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AKAI MPD218

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Art-Nr 6281596
 approx. 3–5 days In supplier's stock

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Description

Choose Your Weapon: Building on the success of the original, the feature-packed MPD2 Series gives you amazing creative musical ammo with Thick Fat backlit MPC pads, improved controls and new bundled software
OK, it was a tall order. We admit it. People loved the original MPDs so much that we didn’t want to mess with success.
But we did.
The MPD2 Series is a product of over six years of detailed customer research and user feedback. We asked what you wanted and we listened closely. We took what you told us and turned it into the most capable and user-friendly line of pad controllers Akai Professional has developed to date.

The 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.

First, we stepped up our 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.

Along with the improved functionality we’ve added iOS compatibility using the Camera Connection Kit (sold separately) and included over $400 of free software. Titles include: Akai Pro MPC Essentials, Big Bang Drums and Big Bang Cinematic Percussion from Sonivox, Ableton Live Lite, and Software Preset Editor.

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.
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Specifications

Key specifications

Rotary control6 x
Push-buttonNo

General information

Manufacturer AKAI
Product type MIDI controllers
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MIDI controllers

In popular parlance, piano-style musical keyboards are called "keyboards", regardless of their functions or type. Amongst MIDI enthusiasts, however, keyboards and other devices used to trigger musical sounds are called "controllers", because with most MIDI set-ups, the keyboard or other device does not make any sounds by itself. MIDI controllers need to be connected to a voice bank or sound module in order to produce musical tones or sounds; the keyboard or other device is "controlling" the voice bank or sound module by acting as a trigger. The most common MIDI controller is the piano-style keyboard, either with weighted or semi-weighted keys, or with unweighted synth-style keys. Keyboard-style MIDI controllers are sold with as few as 25 keys (2 octaves), with larger models such as 49 keys, 61 keys, or even the full 88 keys being available.

MIDI controllers are also available in a range of other forms, such as electronic drum triggers; pedal keyboards that are played with the feet (e.g., with an organ);

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Item number6281596
Manufacturer no.MPD218
External links Manufacturer's site (de)

Colour

Case colour
Red
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Black

Controller properties

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Controller properties

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Illuminated buttons
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Illuminated buttons

The keys are partially self-luminous or fully illuminated.

Yes
Rotary control
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Rotary control

In control theory, a controller is a device, possibly in the form of a chip, analogue electronics, or computer, which monitors and physically alters the operating conditions of a given dynamical system.

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6 x
USB
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USB

USB (Universal Serial Bus) is an industry standard developed in the mid-1990s that defines the cables, connectors and protocols used for connection, communication and power supply between computers and electronic devices.

USB was designed to standardize the connection of computer peripherals, such as keyboards, pointing devices, digital cameras, printers, portable media players, disk drives and network adapters to personal computers, both to communicate and to supply electric power. It has become commonplace on other devices, such as smartphones, PDAs and video game consoles. USB has effectively replaced a variety of earlier interfaces, such as serial and parallel ports, as well as separate power chargers for portable devices.

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1 x

Delivery contents

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Delivery contents

The scope of delivery means the included accessories.

Delivery contents
USB cable

Product dimensions

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Product dimensions

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Depth
201 mm
Width
239 mm
Height
41 mm
Weight
750 g

Properties

Power supply
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Power supply

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USB bus-powered
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USB bus-powered

A device only needs the power of the USB bus and no further power adapter. Like portable external hard drives.

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Manual | 1.26 MB | German | English | Spanish | French | Italian

Returns and warranty

Warranty 24 month Bring-in
30-day right of return
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30-day right of return

This product may be returned within 30 days after shipment or collection. A minimum of 10% will be deducted from opened products. Unfortunately, we cannot accept a product if it is damaged, incomplete or missing its original packaging.

Returns and warranty

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Warranty services

Warranty extension Bring-in

Warranty extension Bring-in

The warranty is extended at the same conditions as the manufacturer warranty.

to 3 years CHF 35.40
to 5 years CHF 39.90

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Availability

Mail delivery

 Expected delivery time from external warehouse: approx. 3–5 days
In supplier's stock

Collection

All locations

 Expected delivery time: approx. 4–6 days
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If ordered immediately.
Information subject to change.

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