You have to unplug the USB cable any time you don’t want the very bright screen illuminating your room. The controller you’ve been waiting for. The only real negative I’ve found so far is the lack of a power button. MPC Swing is sometimes referred to as “the heart and soul of hip hop” because it turns perfectly aligned sequences into human-feeling time alignments. Akai Professional MPD32 overview. The pads and switches can be used to send program change messages, while the knobs and faders can be assigned to control aftertouch. This this is amazing.

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A fully reprogrammable controller, the MPD32 is a malleable and multi-functional tool that mpdd32 perfectly within any production or performance environment. Our Verdict A flexible controller for studio and performance use – computer users who want MPC-style functionality should snap it up. If you don’t need kpd32 keyboard most of them stink anywayI would def. Wide range of parameter assignments. Control pad was received quick and intact. Image 2 of 2 The faders are short, but just about long enough.

The only real negative I’ve found so far is the lack of a power button. MPD32 – Media Images.

There is a gap between the rubber pads and the underlying sensors, however, so you really have to mash the pads to get them to trigger. Two assignable footswitch inputs and an expression pedal input.


It comes with some sounds in Ableton already that I have used without the need for buying any more just yet. Image 1 of 2 A well-spaced layout means that the MPD32 is great performance tool. We worried that it might be difficult to get all the pads, knobs and faders doing what we wanted, but it turns out to be easy. As well as the 16 MPC-style pads, eight rotary knobs and eight faders with eight lit toggle switches beneath there are three more input possibilities: Rated 5 out of 5 by spycraft from Great unit!!!!

Acoustic drum sample player Vyzex software editor and librarian software included. I have assigned them to EQ, effects, etc. You akqi to unplug the USB cable any time you don’t want the very bright screen illuminating your room. So far so good.

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Just as it is on the unit, storing, loading and naming presets is simple and quick in the software. Pads are easy to use and the thing is basically plug and play. The MPD32 has 30 preset slots available in its memory, with each preset containing a total snapshot of the controller assignments and ranges.

Pads are awesome, and you can finally control parameters with your own hands.

This multi-use controller is just what I was looking for and aoai have many hours of exploration into various sound world creations. Top View Show More Less. The repeating can be assigned to either momentary or toggling behaviours, and Gate and Swing parameters are on the next edit page to make the most of those repeats. I would definitely recommend this to beginning producers who crave the Akai technology but don’t have loads of money to spend on the more expensive mpc’s.


Three selectable control banks extend the number of available faders, buttons and knobs to 24 each.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by Jason L. BH has one of the best prices around. The pads work pretty mpd23 but they could be better. Very sturdy, easy navigation, point and click assignments.

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Comes with legacy MPC-style drum pads for vintage feel, along with rotaries for whatever parameter you desire. In fact, our only real mod32 is that no PSU is supplied.

Please refer to the following guide found in the document section: The controls all feel solid enough to endure a fair battering and the layout is quick to navigate, though aoai plastic chassis is a little uninspiring. The MPD32 also gives you a dedicated set of transport controls for instant access to the most commonly used DAW or sequencing-software controls.