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
- Ultra portable, feature packed and USB powered pad controller with 16 Thick Fat MPC pads for triggering drums, melodic samples, effects and more
- Easily accessible dedicated controls for 3 pad banks provides a total of 48 assignable pads
- 18 fully assignable 360 degree potentiometers accessible via 3 banks for controlling DAW, virtual effect and virtual instrument parameters
- MPC Note Repeat and Full Level controls for immersive expressive performances
- Control your iOS apps and open up a world of pad control capability using the Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
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Check out the rest of the Akai Mpd2 range is you’re looking for a less portable and more hands on midi controller that offers the same high quality pads, packed with faders, knobs, sequencers and LCD screens to give you more overall control of your music production.
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