AKAI Professional MPD218 Ultra Portable USB/MIDI Pad Controller



  • Ultra portable, feature packed and USB powered pad controller with 16 Thick Fat MPC pads for triggering drums, melodic samples, effects and more
  • Easily accessible dedicated controls for 3 pad banks provides a total of 48 assignable pads
  • 18 fully assignable 360 degree potentiometers accessible via 3 banks for controlling DAW, virtual effect and virtual instrument parameters
  • MPC Note Repeat and Full Level controls for immersive expressive performances
  • Control your iOS apps and open up a world of pad control capability using the Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)

Akai Professional’s Legendary Pad Performance

With MPD218 an intuitive blend of MPC controls and technologies mesh with seamless USB connectivity to bring the feel of classic beat making into the world of computer music production. At the heart of MPD218 are 16 ultra-sensitive, hyper-playable Thick Fat MPC pads, ideal for triggering drums, one-shots, melodic samples, basslines and more; with three pad banks available and a pressure- and velocity-sensitive specification, expand MPD218’s performance capability to 48 fully-assignable, ultra-reactive triggers that capture every subtlety and nuance of your performance.

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The MPC Legacy

Ableton live lite

Ableton Live Lite provides core-performance and beat-production functionality in an intuitive DAW environment offering a rapid, intuitive workflow, live remixing capability, professional-quality audio recording and full-featured MIDI sequencing on up to eight tracks.

MPC essentials

With MPC Essentials, charge your production with a powerful 64-bit music production package featuring up to eight pad banks (for a total of 128 tracks), a 1 GB sound library and user-friendly import capability for your own WAV and AIFF samples.

SONiVOX Drum Suite

With MPD218, experience immediate, out-of-the-box creative potential courtesy of Big Bang Drums and Big Bang Cinematic Percussion virtual instruments from SONiVOX, an industry leader in the development of cutting-edge production-focused plugins.