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Trigger samples and tweak effects in your DAW with Akai's MPD218 USB MIDI pad controller. You get 18 knobs and 16 "Thick Fat" MPC pads for laying down beats.

Akai MPD218 Drum Pad Controller
The Akai MPD218 is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller perfect for producers, programmers, musicians and DJs alike. Its intuitive blend of MPC controls and technologies mesh with easy USB connectivity to bring the feel of classic beat making into the world of computer music production.

Experience the Difference
First, Akai stepped up their game by adding new, ultra-sensitive Thick Fat MPC pads, creating an amazingly responsive user experience. The MPD218 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.

- 16 Thick Fat backlit MPC pads
- 48 assignable pads accessible via 3 banks
- 18 assignable 360-dgree potentiometers accessible via 3 banks
- MPC Note Repeat and Full Level
- iOS compatible using the Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
- 16 configurable presets
- USB powered, no AC adapter required
- Includes Ableton Live Lite, Akai Pro MPC Essentials, Sonivox Big Bang Cinematic Percussion and Big Bang Universal Drums

- System Requirements - 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), Available USB port

- System Requirements - PC: 1.5 GHz Pentium 4 Celeron-compatible CPU or faster (multicore CPU recommended); 1 GB RAM (2GB recommended); Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP; Windows-compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended); QuickTime recommended, Available USB port

Pads: 16 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, red-backlit, 3 banks accessible via Pad Bank button
Knobs: 6 knobs, 360-degree 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" (23.9 cm x 20.1 cm x 4.1 cm)
Weight: 1.65 lbs (0.75 kg)

Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 3 x 2 in

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Product Overview
The Akai MPD218 Drum Pad Controller combines a real MPC pad playing experience with plenty of tweakable options to provide total control over your favorite DAW. Operating in MIDI-over-USB, the MPD218 is made with even thicker authentic MPC pads a consistent, resilient playing experience and an additional 18 knobs for controlling automation, effects, parameters, and more.
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