Akai MPD232 Controller Product Overview by GAK
Akai's new and improved MPD232 is six years of hard work in the making, incorporating customer research with years of industry experience to create the perfect drum pad controller.
The MPD232 features ultra sensitive Thick Fat MPC pads and a set of eight knobs, eight faders, eight buttons arranged in three banks to control effects and sounds.
The controller is iOS compatible and also features tons of free software, including; Akai Pro MPC Essentials, Big Bang Drums and Big Bang Cinematic Percussion from Sonivox, Ableton Live Lite, and Software Preset Editor.
Akai Product OverviewThe MPD2 Series is a product of over six years of detailed customer research and user feedback. We asked what you wanted and we listened closely. We took what you told us and turned it into the most capable and user-friendly line of pad controllers Akai Professional has developed to date.
The MPD232 is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller perfect for producers, programmers, musicians and DJs alike. Its intuitive blend of MPC controls and technologies mesh with easy USB connectivity to bring the feel of classic beat making into the world of computer music production.
First, we stepped up our game by adding new, ultra sensitive Thick Fat MPC pads, creating an amazingly responsive user experience. The MPD232 has an expanded control set featuring eight knobs, eight faders, eight buttons arranged in three banks for 72 total controls. This will enable you to maximize your sound and give you increased control over effects.
The MPD232 also boasts an all-new 64-channel, 32-step performance sequencer, which the MPD32 did not have. MIDI information is sent over its plug-and-play USB interface for use on Mac or PC, eliminating the need to install any drivers.
MIDI information is sent over its plug-and-play USB interface for use on Mac or PC, eliminating the need to install any drivers. The USB connection powers the MPD232 so the included USB cable is all you need.
Along with the improved functionality we’ve added iOS compatibility using the Camera Connection Kit (sold separately) and included over $400 of free software. Titles include: Akai Pro MPC Essentials, Big Bang Drums and Big Bang Cinematic Percussion from Sonivox, Ableton Live Lite, and Software Preset Editor.
Our MPD2 Series marks an important evolution of the pad controller. Many years of research and customer feedback has led directly to some of the most capable pad controllers we’ve ever developed. These MPDs are the perfect bridge between your creativity and your computer-based studio.
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- 64-part, 32-step sequencer to control pad events
- 16 Thick Fat RGB illuminated velocity- and pressure-sensitive MPC Pads
- 64 assignable pads accessible via 4banks
- 8 assignable Q-Link faders, 8 assignable Q-Link knobs, 8 assignable Q-Link buttons
- 72 assignable controls accessible via 3 banks
- Classic MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, 16 Level, Full Level and Tap Tempo
- Dedicated transport controls
- iOS compatible using the Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
- 30 presets total, with configurations for most popular DAWs
- Works with virtually any MIDI software or MIDI hardware
- MIDI In and Out jacks for controlling external gear
- Includes Ableton Live Lite