No driver software is required for the AKAI MPD218 to be installed. The device is a USB class compliant and your Operating System will auto-install the necessary driver when connected with a USB cable.
VirtualDJ SetupDownload and install VirtualDJ from https://www.virtualdj.com/download/index.html (in case you have not done already)
Once VirtualDJ is launched, a Connect Window will appear. Login with your virtualdj.com account credentials. A Pro Infinity, a Home Plus or a Pro Subscription License is required to fully use the AKAI MPD218.
Without any of the above Licenses, the controller will operate for 10 minutes each time you restart VirtualDJ.
http://www.virtualdj.com/buy/index.html A detection window will appear next, verifying that the device is properly connected.
Click to OK. The unit is now ready to operate.
The unit should be visible in the MAPPING tab of VirtualDJ Settings and the “factory default” available/selected from the Mappings drop-down list. The factory default Mapping offers the functions described in this Manual, however those can be adjusted to your needs via VDJ Script actions.
Find more details at http://www.virtualdj.com/wiki/VDJ8script.html
For further software settings please refer to the User Guide of VirtualDJ. http://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/virtualdj8/index.html
The 16 PADS offer Velocity
and After-Touch Velocity
and is pre-defined and used in Sampler mode to control the Volume of the triggered Sample.
In Velocity, the Volume of the Sample is determined by the initial pressure applied to the Pad when pushed.
In After-Touch Velocity, the Volume of the Sample is continuously affected by the applied pressure, as long as the Pad is pushed.
Both Velocity and After-Touch Velocity are disabled by default. Select the special AKAI MPD Pads Page
(available only when the unit is connected) on any deck to enable/disable them. Use the 3rd Pad in the Page to reset the Volumes of all Samples to 100% (useful when Velocity is disabled and Volumes are left to 0% on release) AKAI MPD - Pads Page
While the REPEAT (H3) button is pressed the 16 PADS repeatedly trigger their assigned actions based on a Tempo that can be defined using an Internal or External MIDI Clock.
To toggle between Internal and External MIDI-Clock, hold down the NR CONFIG (H2) button and use PAD Nr.15.
In Internal MIDI-Clock
(LED of PAD Nr.15 is Off) , the triggered actions are repeated based on a manual tempo (tap NR CONFIG + PAD Nr.16)
In External MIDI-Clock
(LED of PAD Nr.15 is On) , the triggered actions are repeated based on the Tempo sent by VirtualDJ (comes from the Master Deck). In order VirtualDJ to send MIDI-Clock to the device, it needs to be enabled
from the Controllers tab of Settings by right-clicking on the MPD218.
Hold NR CONFIG button down and then press PADS 1 to 8 to select a smaller time interval for each repeat (1/4 is selected by default).
Hold NR CONFIG button down and then press PADS 10 to 14 to select a Swing percentage or PAD Nr.9 to turn Swing Off (default)
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