Akai MPD218 MIDI-over-USB Pad Controller with 18 Assignable Potentiometers Accessible Via 3 Banks mpd-218
- 16 Thick Fat backlit MPC pads
- 48 assignable pads accessible via 3 banks
- 18 assignable 360-degree 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
- Ableton Live Lite
- Akai Pro MPC Essentials
- Sonivox Big Bang Cinematic Percussion
- Big Bang Universal Drums
- Available USB port
- 1 GB RAM (2GB recommended)
- 1.25 GHz G4/G5 or faster (Intel Mac recommended)
- Mac OS X 10.4.11 (10.5 or later recommended)
- 1.5 GHz Pentium 4 Celeron-compatible CPU or faster (multicore CPU recommended)
- Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP
- Windows-compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended)
- QuickTime recommended
MPC BEATS - Beat Making Starts Here
Great Sounding Beats
Presenting MPC Beats, the fully featured, beat-making software based on the legendary MPC workflow to quickly make great sounding beats.
Everything You Need
From the moment you install MPC Beats, you're ready to start creating. Remix one of the included songs, or start off with a genre template like Trap, Dance, Pop and more. Start fresh and select from 2GB worth of content, including samples, loops and built-in virtual instrument plugins to craft your sound.
Intuitive MPC Workflow
Aspiring beat makers ready to delve into a world of music production will find MPC Beats an ultra-intuitive, inspiring entry-point for producing professional sounding music. Underpinned by the renowned MPC workflow, MPC Beats offers an easily accessible 4 x 4 drum sample grid, a piano roll, sample library browser and sample edit window. Users can seamlessly switch between these workspaces to discover, create, and edit their beats to perfection.
You're In Control
With MPC Beats, you're in full control of your sound. Experience plug and play compatibility with all class-compliant USB controllers. From MPK Mini to M-Audio Oxygen, Alesis V-Mini and much more, get connected with a large list of pre- mapped controllers to get completely hands-on with your beat making.
MPC Beats has plenty of power for ambitious creators. Over 80 audio FX plugins to warp, manipulate and transform audio into whatever you can think of. Plus, VST/AU compatibility mean there's room to expand your sonic palette with compatible third-party virtual instrument plugins and audio processing plugins. You can even record instruments or vocals with 2 stereo audio tracks to add live elements to your music.
MPC Beats Expansions
Introducing the MPC Beats MPC Expansion Pack Editions featuring the best of our top-selling sample collections from the music industry's premier sound designers. From Araab Muzik & Motif Alumni to MSX Audio and F9 Instruments, beef up your sample library with premium sound content to take your production to the next level.
- Free software based on the legendary MPC workflow
- 2 Audio, 8 Midi/Instrument Tracks
- 16 Pads, Sample Editing, VST/AU support
- Ready to create right away - sample/sound content, effects, and virtual instruments built-in
- Can be mapped to any Controller, including MPC
- Unified Installer