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.
13 Programmable Trigger Pads with Aftertouch and More
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 also 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.
Custom Control for Your Computer or iPad
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.
Free Editor Software
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.
What’s in the Box?
Samson Graphite MD13 Mini USB MIDI Controller, USB cable, user manual.
- 13 backlit velocity-sensitive, chromatically-arranged trigger pads (two banks each) with aftertouch
- Programmable master encoder, six parameter knobs and crossfader
- Octave buttons to extend the range
- CC mode to send control change messages
- Mini USB port
- iPad and USB bus powered
- Includes mini USB to USB cable
- Free Graphite Editor Software download available
Samson Technologies began in 1980 as a pioneer in wireless microphone technology. Today, Samson is an industry leader in professional audio solutions whose products are known for their fidelity and reliability. Samson products are preferred by recording artists, performers, educators and audio professionals throughout the world.
In the early ’90s, Samson began to expand the reach of their audio products through the development of power amplifiers, mixers, wired microphones and signal processors. In 2005, the first professional USB microphones to be used by musicians, broadcasters and podcast enthusiasts were introduced, making Samson USB microphones the new industry standard. Over three decades, Samson has grown from a small two-person operation to a worldwide enterprise, dedicated to innovating new products that will enhance the lives of music and broadcast professionals everywhere.
13 backlit velocity-sensitive, chromatically-arranged trigger pads (two banks each) with after touch
Programmable master encoder, six parameter knobs and crossfader
Octave buttons to extend the range
CC mode to send control change messages
iPad and USB bus powered