Akai MPD32 Pad Controller Ships

Advanced controller with MPC pads is now available      01/07/08
Akai MPD32 Pad Controller Ships


Akai have announced that the MPD32 pad controller is available for purchase.
MPD32 is Akai Professional's flagship pad controller for musicians and DJs. Using a USB cable to connect to a Mac or PC, MPD32 is perfect for hardware control of popular music programs such as Reason, Ableton Live and GarageBand. MPD32 is the only pad controller to feature Akai Pro’s MPC Note Repeat with swing and gate time parameters.
Akai tell us that the MPD32 is also the only controller that can also work as a master clock for MIDI sequencers. With the Tap Tempo function, musicians can control tempo in real time during performances. Sixteen velocity and pressure-sensitive genuine MPC pads provide the industry's finest feel and expression.
Assignable MIDI controllers include eight assignable faders, eight assignable switches, and eight assignable 360-degree knobs. Three selectable control banks extend the number of available faders, buttons and knobs to 24 each for a grand total of 72 controllers. Four pad banks equate to 64 total pads.
MPD32 also features transport controls for interfacing with DAW/sequencing applications like Sonar, Cubase and Logic. To summarise, Akai say thatMPD32 is a fully programmable controller and multifunctional control surface that fits perfectly within any production or performance environment.
Key features of the MPD32 include:
  • MIDI-synced note-repeat with MPC swing
  • Sixteen full-sized, genuine MPC pads with velocity and pressure-sensitive response
  • Three banks of eight assignable switches, sliders and endless knobs for a total of 72 controllers
  • Two assignable Foot Switches
  • One assignable Foot Pedal controller
  • Large, easy-to-read backlit LCD
  • Thirty user-definable presets for use with software applications
  • MMC/MIDI Start/Stop transport buttons
  • Ableton Live Akai Edition software included
  • BFD Lite software included
Pricing and Availability:
MPD32 is available for purchase now, with an MSRP of $499.00. More information:
  • www.akaipro.com

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    dj Thomas    Said...

    If you’re looking for a MIDI pad controller on a modest budget and can’t be troubled to build your own then no doubt you will have found these three; M-Audio Trigger Finger, Korg padKontrol and the Akai MPD 24.

    They are all around a similar budget and each has their own appeal but on paper its a tough call. To get full comparative view you may visit http://www.djtechtools.com/2008/08/08/pad-controller-smackdown/

    04-Sep-08 07:37 AM


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