The following article is an Overview of the AKAI MPD18 – For a Sourced Review of the AKAI MPD18 click here!
AKAI Professional has squeezed its popular MPD USB/MIDI Controller Series into a much simpler, compact device with its new MPD18 USB/MIDI Controller.
Here’s a breakdown of its core components:
Just as with its sister MPD controllers (MPD16,32 and 24) the MPD18 sports 16 AKAI-exclusive velocity and pressure sensitive pads for banging out your beats and triggering your samples.
MIDI (via USB)
The MPD18 operates via USB to send MIDI messages to your computer software (Ableton Live, FL Studio, Reason, etc.) With the Q-Link fader and button, you can assign them to your most frequently used parameter within your Soft-DAW’s.
Since the MPD18 is USB powered, it does not require a power supply however it is optional.
it’s that simple!
This AKAI MPD product is ideal for Music Prodcuers on the road or who want to clear up space in their studio.
If you’re looking for a simple pad-tapping sample triggering device, then you oughta check out the AKAI MPD18 USB/MIDI Controller.
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