Akai Professional MPD218 USB Pad Controller

Akai Professional MPD218 USB Pad Controller with Arturia MiniLab Mk II Keyboard Controller and Auray Sustain Pedal Kit

Akai Professional MPD218 USB Pad Controller with Arturia MiniLab Mk II Keyboard Controller and Auray Sustain Pedal Kit

B&H # AKMPD218CK (B&H Kit)
Akai Professional Akai Professional MPD218 USB Pad Controller with Arturia MiniLab Mk II Keyboard Controller and Auray Sustain Pedal Kit

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Akai Professional MPD218 USB Pad Controller Arturia MiniLab Mk II - Portable USB-MIDI Controller Auray FP-P1L Universal Piano-Style Sustain Pedal Akai Professional Akai Professional MPD218 USB Pad Controller with Arturia MiniLab Mk II Keyboard Controller and Auray Sustain Pedal Kit

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  • Complete Set of Controller Options
  • Feel of Classic Beat-Making
  • MPD218 USB Pad Controller
  • Arturia MiniLab Mk II Key Controller
  • Auray FP-P1L Piano-Style Sustain Pedal
  • 16 x Thick Fat Backlit MPC Pads
  • 6 x Assignable 360° Potentiometers
  • 25 Velocity-Sensitive Slim Keys
  • Pitch Bend and Modulation Touch Sensors
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The Akai Professional MPD218 USB Pad Controller with Arturia MiniLab Mk II Keyboard Controller and Auray Sustain Pedal Kit from B&H provides musicians, DJs, and producers with a complete set of control options that include sixteen MPC pads for the feel of classic beat-making, a 25-key, velocity-sensitive slim keyboard for playing melodies, and a universal, piano-style sustain pedal that lets you add expressivity to your performance.

  • Akai Professional MPD218 USB Pad Controller

    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
  • Arturia MiniLab Mk II - Portable USB-MIDI Controller

    The MiniLab Mk II from Arturia is a compact, portable USB-MIDI controller that ships with a comprehensive audio production software suite. Utilizing USB bus power, the velocity-sensitive twenty-five-key controller adds a dual bank of eight velocity- and pressure-sensitive back-lit performance pads, sixteen rotary controls that provide dedicated pre-mapping for the included Ableton Live Lite and Analog Lab Lite software, and responsive capacitive touch-strips for pitch bend and modulation. A sustain pedal input (pedal optional) extends the functionality of the controller.

    Small profile, portable controller
    Twenty-five note, velocity-sensitive slim keyboard
    Eight RGB back-lit performance pads with two internal pad banks
    Sixteen rotary encoders with dedicated pre-mapping for the included Ableton Live Lite and Analog Lab Lite software
    Keyboard octave up and down switching for full range access
    Pitch bend or modulation using responsive, capacitive touch-strips
    Sustain pedal jack
    Includes Analog Lab Lite, Ableton Live Lite, and UVI Grand Piano Model D virtual piano
    USB/MIDI class compliant - no drivers needed
    Kensington Security Slot
  • Auray FP-P1L Universal Piano-Style Sustain Pedal

    The FP-P1L from Auray is a piano-style sustain pedal with a high-quality, rugged build. The unit features switchable polarity, making it compatible with most electronic keyboards that have a 1/4" foot-switch input jack. The chrome-finished foot pedal is balanced to provide just the right amount of resistance to simulate the feel and tension of an acoustic piano's sustain pedal. Equipped with six non-slip rubber feet to keep it in place, the pedal also features a 72" cable for comfortable positioning.

    UPC: 847628580510
  • Akai Professional MPD218 USB Pad Controller
    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
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.0 x 10.0 x 3.0"
  • Arturia MiniLab Mk II - Portable USB-MIDI Controller
    Controls 25 x velocity-sensitive slim keys
    8 x velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads with RGB back lighting (2 x banks)
    16 x rotary encoders (2 x clickable)
    2 x capacitive touch-sensors for pitch bend and modulation wheel
    Octave up/down buttons
    Sustain pedal input (pedal not included)
    Presets 8 x user presets
    Power Requirements USB bus-powered
    Mac System Requirements Analog Lab Lite
    2 GHz CPU
    OS X 10.8+
    4 GB RAM
    2 GB free hard drive space

    Ableton Live Lite
    2 GHz CPU
    OS X 10.8+
    4 GB RAM
    3 GB free hard drive space
    1024 x 768 display
    DVD drive or broadband internet connection for installation

    UVI Grand Piano Model D
    2 GHz CPU
    OS X 10.7+
    4 GB RAM
    3 GB free hard drive space
    Windows System Requirements Analog Lab Lite
    2 GHz CPU
    Windows 7+
    4 GB RAM
    2 GB free hard drive space

    Ableton Live Lite
    2 GHz CPU
    Windows 7+
    4 GB RAM
    3 GB free hard drive space
    1024 x 768 display
    DVD drive or broadband internet connection for installation

    UVI Grand Piano Model D
    2 GHz CPU
    Windows 7+
    4 GB RAM
    3 GB free hard drive space
    Plug-In Compatibility Analog Lab Lite
    Standalone
    AAX Native (32-bit with PT 10.3.8, 64-bit with PT 11)
    Audio Units (32-/ 64-bit) - Mac only
    VST 2.4 (32-/64-bit)
    VST 3 (32-/64-bit)

    UVI Grand Piano Model D
    Standalone
    AAX Native
    Audio Units - Mac only
    VST
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 14 x 8.7 x 2" (355 x 220 x 50 mm)
    Weight 3.3 lb (1.5 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.8 x 10.5 x 3.2"
  • Auray FP-P1L Universal Piano-Style Sustain Pedal
    Connector Right Angle 1/4" TS
    Polarity + and -
    Cable Length 72" (182.88 cm)
    Weight 1.05 lb (0.48 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.0 x 3.5 x 3.0"

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