Sure. I wouldnt expect alot for 100 bucks but right now I only have an old mpc 500 I got cheap from a friend. Its been great and I love it but it feels very dated and limited compared to newer technology. I will definitely want to get something better one day but I feel like having something with some keys will help with my creativity and be a little less time consuming.
Yeah the pads are nice. Its a midi controller also so im thinking maybe use the pads on it and and the mk for melodies. The 500 is great for old school sample type beats but making melodies is not easy on it.
dude you should save just a little more and get an Arturia Keylab Essential 49. You will get shitloads of VST Synths included, Semi Weighted Keys and it has 49 keys for REALLY gettin busy on those keys. I own the 61 Key Version and ive been super happy with it.
I appreciate the info and Ill keep these in mind in the future. I went with the mk mini for now since Im on a budget and dont know how to play keys anyway. Im also impatient and wanted something I can use now lol
If I was you, I'll get the Akai MPD218 for the same price and stick to it until you get something better. My son has the MPK Mini II and it is pretty cheap feeling. The pads doesn't have that MPC feel and the keys are cheap and short...
At least the MPD218 the pads feels like a MPC and has more banks(keys), and its easier to use IMO