Akai Professional MPD18Item ID: MPD18
USB MIDI Pad Controller with 16 Pads, Configurable Presets, USB Bus Power, and Assignable Fader and Button
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This Pad Controller Gives You Expressive Control!The Akai Professional MPD18 USB MIDI pad controller makes it easy to create and control beats, sounds, and more — in real time, just about anywhere! The ultra-portable, bus-powered MPD18 features 16 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads that you can use to make beats and grooves with a very human touch. You have access to three separate sound banks from the pads, which means you take control of up to 48 total sounds from this compact unit. You can also use the MPD18 to control software parameters in real time. Made to easily fit into your production or live setup, the MPD18 puts you in control!
Akai Professional MPD18 USB MIDI Pad Controller at a Glance:
Portable and powerful performance for your studio setup or live rig
The MPD18 makes an incredibly portable, easy-to-fit MPD for your setup. This MIDI-over-USB pad controller for DJs, programmers, producers, and other musicians. Built around the pads and controls from Akai industry-standard MPC series, the MPD18 is an expressive and intuitive instrument for the studio and stage.
Take control of your sounds and beats
The heart of the MPD18 is its bank of 16 velocity and pressure-sensitive MPC pads, an Akai Professional exclusive. You can access three different banks of sounds from the MPC pads for a total of 48 sounds at your fingertips. The MPD18 also borrows assignable Q-Link controllers from Akai Professional's MPC series, enabling you to control nearly any parameters in your software in real time. You get an assignable Q-Link fader and an assignable Q-Link button so you'll have natural, hands-on control of your most-used parameters.
The MPD18 sends MIDI information over its plug-and-play USB interface so you can use it with your Mac or PC without installing any drivers. The USB connection even powers the MPD18 so the included USB cable is all you need for portable production. The MPD18 can control nearly any MIDI software, as well as MIDI hardware, such as synths, sound modules, samplers, sequencers, drum machines, and more. The MPD18 gives you the control feel of the MPC in a super-portable instrument with a compact footprint that's easy to fit in any setup.
Akai Professional MPD18 USB MIDI Pad Controller Features:
The Akai Professional MPD18 MIDI USB pad controller puts MPC pads in your setup!
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Reviewsbased on 3 reviews
by Darryl Carter from Elizabeth City N.C.This tool is one lovely toll to have and i love it .It is easy to and the connections are so easy a three year old could hook it up and use it. The mpd 18 is a powerful tool that can be use in any da... read more [+]w. My only complaint was the pads were a little stiff but i fix that spending only three dollars. But the fix is only needed if the use does not have strong hands when playing it . the fix just makes it more sensitive.But overall i would tell any one to get this with out thinking twice. close [-]
February 6, 2013
Music Background: 10 years strong international
by Freddie from New Orleans, LAI got this to control Reason 5's Kong and Battery 3 via Logic Pro....this little thing Rocks!!! You can sit it just about anywhere, it's ultra thin and fits right in my laptop bag......so I'll be trac... read more [+]king everywhere I go!! My wife's gonna hate this piece......LoL!!! close [-]
February 16, 2011
Music Background: Musician (Keys)/Producer
by Josh Gilligan from Ocala, FloridaRock Solid. I plugged it in and it worked right away.
June 15, 2010
Music Background: Electronic Musician
Wanna make very expressive beats with midi? This is your answer. Feels exactly like an MPC, and it is so responsive! After owning one prev... read more [+]ious midi pad controller, I have found the one that works perfect for me. Awesome. Classic Akai feel with the ability to manipulate any software instrument of your choice in just minutes. This product is a winner. close [-]
Akai Professional MPD18
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