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The Citadel Makerspace

An innovative, emerging technologies lab dedicated to creative learning.

AKAI Drum Pad

The Citadel Makerspace drum pad is available to all currently enrolled Citadel students, staff, and faculty. The drum pad can be checked out for 7 days. 

Users agree to abide by The Citadel Makerspace's policies, and Terms of Service.


The drum pad is an AKAI MPD218. Its features are as follows:

  • Simple, small, feature-packed pad controller for finger drumming and music production
  • 16 Thick Fat backlit MPC pads (48 assignable pads accessible via 3 banks)
  • 6 control knobs (18 assignable knobs accessible via 3 banks)
  • USB-powered through computer, no AC adapter required