Akai Pro MPX8 and Editor FAQ

akai mpx8 main3The Akai MPX8 is a mobile SD sample player that allows a user to 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.  This article answers the most frequently asked questions about the Akai MPX8 and it's associated Editor.

 

 

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Akai Pro MPX16 - Frequently Asked Questions

akai mpx16 main3The Akai Professional MPX16 is an advanced sample player with sixteen backlit velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads.  A compact sampling powerhouse, this article walks through a number of frequently asked questions about the Akai Professional MPX16.

 

 

 

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Akai Pro Rhythm Wolf - Frequently Asked Questions

akai rhythm wolf main3The Akai Professional Rhythm Wolf combines a drum machine, bass synthesizer, and step sequencer into one rugged device with a fierce, 100% analog signal path.  This article walks through some Frequently Asked Questions about the Akai Professional Rhythm Wolf.

 

 

 

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Akai Pro Timbre Wolf - Frequently Asked Questions

TimbreWolffixedAkai Professional's Timbre Wolf is a powerful and versatile four-voice polyphonic synthesizer. With the power to configure voicing as four mono voices, four-voice unison, or as a four-voice polysynth, you'll have the flexibility to build rich synth parts the way you want. With lots of sonic control and a 32-step sequencer for each voice, electronic musicians and synth heads are excited about the creative paths the flexible Timbre Wolf lets you wander. Whether you're looking for a new member of your synth pack or searching for your sonic alpha dog, the Timbre Wolf from Akai Professional is a great choice

 

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Akai Pro MPX8 - Creating a Custom Kit

akai mpx8 main3The MPX8 comes with free Editor software that allows custom drum and sample programs to be created. Samples can be easily loaded from an SD card and arranged onto the pads. The following article covers how to create a custom program.

 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPX8 - Using an External MIDI Controller

akai mpx8 main3The Akai MPX8 is a mobile SD sample player that allows a user to 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.  This article walks through triggering samples on the MPX8 with an external MIDI controller. 

 

 

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Akai Pro MPX16 - Mapping to the MPC Software

akai mpx16 main3The Akai Pro MPX16 makes a great stand-alone sample recorder and player.  The MPX16 can also be used to control the legendary MPC software.  There is some basic MIDI mapping that you need to perform in order to properly control your pads. This guide will get your pads to correspond properly to the software.

 

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Akai Pro Tom Cat - Frequently Asked Questions

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The Akai Professional Tom Cat is an exciting true analog drum machine with five built-in percussion voices, including Kick, Snare, and Clap sounds with chromatically tunable Disco Toms. Onboard controls—all continuously variable—enable users to customize the tuning, amplitude envelopes, and volume of each drum voice separately for precise real-time adjustment.

Outfitted with six MPC-style pads and a built-in 32-step sequencer, Tom Cat provides an ultra-responsive interface with a classic drum machine layout. Drum patterns can be fine-tuned using the Swing function, Pattern Select, and Tempo Control knob. A custom signal path, activated by its unique “Maul” circuitry, lets the user ‘dirty up’ their drum beats for just the right effect.

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