The MPD218 is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller perfect for producers, programmers, musicians and DJs alike. Its intuitive blend of MPC controls and technologies mesh with easy USB connectivity to bring the feel of classic beat making into the world of computer music production.
Experience the Difference
First, we stepped up our game by adding new, ultra sensitive Thick Fat MPC pads, creating an amazingly responsive user experience. The MPD218 also has an expanded control set of six knobs in three banks versus one control on the previous MPD18 model. This will enable you to maximize your sound and give you increased control over effects.
MIDI information is sent over its plug-and-play USB interface for use on Mac or PC, eliminating the need to install any drivers. The USB connection powers the MPD218 so the included USB cable is all you need.
Along with the improved functionality we’ve added iOS compatibility using the Camera Connection Kit (sold separately) and included over $400 of free software. Titles include: Akai Pro MPC Essentials, Big Bang Drums and Big Bang Cinema from Sonivox, Ableton Live Lite, and Software Preset Editor.
Our MPD2 Series marks an important evolution of the pad controller. Many years of research and customer feedback has led directly to some of the most capable pad controllers we’ve ever developed. These MPDs are the perfect bridge between your creativity and your computer-based studio.
Akai MPD218 USB Pad Controller Features:
- A straightforward MIDI-over-USB pad controller with 16 genuine MPC pads
- Thick and fat MPC pads include LED backlighting for visual feedback
- A set of 6 360-degree knobs offer hands-on control over continuous parameters
- Equipped with classic MPC functions such as Note Repeat and Full Level
- 3 control layers offer 48 pads and 18 knobs worth of control
- Instantly jump between 16 configurable presets
- USB powered and class compliant for use with your computer or iOS device
- Software package includes free titles from Ableton, Akai, and Sonivox
The Akai MPD218 is a down-to-earth USB pad controller any producer can appreciate!