Akai MPD232 Pad Controller with Faders

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  • FREE Download Of Reason 10 Lite
  • 64-Part, 32-Step Sequencer to Control Pad Events
  • 16 RGB Illuminated Velocity and Pressure Sensitive MPC Pads
  • 64 Assignable Pads Accessible via 4 Banks
  • 72 Assignable Controls Accessible via 3 Banks

Akai MPD232 Pad Controller with Faders

The Akai MPD232 Pad Controller with Faders is part of the most capable and user-friendly line of pad controllers Akai Professional has developed to date. Featuring RGB light-up MPC pads and a greatly expanded control set of 8 knobs, 8 faders, 8 buttons in 3 banks for 72 total controls, the MPD232 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 MPD232 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.

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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.

Compact, Production Unit

The Akai MPD232 Pad Controller with Faders is a compact yet powerful production system featuring 16 thick RGB backlit MPC pads as well as 4 assignable faders for that authentic vintage MPC feel. The backlit pads help in low light environments, perfect for live and studio performances. The velocity-sensitive pads give you optimal control over your samples, allowing you to trigger everything from drum hits and loops to vocal shots and FX, the MPD232 Pad Controller gives you everything you need to create complex productions and performances. The pads are configured in 4 banks, giving you a total of 64 assignable pads, allowing you to switch between banks for complex live sets as well as allowing you to arrange your samples. The MPD232 also includes 30 presets in total with configurations set for the most popular DAWs on the market, allowing you to get started and creating straight away.

Comprehensive Controls

The wide range of pads, faders and assignable parameters gives you optimal control over every aspect of your soundbanks and productions. The 8 assignable faders also come complete with 8 assignable Q-link knobs and 8 assignable Q-Link buttons. This wide range of functions, gives you access to every part of your favourite DAW, allowing you to do everything from add automation and affect the pitch to control virtual instruments and create complex rhythms. The 64-part, 32-step sequencer allows you to create rhythm patterns which can be used to control pad events and trigger loops. The 72 assignable controls are accessible via 3 banks, allowing you to assign and control your favourite functions in any compatible software. The MPD232 also features dedicated transport controls and classic MPC-style functions including: MPC Note repeat, MPC Swing, 16 Level, Full Level and Tap Tempo.

Versatile Connectivity

The Akai MPD232 production unit features an integrated plug-and-play USB interface, compatible with both Mac and PC, eliminating the need to install any drivers. MIDI In and Out jacks are also included for controlling external gear, giving you the ability to connect other instruments and sound modules directly to your MPD232. The built-in USB connection is also used to power the MPD232, 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 MPD232 with a range of iOS devices. The MPD232 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 MPC232 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.


  • 64-part, 32-step sequencer to control pad events
  • 16 Thick Fat RGB illuminated velocity-and pressure-sensitive MPC Pads
  • 64 assignable pads accessible via 4banks
  • 8 assignable Q-Link faders, 8 assignable Q-Link knobs, 8 assignable Q-Link buttons
  • 72 assignable controls accessible via 3 banks
  • Classic MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, 16 Level, Full Level and Tap Tempo
  • Dedicated transport controls
  • iOS compatible using the Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
  • 30 presets total, with configurations for most popular DAWs
  • Works with virtually any MIDI software or MIDI hardware
  • MIDI In and Out jacks for controlling external gear
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite