Akai Professional have announced today the all-new MPD Series MIDI pad controllers: The MPD218, MPD226 and MPD232, which improve greatly on the previous models, and will be available soon at PMT Online and at our PMT stores.
These new controllers are a product of over six years of detailed customer research and user feedback. The result is the most capable and user-friendly line of pad controllers Akai Professional has developed to date. With a slick design and lots of improved features (such as a 32-step sequencer on the MPD232) the new MPD range really to take things to a new level, and should soon prove to become even more popular than the previous MPD models.
These new MPD controllers feature new, ultra sensitive Thick Fat MPC pads that create an amazingly responsive user interaction. They also have an expanded control set to maximize the sounds and effects available to the user, iOS compatibility using the Camera Connection Kit and over £200 of free software (Big Bang Drums and Big Bang Cinema from Sonivox, Ableton Live Lite and Software Preset Editor).
Here's a look at what's new in the new Akai MPD series:
The MPD218 has red light-up MPC pads and a greatly expanded control set of 6 knobs in 3 banks vs. one control on the previous MPD18 model. View More
The MPD226 has an expanded control set of 4 knobs, 4 faders, 4 buttons in 3 banks for 36 total controls vs. 12 controls on the MPD26. View More
The MPD232 boasts an all-new 64-channel 32-step performance sequencer, which the MPD32 did not have. View More
By Ivan Silva