Akai MPX8 SD Sample Player

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Weight 1.0 lbs
Dimensions 11.61 × 4.06 × 1.2 in
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Akai MPX8 Sample Pad Controller

Innovation & Akai Professional seem to go hand in hand, and especially on their current (and simple) Sample Pad Controller called the MPX8. It uses a standard SD (secure digital) card, and users can load virtually any sample onto MPX8 and then assign it to any of the unit’s eight backlit velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads. As an added bonus, MPX8 also comes with a large library of standard samples built in, In other words it comes with sounds that are ready to be used for live performance in front of a crowd, on a radio show, or for in-studio production. Its bright blue backlit display and intuitive interface make for easy operation in any amount of light. A good selection of inputs (1/8-inch headphone output, two balanced 1/4-inch outputs), and five-pin MIDI and USB MIDI inputs and outputs are onboard.

Sample Simplicity

Load virtually any sample via standard SD or SDHC card and assign it to any of the MPX8’s eight backlit velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads.

It’s 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 that’s 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 editor’s drag-and-drop functionality makes loading your samples as easy as possible.

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

It’s 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. It’s that simple.


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)

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