Item number: 10006537

Akai MPD32 Professional MPC MIDI Performance Pad Controller - 16 Pads

Portable MIDI pad controller with the familiar feel and look of the MPC series by Akai Professional.

16 pads and 4 banks for 64 samples. 48 MIDI channels via USB, 16 via MIDI DIN.

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Designed with the same attention to detail that made the Akai MPC series one of the leaders in music production, the Akai Professional MPD32 is a MIDI performance pad controller that goes well beyond the capabilities of its contemporaries.

The Akai MPD32 features typical MPC features, such as MPC Full Level and MPC 16 Level on its pads; MPC Note Repeat; and MPC Swing. The Akai MPD32 is the ultimate pad controller and is a powerful tool for controlling software synths, DAW programmes and external MIDI devices.

The Akai MPD32 has a bank of 16 velocity and pressure-sensitive MPC pads that can be switched into four pad banks, allowing a total of 64 different sounds to be at your fingertips. The pads not only transmit channel pressure or polyphonic pressure data, but can also be individually programmed so that they send either Note or Programme Change information. Individual pads can be set to "Momentary" mode, or can be assigned to the on/off mode.

The Akai MPD32 has eight assignable Q-link 360° knobs, Q-link faders, and eight assignable Q-link buttons to allow access to 72 MIDI controller parameters. The preview function can avoid unwanted controller jumps. The Akai MPD32 also features two assignable footswitch inputs and an expression-pedal input for even more ways to perform.

The Akai MPD32 is fairly self-explanatory and you may not even need the manual in order to use all the functions of the MIDI controller. The status of the Akai MPD32 is easy to check thanks to the large display, and the display will also help you to programme your own controller assignments. Many of the 30 presets of the Akai MPD32 are pre-configured at the factory for the most popular software programmes. Customising the presets to your own tastes is simple, thanks to the supplied Vyzex Editor software for Mac and PCs, and the self-explanatory Edit functions.

The Akai MPD32 has conventional MIDI outputs to communicate with external MIDI devices. Computer installation is very easy, as the controller uses the existing driver in the operating system without having to install any special drivers. The USB mode function sends MIDI information over the Plug & Play USB interface and even powers the MPD32, so the USB cable is all you need to get going.

Product details


  • USB MIDI pad controller with 16 velocity and pressure-sensitive MPC pads, and 4 pad banks for accessing up to 64 samples
  • Integrated technologies such as MPC Note Repeat, Swing, 16 Level, Full Level, and Tap Tempo
  • Control up to 72 MIDI parameters on the 8 assignable buttons, Q-Link knobs and faders
  • Transport buttons transmit MMC and MIDI data to control DAW sequencer and drive functions
  • USB MIDI and traditional 5-pin DIN MIDI I / O for controlling software and hardware
  • Clear, backlit display
  • Ableton Live Lite Akai Edition and Editor Librarian software included
  • Plug & Play design requires no driver installation on PC and Mac computers


  • 1 x MIDI pad controller
  • 1 x USB cable
  • 1 x Software CD (Ableton Live Lite Akai Edition, Editor Librarian)


  • 15.1 x 2.9 x 12.1 inches (W x H x D) (38.4 x 7.3 x 30.8cm)
  • Weight: approx. 12.8 pounds (5.8kg)


  • Connections: 1 x USB port, 1 x DIN MIDI input, 1 x DIN MIDI output, 1x expression pedal, 2 x foot pedals, 1 x Kensington Lock
  • Blue backlit LCD display
  • Transport buttons: Rew, FF, Stop, Play, Rec - MMC / MIDI Machine Control or MIDI
  • MIDI output channels via USB: 48 (16 channels x 3 ports)
  • MIDI output channels via MIDI DIN: 16
  • 16 drum pads (velocity and pressure sensitive)
  • 4 drum pad banks
  • 30 presets
  • 8 Q-Link faders
  • 8 Q-Link Encoder
  • System requirements: Windows XP or later, Mac OSX 10.5 or later
  • Power supply: via USB or mains adapter 6V 1A (not included)

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Akai MPD32 Professional MPC MIDI Performance Pad Controller - 16 Pads

  • USB MIDI pad controller with 16 MPC pads and 4 pad banks for 64 samples
  • Control up to 72 MIDI parameters on the 8 assignable buttons, Q-Link knobs and faders
  • Clear, backlit display
£211.90 Incl. VAT
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