|Product Dimensions||23.77 x 20.12 x 3.96 cm; 570 Grams|
|Item Model Number||MPD218|
|Colour||Red LED Pads|
|Size||48 Pad Banks|
|Item Weight||570 g|
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Akai Professional MPD218 | Portable USB/MIDI 16-Pad Controller with Software Package Included
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- Compact, simple to use and feature-packed pad controller for finger drumming and music production
- 16 Thick Fat backlit MPC pads (48 assignable pads accessible via 3 banks)
- 6 control knobs (18 assignable knobs accessible via 3 banks)
- USB-powered through computer, no AC adapter required
- Includes free software suite, featuring Ableton Live Lite, Akai Pro MPC Essentials, Sonivox Big Bang Cinematic Percussion and Big Bang Universal Drums
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Akai Professional’s MPD218 is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller perfect for producers, programmers, musicians and DJs alike. Its intuitive blend of MPC controls and technologies mesh with seamless USB connectivity to bring the feel of classic beat making into the world of computer music production. At the heart of MPD218 are 16 ultra-sensitive Thick Fat MPC pads, ideal for triggering drums, one-shots, melodic samples, basslines and more; with 3 pad banks available and a pressure- and velocity-sensitive specification, expand MPD218’s performance capability to 48 fully-assignable, ultra-reactive triggers that capture every subtlety and nuance of your performance.
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Akai Professional's Legendary Pad Performance
With MPD218 an intuitive blend of MPC controls and technologies mesh with seamless USB connectivity to bring the feel of classic beat making into the world of computer music production. At the heart of MPD218 are 16 ultra-sensitive, hyper-playable Thick Fat MPC pads, ideal for triggering drums, one-shots, melodic samples, basslines and more; with three pad banks available and a pressure- and velocity-sensitive specification, expand MPD218’s performance capability to 48 fully-assignable, ultra-reactive triggers that capture every subtlety and nuance of your performance.
Pro Pad Performance
The MPC Legacy
Ableton Live Lite
Ableton Live Lite provides core-performance and beat-production functionality in an intuitive DAW environment offering a rapid, intuitive workflow, live remixing capability, professional-quality audio recording and full-featured MIDI sequencing on up to eight tracks.
MPC Beats Software
Whatever you set out to achieve, MPC Beats will get you started. This immersive digital audio workstation lets you edit samples, mixdown your tracks, find any sound with three pro synth engines found on the legendary MPCs, record audio tracks and much more.
SONiVOX Drum Suite
With MPD218, experience immediate, out-of-the-box creative potential courtesy of Big Bang Drums and Big Bang Cinematic Percussion virtual instruments from SONiVOX, one of the leaders in the development of cutting-edge production-focused plugins.
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By Chris Eaton mgl on 3 September 2020
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So... this is a update on my purchase. Now I have had time to play around with this a bit more I can now fully say with out any doubts this is a brilliant piece of equipment. I have been using this to mix , run samples and use it as a drum kit too in addition to this I bought the akai 25 key midi keyboard too and found that the software can be used on the akai 26 and mpd218 . I would love to try out more of there line as I was amazed at the quality and software you get with each item you buy. Anyone wishing to get a jumpstart to there music then look no further than here.
Again I would love to test and own other midi devices that akai produce
every single pad on my MPD226 double hits, when i record a sequence I need to quantize and clean up the MIDI every single time because of the double hits. It's extremely annoying and as a result I don't use the device, it's in my cupboard collecting dust.
1 Star rating because this is a common fault with many of these device, AKAI need to take responsibility and either stop selling this product or put the price up a bit and use better components.... even have a better Quality Control process.