At the 2013 NAMM Show, Akai Professional introduced the MPX8 SD sample launcher with MPC pads. Using a standard SD card, users can load virtually samples onto MPX8 and then assign them to any of the unit’s eight backlit velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads.
In this video review of the Akai MPX8, Nick Batt of sonicstate takes a look the new sample playback instrument.
- Add sound samples via standard SD card (sold separately)
- 8 velocity-sensitive and pressure-sensitive pads
- Drag-and-drop sample editor for Mac and PC included
- Built-in library of popular sounds, samples, and bumps
- Tune, add reverb, save sample sets for easy recall
- USB MIDI plus standard MIDI inputs and outputs
- 1/8″ headphone output and balanced 1/4″ outputs
The Akai MPX8 has a street price of about $99.
If you’ve used the Akai MPX8, let us know what you think of it!