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Akai MPD24 USB MIDI Pad Controller

The Akai MPD24 USB/ MIDI pad controller is a professional-quality velocity-sensitive pad controller modeled after the legendary MPC series. The MPD24 affords music producers and DJ’s an extremely expressive, innovative and intuitive solution to percussion programming and production. Compact size and mobility meets affordability and professionalism in Akai’s MPD24.

It comes with 16 velocity and pressure sensitive pads with 4 selectable pad banks for a total of 64 playable pads and six assignable faders at any time so the machine is more in tune with what you are trying to communicate with your music.

Eight assignable 360-degree knobs transmit MIDI control change data which gives you unprecedented creative freedom for manipulating samples. Also the MPD24 features transport controls that provide an interface with DAW/sequencing applications.

Other features included on the MPD24 are:

• REW, FF, STOP, PLAY and REC buttons transmit MIDI Machine Control messages to DAW/sequencing apps.
• Crystal clear backlit LCD display screen
• MIDI and/or USB operation
• Powered via USB cable or AC adapter
• Editor Librarian software included for Mac OS 10.3 or Windows XT
• MPC 16 Level and Full Level
• Compact dimensions for mobility
• Custom version of FXpansion BFD Lite included
• Simple connectivity (MIDI I/O, USB 2.0)

The MPD24 is a fully programmable, professional controller and multifunctional sampling and sequencing solution that is excellently suited for any performance or recording application. Offering an array of powerful features comingled with an easy to use interface, the MPD24 will be a comfortable addition to any studio or DJ rig.

The velocity sensitive pads will keep you from sounding like a robot, unless of course, that’s what you’re going for, in which case, Mr. Roboto, you are free to say, “domo arigato” to Akai for bringing you the MPD24, right when you needed it.

Akai site: MPD24

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