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MPD2 Series Elite Sample Content

Posted on October 16, 2016 by Dan The Man There have been 0 comments

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Until 31st December 2016, Buy MPD218 And Receive A Free Download Of Sample Magic’s Critically Acclaimed Deep House; Or, Experience The Expanded MPC Inspired Control Set Of MPD226 Or MPD232 And Receive Deep House Plus The Award Winning Best-Seller Sunrise Sessions.

Experience total control and expand your sonic arsenal with Akai Professional’s MPD2 Series controllers and critically acclaimed content from industry heavyweight Sample Magic. For a limited time, new and existing users of the MPD2 series pad controllers will be eligible for a FREE download of award-winning select packs, meticulously crafted with one goal in mind - premium cutting-edge audio that inspires immediate creative results.
From the dusty beats, lo-fi grooves and vinyl-infused breaks of Sunrise Sessions to the deep drum workouts and lush music loops of Deep House, starting that initial idea, exploring unchartered sonic heights or adding that special something to your latest creation has never been easier. Experience the tangible, intuitive workflow of the MPD2 Series pad controllers and take your production somewhere else with this exclusive limited time offer from Sample Magic.

Professional Pad Performance

Whatever your needs and wherever you go, Akai Professional’s MIDI-over-USB MPD2 Series pad controllers guarantee to form the centerpiece of your musical creativity. Perfect for producers, programmers, musicians and DJs alike, MPD218, MPD226 and MPD232’s intuitive blend of MPC controls and technologies mesh with seamless USB connectivity to bring the feel of classic beat making into the world of computer music production.

Produce Anywhere

Akai Professional’s MPD2 Series Controllers provide core sample triggering and DAW control functionality, housed within an ultra-portable, lightweight and slim-line footprint. When combined with Akai Professional’s iconic build quality, the MPD2 Series empowers beat producers and finger drummers with a rock-solid, dependable performance controller, specifically engineered to withstand anything you throw at it.

Take Control

Whether you’re producing in the studio or performing live, MPD2 Series’ arsenal of controls provides in-demand, fully- assignable functionality that readily adapts to your needs. Featuring 360-degree potentiometers, 16 MPC Pads, multiple pad banks, faders and step sequencing functionality, the MPD2 Series seamlessly integrates with your creative projects, offering a tangible control source for sending continuous controller messages to virtual instrument / effect parameters or external MIDI devices.

The MPC Legacy

Akai Professional’s iconic MPC series has continued to define modern music culture, offering trademark sound altering functionality that can be heard on countless records across multiple genres. With the MPD2 series, core MPC-style controls are present including Akai Professional’s legendary Note Repeat and Full Level; from rapid-fire drum rolls to hard hitting sample playback, the MPD2 series provides in-demand sonic-sculpting capability, opening up a world of immersive, expressive performances

MPD218 Highlights

  • 16 Thick Fat backlit MPC Pads with Velocity and Aftertouch
  • 48 assignable pads accessible via 3 banks
  • 18 assignable 360-degree potentiometers accessible via 3 banks
  • MPC Note Repeat and Full Level
  • iOS compatible using the Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
  • 16 configurable presets
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite
  • USB powered, no AC adapter required

MPD226 Highlights

  • 16 Thick Fat RGB illuminated velocity- and pressure-sensitive MPC Pads
  • 64 assignable pads accessible via 4 banks
  • 4 assignable faders, 4 assignable Q-Link knobs, 4 assignable Q-Link buttons
  • 36 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

MPD232 Highlights

  • 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 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

Software Content Bundled With All MPD2 Series Models


Ableton Live Lite

Ableton Live Lite delivers much of the functionality of Ableton Live—the revolutionary, multi-award winning music production solution that lets you spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise and edit your musical ideas in a seamless audio/MIDI environment. Live brings your acoustic, electronic and virtual instruments—as well as your digital audio recordings and MIDI sequences—together in a single interface with unparalleled ease of use.

SONiVOX Drum Suite

MPC Essentials

With MPC Essentials, supercharge your production with a powerful 64-bit music production package featuring up to eight pad banks (for a total of 128 tracks), a 1GB sound library and user-friendly import capability for your own WAV and AIFF samples. With the ability to operate standalone, MPC Essentials software gives you immediate creative capability with the MPD2 Series. Create up to eight pad banks for a total of 128 sounds and samples are your fingertips. Plus, you can add up to four insert effects per pad for even more dynamic expression.

With the MPD2 Series, experience immediate, out-of-the-box creative potential courtesy of premium Big Bang Drums and Big Bang Cinematic Percussion virtual instruments from SONiVOX, an industry leader in the development of cutting-edge production-focused plugins.

Big Bang Drums provide excellent tone, color, and sound for any music project or performance from the worlds of pop, hip-hop, world, funk, rock, or any musical style. Big Bang Universal Drums 2 has milked every drop of essence from these drums, capturing stick and brush performances from soft and sweet to roaring thunder levels. All programs are presented in a multi- velocity, multi-take round robin format for the pinnacle of realism. This deep level of sampling of attention to detail brings remarkable clarity and an authentic feel to all of your musical creations.

Whether you are searching for that extra bit of rhythmic flavor, or striving to create the most epic of battle cues, Big Bang Cinematic Percussion 2 packs the punch you need to get the job done in minutes. At its core, Big Bang Cinematic Percussion serves up a powerful selection of cinematic drum and percussion instruments, all painstakingly created by top SONiVOX sound designers and ready to spark some serious fire under your musical scores. Each instrument has been lavishly captured, and was played with the proper professional technique. The multi-velocity, multi-take round robin format provides the pinnacle of realism.

Sample Pack Information – Available Until 31.12.16



Dusty beats, lo-fi grooves and vinyl-infused breaks and fills; cinematic Rhodes, sultry-smooth piano and lazy Wurlitzer licks; sparkling guitars, driving live bass, rustic violins, shady sax and jazzy trumpet; spurious synths, re-wired percussion and misty background elecphonica; ready-mixed melodies, soundbeds and orchestral one- shots; drum one-shot library and more.

Full Download contains:

982 x 24-bit Wav loops and one-shots 578 x Rex2 Loops
736 Stylus-RMX Rex2 Loops
581 x Apple Loops

EXS24, HALion, Kontakt II, Kontakt II Monolith and Reason NN-XT sampler patches.


It's the one you've been asking for: a sublime foray into the afterhours party, with nods to nu-disco, classic tech and soulful house. Weighing in at over 650MB, the collection comes loaded with deep and dubby drum workouts, classic keys, expansive beds & pads, lush music loops, pumping basslines, live-infused percussion, 500+ chunky drum hits and precision-sculpted nu-perc slams, groovy vocal offcuts and much more.

Full download contains:

976 x 24-bit Wav loops and one-shots 449 x Apple Loops
507 x Rex2 Loops
507 x Stylus-RMX Rex2 Loops Reason ReFill pack

12 page digital booklet (inc hints and tips, kit list and more)

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