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

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Akai Professional MPD218 USB Pad Controller with Arturia MiniLab Mk II Keyboard Controller and Sustain Pedal Kit
Key Features
  • Complete Set of Controller Options
  • Feel of Classic Beat Making
  • MPD218 USB Pad Controller
  • Arturia MiniLab Mk II Key Controller
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The Akai Professional MPD218 USB Pad Controller with Arturia MiniLab Mk II Keyboard Controller and On-Stage KSP100 Sustain Pedal Kit from B&H provides musicians, DJs, and producers with a complete set of control options. Create with 16 MPC pads for the feel of classic beat making, and finger a 25-key, velocity-sensitive, slim keyboard for playing melodies. Feel the pro, with the universal piano-style sustain pedal, adding expressivity to your performance.
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Akai Professional MPD218 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Akai Professional MPD218 USB Pad Controller
  • 3Arturia MiniLab Mk II Portable USB-MIDI Controller (White)
  • 4On-Stage KSP100 Sustain Pedal

The Akai Professional MPD218 USB Pad Controller with Arturia MiniLab Mk II Keyboard Controller and On-Stage KSP100 Sustain Pedal Kit from B&H provides musicians, DJs, and producers with a complete set of control options. Create with 16 MPC pads for the feel of classic beat making, and finger a 25-key, velocity-sensitive, slim keyboard for playing melodies. Feel the pro, with the universal piano-style sustain pedal, adding 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 (White)

The white Arturia MiniLab Mk II 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 premapping for the included Ableton Live Lite and Analog Lab Lite software, and responsive capacitive touchstrips 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 backlit performance pads with two internal pad banks
Sixteen rotary encoders with dedicated premapping for the included Ableton Live Lite and Analog Lab Lite software
Keyboard octave-up and octave-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

On-Stage KSP100 Sustain Pedal

The On-Stage KSP100 Sustain Pedal is a full sized, piano-style pedal with a switchable polarity, making it compatible with virtually any keyboard. The KSP100 is built tough, with a non-slip grip and heavy-duty spring action. The pedal is ideal for use with Yamaha, Roland, Korg, Casio and other keyboard manufacturers.

UPC: 659814428083

Akai Professional MPD218 USB Pad Controller Specs

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"

Arturia MiniLab Mk II Portable USB-MIDI Controller (White) Specs

USB / MIDI Controller
Keyboard25 Slim Keys, Synth Action with Velocity
MIDI Control Surfaces1 x Touch-Sensor (Pitch-Bend)
1 x Touch-Sensor (Modulation)
8 x Pads (Pressure/Velocity-Sensitive)
14 x Rotary Encoders
2 x Rotary Encoders (Clickable)
Performance FunctionsOctave Shift
Connectivity
I/O1 x 1/4" TS Sustain Input
1 x USB Type-B
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.10 or Later
Windows 7 or Later
Power
Power OptionsUSB Bus Power
Physical
DisplayNone
Dimensions (W x D x H)14.0 x 8.7 x 2.0" / 355.0 x 220.0 x 50.0 mm
Weight3.3 lb / 1.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.14 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)16.85 x 10.5 x 3.45"

On-Stage KSP100 Sustain Pedal Specs

Connection1/4" Phone
Cord Length: 6' (182.88cm)
FinishBlack Powder Coat Finish
Foot Pedal: Chrome with removable scratch resistant protective cover, also doubles as a non-slip grip
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.255 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.75 x 3.55 x 3.1"
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