The Akai Professional MPD218 USB Pad Controller is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller which brings the feel of classic MPC beat-making to producers, programmers, musicians and DJs, in a lightweight and compact package.

Sixteen ultra-sensitive Thick Fat backlit MPC pads are used to trigger drum hits and other samples in your software or external MIDI sound module, and are pressure- and velocity-sensitive, for a responsive feel and intuitive playing. You can switch between three pad banks to control up to 48 samples.

The MPD218 features 3 banks of 6 assignable 360° potentiometers which send continuous controller messages to the software for up to 18 parameters. The controller incorporates some of the MPC’s most popular functions such as a Note-Repeat button and Full-Level mode.

The unit is bus-powered and class-compliant with Mac and Windows, and is iOS-compatible via Apple’s Camera Connection kit (available separately). It comes with a comprehensive software bundle which includes Ableton Live Lite, Akai Pro MPC Essentials, Sonivox Big Bang Cinematic Percussion & Big Bang Universal Drums, and Software Preset Editor.

In The Box:

Akai Professional MPD218 USB Pad Controller
USB Cable
Software Download Cards
Limited 1-Year Warrantyy

Kit Includes:

Akai Professional MPD226 MIDI USB Pad Drum Beat Controller

Hosa MIDI to MIDI (Premium) Cable

4 Port USB 2.0 Hub

7-pack of Rip-Tie Mini CableWraps

Product Features

  • This Photo4Less Top Value Akai Professional Accessory Kit Includes: Akai Professional MPD218 | MIDI Drum Pad Controller with Software Download Package (16 pads / 6 knobs / 6 buttons)
  • Includes 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub turns one USB 2.0 port into four – Hosa MIDI to MIDI (Premium) Cable – Pack of 7 Rip Tie 3.5 L Wrap Hook-&-Loop Cable Tie
  • 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