Akai Professional MPD18 - Compact USB Pad Controller

Akai Professional MPD18 - Compact USB Pad Controller

Akai Professional MPD18 - Compact USB Pad Controller

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Product Highlights

  • 16 Velocity & Pressure Sensitive Pads
  • MPC-Style Note Repeat
  • 3 Banks Give You 48 Triggers from Pads
  • USB Bus Powered - No AC Adapter Needed
  • Mac & Windows Compatible
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Akai Professional MPD18 overview

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The MPD18 from Akai Professional is a 16-pad USB MIDI controller. It enables you to trigger MIDI notes through USB with any MIDI assignable software. The 16 velocity and pressure sensitive pads react in a very musical manner, giving the user very precise control when triggering commands.

When it comes to pad-style drum triggering devices, there is no product line more well-known for this than Akai Professional's MPC series. What the MPD18 has set out to do is to provide users with MPC-style trigger pads in a compact, bus-powered USB form factor.

The MPD18 features MPC Note Repeat, which is a function found on the MPC series which enables you to quickly create repeating triggered notes, often used for drum rolls and hi-hat beats. You aren't limited to just the 16 pads on the face of the MPD18. You can assign sounds to 3 different banks of pads, for a total of 48 triggers.

MIDI controller for production and performance
Bank of 16 MPC pads - velocity and pressure sensitive
Three pad banks for a total of 48 sounds accessible from pads
Q-Link assignable fader control
MPC note repeat
MIDI-over-USB interface
MPC 16-level and full level
16 configurable presets
USB powered, requires no AC adapter
In the Box
Akai Professional MPD18 - Compact USB Pad Controller
  • USB Cable
  • Software CD
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    Akai Professional MPD18 specs

    Presets 16
    MIDI 16 Channels Over USB
    Trigger Pads 16 (Velocity & Pressure-Sensitive)
    Faders 1
    Switches 1
    Connectivity 1 USB Port
    Compatibility Mac & Windows Compatible
    Power < 100mA, 5V DC via USB
    Dimensions 10 x 8 x 1.65" (255 x 205 x 42 mm)
    Weight 1.76 lbs (0.8 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.8 x 10.0 x 3.2"

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