Welcome to the Akai professional Mpd218 review, the Akai Mpd 218 is the smallest of Akai’s new Mpd2 range but good things come in small packages.
Don’t let the name fool you though, this is not an update of the previous Akai Mpd18, the Mpd 218 is a completely new piece of gear that can’t even be compared to Akai’s previous 18 pad midi controller that lacked responsive, playable pads, knobs and workflow.
You really are getting massive bang for your buck when you buy this 16 high-quality, velocity sensitive pads,6 rotary encoders, 6 navigational buttons midi controller that is also shipped with Ableton live lite (a great DAW for new music producers and veterans), Akai Mpc Essentials, Sonivox Big Bang Cinema Percussions and Sonivox Big Bang Universal Drums software.
Akai Professional Mpd218 Review
- Simple, small, feature-packed pad controller for finger drumming and music production
- 16 Thick Fat backlit MPC pads (48 assignable pads accessible via 3 banks)
- 6 control knobs (18 assignable knobs accessible via 3 banks)
- USB-powered through computer, no AC adapter required
- Includes free software titles Ableton Live Lite, Akai Pro MPC Essentials, SONiVOX Big Bang Cinematic Percussion and Big Bang Universal Drums
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