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The MPX16 is a sample recorder and player from Akai. It records audio samples as WAV files and stores it in a standard SD or SDHC card (sold separately). It’s possible to record sounds directly using the onboard microphone or by connecting an external device to the MPX16 audio inputs.

You can also load WAV audio samples from the SD card and trigger it to any of the 16 velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads.

A USB port connects the MPX16 to your computer and makes it easy to drag and drop samples from/to the SD card. The USB connection will also make available to sync the machine with your preferred DAW.

The product comes with MIDI In and MIDI Out jacks so that it will be possible to external midi devices access the samples stored on the SD card as well as make the MPX16 work as a midi controller.

It is an excellent and affordable sampler for musicians and DJs.


– 16 velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads;

– Amp and Filter attack and decay knobs;

– Filter cutoff and resonance knobs;

– Sample tune, start and end controls;

– 16bit/48kHz sampling resolution;

– MIDI In/Out;

– USB-powered or via included power supply;

– 2 1/4 -inch stereo inputs;

– 2 1/4-inch stereo outputs;

– Onboard stereo microphone.

The retail price is around $199.

Visit Akai website: www.akaipro.com

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