Perfectly Practical Plug-and-play Pads
If you’re after a straight-to-the-point USB pad controller, then you could hardly do better than the Akai MPD218. The MPD218 comes loaded with 16 genuine MPC pads for that unmistakably thick and fat feel, plus you can switch between three banks for up to 48 pads worth of control. The same goes for the six assignable pots, which let you take control of 18 parameters, such as volume, pan, filter cutoff, and more. One of the other MPC features on the MPD218 that the old-school music creators here at Sweetwater dig is MPC Note Repeat, and everyone can appreciate the way class compliant USB lets you hook up your computer or iOS device totally hassle free.
Includes a free license of Reason Lite (Mac/Windows)
An included copy of Reason Lite gives you even to more to love about your Akai Professional controller. This DAW is industry famous among live performers and electronic musicians for its streamlined workflow and studio-grade recording and mixing tools. Reason Lite includes nine premium instruments (synths, samplers, and drum machines) and 11 effects (reverb, delay, EQ, and distortion), along with virtual amps from Softube and 2GB of included loops and samples to help your fledgling creative ideas take flight. And with plug-and-play support for your controller, making music with Reason Lite has never been simpler. Simply create an account (or log in) and register your product at http://www.akaipro.com/register to receive your free Reason Lite license.