Akai MPX8 Portable Sampler and MIDI Player

The MPX8 from Akai Professional combines the technology of the legendary MPC with the latest MIDI technology to create a device that is both a powerful sample player and MIDI controller. The unit can read samples from SD card for stand alone playback or can be connected to any PC or Mac via USB for use as a MIDI Pad Controller.

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Akai MPX8 Portable Sampler and MIDI Player

The Akai Professional MPX8 packs renowned technology into a compact and durable design that’s built to perform. Allowing you to load up virtually any sample via any standard SD or SDHC card. Then, use the editor and assign it to any of the MPX8’s eight backlit velocity and pressure-sensitive drum pads. Giving you the perfect controller to take control of your samples whether it be in the studio, live on stage, or on air.

What’s more, the MPX8 also features USB MIDI and standard MIDI ins and outs, and the cables to go with it. So you can take control of everything from your favourite DAW to your outboard MIDI gear. Also included is the Akai MPX8 sample kit editor, a piece of software that lets you arrange, tune, and add reverb to your samples on your computer. Before then loading them up onto your MPX8. Featuring drag-and-drop functionality, the MPX8 editor saves you time and instantly converts your samples to compatible WAV files.

Finally, the MPX8 comes complete with a free library of loops and samples that make it easier than ever to get started.

Above all, the MPX8 is compact, easy to load, and ready to go. Packing all the sounds you need under 8 solid, mpc-like pads. Giving you quick and convenient one-touch access to unlimited sounds and samples.

  • Add mono or stereo samples via standard SD card (sold separately)
  • 8 velocity-sensitive and pressure-sensitive pads
  • USB MIDI plus standard MIDI inputs and outputs
  • Also controls computer MIDI software and outboard MIDI gear
  • Drag-and-drop sample kit editor for Mac® and PC included
  • Built-in library of popular sounds and samples
  • Includes additional free Akai Pro loop library download
  • Tune, add reverb, and save sample sets for easy recall
  • (2) Balanced 1/4-inch outputs (6.35mm)
  • 1/8-inch headphone output (3.5mm)
  • Audio Outputs: (2) TRS 1/4″ (balanced), (1) 3.5mm headphone
  • MIDI I/O: MIDI over USB, 5-Pin DIN via 3.5mm MIDI in and out (cable included)
  • Pads: 8 velocity sensitive
  • Sounds: 21 internal (virtually unlimited via sd card)
  • Sounds Accessible via Pads: 8
  • Polyphony: 8-voice
  • Panning: 9-position user programmable
  • Other Features: Reverb and sample tune and 3 different trigger types.
  • Power: Input 5VDC 1000mA via USB
  • Weight: 0.45kg
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 29 x 10 x 3.25cm
For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.