The MPD218 is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller perfect for producers, programmers, musicians, and DJs alike. Its intuitive blend of MPC controls and technologies mesh with easy USB connectivity to bring the feel of classic beat making into the world of computer music production. This guide walks through downloading, installing, and authorizing the included MPC Beats software.


  1. Intro
  2. Product Registration
  3. Software Download, Installation & Registration
  4. MPC Beats Audio & MIDI Setup
  5. Loading Drum Kits & Samples Onto the Pads
  6. Q-Link Knobs
  7. Note Repeat
  8. Drumsynth 500 VST Setup in MPC Beats
  9. Drumsynth 500 Standalone Use
  10. Outro