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Akai Professional MPD18 Reviews

4.5 stars based on 7 customer reviews
  • from July 9, 2015

    Akai MPD18

    Works great, I use it on FL Studio with the FPC plugin. Definitely recommend it to anyone using FL, it speeds up workflow and gives you more room to be creative. I also love the fact that it runs off the battery of the computer so I can save space on my outlet bar.



    LiL Renzo The Producer,
    Loony Bin Beats

  • from Kansas city, MO January 11, 2014Music Background:
    Music Producer, Dj and Songwriter

    I enjoy it

    I enjoy it. I've been producing music for years and this helps me better express myself in the creation process. Works great with cubase 7

  • from Elizabeth City N.C. February 6, 2013Music Background:
    10 years strong international

    My MPD18

    This tool is one lovely toll to have and i love it .It is easy to and the connections are so easy a three year old could hook it up and use it. The mpd 18 is a powerful tool that can be use in any daw. My only complaint was the pads were a little stiff but i fix that spending only three dollars. But the fix is only needed if the use does not have strong hands when playing it . the fix just makes it more sensitive.But overall i would tell any one to get this with out thinking twice.

  • from New Orleans, LA February 16, 2011Music Background:
    Musician (Keys)/Producer

    Akai MPD18

    I got this to control Reason 5's Kong and Battery 3 via Logic Pro....this little thing Rocks!!! You can sit it just about anywhere, it's ultra thin and fits right in my laptop bag......so I'll be tracking everywhere I go!! My wife's gonna hate this piece......LoL!!!

  • from Ocala, Florida June 15, 2010Music Background:
    Electronic Musician

    Akai MPD18

    Rock Solid. I plugged it in and it worked right away.
    Wanna make very expressive beats with midi? This is your answer. Feels exactly like an MPC, and it is so responsive! After owning one previous midi pad controller, I have found the one that works perfect for me. Awesome. Classic Akai feel with the ability to manipulate any software instrument of your choice in just minutes. This product is a winner.

  • from March 22, 2014

    Easy to use

    Works well with Reason 7. Very nice feature is that it is USB bus powered so there are fewer cords.Very responsive. Sturdy.

  • from Pearland, Texas (just south of Houston, Texas) November 5, 2013Music Background:
    Independent Artist

    Akai Professional MPD18

    I just bought it. I have been in the market for this style of controller for a long time.

    I have not had a chance to create a full song yet, but I still stand by my initial rating.

    Good News...
    1) I genuinely like this tool and the way that it feels. I saw enough tutorials on it such that I received it I was already quite familiar with it.
    2) I played around with a couple of drum patterns and some quasi samples in Reason. Easily recognized and plays well.
    3) I did not have the sensitivity issues that many complained about. It was responsive enough for my tastes.

    Bad News...
    1) Right now, none. I do not make very complicated music; so for now this tool more than meets my expectations and needs.

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