AKAI MPD24 Driver
Akai MPD24 USB/MIDI Pad Controller. 16 MPC-style pads. 4 selectable pad banks. 6 assignable faders. 8 assignable degree knobs. The MPD24 is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller for DJs, programmers, producers, and others musicians. Built around the controls from Akai Professional's. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Akai MPD24 Usb/midi Controller Mpd Pad MPC DJ U at the best online prices at eBay!
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AKAI MPD24 Driver
In the bottom right-hand corner of the top panel is a AKAI MPD24 set of transport controls that will simply send out the appropriate MIDI Machine Control commands when pressed, and cannot be reassigned.
Also on the AKAI MPD24 panel are a Kensington-standard lock point and an input for an optional 6V DC power supply. When connected to a computer, the MPD24 draws its power via the USB connection, so you're only likely to need to buy an additional wall-wart if you want to use the unit free-standing. Using The MPD24 Setting up the pads and controls is pretty straightforward, via the backlit LCD, and your edited setups can be stored to 32 internal memory presets.
This is useful if you have AKAI MPD24 of setup work to do; I found it very quick to use. Although the range of sounds available is quite limited, what's there sounds as good as you'd expect, making this a nice freebie. There's not too much to say about the performance of a device such as this, beyond 'I hit it, I twiddled it, it sent out MIDI messages', because what it does it does cleanly, efficiently, and without a great deal of fuss. AKAI MPD24
Build quality AKAI MPD24 good, and although you do notice the plastic casing a bit when hitting the pads, it still feels solid. There is a nice bright LCD display for navigation and displaying various status info, as well as various program and MMC transport controls nearby and at the bottom of the unit.
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The inclusion of bundled software to make use of the purchased hardware AKAI MPD24 an obvious business necessity, but I personally side-stepped it completely and went straight to my copy of Ableton Live. In Use Part of the problem with the unlimited world of AKAI MPD24 and PC based audio production is that there are almost unlimited combinations of hardware and software that you can throw together.
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Therefore, the usability of the MPD really comes down to the software you decide to partner with and your imagination. Akai have included a bunch of AKAI MPD24 for the MPD to use with some popular software, but assuming most people have their own way of working, you will probably need to spend a bit of time making your own. The manual makes it pretty clear what you need to do and I had no problem assigning the correct note numbers to the pads I AKAI MPD24 so that AKAI MPD24 could control the Impulse drum sampler in Ableton Live.
The assignable knobs and faders have a smooth action that makes them fantastic for entering cutoff sweeps or AKAI MPD24 automation. That said, if you want to create a complex patch for yourself, you can do so via the front panel a little cumbersome due to the menu pages, but no more so than on most other hardware units or by using UniQuest, the included editing software.
The AKAI MPD24 is a substantial and satisfyingly solid piece of gear: We strongly recommend that you try out the pads before you buy, but if you take to them, AKAI MPD24 robust and fun nature of the MPD will certainly appeal. The best of MusicRadar in your inbox Don't miss the latest deals, news, reviews, features and tutorials No spam, we promise.
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