Akai MPD218 Pad Controller

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  • 16 Backlit MPC Pads with Velocity and Aftertouch
  • 16 Configurable Presets
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite
  • 48 Assignable Pads Accessible via 3 Banks

Akai MPD218 Pad Controller

Details
The Akai MPD218 Pad Controller is part of the most capable and user-friendly line of pad controllers Akai Professional has developed to date. Featuring red light-up MPC pads and a greatly expanded control set of 6 knobs in 3 banks, the MPD218 allows musicians of any level to enhance their performance right away with the easy-to-use Preset Editor. User interaction is amazingly responsive thanks to the new, ultra sensitive Thick Fat MPC pads, and with the convenient USB power, there's no need for an AC adapter. The Akai MPD218 is the product of over six years of detailed customer research and user feedback, featuring an expanded control set to maximize the sounds and effects available to the user, and comes complete with Ableton Live Lite.

Special Offer: Until 31st December 2018, free with purchase of this Akai Professional MIDI Controller comes an exclusive Ableton-ready sample pack from CR2. Discover the Essential Collection sample pack today!

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Free Reason 10 Lite DAW Software

Once you have registered your Akai MIDI Controller, you are given a free copy of the new Reason 10 Lite DAW software. Take your new Akai product and let your creativity flourish immediately, with a wide range of professional production and mixing tools available at the touch of a button. The plug-and-play support from Akai gives you immediate access to 9 premium instruments, 11 effect processors, over 2GB of sample library and Softube guitar and bass amplifiers, as well as expansive options for VST and Rack Extension plugins.

Free Essential Collection by CR2

The Essential Collection, designed by industry-leading sound designers CR2, is exclusive to Akai. Providing beginners and advanced producers alike with the highest quality samples, presets, songstarters and templates within Ableton (Lite, Standard, Suite and Drum Rack versions).

This pack features eight drum racks, six audio fx racks, eight groovy MIDI drum clips and eight already professionally mixed drum loops! With a staggering 128 one shot samples spanning kick, bass, cymbal, snare and more, as well as 40 melodic, bass, vocal and ambient loops, this pack expands your sonic arsenal like no other.

Thick Backlit MPC Pads

The Akai MPD218 Pad Controller is a compact and streamlined production unit featuring 16 thick backlit MPC pads for that authentic vintage MPC feel. The backlit pads help in low light environments, perfect for live and studio performances. The thick and robust pads give you optimal control over your samples, allowing you to trigger everything from drum hits, loops, vocal shots and FX, the MPD218 Pad Controller gives you everything you need to create complex productions and performances. The pads are configured in 3 banks, giving you a total of 48 assignable pads, allowing you to switch between banks for complex live sets as well as allowing you to arrange your samples. In addition to the backlit pads, there are 18 assignable 360-degree potentiometers accessible via 3 banks, allowing you to control automation, volume, pitch and a range of other parameters. The MPD218 also features Note Repeat and Full Level functions, perfect for creating stutters and changes in dynamic when it comes to performing live.

Versatile Compatibility

The Akai MPD218 production unit features an integrated plug-and-play USB interface, compatible with both Mac and PC, allowing you to get started and setup within minutes. The built-in USB connection is also used to power the MPD218, eliminating the need for external power supplies (which can also be used in live situations). In addition to the improved functionality, Akai have also added iOS compatibility using the Camera Connection Kit (sold separately), allowing you to connect and use your MPD218 with a range of iOS devices. The MPD218 comes complete with over £300 worth of software, allowing you to get started straight out of the box. The bundled software includes: Akai Pro MPC Essentials, Big Bang Drums, Bang Cinematic Percussion from Sonivox, Ableton Live Lite, and Software Preset Editor. This versatile range of software provides you with high-quality samples and the means to produce, record and arrange your MPC218 performances with ease.

Akai Professional

The world's most influential manufacturer of music production gear, Akai Professional develops creative technologies to empower music makers with tools that are unmatched in expressive capability. Akai Professional is best known for creating the legendary MPC, an instrument that has inspired generations of producers and performers and spawned entirely new genres of music.

Features

  • 16 Thick Fat backlit MPC Pads with Velocity and Aftertouch
  • 48 assignable pads accessible via 3 banks
  • 18 assignable 360-degree potentiometers accessible via 3 banks
  • MPC Note Repeat and Full Level
  • iOS compatible using theCamera Connection Kit (sold separately)
  • 16 configurable presets
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite
  • USB powered, no AC adapter required