Akai Professional MPD226 USB Drum Pad Controller

  • 16 RGB Illuminated Velocity and Pressure Sensitive MPC Pads
  • 64 Assignable Pads Accessible via 4 Banks
  • 36 Assignable Controls Accessible via 3 Banks
  • MIDI In and Out Jacks for External Gear
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite

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Product Description

The Akai MPD226 Pad Controller with Faders is part of the most capable and user-friendly line of pad controllers Akai Professional has developed to date. Featuring RGB light-up MPC pads and a greatly expanded control set of 4 knobs, 4 faders, 4 buttons in 3 banks for 36 total controls, the MPD226 allows musicians of any level to enhance their performance right away with the easy-to-use Preset Editor

The unit incorporates some of the MPC’s most popular features such as Full-Level button, MPC Swing, 16-Level button, Note-Repeat button, and Tap-Tempo button. The MIDI In/Out ports allow for connecting the controller to external MIDI devices like synthesizers, sequencers and drum machines

The MPD226 is class-compliant with Mac and Windows, and is iOS-compatible via Apple’s Camera Connection kit (available separately). It comes with a comprehensive software bundle which includes, Akai Pro MPC Essentials, Sonivox Big Bang Cinematic Percussion & Big Bang Universal Drums, and Ableton Live Lite. The control surface features four 360° knobs, four buttons, and four faders (all assignable) which send continuous controller messages to the software for up to 36 parameters stored in three independent control banks.

Features

  • 16 pressure- and velocity-sensitive Thick Fat RGB-Backlit MPC Pads
  • Four independent pad banks let you control up to 64 different samples (16 pads across 4 banks)
  • Four 360° knobs, four buttons, and four faders send continuous controller messages to your software or external MIDI device
  • 36 assignable knob, fader & button controls accessible via 3 banks
  • Presets allows you to recall 30 stored programs containing control information for pads, faders, knobs, and more
  • Connect to MIDI In/Out of external MIDI devices using a 1/8″ to MIDI adapter (two included)
  • Classic MPC features such as Full-Level button, MPC Swing, 16-Level button, Note-Repeat button, and Tap-Tempo button
  • Backlit display lets you view menus, options, parameters, and settings
  • Dedicated transport controls include Stop, Play, and Record
  • Mac & Windows class-compliant, and iOS-compatible with Apple’s Camera Connection kit (available separately)
  • Powered via USB bus – Unit can also be powered via USB charger or power adapter (both available separately)
  • Kensington lock slot to help secure the unit to a table or other surface
  • Included software: Akai Pro MPC Essentials, Sonivox Big Bang Cinematic Percussion & Big Bang Universal Drums, and Ableton Live Lite

What's in the box

  • Akai Professional MPD226
  • USB Controller USB Cable
  • 2 x 1/8″ to MIDI Adapters
  • Software Download Cards
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

Features

Pads16 x velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, RGB-backlit 4 x banks accessible via Pad Bank button
Controls4 x 360° assignable knobs 3 x banks accessible via Control Bank button 1 x 360° encoder for display navigation and selection via push 4 x assignable switches, amber-backlit 10 x dedicated function buttons, amber-backlit 3 x transport buttons 4 x directional cursor buttons for display navigation
Faders4 x 45 mm assignable faders 3 x banks accessible via Control Bank button
Display20 x 4 characters, monochrome-backlit with adjustable contrast
Connections1 x USB port 1 x power input (power adapter available separately) 1 x 1/8" MIDI input (1/8" to MIDI adapter included) 1 x 1/8" MIDI output (1/8" to MIDI adapter included) 1 x Kensington lock slot
System RequirementsMac: 1.25 GHz G4/G5 or faster (Intel Mac recommended) 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended) Mac OS X 10.4.11 (10.5 or later recommended)Windows: 1.5 GHz Pentium 4 Celeron-compatible CPU or faster (multicore CPU recommended) 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended) Windows 8, 7, Vista, or XP Windows-compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended, QuickTime recommended)
Power SourceUSB charger (available separately) or USB bus Via power adapter, 6 VDC, 1 A, center-positive (available separately)
Dimensions (L x W x H)13.1 x 10.0 x 1.9" / 33.3 x 25.4 x 4.8 cm
Weight2.9 lb / 1.3 kg

Packaging Info

Package Weight3.79 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15.35 x 12.4 x 3.4"

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