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.
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
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