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Mobile SD Sample Player

SKU: # 393579   |   Model: # MPX8   |    Product Reviews6 Reviews  Write a Review

Mobile SD Sample Player

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Mobile SD Sample Player
Your Price: $129.00 CDN
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Sample Simplicity
Load virtually any sample via standard SD or SDHC card and assign it to any of the MPX8s eight backlit velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads.

Its that simple.

Use it in the studio. Use it live on stage or on air. MPX8 packs proven Akai Pro technology into a compact, durable design thats built to perform.

Control Software & MIDI Gear
MPX8 also has USB MIDI plus standard MIDI inputs and outputs. Control everything from music software on your laptop to outboard MIDI gear. The included USB cable and 1/8"-to-MIDI adapter make it easy to connect.

Edit with Ease
With the included sample kit editor, you can easily arrange, tune, and add reverb to your samples on your Mac or PC before loading them onto MPX8. The editors drag-and-drop functionality saves you time, instantly converting your samples to compatible .WAV files

Get in the Loops
MPX8 also comes with a free Loop Library download from Akai Pro, plus a large library of standard samples built in, which can be used for live performance in front of a crowd, on a radio show, or for in-studio production.

Lose the Luggage
Its compact, easy to load, and ready to go. MPX8 packs the sounds you need under great-feeling pads inside a solid Akai Pro design. You get quick and convenient one-touch access to a virtually unlimited number of sounds, shots, stabs, and drops. Its that simple.

Key Features:
- Add sound samples from a standard SD or SDHC 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
- Editor instantly converts samples to compatible .WAV files
- 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)

Includes:
- MPX8 Controller
- MPX8 Sample Kit Editor (Download)
- Loop Library (Download)
- (3.5mm) 1/8"-to-MIDI Adapter
- USB Cable
- Power Adapter
- User Manual
- Safety & Warranty Manual

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Didn't do anything I expected it to. 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Winnipeg (Pembina), Manitoba
Incredibly slow sample load times. You have to load the SD card separately, as in... take it out of the unit, put it into a reader, edit it with the editor, and load the SD card back in. The unit itself connects with USB anyways so why all the hassle? Also there is no fixed velocity on the pads. This makes no sense since you can adjust the volume in software. All they had to do was have pads lock at max volume. You will want this for loops and backing tracks. It'seems just a real failure of a unit. Maybe it could have been good like 20 years ago? Better off just running an app on your phone.
Posted by Mike on Nov 18, 2016
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From a serious performer 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Vancouver, British Columbia
Hello! This is a neat piece for someone who wants to play around at home and make samples. It's low cost, and it works as it claims. The editor you can download literally doesn't work like it claims, and the interface of the MPX8 is painful to use, but works. I will never be able to use this live, because it loads your kits at an UNBELIEVABLY slow pace, unless you use 1-2 second samples. I loaded a kit with approximately 32 seconds of samples over 7 pads, which was about 22 megs. Every single time I want to change to that kit, it loads from the SD card into the RAM, and it takes 1:30, literally. In general that's not much time, ok, sure. If you are on a stage and you need 1:30 of dead time, without needing this sampler to do anything between EVERY song in your set, you better have a very laid back audience and some amazing stories to tell during the wait. Other than the load time, it's cool. It's a dirt cheap sampler that works. Be advised you cannot make the pads fixed velocity. This was also a deal breaker for me. In general, for it's price, I guess it's a good deal. Hope this helps you
Posted by DreadSheep on May 27, 2016
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Cheap sample player 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Richmond, British Columbia
I use this on my drum kit, to fire samples, controlling it with an old Octapad. Works well, but samples take a long time to load. Easy to edit. Jog wheel feels flimsy, but what do you want for $99?!?!?
Posted by Andrew Bak on Jan 8, 2015
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Akai MPX8 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Vancouver, British Columbia
Good price, nice lights, and good design. The on-board reverb sounds pleasant. The touch response is not terribly dynamic. The trick with the samples is to load lo-fi 8 bit quality- the sample pad reads low bit rate samples quickly and without problems.
Posted by Andrew Beddoes on Nov 12, 2014
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DOES WHAT IT SAYS (.....mostly) 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Waterloo, Ontario
Load samples to pads Play samples from pads / trigger via midi ...done. I trigger mine with a KORG ESX-1SD and and old YAMAHA RX-8 and even some circuit-bent keyboards/toys that just send a 5v click a hacked cable, thats a lot like the ones that ship with it, (witch i lost almost imediately. Pinout is simple if you ever need to make a replacement) it does miss some on/off msgs. .......but its WAAAY under 5% Yeah, its HELLA limited, but its not like it said it could perform miracles on the box / website etc. It does what it says it does. My only problems are : you can only tune samples from -4 to +4. It seems lime a simple fw update could allow a much wider and more refined peramiter. And why WHY wouldn't they have made the thing portable? (I' ve got things twice the size and voltage that offer battery power.) Although, thier MPX-16, they say is shipping soon, looks to be everything you (&I) wish this one was....
Posted by anonymous on Jul 9, 2014
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MIDI triggering doesn't work! 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Toronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
Great looking and feeling product; plays great via the sample pads. Unfortunately these units have a massive fatal flaw with their MIDI implementation, in that they skip about 5% of note on / off messages. This means MIDI triggering does not reliably work, rendering this unit ostensibly useless. I have to bring mine back. Both of them.
Posted by anonymous on May 29, 2014
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