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Glad that I bought this and didn't pay attention to some of the reviews on here. I don't know maybe I didn't get a bad one. Super simple to use, does what it says, extremely straightforward to adjust pad parameters, easy to record with the usual AKAI threshold type settings. easy to adjust start and end points for looping. Sound is nice. Bought this to use for sample loop playing and finger drumming when gigging. Doesn't seem to take an excessive time to load kits evn with a few longer samples in their. Took me a little while to realise which SD card to use but bought the same 32GB cards that are recommended items to buy alongside the MPX16 anyway, which are fine. The cards have to be formatted as FAT32 so your limited to 32GB cards anyway
I've had two of these from Amazon now, both with faults. Samples don't play from the beginning, SD card read errors, choke control doesn't work on longer samples, midi receive channel is preset and not changeable (CH 1) unit completely locks up (time to time) requiring a power off / on. Akai support for both MPX samplers is practically non existent, they just don't respond ! Another Akai product I shall be returning :(
If they updated the firmware, just once in a blue moon to sort out the issues it has then I would say superb. But, the company don't seem to care about fixing the bugs it has. Or even making an effort to improve the firmware.