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    AKAI MPD226 MIDI Pad Controller

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    The MPD226 from AKAI is a USB MIDI controller that gives you drum pads, rotary encoders and sliders, and integrates this with original MPC design concepts and usability. Using top quality velocity sensitive pads that are also found on the iconic MPC from AKAI this midi pad controller feels solid. The MPD226 also has the option of variable backlit LCD colours too. Handy when playing live. The MPD226 also has sliders and rotary encoders too, along with after-touch on the pads. Read on to find out more about all features on offer. The AKAI MPD226 now includes iOS compatibility (via the Apple camera connection kit), and a generous software bundle to make music out of the box.


        OK, it was a tall order. We admit it. People loved the original MPDs so much that we didn’t want to mess with success.

        But we did.

        The MPD2 Series is a product of over six years of detailed customer research and user feedback. We asked what you wanted and we listened closely. We took what you told us and turned it into the most capable and user-friendly line of pad controllers Akai Professional has developed to date.

        The MPD226 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.

        Experience the Difference
        First, we stepped up our game by adding new, ultra sensitive Thick Fat MPC pads, creating an amazingly responsive user experience. The MPD226 has an expanded control set featuring four knobs, four faders, four buttons arranged in three banks for 36 total controls versus 12 on the MPD26. This will enable you to maximize your sound and give you increased control over effects.

        MIDI information is sent over its plug-and-play USB interface for use on Mac or PC, eliminating the need to install any drivers.

        Along with the improved functionality we’ve added iOS compatibility using the Camera Connection Kit (sold separately) and included over $400 of free software. Titles include: Akai Pro MPC Essentials, Big Bang Drums and Big Bang Cinema from Sonivox, Ableton Live Lite, and Software Preset. The aforementioned Software Preset Editor allows you to enjoy intuitive control editing right from the front panel of the MPD226.

        Our MPD2 Series marks an important evolution of the pad controller. Many years of research and customer feedback has led directly to some of the most capable pad controllers we’ve ever developed. These MPDs are the perfect bridge between your creativity and your computer-based studio.


        16 Thick Fat RGB illuminated velocity and pressure sensitive MPC pads

        64 assignable pads accessible via 4 banks

        4 assignable faders, 4 assignable Q-Link knobs, 4 assignable Q-Link buttons

        36 assignable controls accessible via 3 banks

        Classic MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, 16 Level, Full Level and Tap Tempo

        30 presets total, with configurations for most popular DAWs

        iOS compatible using the Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)

        MIDI In and Out jacks for controlling external gear

        Dedicated Transport controls

        Includes Ableton Live Lite, Akai Pro MPC Essentials, Sonivox Big Bang Cinematic Percussion and Big Bang Universal Drums


        Macintosh: 1.25 GHz G4/G5 or faster (Intel Mac recommended); 1GB RAM (2GB recommended); Mac OS X 10.4.11 (10.5 or later recommended)

        PC: 1.5 GHz Pentium 4 Celeron-compatible CPU or faster (multicore CPU recommended); 1 GB RAM (2GB recommended); Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP; Windows-compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended); QuickTime recommended

        Available USB port

    Need more info on the MPD226? Click HERE for the official AKAI product listing >>>