Akai MPD218

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Akai MPD218

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Immediate inspiration was never this simple! Akai Professional and Propellerhead Software join forces to gurantee instant musical gratification without the steep learning curve - For a limited time new and existing users of Akai Professional's MPD2 Series, MPK2 Series, MPK Mini MKII and L-Series Wireless controllers are eligible for a free download of Reason Lite. Combining plug-and-play support for Akai Professional MIDI controllers, a comprehensive selection of studio grade production and mixing tools, 9 premium instruments, 11 effect processors, Softube powered guitar & bass amplifiers, an immense genre-spanning 2+GB sample library and expansion options via VST and Rack Extension Plugins, Reason Lite provides the ultimate platform for immersive production, hard-wired for immediate creative exploration with Akai Professional's industry-standard controller line-up.

 Reason Lite features:

  • Plug-and-play support for AKAI MIDI controllers

  • Studio grade recording and mixing tools to polish your creations to perfection

  • 9 premium instruments: Synths, samplers, drum machines

  • 11 effect processors: reverb, delay, EQ, distortion and much more

  • Guitar and bass amplifiers from Softube

  • 2+GB of included sounds, loops and samples

  • Extend your sound with VST and Rack Extension plugins

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.

Experience the Difference
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 Cinema 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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Software Included Akai Pro MPC Essentials, Big Bang Drums and Big Bang Cinema from Sonivox, Ableton Live Lite, and Software Preset Editor.
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Connectivity USB
System Requirements Mac: 1.25 GHz G4/G5 or faster (Intel Mac rec), 1 GB RAM (2 GB rec), Mac OS X 10.4.11 (10.5 or later rec)
PC: 1.5 GHz Pentium 4 Celeron-compatible CPU or faster (multicore CPU rec); 1 GB RAM (2GB rec); Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, or XP
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