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Akai MPD 16

Wednesday May 27, 2009


“Up for auction is this excellent midi pad controller. I have used it for triggering drum samples in real time – like finger-style drumming… and also as a midi controller for Sonar – or any other program that allows midi triggers – setting the pads for different midi orders like “record”, “play” “pause”, etc.

I bought this one brand new a couple of years ago and have used it nicely. It never left my desk.

These midi devices have some kind of incompatibility with SOME motherboards when connecting via the USB/MIDI cable and my PC would crash after a while. I read a lot of internet reviews about these Akai MPD 16 and even talked to Akai customer support and they told me that is just some incompatibility issue with some PCs. Yes, It happened to me! BUT they told me to use it with a regular midi cable – din type – and the Akai power supply and since then I never had a problem. Even more, now I’m able to go back and forth from USB/MIDI to Power adapter + MIDI dim cable and I’m perfectly fine.

This unit is very well taken care of. I’m a guitar player mostly so I do not bang on this thing like I’m a drummer.” Link


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