The Akai Professional MPX8 SD Sample Pad Controller is a compact and versatile sampler that provides advanced and portable drum sampling capabilities. Featuring 8 velocity-sensitive pads with customizable panning, pitch, and sample assignment, the MPX8 delivers a natural feel and fluid playability for all skill levels. The MPX8 is designed with musicians and DJs in mind, making it the ultimate portable sample pad controller.
Pads and Sound Engine
The MPX8 includes 8 x velocity-sensitive and pressure-sensitive pads for triggering sounds and samples. It has an internal sound engine for sample playback with 21 internal sounds, but it also allows you to add mono or stereo samples via a standard SD card (sold separately). The MPX8 features 8-voice polyphony, and the pads have customizable panning with 9 positions that can be programmed by the user.
Connectivity and Controls
The MPX8 has MIDI and USB connectivity, making it easy to control computer MIDI software and outboard MIDI gear. It also includes standard MIDI inputs and outputs. The MPX8 has a backlit screen and a navigation wheel for simple navigation through the built-in sample library and your own customized samples.
Sample Editor and Loop Library
The MPX8 comes with Sample Kit Editor software, which allows you to arrange, tune, and even add reverb to your samples on your computer before loading them into the MPX8. The sample editor features drag-and-drop usability, making the process of importing samples quick and easy. Additionally, Akai has included a free ‘Loop Library’ download code, providing access to a wide variety of custom sounds and samples.
Output and Power
The MPX8 has 2 x balanced 1/4-inch outputs (6.35mm) and a 1/8-inch headphone output (3.5mm) for easy monitoring. It has a power input of 5V DC / 1000mA (USB), and the unit weighs only 0.45 Kg, making it incredibly portable.
Overall, the Akai Professional MPX8 SD Sample Pad Controller is an ideal choice for musicians, DJs, online streamers, and podcasters who want to trigger sounds and samples with ease. Its compact size, streamlined design, and natural feel and playability make it the ultimate portable sample pad controller.