AKAI MPD 218 Full Review





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Published on Aug 10, 2015

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Access the link below for the full-length, in-depth AKAI MPD218 review and test which goes far beyond what’s covered in this video:


This is the last and conclusive video I made about the AKAI MPD 218. After two weeks of in-depth testing and hours of playing I am convinced that the MPD 218 is without equal.

There are three things that make it stand out amongst the other pad controllers that are currently available on the market:

1) Its great pad section
2) Its huge software package
3) Its low price

While this is a high-level wrap-up video of the AKAI MPD 218, I have shot a few more videos with tests, reviews and finger drumming demos on the AKAI MPD 218. So, if you like to watch more please see this playlist in which I placed them all in a logical order:


If you want to share your own views of and experience with the AKAI MPD218, please use the YouTube comments section below. Please also use the comments section for any questions regarding this video.


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Comments • 112

John Fredrickson
John Fredrickson4 years agoHighlighted comment
Hello XpressPads, Been using your course for the past few weeks and really enjoy what I'm getting out of it. I've been taking my time, just finishing the Basic course and I'm about to start on the Intermediate. Based on your video reviews, I upgraded from a MPD18 to a 218 within a week of purchasing the pad controller. I should've looked at your videos first! I have been having trouble with pad sensitivity. Your videos show that you have such a light touch. My finger drumming is quite the opposite. I'm using EZDrummer 2 and have been experimenting with Big Bang Drums. Any tips for this? It would be great if you had a user forum on your XpressPads website. Thanks!
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@Trayo Ibry Besten Dank! Es wird noch eine ganze Menge mehr kommen! ;)
Thanks for the review. loving xpresspads!
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Richard Binns
Question for anyone out there in the know: I got one of these for my son (12y/o), who is beginning to take a more serious approach to music. I then saw a few videos on the Akai MPK II and now I'm wondering which is the better device? He wants to record full songs, vocals and everything. Any advice on which is better for song production?
Richard Williams
How does the Akai MPD218 compare to the Akai MPC Element?
ging h
Looking for my teen to make music, thanks
Arran Chander
how do you map the faders to FL Studio ???
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Moment Every
Thank you for the great review! Could you do a review about MPD 226 or 232?
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Adisa Bey
can anyone help me with this issue. I'm trying to hook my son's mpd218 to an iMac is that possible
Excellent review bro.
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