Sunday, February 24, 2008

Akai MPD16 Review

Akai MPD16 Pros:
  • Midi out
  • USB powered
  • Optional 9V DC power adapter
  • PS/2 mouse/keyboard adapter usable as well w/midi cable as USB work around to BSOD
  • Nicer feeling pads than on the Pad Kontrol, Trigger Finger, or Axiom
  • 16 pads and extra bank option to expand to 32 pads
  • Velocity sensitive pads with 16 levels of velocity
  • Fader
  • Price
  • Build quality
  • Size advantage over other pad options
Akai MPD16 Cons:
  • BSOD if using the USB on certain computers appears to be a USB2.0 related
  • Good pads, but still not quite MPC quality better than the competitions though
  • MPD24,MPD32, and MPK49 in some ways are better options
Bang for buck rating: A

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Buxton, Maine, United States
Home studio producer/musician and computer and music tech product reviewer as well as avid gamer. I was born, raised, and am living in Maine. Music equipment includes a digital audio workstation, a keyboard controller, a midi pad, mics, guitars, harmonicas, and various software to accompany it.
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