style:MP218 The MPD2 Series is a product of more than six years of detailed
customer research and user feedback. We asked what you wanted and listened
closely to what you told us to create the most capable and user-friendly line
of pad controllers Akai Professional has developed to date. The MPD218’s 16
new, ultra-sensitive Thick Fat MPC pads, create a responsive user experience.
It also has an expanded control set of six knobs in three banks versus one
control on the previous MPD18 model. This will enable you to maximize your
sound and give you increased control over effects. MIDI information is sent
over its plug-and-play USB interface for use on Mac or PC, eliminating the
need to install any drivers. The USB connection powers the MPD218, so the
included USB cable is all you need. Our MPD2 Series marks an important
evolution of the pad controller. Many years of research and customer feedback
has led directly to some of the most capable pad controllers we’ve ever
developed. These MPDs are the perfect bridge between your creativity and your
computer-based studio. Frequently Asked Questions What software is included
with my purchase, and where can I download?The MPD218 includes Ableton Live
Lite, MPC Essentials, Big, Bang Cinematic Percussion, Big Bang Universal
Drums, MPD218 Editor. Once you have registered the product in your Akai Pro
User Account you will have download links for all titles except Ableton. You
will be able to download Ableton via a download card that is included in the
box. Are the pads different?The pads are called Thick Fat MPC pads, which are
completely redesigned. Does the product require an additional power supply?The
MPD218 is powered by the included USB cable, and does not require an
additional power supply. Does the product require drivers, and where can I
download them from?The MPD218 is class compliant, and does not require any
drivers. Is the product compatible with the latest Windows, and Mac operating
systems?Since the MPD218 is class compliant it is immediately compatible with
all current Windows, and Mac operating systems. Will this work with my IOS
device?This is iOS compatible using the Apple Camera Connection Kit (sold
separately). Are the pads velocity sensitive?The MPD2 series definitely has
velocity sensitive pads—and they’re awesome. Technical Specs Pads: (16)
velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, red-backlit (3) banks accessible via
Pad Bank button Knobs (6) 360° assignable potentiometers (3) banks accessible
via Control Bank button Buttons: 6 buttons Connections (1) USB port (1)
Kensington lock Power: via USB connection Dimensions (width x depth x height):
9.4” x 7.9” x 1.6” Weight: 1.65 lbs. Box Contents MPD218 USB Cable Software
Download Cards User Guide Safety & Warranty Manual
- 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); Macintosh: 1.25 GHz G4/G5 or faster (Intel Mac recommended), 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended), Mac OS X 10.4.11 (10.5 or later recommended)
- 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
- Item Weight: 1.65 pounds
- Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.9 x 1.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds
- Item model number: MPD218
Unless noted Otherwise in the Item Description, we ship all orders within 2 business days of payment.
Most items are shipped within one business day via UPS within the Continental United States.
- Canada shipment can take up to 10 days
- Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico shipment can take up to 10 days, and some items may not be permitted to ship to these locations.
- If any shipment is not permitted to your area, full refund will be issued within two business days.
All returns accepted within 30 days after receiving the item.
- Refund given as money back (no exchanges)
- Return Shipping to be paid by buyer, unless item defective or damaged.
- 15% Restocking fee applies unless return due to defective or damaged product.
- Perishable or Hazardous Goods are not returnable. Returns may require compliance with Manufacturer policies.
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