Musikmesse 2014: Akai has unveiled the MPX16, a standalone sample/player recorder that features 16 velocity-sensitive pads that enable you to play back samples in real-time.
Samples are stored on an SD card as WAV files, and can also be triggered via MIDI from other devices. You can record using the built-in microphone or via the balanced 1/4-inch inputs, or import sounds from your Mac/PC. Once assigned to pads you can tune samples and apply filters, envelopes and choke grouping, while an LCD display offers visual feedback.
The MPX16 can also be used as a MIDI pad controller, and can be powered by USB or from the mains.
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Looks like a great update from the rather limited predecessor