Best Friend Forever Login

To participate, register for Best Friend Forever access or login below:

Latest Release

Brad Sucks: Guess Who's a Mess album cover

Guess Who's a Mess, my third album. 10 tracks, instant downloads.

Not into albums?


Email Signup

Get the latest Brad Sucks updates:

Upcoming Shows


After a year or two of wanting to get some sort of rhythm input device, I just ordered one of these suckers:

It’s an MPD-16 and it’s very hip-hop. If all goes according to plan I may have it by the weekend.

I should also mention that if any of you musicians are in the market for a Yamaha DD55 (the drum thing I was thinking about buying before I decided on the MPD16), there are tons of them on eBay. They seem to retail for about $200-$220 US and most auctions are going for $100-$120. Just so you know.

Posted on - March 29, 2004 [at] 1:46 pm by Brad
Tagged in -

6 Comments on this post

Craig on Akai MPD16
March 29, 2004 at 2:16 pm

The MPD16 is pretty awesome. Cant remember which show i worked that had one, but i remember playing with it through a 16 k sound system and getting some phat beats happening.

Until i was kicked off it and told to “stop fuc$ing around” by the tour manager.

Anyway, nice choice.

starfinger on Akai MPD16
March 29, 2004 at 3:15 pm

pretty sweet brad.. by the way, i’m going to get that distortion plugin I told you about pretty soon.

Craig on Akai MPD16
March 29, 2004 at 5:57 pm

Im looking at your recording equipment, and its all pretty budget stuff, i mean on ebay and second hand sales you can pick all that up for nice prices.

It just shows you that a no matter what gear you buy, a huge amount of creativity will always shine through.

(thats a compliment by the way, im not slagging of you cheap guitars and second rate microphones….of which i have plenty)

Craig on Akai MPD16
March 29, 2004 at 6:00 pm

sorry, i just thought id blag some free advertising for some friends.

Craig on Akai MPD16
March 30, 2004 at 5:23 am

What were you using before for your drums?

Are they all samples?

I use Redrum quite abit from Reason and then export it into cubase sx and put all the guitars and vocals over it from there.


henk on Akai MPD16
September 25, 2008 at 12:55 pm

hoi ik speel blokfluit.Nu kan ik mijn blokfluit niet op mijn mpd 116 aansluiten.Help mij als het u blieft!

greetz,cornelis kavelcaaff

Comments are closed on this post.