Akai Pro MPD18

Compact USB Pad Controller with 3 Banks and 48 Triggers


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Product Features:
  • Professional, Compact MIDI Controller for Production and pPerformance
  • 16 Configurable presets
  • MPC pads: bank of 16, velocity and pressure sensitive
  • MPC Full Level
  • MIDI-over-USB interface
  • MPC Note Repeat
  • Q-Link assignable fader control
  • 3 Pad banks for a total of 48 sounds accessible from pads
  • USB powered, requires no AC adapter
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
Product Specifications:
  • Presets: 16
  • MIDI: 16 channels over USB
  • Trigger Pads: 16 velocity and pressure-sensitive
  • Faders: 1
  • Switches: 1
  • Connectivity: 1 USB port
  • Compatibility: Mac and Windows
  • Power: < 100mA, 5V DC via USB
  • Dimensions: 10-1/16"D x 8-1/8"W x 1-11/16"H
Package Includes:
  1. MPD18 controller
  2. USB cable
  3. Software CD

Keyboard Features

Number of Keys
The number of keys on the keyboard of the MIDI controller.
Key Weighting
The type of weighting of the keys on the MIDI controller
Mod Wheel
The mod wheel is used to manipulate or modify the sound of the sample triggered by the midi controller often an effect like the rotary cab effect of an organ.
Pitch Wheel
The Pitch wheel is used to bend the pitch of the sample the MIDI controller is triggering.
Aftertouch is a signal representing sustained pressure that is interpreted by the MIDI device differently than initial velocity.
Octave Shift
A set of buttons that shift the keys up or down one octave for use on MIDI controllers that do not have a full 88-key keyboard.

Advanced Controls

Number of Performance Pads
The number of performance percussion pads that can be assigned to trigger samples in the MIDI enabled device.
Number of Rotary Encoders
The number of assignable rotary encoders on the MIDI controller
Number of Fader Encoders
The number of assignable fader encoders on the MIDI Controller
Transport Controls
Transport controls are an array of buttons typically consisting of: play, pause, stop, f-forward, rewind, and record arm, that are used to control a media player, recorder, or software based system.

Controller Specifications

Footswitch/Expression Pedal Input(s)
The ability for the device to be used with a footswitch, expression, or sustain pedal.
MIDI Connections
The configuration of input and output connections on a MIDI controller.
The ability for the MIDI controller to interface with a MIDI device via USB.
Power Supply
The power source for the controller.
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
Weight (Pounds)
This is the weight of the item in pounds (lbs).

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider

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O'fallon, MO

6 months later.. still loving it

February 9, 2012

If you are using all MIDI and do not care about preloaded samples, this thing is perfect. Everything AKAI makes is built to last. Good buy! A few more knobs/faders would've been awesome, but not a big deal. PS so far i know it works flawlessly with ableton and FL studio10.

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Akai Pro MPD18

Compact USB Pad Controller with 3 Banks and 48 Triggers


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