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Akai Professional MPD226 | MIDI Drum Pad Controller with Software Download Package (16 pads / 4 knobs / 4 buttons / 4 faders)


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$201.18
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$179.05
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The MPD2 Series is a product of more than six years of detailed customer research and user feedback. We asked what you wanted and listened closely to what you told us to create the most capable and user-friendly line of pad controllers Akai Professional has developed to date.

Sixteen new, ultra-sensitive Thick Fat MPC pads, create a 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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What software is included with my purchase, and where can I download?
The MPD226 includes Ableton Live Lite, MPC Essentials, Big, Bang Cinematic Percussion, Big Bang Universal Drums, MPD226 Editor. Once you have registered the product in your Akai Pro User Account you will have download links for all titles except Ableton. You will be able to download Ableton via a download card that is included in the box.

Are the pads different?
The pads are called Thick Fat MPC pads, which are completely redesigned. Also 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 MPD226. This will enable you to maximize your sound and give you increased control over effects.

Does the product require an additional power supply?
The MPD226 is powered by the included USB cable, and does not require an additional power supply.

Does the product require drivers, and where can I download them from?
The MPD226 is class compliant, and does not require any drivers.

Is the product compatible with the latest Windows, and Mac operating systems?
Since the MPD226 is class compliant it is immediately compatible with all current Windows, and Mac operating systems.

Will this work with my IOS device?
This is iOS compatible using the Apple Camera Connection Kit (sold separately).

Are the pads velocity sensitive?
The MPD2 series definitely has velocity sensitive pads - and they’re awesome.

Technical Specs

  • Pads
    • (16) velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, RGB-backlit
    • (4) banks accessible via Pad Bank button
  • Knobs
    • (4) 360° assignable potentiometers
    • (3) banks accessible via Control Bank button
    • (1) 360° encoder for display navigation and selection via push
  • Faders
    • (4) 45mm assignable faders
    • (3) banks accessible via Control Bank button
  • Buttons
    • (4) assignable switches, amber-backlit
    • (10) dedicated function buttons, amber-backlit
    • (3) transport buttons
    • (4) directional cursor buttons for display navigation
  • Display: 20 x 4 characters, monochrome backlit with adjustable contrast
  • Connections
    • (1) USB port
    • (1) power input (power adapter sold separately)
    • (1) 1/8” MIDI input
    • (1) 1/8” MIDI output
    • (1) Kensington lock slot
  • Power
    • via computer USB bus or USB charger (sold separately)
    • via power adapter (sold separately): 6V DC, 1A, center-positive
  • Dimensions (width x depth x height): 13.1” x 10.0” x 1.9”
  • Weight: 2.9 lbs.

Box Contents

  • MPD226
  • USB Cable
  • (2) 1/8”-to-MIDI Adapters
  • Software Download Cards
  • User Guide
  • Safety & Warranty Manual
  • Compact, feature-packed pad controller for finger drumming and music production

  • 16 Thick Fat backlit MPC drum pads (64 assignable pads accessible via 4 banks)

  • 4 faders, 4 control knobs, 4 switches (12 assignable controls each accessible via 3 banks)

  • USB-powered through computer connection with built in Note Repeat, Full Level, and 16 Level buttons

  • Includes free software titles Ableton Live Lite, Akai Pro MPC Essentials, SONiVOX Big Bang Cinematic Percussion and Big Bang Universal Drums

Product Information   Specifications for Akai Professional MPD226 | MIDI Drum Pad Controller with Software Download Package (16 pads / 4 knobs / 4 buttons / 4 faders) Below:

Manufacturer inMusic Brands Inc.
Brand Akai Professional
Color RGB LED Pads
Model MPD226
UPC 694318016954
Item Weight 3.09 pounds
Item Size 9.96 x 1.92 x 1.92 inches
Package Weight 3.75 pounds
Package Size 11.89 x 3.39 x 3.39 inches
Units in Package 1

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