Akai Professional MPD218 USB Pad Controller

Akai Professional MPD218 USB Pad Controller

Akai Professional MPD218 USB Pad Controller

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Akai Professional MPD218 USB Pad Controller

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  • 16 x Thick Fat Backlit MPC Pads
  • 6 x Assignable 360° Potentiometers
  • Note-Repeat Button
  • Full-Level Mode
  • USB-MIDI Connection and Power
  • Kensington Lock Slot
  • Software Package Included
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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.

  • 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
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Akai Professional MPD218 USB Pad Controller
  • USB Cable
  • Software Download Cards
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Pads 16 x velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, red-backlit
    3 x banks accessible via Pad Bank button
    Controls 6 x 360° assignable potentiometers
    3 x banks accessible via Control Bank button
    Connections USB port
    Kensington lock
    System Requirements Mac:

    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 Source USB 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
    Weight 1.65 lb / 0.57 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.0 x 10.0 x 3.0"

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