Akai Professional MPX8 SD Sample Pad Controller

Akai Professional MPX8 SD Sample Pad Controller

Akai Professional MPX8 SD Sample Pad Controller

Akai Professional MPX8 SD Sample Pad Controller


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Product Highlights

  • 8 Backlit Velocity Sensitive Pads
  • Onboard SD Card Slot
  • USB and MIDI Connectivity
  • Balanced 1/4" TRS Outputs
  • 1/8" Headphone Monitoring Output
  • Sample Editor Software Included
  • Compatible with Mac and PC
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Akai Professional MPX8 overview

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The MPX8 SD Sample Pad Controller from Akai Professional features eight backlit velocity and pressure sensitive MPC pads. Its onboard SD Card slot allows users to load virtually any sample and easily assign it. MPX8 also comes with a library of built-in samples, great for live performance or studio production. The bright backlit display and intuitive interface enable operation in any amount of light.

The MPX8 features a 5-pin MIDI input and output as well as a USB port. Two balanced 1/4" outputs and an 1/8" headphone output allow connection to a mixer and convenient monitoring. MPX8 comes with a drag-and-drop software sample editor for both Mac and PC. Users can also save sample sets together as kits for easy recall and even tune and add reverb to samples. MPX8 is a convenient way to have one-touch access to a virtually unlimited number of sounds, shots, stabs, and drops.

UPC: 694318014936
In the Box
Akai Professional MPX8 SD Sample Pad Controller
  • MPX Sample Editor Software
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Akai Professional MPX8 specs

    Compatible Media SD cards
    USB Port 1 x USB type B
    MIDI Ports 1 x 5-pin DIN - MIDI In
    1 x 5-pin DIN - MIDI Out
    Audio Outputs 2 x 1/4" TRS balanced
    Headphone Output 1 x 1/8" stereo
    Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.8 x 5.4 x 1.9"

    Akai Professional MPX8 reviews

    MPX8 SD Sample Pad Controller is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good no frills sample player. I bought this sample player to help create some new musical ideas in real time. Its easy to use and has a few useful built in features. You must run the latest firmware patch right out of the box if you want to run stereo samples (v1.0). I really like the twin 1/4 outputs, they could have cheaped out with one single stereo jack but having two physical output jacks makes this unit really flexible when your loading dual-mono .WAV fales (left one sample, right a different sample). This allows you to load twice as many samples at the same time. There is a strict 30 MB memory limit on samples loaded into the unit's memory but you can use SD cards to store your sample banks/kits (up to 32 gb). The kit editor software looks completely thrown together at the last second. if you want to build sample sets or kits you will need to use the software. I could not figure out how to build or save my kits within the hardware itself... maybe I am missing something, but I could not get it to work. I hope the next firmware update will correct this. I can't comment on the MIDI capabilities because I am not familiar enough with MIDI protocols to make an assessment. Its a LOT of bang for the buck. Useful for popping off sound bytes or musical intros during live performances. Well suited for... -Live musical performance -Recording Studio -talk radio or news program -Game show -Theater
    Date published: 2013-08-26
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