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Akai Professional MPX16 Sample Recorder and Player with SD Card

$ 2,095.00

Akai Professional MPX16 Sample Recorder and Player with SD Card

$ 2,095.00

MPX16 is an advanced sample player with sixteen premium backlit velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads that capture every subtle nuance of your performance. At home, in the studio, or on stage MPX16 is a compact sampling powerhouse. Combining an ultra-portable footprint with convenient USB power (or via the included PSU), musicians, producers and performers can record and trigger sound samples stored on standard SD or SDHC cards. Insert the SD card, assign its contents to any of the MPX16’s pads, and you’re ready to perform. For unrestricted sampling freedom MPX16 features core recording functionality via ¼-inch stereo inputs or the onboard stereo microphone – take command of your samples and add some dynamic flair to your performance using the onboard processors for tuning, filtering, envelopes and more. 

In and Out

While the hyper-responsive trigger pads and backlit display make tapping into your sample library a simple task, the integrated audio inputs empower you to add to it. Two ¼-inch (6.3mm) jacks let you connect your studio gear or other sound sources to the MPX16 for sample capture. Onboard editing tools provide sample trimming and pad assignment for immediate synergy into a production or performance. Use the headphone jack to monitor your captures, or send the audio to a mixer, monitors, a recording interface, etc using the ¼-inch main outs. A built-in mic provides immediate sample capture for those times when inspiration strikes; a dedicated Record Gain knob ensures you get it right.


MPX16’s flexibility goes beyond pad-triggered audio playback and capture. The full-size rear-panel USB port lets you drag & drop samples from your computer and even use the MPX16 as an SD card reader/writer. The USB connection also provides a pipeline for MIDI data, enabling sample triggering from your DAW or computer-based sequencer. A 5-pin MIDI input means SD samples may be triggered from any MIDI-enabled gear such as keyboards, pad controllers, synths and electronic drums. A 5-pin MIDI output lets the MPX16 function as a dynamic pad controller. Layering wide-ranging sound sources during live and studio performance just got easier.

Edit with Ease

With the included Akai Pro MPX File Conversion Utility software (free download), managing computer-based samples and moving them to the SD card is intuitive. This software converts sound files into .WAV format for seamless playback on the MPX16. Samples may be edited from the MPX16’s onboard sample processor; tuning, pad groups, envelopes, sample trimming, panning, and volume are tweakable right from the MPX16’s top-panel controls.

Ready to go

MPX16’s compact footprint means it is at home on a tabletop, music stand, lap, tray-table or in your backpack en route to the studio. Solid Akai Pro design and industry-leading pads ensure it stands up to the daily use you expect it to see.

SD and SDHC cards sold separately.


  • (16) velocity-sensitive
  • Yes
  • 5.8V DC
  • 860mA battery (included)
  • USB
  • (2) 1/4-inch (6.3mm)
  • (8) banks accessible via Pad Bank buttons
  • (1) 5-pin MIDI
  • (2) 1/4-inch (6.3mm)
  • (1) 1/4-inch headphone
  • (1) 5-pin MIDI