Watch my general overview of the MPD24 from Akai. Update: The video is no longer available, but you can read the highlights (and low-lights) of my thoughts on Akai’s MPD24 below. It’s not a new instrument, but I’ve been using it for years, and I swear by it, so I thought I’d throw a short movie up about it.



  • Built like a tank
  • 16 pads
  • Big faders and knobs
  • Easy to read display
  • Pad banks


  • The transport doesn’t work right with Ableton Live or Pro Tools.

Watch the video to learn more.