Akai MPX8 – SD Sample Recorder & Player, MIDI Controller with MPC Pads


MPX8 is a compact sampling powerhouse

Sample Simplicity

  • 8 Pressure Sensitive Pads
  • Full Size SD Card Slots
  • CV Outputs
  • Software included
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Sample simplicity.

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.

It’s that simple.

Use it in the studio. Use it live on stage or on air. MPX8 packs proven Akai Pro technology into a compact, durable design that’s built to perform.

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 make it easy to connect.

Edit with Ease

With the included sample kit editor, you can easily arrange, tune, and add reverb to your samples on your Mac or PC before loading them onto MPX8. The editor’s drag-and-drop functionality makes loading your samples as easy as possible.

Get in the Loops

MPX8 also comes with a free Loop Library download from Akai Pro, plus a large library of standard samples built in, which can be used for live performance in front of a crowd, on a radio show, or for in-studio production.

Lose the Luggage

It’s compact, easy to load, and ready to go. MPX8 packs the sounds you need under great-feeling pads inside a solid Akai Pro design. You get quick and convenient one-touch access to a virtually unlimited number of sounds, shots, stabs, and drops. It’s that simple.

Additional Features

    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
    Drag-and-drop sample kit editor for Mac® and PC included
    Built-in library of popular sounds and samples
    Includes additional free Akai Pro loop library download
    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)

Key Specs
Audio Outputs

    (2) TRS 1/4" (balanced)
    (1) 1/8" (3.5mm) headphone


    MIDI over USB, 5-Pin DIN via 1/8" (3.5mm) MIDI in and out (cable included)


    8 velocity sensitive


    21 internal (virtually unlimited via sd card)
    8 Sounds Accessible via Pads




    9-position user programmable

Other Features

    Reverb and sample tune and 3 different trigger types


    Input 5VDC 1000mA via USB


    1lb ( 0.45kg)


    11.6" x 4" x 1.3"