Akai MPD218 Pad Controller
Akai MPD218 Pad ControllerDetails
Limited Offer: Until the 31st January 2018, Akai are giving you free Ableton-ready sample content from the industry-leading sound design developer CAPSUN ProAudio – absolutely free. The’ Beats & Melodics’ set is an exclusive sound pack including Ableton Live Clip Projects, drum racks, one-shot samples and more.
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Exclusive Sound Content From CAPSUN ProAudio
From the 1st November 2017 until the 31st January 2018, Akai are giving customers who purchase this product, an exclusive sound content pack from industry-leading sound designers CAPSUN ProAudio, for absolutely free.. The ‘Beats & Melodics’ sound pack is exclusive to Akai, boasting a range of Ableton Live clip projects, one-shot samples, drum racks, FX racks, drum loops and more. It features 300MB of sound content in total, ranging from atmospheric FX loops to vocal and drum samples. To claim this free sound content all you have to do is register your product on the official Akai website.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
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