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    Hey all. I work with serato DJ and a mixtrack pro2. Im looking to buy a midi controller so i can make my own beats. Iv been looking at the akai element which is a dedicated mpc and the mpd26 which is a pad controller? im confused as to what type of hardware would be best for me. I need to make and record beats. Ill be making trap and rap beats.
    I like that the element comes with software. any software suggestions?

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    MPC Elements will be the least expensive way I can see to get a hardware & software beat making solution. The biggest limitation with Elements is you are limited to one track. Which isn't a huge problem for beat making. If you use it in a DAW you can just run multiple instances for more than one track.
    The MPD is just a midi controller that you can map to software.

    The next step up in price would be a Maschine Micro with software for $350.00

    Hope that helps

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    does an mpd+software do what an mpc would.
    more specifically i need to alter sounds to get them how i want them. dont both do the same thing

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    i mean i guess if im running elements from a daw its pretty much the same as using a mpd isnt it

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    im seeing what kids are doing with midi fighters and im wondering if ill have all the features ill need on one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaper3Bravo View Post
    i mean i guess if im running elements from a daw its pretty much the same as using a mpd isnt it
    If you already have a DAW, a. MPD will do, or a Midi Fighter. You will just map them to the drum rack in your Daw. The Elements controller is already mapped to the elements software though and can be used as a stand alone beat making solution also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaper3Bravo View Post
    does an mpd+software do what an mpc would.
    more specifically i need to alter sounds to get them how i want them. dont both do the same thing
    Yes. The Elements MPC controller + Elements software is generally speaking the same as an MPD mapped to a DAW or other Drum machine software.

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    I really like the concept of being able to remap the fighter with different maps. Plus im a sucker for flash lights. I need to research software. This has quickly went from a 150-200$ deal to a 3-400$ deal. if i buy the fighter ill have to wait to afford decent software. any opinions about the free or cheap routes in DAWs

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    im thinking traktor with a midi fighter setup

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    What software do you own already?

    There was an article somewhere, maybe on the DJTT blog, about free DAWs, give it a Google.

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