MIDI-Over-USB Pad Controller is Small and Portable for Versatility
Akai, the name synonymous with music production, announces the MPD18 portable pad controller. The MPD18 will make its debut in Akai's stand, B 21 in Hall 5.0 at Musikmesse, April 1 - 4, 2009. Held in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Musikmesse is the world's largest fair for musical instruments, live music and the music business.
The MPD18 is the smallest-sized model in Akai's line of MPD pad controllers. DJs, programmers, producers and other musicians will find this MIDI-over-USB controller to be perfect for triggering samples, controlling software, and a variety of other applications. Its small footprint makes the MPD18 easy to integrate into any setup for stage performance, studio production or musical creation on the go.
Users will find the MPD18 to be convenient, sending MIDI information over its plug-and-play USB interface for use with Mac or PC without installing any drivers. The USB connection also powers the MPD18 so musicians can use the controller with no power supply. The MPD18 can control nearly any MIDI software, as well as MIDI hardware, such as synths, sound modules, samplers, sequencers, drum machines and more.
"The MPD18 gives you the iconic control feel of the MPC in a compact footprint that's easy to fit in any setup, said Adam Cohen, Director of Business Development, Akai.
MPC-pad feel, anywhere.
The MPD18 is the most portable, easy-to-fit MPD for your setup. This MIDI-over-USB pad controller for DJs, programmers, producers, and other musicians. Built around the pads and controls from Akai's industry-standard MPC series, the MPD18 is an expressive and intuitive instrument for the studio and stage.
The heart of the MPD18 is its bank of 16 velocity and pressure-sensitive MPC pads, an Akai Pro exclusive. You can access three different banks of sounds from the MPC pads for a total of 48 sounds at your fingertips. The MPD18 also borrows the MPC series' assignable Q-Link controllers, enabling you to control nearly any parameters in your software in real time. You get an assignable Q-Link fader and an assignable Q-Link button so you'll have natural, hands-on control of your most-used parameters.
The MPD18 sends MIDI information over its plug-and-play USB interface so you can use it with your Mac or PC without installing any drivers. The USB connection even powers the MPD18 so the included USB cable is all you need for portable production. The MPD18 can control nearly any MIDI software, as well as MIDI hardware, such as synths, sound modules, samplers, sequencers, drum machines, and more.
The MPD18 gives you the control feel of the MPC in a super-portable instrument with a compact footprint that's easy to fit in any setup.
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