Akai MPD226 Pad Controller

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Pad Controller $199.00
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  • USB MIDI controller with classic MPC pads
  • 16x thick RGB backlit MPC pads with multicolor visual feedback
  • 64x 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 I/O for connecting external gear
  • dedicated transport control
  • USB powered, no AC adapter required
  • includes Ableton Live Lite, Akai Pro MPC Essentials, Sonivox Big Bang Cinematic Percussion and Big Bang Universal Drums


Akai's MPD2 series builds upon the success of the original MPD controller series with improved control and performance. The MPD226 is a MIDI-over-USB controller that combines MPC controls and technologies mesh with easy USB connectivity to bring the feel of classic beat making into the world of computer music production. Features ultra sensitive, thick RGB illuminated velocity and pressure-sensitive pads. These pads are amazingly responsive and offer the classic MPC feel that Akai is famous for. In addition, 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 for increased control over effects, plus iPS compatibility (with Camera Conversion kit - sold separately) and bundled software including Ableton Live Lite, Akai Pro MPC Essentials, Sonivox Big Bang Cinematic Percussion and Big Bang Universal Drums. 


  • 16x RGB Illuminated Velocity and Pressure-sensitive MPC Pads
  • 4x Assignable Q-Link Knobs
  • 4x Assignable Faders
  • MIDI I/O, USB connectivity
  • USB powered
  • system requirements (Mac): 1.25 GHz G4/G5 or faster (Intel Mac recommended), 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended), OS X 10.4.11 or later
  • system requirements (PC): 1.5 GHz Pentium 4 Celeron-compatible CPU or faster (multicore CPU recommended), 1 GB RAM (2GB recommended), Windows XP or later


  • Ableton Live Lite
  • Akai Pro MPC Essentials
  • Sonivox Big Bang Cinematic Percussion
  • Big Bang Universal Drums