The Akai MPD226 Pad Controller with Faders is a comprehensive production system that provides ultimate control for musicians of all levels. The device features 16 thick and responsive RGB-lit MPC pads, 4 assignable faders, 4 knobs, and 36 assignable controls in 3 banks. The velocity-sensitive pads and faders allow for optimal control over samples, while the backlit design is perfect for low light environments.
The MPD226 has a plug-and-play USB interface, compatible with both Mac and PC, and comes with MIDI In and Out jacks for controlling external gear. It also has iOS compatibility using the Camera Connection Kit (sold separately). The controller comes complete with over £300 worth of software, including Ableton Live Lite, Akai Pro MPC Essentials, Big Bang Drums, and Bang Cinematic Percussion from Sonivox.
The MPD226 has classic MPC functions, such as MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, 16 Level, Full Level and Tap Tempo, as well as dedicated transport controls. There are 30 presets available, with configurations set for most popular DAWs. The device is powered via computer USB bus or USB charger (sold separately) or a 6V DC, 1A, center-positive power adapter (sold separately). It has a compact design, measuring 33.3 cm x 25.4 cm x 4.8 cm, and weighs 1.3 kg. The product code is MPD226.
The MPD226 Pad Controller with Faders features 16 Thick Fat RGB illuminated velocity and pressure-sensitive MPC pads, 4 assignable faders, 4 assignable Q-Link knobs, and 4 assignable Q-Link buttons, providing a total of 36 assignable controls across 3 banks for ultimate control over sounds and effects.
This production unit has an integrated plug-and-play USB interface compatible with Mac and PC, MIDI In and Out jacks, and iOS compatibility using the Camera Connection Kit (sold separately), allowing you to connect and control external gear, as well as a power input for a power adapter (sold separately).
The new ultra-sensitive Thick Fat MPC pads and velocity-sensitive pads provide optimal control over your samples, allowing you to trigger everything from drum hits and loops to vocal shots and FX, while the backlit pads and 36 assignable controls accessible via 3 banks are perfect for live and studio performances.
Classic MPC Functions
The MPD226 Pad Controller with Faders features classic MPC functions such as MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, 16 Level, Full Level, and Tap Tempo, as well as dedicated transport controls, helping you to get the most out of your performances and productions.
The MPD226 Pad Controller comes complete with Ableton Live Lite, Akai Pro MPC Essentials, Big Bang Drums, Bang Cinematic Percussion from Sonivox, and Software Preset Editor, providing you with high-quality samples and the means to produce, record and arrange your MPC226 performances with ease, and includes the free MPC Beats software, bringing the iconic MPC work format and sounds to your computer.