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AKAI - MPD232

PADS




KEY

ACTION

SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION

P *PROG SELECT
Use this encoder to select a Program (1-30). By default the unit initializes with Program 16 which is named as VirtualDJ and is pre-assigned with VirtualDJ actions. Push the encoder to load the selected Program. See Advanced Setup for further details related to the other Programs
S SHIFT
Hold this button down to access secondary actions as described in the SHIFT ACTION column.
M1 *PAD BANK
Select one of the 4 available modes for the 16 PADS. Sampler, Effects, Pads and Transport mode
P PADS 1-16
The 16 Pads offer different functionality depending on the selected PADS MODE.


* The PROGRAM select knob and the PAD BANK buttons are hardware controls, they do not send any MIDI message, so cannot be assigned to a VirtualDJ action.

PAD BANK A - Sampler Mode

KEY

ACTION

SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION

P PADS 1-16
The 16 Pads trigger Samples 1 to 16 of the selected Sampler Bank
Stop the playing sample 1-16 of the selected Sampler Bank. Useful when the Stutter or the Un-mute trigger mode are selected.



PAD BANK B - Effects Mode

KEY

ACTION

SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION

P PADS 1-16
In Single Effects mode :
Pad 1/9 : Triggers the selected Effect on the Left/Right Deck. If FX Temp is enabled (Pad 8/16) the Effect will be activated while the Pad is pressed (temporary)
Pad 2/10 : Selects the previous available Effect of the Left/Right Deck.
Pad 3/11 : Selects the next available Effect of the Left/Right Deck.
Pad 4/12 : Toggles between the Single FX mode (LED Off) and the Multi FX mode (LED On) for the Left/Right Deck.
Pad 5/13 : Controls the 1st FX button (if available) of the selected Effect for the Left/Right Deck.
Pad 6/14 : Controls the 2nd FX button (if available) of the selected Effect for the Left/Right Deck.
Pad 7/15 : Controls the 3rd FX button (if available) of the selected Effect for the Left/Right Deck.
Pad 8/16 : Toggles FX Temp mode for the Left/Right Deck. Effects will be triggered temporary when enabled (LED On)

In Multi Effects mode :
Pad 1/9 : Triggers the selected Effect in FX Slot 1 on the Left/Right Deck. If FX Temp is enabled (Pad 8/16) the Effect will be activated while the Pad is pressed (temporary)
Pad 2/10 : Triggers the selected Effect in FX Slot 2 on the Left/Right Deck. If FX Temp is enabled (Pad 8/16) the Effect will be activated while the Pad is pressed (temporary)
Pad 3/11 : Triggers the selected Effect in FX Slot 3 on the Left/Right Deck. If FX Temp is enabled (Pad 8/16) the Effect will be activated while the Pad is pressed (temporary)
Pad 4/12 : Toggles between the Single FX mode (LED Off) and the Multi FX mode (LED On) for the Left/Right Deck.
Pad 5/13 : Selects the next available Effect in FX Slot 1 for the Left/Right Deck.
Pad 6/14 : Selects the next available Effect in FX Slot 2 for the Left/Right Deck.
Pad 7/15 : Selects the next available Effect in FX Slot 3 for the Left/Right Deck.
Pad 8/16 : Toggles FX Temp mode for the Left/Right Deck. Effects will be triggered temporary when enabled (LED On)
All PADS offer the same functionality as without SHIFT pressed



PAD BANK C - Pads Mode

KEY

ACTION

SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION

P PADS 1-16
Trigger the Pads of the selected Pads page. Pads 1 to 8 trigger the Pads for Left Deck. Pads 9 to 16 trigger the Pads for Right Deck. See Pads in VirtualDJ Manual for further details
Trigger the action assigned to SHIFT+Pads of the selected Pads page. Pads 1 to 8 trigger the Shift Pad actions for Left Deck. Pads 9 to 16 trigger the Shift Pad actions for Right Deck. See Pads in VirtualDJ Manual for further details


PAD BANK D - Transport Mode

KEY

ACTION

SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION

P PADS 1-16
Pad 1/9 : CUE button. When track is paused, sets a temporary CUE point at the current track's position. When track is playing the button stops the track at the stored CUE position and previews the track while pressed.
Pad 2/10 : STOP button. Stops track at the CUE point or the beginning of the track if not set. When paused, cycles through all the stored CUE points.
Pad 3/11 : PLAY. Play/pauses track
Pad 4/12 : SYNC. synchronizes tempo and phase with the ones from the opposite deck
Pad 5/13 : Selects the previous/next (smaller/greater) available Pitch range. Global setting - applies to both decks
Pad 6/14 : Pitch Bend - . Temporary (while pressed) decreases track's tempo. Tempo will resume to the value designated by the Pitch fader.
Pad 7/15 : Pitch Bend +. Temporary (while pressed) increases track's tempo. Tempo will resume to the value designated by the Pitch fader.
Pad 8/16 : Pitch reset. Smoothly resets Tempo to its original value.
The Pads offer the same functionality when SHIFT is pressed


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