Akai Professional MPX8 Portable Sample Drum Pad Controller



  • Load and playback virtually any mono or stereo sample via standard SD or SDHC card
  • Eight backlit velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, ideal for triggering drum sounds, melodies, basslines and more.
  • Control everything from music software on your laptop to outboard MIDI gear using MPX8’s onboard USB MIDI plus standard MIDI inputs and outputs
  • Edit your samples and make them your own using MPX8’s sample kit editor (PC & MAC) featuring tuning and reverb controls; save sample sets for instant easy recall
  • (2) Balanced 1/4-inch outputs (6.35mm) and 1/8-inch headphone output (3.5mm) connects MPX8 to virtually all studio and live equipment
  • Includes a FREE professional Loop Library download from Akai Pro, plus a large library of standard samples built in.

Sample Simplicity

MPX8 is an advanced sample player with eight premium backlit velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads that capture every subtle nuance of your performance. At home, in the studio, or on stage, the MPX8 is a compact sampling powerhouse.

Versatile Integration

With the inclusion of two balanced 1/4″ outputs, MPX8 connects to virtually all studio equipment for recording and monitoring – or for private listening and fine tuning of your samples, connect to the dedicated 1/8-inch headphone output.

Control Software & MIDI Gear

MPX8 also has USB MIDI plus standard MIDI inputs and outputs. Control everything from music software on your laptop to outboard MIDI gear. The included USB cable and 1/8″-to-MIDI adapter makes connectivity an absolute breeze!

Built-in library of popular sounds and samples.

  • MPX8
  • MPX8 Sample Kit Editor (download)
  • Loop Library (download)
  • USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • 1/8″-to-MIDI Adapters (2)
  • User Guide
  • Safety & Warranty Manual


-Add mono or stereo samples via standard SD card (sold separately).

-8 velocity-sensitive and pressure-sensitive pads.

-USB MIDI plus standard MIDI inputs and outputs.

-Also controls computer MIDI software and outboard MIDI gear.

-Tune, add reverb, and save sample sets for easy recall.

-(2) Balanced 1/4-inch outputs (6.35mm).

-1/8-inch headphone output (3.5mm).

  • Drag-and-drop sample kit editor for Mac and PC included
  • Includes additional free Akai Pro loop library download

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