The pads are decent, but they could be better. It is easy to set up and get started. For this price it’s a great deal. Create sounds, beats, and eventually songs using only this instrament. Makes laying a bass line or toned drum line in the correct key very easy and effortless.

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The only disappointment I discovered is that you have to also purchase software to play, or download a demo for free. The MPD18 is aki expressive and intuitive instrument for the studio and stage. Show More Show Less. Great product to use with all kind of music applications. Akai Professional MPD18 accessories.

Show less Show more. The MPD18 is an expressive and intuitive controller for the studio and stage, and its compact footprint is easy to fit into any setup. You can’t ask for anything better for such a low price Date published: MPD18 – Media Images. Other than that, I strongly recommended the akai mpd The item may be a factory second or a new, unused item with defects or irregularities.

I read a lot of reviews about the sensitivity of the pads. Rated 5 out of 5 by max from akai mpd18 The mpd18 is a great tool for a new or experienced musician.


Akai Professional MPD18 Compact Pad Controller

You get an assignable Q-Link fader for natural, hands-on control of your most-used parameters, and MPC Note Repeat enables you to quickly input patterns such as hi-hat parts or drum rolls.

Rated 5 out of 5 by dj vasquez from Must have Easy setting up, use it everyday Date published: The MPD18 feels solid and is built well. Create sounds, beats, and eventually songs using only this instrament. When it comes to pad-style drum triggering devices, there is no product line more well-known for this than Akai Professional’s MPC series.

Do I need any special software to make this work? Besides that it’s a great product to start off with if you’re a beginner such as myself.

Akai Professional MPD18 – Compact USB Pad Controller MPD18 B&H

I’ve seen aftermarket pads Fatty pads that raise the buttons higher above the case with cork bottoms to get more response out of this simple tool. It is easy to set up and get uzb.

This is definately a good deal for beginnrs. One Styrofoam insert is broken.

Can fit it in my aakai pack with my Ipad and a couple of chords and I can construct a beat anywhere. You aren’t limited to just the 16 pads on the face of the MPD Very portable and light weight. I have had nothing but great results with mine, and it has the original pads. Akai Professional MPD18 overview. The pads are decent, but they could be better. Any Condition Any Mpd118.


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I use it both live and in the studio. You can access three different banks of sounds from the Uzb pads for a total of 48 sounds at your fingertips. I’ve been playing around with this for about a week now and really only have one complaint, thats that the buttons are too shallow within the casing and it could be more responsive.

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