AKAI Professional MPD 232


USB Controller

  • 64 Channel, 32 Step sequencer
  • 16 Velocity and pressure sensitive MPC pads (backlit with RGB) and 4 banks
  • 8 Assignable faders
  • 8 Assignable rotary knobs
  • 8 Assignable buttons
  • 72 Controls accessible via 3 banks
  • Classic MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing
  • 16 Level, Full Level and Tap Tempo
  • 30 Presets in total
  • With configurations for most popular DAWs
  • Works with virtually any MIDI software or hardware
  • iOS compatible via the Camera Connection Kit (available separately, not included!)
  • MIDI in- and outputs for controlling other equipment
  • System: Mac, PC
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 423 x 253 x 44 mm
  • Weight: 1.6 kg
  • Incl. Ableton Live Lite (download is required)
  • Power supply (6V DC, 1 A, centre-positive): Article Nr 192043 (not included)
available since July 2015
Item number 368334
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Bluetooth No
5-pole DIN MIDI Yes
Ethernet No
Pads 16
Diplay Yes
Rotary Knobs 9
Fader(s) 8
Drawbar No
Expansion No
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33 Customer ratings

18 Reviews

Does the job, a little too bulky
Max Tau 25.08.2019
The MPD series has issues with build quality in many batches. Two controllers from different batches can have different trigger response, so it's best to test each unit before purchase or be ready to fine-tune triggers.

The unit I got was ok. The feature set is great, this one of the not-so-many controllers that has a built-in sequencer good enough for live performances. At this price point it's worth the money.

The sequencer workflow takes a little getting used to. Although inferior to Arturia Beatstep, it's still a decent sequencer.


Don't buy if your from the UK unless you want to pay £40 extra
Harvey J 10.02.2021
I really want to say how annoyed I am about the way that Thomman are selling this product. I still haven't received the MPD so I'm not saying anything bad about the the product itself. I do however want to say that although the small print mentions 'free shipping' I have just found out that I'm going to have to pay £44 in courier fees on top of this. In my opinion this is totally miss-selling the product. Thomman know for sure that 'FREE shipping' is a huge selling point- they should remove this from the description. My package is being shipped from Germany- it wasn't mentioned that this is where it will be coming from- as this is Thomman 'UK' I assumed they would sell from this country as well. I am very annoyed at the way they've sold this product and i just want to let you all know that there are lots of other sites you can buy this lovely piece of gear from without massive shipping fees to pay.


Mpd 232
Michele9870 18.09.2015
Sono stati i primi ad averla in catalogo thomann si e' dimostrato veramente il nr. 1 in europa. In quanto ad Akai Mpd 232 io posseggo anche la versione precedente e devo dire che questa e' stata nettamente migliorata sia come prestazioni e sia come ingombro. Ottima.


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Kleine Mängel, aber tut, was es soll
T. Fischer 31.07.2019
Ich benutze das Gerät nur zur Ansteuerung von VSTi per Midi CC. Funktionen zum Ansteuern der DAW oder der eingebaute Stepsequencer werden nicht verwendet.

Die Verarbeitung ist in Ordnung. Es wackelt etwas auf dem Tisch (auch auf dem Boden, also der Tisch ist gerade), was schon etwas nervig ist. Mit Hilfe von selbstklebenden Filzstreifen unter die sechs Gummifüße konnte aber Abhilfe geschafft werden.
Die Pads, Fader und Rotary-Encoder lassen sich ordentlich bedienen und weichen vom Kraftaufwand her kaum voneinander ab.

Die Bedienung und Programmierung ist selbsterklärend. Die Editorsoftware wird nicht wirklich benötigt.

Schade ist, dass der Entwickler sich bei der Firmware anscheinend nicht wirklich Gedanken gemacht hat:
Die Tasten für den Stepsequencer (immerhin 16 Stück) lassen sich nicht mit CC oder sonstigen Befehlen belegen, so auch die Sequencertasten. Schade um die Verschwendung.
Das recht grosse Display gibt im Betrieb keine Auskunft, welcher Controller gerade bewegt wird oder welche Daten er sendet. Es zeigt nur den Namen des gewählten Presets an.
Ein nettes Feature ist, dass man die Buttons mit Tastaturkommandos belegen kann. Leider sind hier nicht alles Tasten verfügbar, einige auf dem Nummernblock, z.B.

Ein recht ordentlicher Controller mit leichten Verarbeitungsmängeln, wohl der Produktion in Fernost geschuldet und einer Firmware, die, falls zu Ende gedacht, aus dem guten einen sehr guten Controller gemacht hätte.


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