when will the MPD232 (new line of MPDs) be available for purchase?

I'm super excited about the new line of MPDs. Have been waiting for a revamp of these controllers, for a LONG time.

When can I purchase them. and where?

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  • Hello,

    Thanks for the post!

    Yes, the MPD2 series are so good. You absolutely will not be disappointed!

    Generally, Akai Pro won't announce definitive release dates. You will find out the shipping dates right from whichever music store you'd prefer, or place a pre-order and be the first to get one. :)

    You can find dealers or international distributors from the links below. Hope this helps!

    http://www.akaipro.com/company/intern...

    http://www.akaipro.com/dealers
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  • will the 232 be usb powered or will it require power supply?
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  • Currently I use MASCHINE as a plugin (in Ableton), with a Maschine Mikro MK2.
    I've always loved MPDs, and used to use the MPD26 religiously. Anyhow, I LOVE Maschine's sounds. They are amazing, and helped me create a more quality sounding music. I'm excited about the possibility of going back to the amazing feel and response of the MPD, but I'm wary about software. I'm doubting if I can get the new MPD to work with the Maschine software. So what is the the Akai equivalent for Maschine software? Any opinions, advice, answers? Thanks
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  • Just bought the 226, it's pretty much the old MPD in a new case. Light up technology and thick pads are the only two things of note where the 226 is concerned. MPC Element should have been the next MPD, wish they could stop messing around and realise the potential in bridging that gap.
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    • I've not got it set up properly just yet, just figured that we are going to have to do a bit of editing using the supplied editor. I managed to get the transport some faders and rotors to sync with Reason by editing the preset. The Editor allows you to import and export from and to the hardware which makes life a hell of lot easier. Best thing to is to import a preset make a back before carrying out any experiments. Essentials is about the same, the pads sync just fine but the rest you will have to tinker about with in the editor.
      The thick pads are alright, I guess, you don't have to hit em hard, it will take a bit of getting used to for me coz am used to softer pads on the Element and the old MPDs. I can't edit the tap tempo properties as it is not showing up in the editor nor map it within Reason, at the moment you'll have to adjust the tempo to match your project manually. The Sonnivox big band VST is unusable as there seems to be a problem with the activation process.
      The layout is a little different, am used to having certain controls such as note repeat to the left of the pads, it's gonna be another learning process. Am not sure whether to keep it or not am giving it a week or two.
      You may work differently from me and find it a breeze, If you can, get your local store to set up have a go at it before you buy it.
      Goodluck
    • Thanks for the info. and insight. A handful of years ago, when I was using the MPD26 (original), I was using it to chop samples in (Ableton Live's Drum Rack and Sampler, plugin) as far as drums, sounds, etc. I was using it to trigger pre-loaded sets of sounds that came with Ableton. I sold that old MPD and went to the Maschine Mikro MK2 (using it as a plugin). The feel of the pads, etc. workflow on it, was not as fluid as the MPD, but the sounds offered were killing anything Ableton had. So I'm trying to gauge whether it would be worth it to go back, Especially since I don't know what kind of quality sounds I'd be getting with MPC Elements. Thanks again for the info.
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