Put control in your hands with the Akai Professional MPD232 Pad Controller with Faders. This compact and powerful production system features 16 thick RGB backlit MPC pads and 4 assignable faders for an authentic vintage MPC feel.
Thick Fat MPC Pads and RGB Backlighting
The velocity-sensitive pads are backlit to help you in low light environments, perfect for live and studio performances. The Thick Fat MPC pads are ultra-sensitive, giving you optimal control over your samples. You can trigger everything from drum hits and loops to vocal shots and FX with ease. The pads are configured in 4 banks, giving you a total of 64 assignable pads, allowing you to switch between banks for complex live sets as well as allowing you to arrange your samples.
Comprehensive Control Set
The MPD232 features a wide range of pads, faders, and assignable parameters that give you optimal control over every aspect of your soundbanks and productions. The 8 assignable faders come complete with 8 assignable Q-link knobs and 8 assignable Q-Link buttons. With this range of functions, you have access to every part of your favorite DAW. You can add automation, affect pitch, control virtual instruments, and create complex rhythms.
The 64-part, 32-step sequencer allows you to create rhythm patterns that can be used to control pad events and trigger loops. The 72 assignable controls are accessible via 3 banks, allowing you to assign and control your favorite functions in any compatible software. The MPD232 also features dedicated transport controls and classic MPC-style functions, including MPC Note repeat, MPC Swing, 16 Level, Full Level, and Tap Tempo.
The MPD232 production unit features an integrated plug-and-play USB interface, compatible with both Mac and PC, eliminating the need to install any drivers. MIDI In and Out jacks are also included for controlling external gear, giving you the ability to connect other instruments and sound modules directly to your MPD232. The built-in USB connection is also used to power the MPD232, eliminating the need for external power supplies (which can also be used in live situations). In addition to the improved functionality, Akai has also added iOS compatibility using the Camera Connection Kit (sold separately), allowing you to connect and use your MPD232 with a range of iOS devices.
Free MPC Beats Software
Included with this controller is the new MPC Beats software, bringing the iconic MPC work format and sounds to your computer for free. With MPC Beats, you’ll find the iconic layout of the 4×4 drum sample grid and a sample library browser filled with 2gb of samples from the MPC Expansion packages.
The MPD232 Pad Controller with Faders has a power input (power adapter sold separately), 1 USB port, 1/8 inch MIDI input (1/8 inch – MIDI adapter included), and 1/8 inch MIDI output (1/8 inch – MIDI adapter included). The product is powered via the computer USB bus or USB charger (sold separately) or via power adapter (sold separately): 6V DC, 1A, center-positive. The dimensions are 42.2 x 25.4 x 4.8 cm, and the weight is 1.9 kg.
In conclusion, the Akai MPD232 Pad Controller with Faders is a comprehensive and versatile tool for musicians of any level, allowing them to enhance their performance with the easy-to-use Preset Editor. With its improved functionality, expanded control set, and user-friendly design, the MPD232 is the product of over six years of detailed customer research and user feedback. It comes complete with Ableton Live Lite and over £300 worth