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AKAI Professional MPD226

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The Akai MPD226 is an USB MIDI controller with 16 touch- and velocitysensitive MPC pads with 4 banks, as well as 4 assignable Q...  All product info

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AKAI Professional MPD218

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  • Manufacturer: AKAI
  • Number of Knobs: 6.0
  • Number of Faders: 0.0
  • Number of Pads: 16.0
  • Number of buttons: 6.0
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  • Manufacturer: Akai
  • Plattform: Mac/PC
  • Interface: USB
  • Protocol: MIDI
  • Number of Faders: 8.0
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Product information - Akai MPD226

USB MIDI Pad Controller

The Akai MPD226 is an USB MIDI controller with 16 touch- and velocity-sensitive MPC pads with 4 banks. In addition to this there are 4 assignable Q-link faders, potentiometers and buttons that provide 3 banks each and can be appropriated several times because of the Q-link function. That means you gain access to a huge amount of controlling hardware to adjust it by your personal preferences. An optical highlight are theb which is not just fantastic looking, it is also very practical if you want to play in a bad light environmet.

Akai MPD226

In terms of connectivity the MPD226 is his little brother, the Akai MPD218, one step ahead. It comes with 3,5mm Jack MIDI in- and output for controlling extern hard- and software. The USB port is class compliant for iOS device compatibility and the Akai MPD226 has an input for a DC power supply. So all in all the MPD226 is a very versatile hardware controller that can be used for a wide variety of applications.

The Akai MPD226 is a USB MIDI controller that provides you with amazing creative musical ammo through Thick Fat backlit MPC pads, improved controls and new bundled software.

This MIDI-over-USB pad controller is ideal for producers, programmers, musicians and DJs alike. An 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. 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 enables you to maximise 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; therefore you no longer need to install any drivers.

Akai have added iOS compatibility using the Camera Connection Kit (sold separately) and included a ton of free software including 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.

Akai MPD226 overview:

  • 16 MPC pads with RGB backlight and 4 banks
  • 4 assignable Q-link fader, buttons and potentiometers
  • 3.5mm Jack MIDI I/O for extern equipment
  • Classic MPC Note Repeat, MPC swing, 16 Level, Full Level and Tap Tempo
  • Total count of 30 configuration-presets for commonly used DAWs
  • USB Class Compliant
  • iOS compatible via Camera Connection Kit (not included)
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite, Akai Pro MPC Essentials, Sonivox Big Bang Cinematic Percussion and Big Bang Universal Drum


  • Manufacturer: AKAI
  • Number of Knobs: 5
  • Number of Faders: 4
  • Number of Pads: 16
  • Number of buttons: 21
  • Transport Function: Yes
  • Expandable: Yes
  • Format: Hardware
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