Akai MPD18 Compact MIDI Controller Percussion Pad

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The MPD18 is the easiest way to add genuine MPC pads to your setup. This MIDI-over-USB pad controller for DJs, programmers, producers, and other musicians is built around the pads and controls from Akai Professional's industry-standard MPC series. The MPD18 is an expressive and intuitive instrument for the studio and stage.

The MPD18 is built around the pads of the industry-standard MPC and contains some of the same technology that gives tracks made with the MPC an unmistakably human feel. The MPD18 is an expressive and intuitive controller for the studio and stage, and its compact footprint is easy to fit into any setup. When combined with virtually any MIDI software, the MPD18 delivers everything needed to create tracks that feel great.

The heart of the MPD18 is its bank of 16 velocity and pressure-sensitive MPC pads, an Akai Pro 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 the MPC series' assignable Q-Link controllers, enabling you to control nearly any parameters in your software in real time. You get an assignable Q-Link fader for natural, hands-on control of your most-used parameters, and MPC Note Repeat enables you to quickly input patterns such as hi-hat parts or drum rolls. The MPD18 also has 16 configurable presets so you can program it for the way you work with different hardware and software.

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.

Things You Will Get:

  • Percussion Pad
  • USB Cable
  • Software CD
Series MPD
Model MPD18

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5.0

Very Impressed

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from Franklin, Ky

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

  • NONE

Best Uses

  • Music Production
  • Small Venues
  • Soundtracks

Comments about Akai MPD18 Compact MIDI Controller Percussion Pad:

I have had my Akai MPD18 since last november and it is perfect for what i do i use: Imag-Line Fl Studio and its perfect for the FPC plug-in that comes stock in Fl Studio I have nothing but great things to say I'd recommend buying one if you haven't already
-Thanks J Brizzy

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5.0

GREAT STARTER MPC

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from Orlando, FL

About Me Novice

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Beginner's studio

    Comments about Akai MPD18 Compact MIDI Controller Percussion Pad:

    I'm using this as my first MPC in FL Studio. I bought it last month and it only took five minutes to install the software and now it's a plug and play with my laptop.
    It doesn't come with a manual, so with me being a beginner, I'm taking some time to learn a few of the few buttons and how they'll work with my current set up.
    GREAT PRODUCT FOR A NEWBIE OR SOMEONE ON THE ROAD ALOT.

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    MPD18 Compact MIDI Controller Percussion Pad

    The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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