 12:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tone4407
Could that control the Pro Tools transport?

It should be able to control the transport for all the DAW's like PT, Logic, Cubase, etc.

tone4407 6th April 2006 01:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TonyBelmont
It should be able to control the transport for all the DAW's like PT, Logic, Cubase, etc.

Well that makes it alot more attractive...Thanks Tony

Tone

Angus_FX 6th April 2006 10:32 AM

Quote:

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.
The display on the MPD24 is really nice (it's actually a blue self-lit type, not the old-school green-screen on those render mockups), it's much easier to program the thing from the front panel than a Trigger Finger or MPD-16 (I'm not really familiar with the Korg unit). Build quality also seems a bit better than the TF. MPD-24 also has a transport, and bank-switching on the pads (each memory setting has 4 banks of 16).

KevWest 6th April 2006 01:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TonyBelmont
For starters... Transport Control!!!kfhkh

****a transport control i can do that on my computer keyboard that aint nothin special sure it looks nice but u can assign it anywhere and u still have to assign it in ur software the same way

dtheone 7th April 2006 12:40 PM

I don't like the mirrored layout; I like my mpc pads on the right and controls to the left (like the mpc 2000/2000xl which was a great design layout but poor sound quality IMO)

There should also be a drumroll or template to program a button or pad to do an note repeat, the note repeat button has been a standard mpc feature for years.

Nonetheless; i'm a fan of akai beatboxes and gadgets; as soon as i get a buyer for my trigger finger (150.00) i'm getting the mpd 24. I don't want anything Digidesign (hardware or software) in my rig. Acid 6.0 arrives today so that'll leave me with Acid and Nuendo as my main DAW's.

For the time being, if anyone knows how I can do a note repeat on the trigger finger and reason 3.0 Please hit me up; I would be greatful.

Peace

Dave

KevWest 7th April 2006 12:44 PM

theres a note repeater refill at combinatorhq

dtheone 7th April 2006 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by xabiton
theres a note repeater refill at combinatorhq

Good Look!

I'm not up on that forum; got a link to the thread?

Peace

Dave
http://www.myspace.com/davetheonemendez

KevWest 7th April 2006 12:54 PM

i dont someone sent it to me and thats where he says he found it

dtheone 7th April 2006 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xabiton
i dont someone sent it to me and thats where he says he found it

Can you send it to me @ [email protected]

Peace
Dave

TonyBelmont 7th April 2006 07:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dtheone
I don't like the mirrored layout; I like my mpc pads on the right and controls to the left (like the mpc 2000/2000xl which was a great design layout but poor sound quality IMO)

I think the opposite, as this is how my 3000 is setup.

dtheone 8th April 2006 12:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TonyBelmont
I think the opposite, as this is how my 3000 is setup.

I was a big fan of the Mpc 3000 sound engine but hated the layout. I like my action buttons to the left; It's kind of why i went with the trigger finger.

I think digidesign and m-audio are wack; no love for them at all so the trigger finger goes and I want the mpd 24 to replace it.

defjamm 1st July 2006 07:18 PM

is it out yet? somebody who tried it? i don't need something with much controls, just good quality pads which will last for a long time.

tekn0 1st July 2006 07:25 PM

I really hope they fixed the drivers this time, i had to sell my mpd16 because windows xp would randomly crash when ever i had the mpd16 plugged into usb. This happened to others also with the mpd16.