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Akai MPD232 USB MIDI Controller

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Akai MPD232 USB MIDI Controller
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€165.51 (euros)

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MPD232 USB MIDI Controller description:

The Akai MPD232 USB MIDI Controller is a high-end and powerful USB MIDI controller featuring 16 RGB MPC-style pads and a 64-part 32 step sequencer. This fully IOS compatible controller features 8 assignable faders and is ideal for both studio and stage use.

The MPD2 Series is a product of over six years of detailed customer research and user feedback. 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.

The controller features 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.

Along with the improved functionality Akai have added iOS compatibility using the Camera Connection Kit (sold separately) and included over £150 of free software. Titles include: Akai Pro MPC Essentials, Big Bang Drums and Big Bang Cinema from Sonivox, Ableton Live Lite, and Software Preset Editor. The aforementioned Software Preset Editor allows you to enjoy intuitive control editing right from the front panel of the MPD232.

The main features of the Akai MPD232 USB MIDI Controller include:

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 4 banks

8 assignable 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

30 presets total, with configurations for most popular DAWs

iOS compatible using the Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)

MIDI In and Out jacks for controlling external gear

Dedicated Transport controls

Includes Ableton Live Lite, Akai Pro MPC Essentials, Sonivox Big Bang Cinematic Percussion and Big Bang Universal Drums

Manufacturer: Akai

This page first created on: 15/07/2015

Customer Reviews


Have a mapping issue using it with battery 4 but I think the issue is with battery 4 itself. Apart from that I'm in love with this machine. It's amazing, easy to use and straight forward, no faffing around. The built in sequencer, for me is a super plus as i find Its much more fun making beats with hands on instead of clicking your mouse button for ages.

My only issue is that you can't save sequenced patterns into the controller nut you can just record the midi pattern into your DAW quick only takes seconds.

This customer purchased the product in August 2016


Great product that feels very solid and long lasting.
The pads are really thick and pleasant to use.
Exactly what I needed to trigger samples from field recording.

Easy integration with Windows by simply plugging the USB.

I found the integration with Propellerhead Reason 8.3 a little more difficult as the software doesn't have a preset for it. But choosing MPD32 and changing the transport to MMC/Midi made most of the commands work by default on the Kong Drum designer.

This customer purchased the product in April 2016