Play your drums and samples with the Akai MPX16. You use the sampler to set the pitch, filter out frequencies and adjust the note length. With the 16 MPC pads you play samples. Because the pads are velocity sensitive, you play the samples with dynamics. You see on the LCD screen exactly which parameters you change and which sample you edit. Record sound in stereo with the built-in microphone and edit it with the sampler. You can also connect a microphone to the 6.3 mm TRS input. The sampler works as a standalone, but also as a MIDI controller in cooperation with your DAW.