Akai MPD218 USB Pad Controller

by Akai
$129.00

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The MPD218 by Akai Professional is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller which brings the feel of classic MPC beat-making to producers, programmers, musicians and DJs, in a lightweight and compact package.

   

Sixteen ultra-sensitive Thick Fat backlit MPC pads are used to trigger drum hits and other samples in your software or external MIDI sound module, and are pressure- and velocity-sensitive, for a responsive feel and intuitive playing. You can switch between three pad banks to control up to 48 samples.

  

The MPD218 features 3 banks of 6 assignable 360° potentiometers which send continuous controller messages to the software for up to 18 parameters. The controller incorporates some of the MPC's most popular functions such as a Note-Repeat button and Full-Level mode.

  

The unit is bus-powered and class-compliant with Mac and Windows, and is iOS-compatible via Apple's Camera Connection kit (available separately). It comes with a comprehensive software bundle which includes Ableton Live Lite, Akai Pro MPC Essentials, Sonivox Big Bang Cinematic Percussion & Big Bang Universal Drums, and Software Preset Editor.

  

 Features:

  • 16 x ultra-sensitive Thick Fat backlit MPC pads
  • Switch between three pad banks to control up to 48 samples
  • 6 x assignable 360° potentiometers send continuous controller messages to your software or external MIDI device
  • Control-Bank button to select one of three banks of potentiometers and control up to 18 parameters
  • Program-Select button to recall pre-mapped layout of pads
  • Note-Repeat button to retrigger pad at a rate based on the current tempo and time-division settings
  • Full-Level mode causes pads to always play at a maximum velocity no matter how hard or soft you hit them
  • 16 configurable presets
  • iOS-compatible with Apple’s Camera Connection kit (sold separately)
  • MIDI information is sent over plug-and-play USB interface for use with Mac or Windows
  • USB powered, no AC adapter required
  • Kensington lock slot to secure unit to a table or surface
  • Included software: Ableton Live Lite, Akai Pro MPC Essentials, Sonivox Big Bang Cinematic Percussion & Big Bang Universal Drums, and Software Preset Editor
UPC: 694318016930