Akai Professional MPD218 | MIDI Drum Pad Controller with Software Download Package (16 pads / 6 knobs / 6 buttons). 

  • Simple, little, highlight pressed cushion controller for finger drumming and music production
  • 16 Thick Fat illuminated MPC cushions (48 assignable cushions open by means of 3 banks)
  • 6 control handles (18 assignable handles open by means of 3 banks)
  • USB-fueled through PC, no AC connector required
  • Includes free programming titles Ableton Live Lite, Akai Pro MPC Essentials, SONiVOX Big Bang Cinematic Percussion and Big Bang Universal Drums

The MPD2 Series is a result of over six years of point by point client research and client criticism. We asked what you needed and listened intently to what you instructed us to make the most skilled and easy to use line of cushion controllers Akai Professional has created to date.

The MPD218’s 16 new, ultra-delicate Thick Fat MPC cushions, make a responsive client encounter. It additionally has an extended control set of six handles in three banks versus one control on the past MPD18 display. This will empower you to amplify your sound and give you expanded power over impacts.

MIDI data is sent over its attachment and-play USB interface for use on Mac or PC, dispensing with the need to introduce any drivers. The USB association controls the MPD218, so the included USB link is all you require.

Our MPD2 Series denotes a vital advancement of the cushion controller. Numerous long stretches of research and client input has driven straightforwardly to the absolute most skilled cushion controllers we’ve at any point created. These MPDs are the ideal extension between your innovativeness and your PC based studio.

Frequently Asked Questions

What programming is incorporated with my buy, and where can I download?

The MPD218 incorporates Ableton Live Lite, MPC Essentials, Big, Bang Cinematic Percussion, Big Bang Universal Drums, MPD218 Editor. When you have enlisted the item in your Akai Pro User Account you will have download joins for all titles aside from Ableton. You will have the capacity to download Ableton by means of a download card that is incorporated into the case.

Are the cushions unique?

The cushions are called Thick Fat MPC cushions, which are totally overhauled.

Does the item require an extra power supply?

The MPD218 is fueled by the included USB link, and does not require an extra power supply.

Does the item require drivers, and where would i be able to download them from?

The MPD218 is class agreeable, and does not require any drivers.

Is the item perfect with the most recent Windows, and Mac working systems?

Since the MPD218 is class consistent it is quickly perfect with every single current Window, and Mac working frameworks.

Will this work with my IOS device?

This is iOS perfect utilizing the Apple Camera Connection Kit (sold separately).

Are the cushions speed sensitive?

The MPD2 arrangement unquestionably has speed touchy cushions—and they’re amazing.

Technical Specs

  • Pads:
    • (16) speed and weight delicate cushions, red-backlit
    • (3) banks available by means of Pad Bank button
  • Knobs
    • (6) 360° assignable potentiometers
    • (3) banks available by means of Control Bank button
  • Buttons: 6 buttons
  • Connections
    • (1) USB port
    • (1) Kensington lock
  • Power: by means of USB connection
  • Dimensions (width x profundity x stature): 9.4″ x 7.9″ x 1.6″
  • Weight: 1.65 lbs.

Box Contents

  • MPD218
  • USB Cable
  • Software Download Cards
  • User Guide
  • Safety & Warranty Manual
Weight 2.25 kg
Dimensions 11.7 × 9.8 × 3.3 cm



48 Pad Banks






One year parts and labor.


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MPD 218


MPD 218


Akai Professional




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Red LED Pads


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