Akai MPD232 Studio Pad Controller

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  • 64-part, 32-step sequencer with swing and gate controls
  • 16 illuminated velocity and pressure sensitive MPC
  • Classic MPC controls including Note Repeat, Swing, and Tap Tempo
  • 8 fader controls enable tactile control over user assignable parameters
  • 72 assignable control functions with 3 banks of setting to manipulate
  • Illuminated LCD display for easy visibility in any performing environment
  • Works seamlessly with external hardware including MIDI and audio devices including: samplers and synthesizers
  • Includes huge software bundle: Ableton Live Lite, Akai Pro MPC Essentials, Sonivox Big Bang Cinematic Percussion and Big Bang Universal Drums
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The Akai MPD232 Studio Pad Controller brings dynamic control to the studio or the stage in impeccable fashion. Featuring all the classic controls we've come to expect from the team at Akai - touch and velocity sensitive MPC pads, smooth faders, assignable Q-Link knobs and 8 assignable Q-Link buttons -, with a plethora of interface elements that allows you to integrate this little beauty into any set-up.

MPC Pads

Since their introduction over 20 years ago, Akai's MPC controllers have become a much sought after tool for both producers and DJs who want to streamline their workflow, create beats on-the-fly, and chop up live mixes with exceptional dynamic control. Thanks to their touch-sensitive design - with a responsive surface that spreads to the edge of each pad -, Akai's MPC pads guarantee maximum control when laying down solo drum hits, brass stabs, and synth samples. The velocity-sensitive design means that real-time groove can be added to every track, bringing your mix to life by injecting personality into every hit.

The 16 RGB (red/green/blue) illuminated pads are organised into 4 banks that allows you to create 64 assignable controls.

Step Sequencer

With a 32-step sequencer at your disposal, you're never short of options when it comes to creating a flowing bassline or punchy back-beat. Flip the beat over, and double-up to create a 64-pattern sequencer, with optional Swing control to add a little flavour to your beat, and a Gate control to add staccato to individual notes to create a sharp attack (particularly useful for snappy snare hits).

Eight Channel Faders

Eight-channel faders enable control over integrated hardware and software instruments via USB connection. The Akai MPD232 Studio plays well with others, and encourages interaction with the supplied Ableton Live Lite software. Ableton Live Lite seamlessly integrates into the Akai set-up, with fader control directly affecting user assigned parameters within the DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). Whether you're working in the studio, or taking to the stage, everything you need is at your fingertips.

The low-set control surface and compact dimensions allows the MPD232 to slip into any set-up discreetly, working well alongside MIDI controllers, decks, your laptop and DAW of choice, as well as outboard synths and samplers. MIDI Time Code, and Clock Sync data is controlled with precision by the MPD232 to ensure that all of your hardware and software runs harmoniously in sync.

Included Software Bundle

Included with the MPD232 is a huge software bundle that includes the Akai Pro MPC Essentials, and Sonivox Big Bang Cinematic Percussion and Big Bang Universal Drums.

The Akai Pro MPC Essentials software provides a massive 9GB sound library, which includes sounds from the legendary MPC3000, as well as real-time adjustment and mapping of VST plugins. You can either use the MPC Essentials software as a standalone DAW, or integrate it into your current DAW as a VST, RTAS, or AU plugin.

The Sonivox Big Bang Cinematic Percussion and Big Bang Universal Drums includes completely customizable drum samples that can expand your sonic arsenal dramatically. Using a hand-crafted SJC Custom Drums sample source, with multi-velocity and multi-take samples that use various sticks and brushes, you have a huge range of sounds to play with.

ModelMPD232 Studio Pad Controller
Dimensions (H x W x D)48 x 422 x 254 mm
Weight 1.9kg
Pads 16 x velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, red-backlit
4 x banks accessible via Pad Bank button
Knobs 8 360-degree assignable potentiometers
3 banks accessible via Control Bank button
1 360-degree encoder for display navigation and selection via push
Faders 8 45mm assignable faders
3 banks accessible via Control Bank button
Buttons 8 assignable switches, amber-backlit
17 dedicated function buttons, amber-backlit
3 transport buttons
4 directional cursor buttons for display navigation
16 step buttons, red-green-backlit
1 step sequencer bank button with 2 red LEDs
1 step sequencer record button, red-backlit
Display 20 x 4 characters, monochrome backlit with adjustable contrast
Connections 1 USB port
1 power input (power adapter sold separately)
1 1/8” MIDI input (1/8”-MIDI adapter included)
1 1/8” MIDI output (1/8”-MIDI adapter included)
1 Kensington lock slot
Power Supply via computer USB bus or USB charger (sold separately)
via power adapter (sold separately): 6V DC, 1A, center-positive
System Requirements Mac
1.25 GHz G4/G5 or faster (Intel Mac recommended);
1GB RAM (2GB 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);
1 GB RAM (2GB recommended);
Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP;
Windows-compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended);
QuickTime recommended
Included Accessories Ableton Live Lite
Akai Pro MPC Essentials
Sonivox Big Bang Cinematic Percussion and Big Bang Universal Drums

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