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Akai MPD2 Series FREE Sample Pack Promotion The DJ Shop Blog

Saturday, 15 October 2016 11:13:38 Europe/London

Akai MPD2 Series FREE Sample Pack Promotion

Akai MPD2 Series FREE Sample Pack Promotion

Akai Professional has announced a very exciting offer that runs from now until the 31st December 2016!  If you have already purchased, or are set to purchase one of Akai’s MPD218 Midi Pad Controller’s then you are entitled to receive a download of Sample Magic’s Deep House for FREE!  Wait, that’s not all, for those who have purchased or are going to purchase the MPD226 or MPD232 versions of the controller, then not only will you get Sample Magic’s Deep House but you will also receive their top-selling and award winning Sunrise Sessions for FREE!

This amazing offer runs from the 15th October 2016 right through to the 31st December 2016 to both new and existing users of Akai Professionals MPD2 Series of Pad Controllers.  Sample Magic, which I’m sure you know, is an industry leading sound and sample designer.  The FREE Deep House and Sunrise Sessions packs will be available for download from Akai Professional Website after product registration has been completed.

The Sunrise Sessions pack includes:

  • - 982 x 24-bit Wav loops and one-shots
  • - 736 x Stylus-RMX Rex2 Loops
  • - 581 x Apple Loops
  • - 578 x Rex2 Loops
  • - HALion
  • - EXS24
  • - Reason NN-XT sampler patches
  • - Kontakt II
  • - Kontact II Monolith

The Sunrise Sessions pack  includes an array of sounds on a number of different formats,  these include Dusty beats // lo-fi grooves and vinyl-infused breaks and fills // smooth piano //  lazy Wurlitzer licks // cinematic Rhodes // driving live bass // shady sax // rustic violins // sparkling guitars // jazzy trumpet // re-wired percussion // misty background elecphonica // spurious synths // already mixed melodies // soundbeds // orchestral and drum one-shots.

The Deep House pack includes:

  • - 976 x 24-bit Wav loops and one shots
  • - 507 Rex2 Loops
  • - 507 Stylus-RMX Rex2 Loops
  • - 449 x Apple Loops
  • - Reason Re-fill pack
  • - 12 page digital booklet that contains hints, tips, kit list and more

The Deep House pack provides you with an in-depth collection of high-quality sounds in various styles including classic tech, soulful house, nods and nu-disco.  The 650MB collection includes deep/dubby drum workouts, magnanimous beds and pads, forceful basslines, classic keys, live-infused percussion, music loops, 500+ chunky drum hits, fantastic vocal offcusta, precise nu-perc slams and more!

The Akai MPD2 Series of controllers

The MPD2 series consists of three controllers the MPD218, MPD226 and the MPD232.

MPD2 Series Video Intro

Akai MPD218

The MPD218 key features include 16 broad, robust MPC pads which are backlit and consist of velocity and Aftertouch.  There are 3 banks where 48 assignable pads can be reached along with 18 adaptable 360⁰ potentiometers.   The 218 Akai controller contains MPC note repeat and full level, 16 presets which can be allocated, iOS compatible (with Camera Connection Kit sold separately) and is USB powered which means it does not require an AC adapter to be connected. Finally the MPD218 comes complete with Ableton Live Lite.  This controller is primarily aimed at those who are new to the industry, and who are after an easy-to-use, compact yet current piece of equipment.

Akai MPD226

The MPD226 is crammed with even more features including 16 velocity and pressure sensitive RGB illuminated MPC pads, 64 pads which are assignable and are available from 4 banks, 4 faders, Q-Link knobs and Q-Link buttons which can also be assigned, and 36 controls accessed from 3 banks which have the ability to be allocated.  The unit also features 30 presets with configurations for the most popular of DAWs, Classic MPC Note Repeat, 16 Level, Full Level, MPC Swing and Tap Tempo, MIDI In and Out jacks, dedicated transport controls, the flexibility of being iOS compatible using the Camera Connection Kit (sold separately), and finally includes Ableton Live Lite.  This controller is mostly aimed at music producers and live performers who are after a unit that is packed with features that can unlock all creative possibilities. 

Akai MPD232

The Akai MPD232 controller packs in even more features on top of the previous two.  It features a 64-part, 32-step sequencer to control pad actions, there are 16 durable RGB illuminated pressure and velocity sensitive pads, 8 Q-Link faders, Q-Link knobs and Q-Link buttons which are modifiable, 64 pads accessed via 4 banks which can be customised and 72 controls accessed via 3 banks which can also be adjusted.  The controller includes, dedicated transport controls, 30 preset total designed for use with the most used DAWs, includes Classic MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, Full Level, 16 Level and Tap Tempo, MIDI software and MIDI hardware compatibility, MIDI In and Out jacks, compatible with iOS via the Camera Connection Kit (sold separately) and includes Ableton Live Lite software.  Again, this controller is aimed at music producers and live performers who are after a unit that is crammed with features and that can unlock all creative potential. 


Each of Akai’s MPD controllers comes with Ableton Live Lite. 

In addition each unit comes with its own MPC Essentials software which ensures easy accessibility to start creating music right away.  This software features, 64-bit music production package featuring up to 8 pad banks, ideal for holding a total of 128 sounds/samples especially when using as a standalone, a 1GB sound library and provides the option to import your own Wav/AIFF samples.

Also included is SONiVOX Drum Suite, Big Bang Drums and Big Bang Cinematic just to enable your creativity to go that little bit further.

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Laura Apicella