NEW AKAI Controller MPK49

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Post by itook4lefts » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:07 pm

Rogue Scrunt wrote:I have an axiom 49, that is pretty weak.
what's wrong with the axiom? lots of people like them. just curious.

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Post by Rogue Scrunt » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:12 pm

the axiom is ok.


One of my sliders broke on the way home from the store.

Just a cheap build quality.


Akai pads are better that m-audio pads. no question.
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Post by M. Bréqs » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:46 pm

Rogue Scrunt wrote:
akai/alesis/numark = middle of the road these days.

not high end like akai pro used to be. :cry:
I agree about Akai is roughly in the same category as Alesis... Some outstanding stuff (MPCs, Andromeda A6), but mostly amateur grade stuff.

Numark on the other hand... I don't thnk that Numark even holds a candle to the other two. Numark makes shit, sub-par even compared to M-Audio. I can't stress enough how shitty Numark is in everything they produce.

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Post by tribewalker » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:58 pm

m-audio seems to be regarded highly as making fairly well produced gear....Anyways, I chose the axiom, and am gonna have to stick with it. nothing more.
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Post by Contra » Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:03 pm

akai needs to stop puttin out so many midi controllers, and update the OS's to their so called "flagship" the MPC. (at least the newer ones, if we wanna act like an mpc 3000 is obsolete-for all the wack producers at least)

akai has horrible customer support, and just puttin out more products, that theyre gonna replace with some newer "upgrade" to it.

theyre pissin me off.

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Post by senator adam » Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:48 pm

Rogue Scrunt wrote:
I was hoping for a midi controller with 49 pads, or something original
I was hoping for 127 pads :)

Full size padboard is what I want. Like a mattress of pads.

Oh well, another boring MIDI product...
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Post by Rogue Scrunt » Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:13 pm

tribewalker wrote:m-audio seems to be regarded highly as making fairly well produced gear....


blah, m audio is cheap stuff.


you fell for the marketing.

the axiom is the best m-audio product i ever owned, and i'm still not impressed.
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Post by deckme(N)tal » Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:32 pm

I have an M-audio Axiom 25 and it is ok, certainly not worse than any other Korg, Edirol or other plastic midi keyboard.
Numark makes good stuff too...i have got 2 TTX Turntables and they are really good...the fact is that, in terms of building quality (not sound) everything today is worse than 1 years ago....before there was metal, now there is plastic...
I have got an Alesis Micron, and it is the best synth you can buy for 300-400 euros....
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Post by husker » Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:31 pm

M. Bréqs wrote:
Rogue Scrunt wrote:
akai/alesis/numark = middle of the road these days.

not high end like akai pro used to be. :cry:
I agree about Akai is roughly in the same category as Alesis... Some outstanding stuff (MPCs, Andromeda A6), but mostly amateur grade stuff.

Numark on the other hand... I don't thnk that Numark even holds a candle to the other two. Numark makes shit, sub-par even compared to M-Audio. I can't stress enough how shitty Numark is in everything they produce.
I think he lumped them altogether because they are all owned by 'numark'...numark dragged them down quality-wise, but probably saved Alesis & Akai Pro from disappearing altogether - so we can thank them for that I suppose.

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Post by M. Bréqs » Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:54 pm

husker wrote:
M. Bréqs wrote:
Rogue Scrunt wrote:
akai/alesis/numark = middle of the road these days.

not high end like akai pro used to be. :cry:
I agree about Akai is roughly in the same category as Alesis... Some outstanding stuff (MPCs, Andromeda A6), but mostly amateur grade stuff.

Numark on the other hand... I don't thnk that Numark even holds a candle to the other two. Numark makes shit, sub-par even compared to M-Audio. I can't stress enough how shitty Numark is in everything they produce.
I think he lumped them altogether because they are all owned by 'numark'...numark dragged them down quality-wise, but probably saved Alesis & Akai Pro from disappearing altogether - so we can thank them for that I suppose.
Wow. I didn't know they had acquired Akai as well. I guess you learn something every day.

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Post by Rogue Scrunt » Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:14 am

I have a ttx also and think it is great. better that a technics.



To numark's credit, I have had good luck with them and warranty work in the past.

top notch service.
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Post by M. Bréqs » Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:27 am

I've owned a PPD-9000 (sucked, I could hear the digital stepping on both the filters and the crossfader's volume, and I had a pair of inputs die within two months) and two TTX-1s. The TTX's drive system is pretty solid, but the carriage of the tonearm is loose and wobbly on each one (and came from the store, sealed in boxes loose and wobbly. I returned them to the store for exchange and got two new ones exactly the same; it's just designed that way they said).

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Post by hacktheplanet » Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:22 am

Hoooooly shit that thing looks sick!
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Post by pisana » Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:53 pm

i like it, neat looking unit and considering i'm in the market for one at the moment I'll keep this in mind depending on the price of course :lol:

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Post by rikhyray » Fri Mar 30, 2007 4:57 pm

When I saw the pic cursed myself for buying recently new Edirol.
Tried the Akai today - piece of shit- pads are nice but the keys are cheap, similar to evolution and it is build and looks like a toy
So Edirol stays as the best controller available today.

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