The MPD232 by Akai Professional combines a pad controller, a control surface, and a step sequencer in a lightweight and compact package, offering producers, programmers, musicians, and DJs the feel of classic MPC beat-making.
Sixteen ultra-sensitive Thick Fat MPC pads are used to trigger drum hits and other samples in your software or external MIDI sound module. The pads are backlit for visual feedback & color-coding, and pressure- and velocity-sensitive for a responsive feel and intuitive playing. You can access up to 64 different pads stored in four independent banks.
The control surface features eight 360° knobs, eight switches, and eight faders (all assignable) which send continuous controller messages to the software for up to 72 parameters stored in three independent control banks.
A 64-channel sequencer lets you create, edit, and playback sequences up to 32 steps long, and it allows for real-time recording. The unit incorporates some of the MPC's most popular features such as Full-Level button, MPC swing, 16-Level button, Note-Repeat button, and Tap-Tempo button.
The MPD232 is class-compliant with Mac and Windows, and is iOS-compatible via Apple's Camera Connection kit (available separately). It comes with a comprehensive software bundle which includes Akai Pro MPC Essentials, Sonivox Big Bang Cinematic Percussion & Big Bang Universal Drums, and Ableton Live Lite.
16 pressure- and velocity-sensitive Thick Fat RGB-backlit MPC Pads
Four independent pad banks let you access up to 64 different assignable pads (16 across four pad banks)
Eight 360° knobs and eight faders send continuous controller messages to your software or external MIDI device
Three independent control banks of knobs, faders, and switches let you control up to 72 parameters
Preset Mode allows you to recall 30 stored programs containing control information for pads, faders, knobs, and more
64-channel sequencer lets you create, edit, and playback sequences up to 32 steps long
Connect to MIDI in/out of external MIDI devices using a 1/8" to MIDI adapter (two included)
Classic MPC features such as Full-Level button, MPC swing, 16-Level button, Note-Repeat button, and Tap-Tempo button
Backlit display lets you view menus, options, parameters, and settings
Dedicated transport controls include Stop, Play & Record, and Sequencer Record
Mac & Windows class-compliant, and iOS-compatible with Apple’s Camera Connection kit (available separately)
Powered via USB bus - Unit can also be powered via USB charger or power adapter (both available separately)
Kensington lock slot to help secure the unit to a table or other surface
Included software: Akai Pro MPC Essentials, Sonivox Big Bang Cinematic Percussion & Big Bang Universal Drums, and Ableton Live Lite
16 x velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, RGB-backlit 4 x banks accessible via Pad Bank buttons
8 x 360° assignable knobs 3 x banks accessible via Control Bank buttons 1 x 360° encoder for display navigation and selection via push 8 x assignable switches, amber-backlit 17 x dedicated function buttons, amber-backlit 3 x transport buttons 4 x directional cursor buttons for display navigation 16 x step buttons, red-green-backlit 1 x step-sequencer Bank button with 2 red LEDs 1 x step-sequencer Record button, red-backlit
8 x 45 mm assignable faders 3 x banks accessible via Control Bank buttons
20 x 4 characters, monochrome backlit with adjustable contrast
1 x USB port 1 x power input (power adapter available separately) 1 x 1/8" MIDI input (1/8" to MIDI adapter included) 1 x 1/8" MIDI output (1/8" to MIDI adapter included) 1 x Kensington lock slot
Mac: 1.25 GHz G4/G5 or faster (Intel Mac recommended) 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended) Mac OS X 10.4.11 (10.5 or later recommended)
Windows: 1.5 GHz Pentium 4 Celeron-compatible CPU or faster (multicore CPU recommended) 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended) Windows 8, 7, Vista, or XP Windows-compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended, QuickTime recommended)
Via USB bus or USB charger (available separately) Via power adapter, 6 VDC, 1 A, center-positive (available separately)