Akai Professional MPD18 Compact Pad Controller
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- MIDI controller for production and performance
- MPC pads: bank of 16, velocity and pressure sensitive
- Three pad banks for a total of 48 sounds accessible from pads
- Q-Link assignable fader control
- MPC Note Repeat
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The MPD18 is the easiest way to add genuine MPC pads to your setup. This MIDI-over-USB pad controller for DJs, programmers, producers, and other musicians is built around the pads and controls from Akai Professional's industry-standard MPC series. The MPD18 is an expressive and intuitive instrument for the studio and stage. The MPD18 is built around the pads of the industry-standard MPC and contains some of the same technology that gives tracks made with the MPC an unmistakably human feel. The MPD18 is an expressive and intuitive controller for the studio and stage, and its compact footprint is easy to fit into any setup. When combined with virtually any MIDI software, the MPD18 delivers everything needed to create tracks that feel great.
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Disappointed. Going to save up and go for a Maschine next as I've heard the touch sensitivity is much more responsive and agile.
Also upset to because I used to have an MPD16 and then the company stopped supporting it with windows vista/7 so I had to spend the money on this. Between those two products I could have had a higher quality pad from another manufacturer.
How come a company that makes such great touch-response as the MPC can't seem to do it with their USB MPD line? Even if it had anywhere near the velocity sensitivity and range I'd easily pay %50 more. Either that or it's a quality control issue. Still, Akai has lost my voting dollars in the future unless they shift course in their production standards.
A 4x4 pad controller is great to have for so many different purposes. On top of that, there are 3 different pad banks included, so you can have a wide variety of samples and clips loaded. There are many other great small features on this pad, look into it!
Amazon had this on sale one day which made it all even better.