Samson’s Graphite MD13 USB MIDI Controller makes studio and on-the-go music production accessible to everyone. The Graphite MD13 features 13 velocity-sensitive pads that are backlit and chromatically arranged. In addition, the MD13 offers six parameter knobs, a DJ-style crossfader and an array of other programmable controls. With iPad/USB bus power and plug-and-play operation, the MD13 makes it easy to get the most out of your music production software in the studio and beyond.
The Graphite MD13 features 13 backlit velocity-sensitive, chromatically-arranged trigger pads that can be easily programmed and assigned. Use them to tap out drum beats, cue one-shot samples or start and stop sequences. The trigger pads also have aftertouch, which allows for customizable control over a variety of effects and parameters, for example the addition of a filter or other effects to a triggered sound. Expand your options further with a second bank of triggers, bringing the total to 26. Offering such versatility to performance and recording applications, the trigger pads are the defining feature of the Graphite MD13.
The Graphite MD13 features a dedicated Octave button that allows you to expand the keyboard to a full 4-octave range, without using any sub menus or shift keys. With this comprehensive feature, the Graphite MD13 puts a wide range of musical expression at your fingertips.
Take control of your music software with the Graphite MD13’s controller functions. It features a programmable master volume encoder, six MIDI assignable parameter knobs, transport controls and a DJ-style crossfader, all customizable for the ultimate in hands-on control. In addition, the controller offers a Control Change (CC) mode for sending control change messages and a Program setting for relaying program change information. And for easy connection to your computer, the Graphite MD13 features a mini USB port and comes complete with a USB to mini USB cable.
When combined with the iPad using Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit, the Graphite MD13 is a great tool for making music on-the-go. Use it with your favorite music and synth iPad apps that support MIDI controllers. For additional mobility, the Graphite MD13 can be powered directly by the iPad when you are away from your desktop computer.
For use with the Graphite MD13, as well as Samson's other mini USB MIDI controllers (M25, M32, MF8), a Graphite Editor Software can be downloaded for free from Samson’s website. The software can be used to customize MIDI workflow by creating presets on the editor and saving them to your Graphite MD13 for quick recall.
Whether you’re a producer, performer or DJ, Samson’s Graphite MD13 USB MIDI Controller gives you all the music production control you need for home studio and mobile applications.