Akai Professional MPD218 USB Drum Pad Controller

(3 customer reviews)

90,000

  • 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
  • Full-Level mode causes pads to always play at a maximum velocity no matter how hard or soft you hit them
  • 16 configurable presets

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Product Description

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. 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.

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.

What's in the box

  • Akai Professional MPD218
  • USB Pad Controller USB Cable
  • Software Download Cards
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

Features

Pads16 x velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, red-backlit 3 x banks accessible via Pad Bank button
Controls6 x 360° assignable potentiometers 3 x banks accessible via Control Bank button
ConnectionsUSB port Kensington lock
System RequirementsMac:1.25 GHz G4/G5 or faster (Intel Mac recommended) 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended) Mac OS X 10.4.11 (10.5 or later recommended) Windows: 1.5 GHz Pentium 4 Celeron-compatible CPU or faster (multicore CPU recommended) 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended) Windows 8, 7,  Vista, or  XP Windows-compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended, QuickTime recommended)
Power SourceUSB bus-powered
Dimensions (W x D x H)9.4 x 7.9 x 1.6" / 23.9 x 20.1 x 4.1 cm
Weight1.65 lb / 0.57 kg

Packaging Info

Package Weight2.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.6 x 10 x 3.25"

Customer Reviews

5 overall

Based on 3 reviews

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Always and consistently great service from Gopandy, even for a cheapskate like me. I always pick the cheapest delivery options, every time, and this company always comes through with deliveries on time or slightly ahead of schedule and with every item I’ve ever bought well and protectively packaged. Highly recommended.

  2. 5 out of 5

    I couldn’t wait for this to arrive. Gopandy kept me informed every step of the way. It arrived fast and packaged well. Since I got it, I’ve been on it every day! Very easy to use, quality built, very responsive, and works excellent with all my programs.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Such a helpful team working for this company! The products (& service) are of grade A quality – the only place i use to find any and everything i need music related!!

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