The MPD226 is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller perfect for producers, programmers, musicians and DJs alike. Its 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.
Akai have stepped up their game by adding new, ultra sensitive Thick Fat MPC pads, creating an amazingly 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.
Along with the improved functionality Akai have added iOS compatibility using the Camera Connection Kit (sold separately) and included bundles of free software. Titles include: 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.
The 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 theyve ever developed. These MPDs are the perfect bridge between your creativity and your computer-based studio.
-16 Thick Fat RGB illuminated velocity and pressure sensitive MPC pads
-64 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 In and Out jacks for controlling external gear
-Dedicated Transport controls
-Includes Ableton Live Lite, Akai Pro MPC Essentials, Sonivox Big Bang -Cinematic Percussion and Big Bang Universal Drums
All products shown online are BRAND NEW and sealed (unless otherwise specified) and include full manufacturer warranties.
- Brand : Akai
- Custom Stock Status : Back-Order
- USB Powered : Yes
- Designed For Ableton : No
- Includes Software : No
- Drum Pads : Yes
- Automatic Mapping : Yes
- Faders : No
MACINTOSH 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)
Available USB port
PC 1.5 GHz Pentium 4 Celeron-compatible CPU or faster (multicore CPU recommended)
1 GB RAM (2GB recommended)
Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP
Windows-compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended)
Available USB port
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|Delivery Destination||Delivery Times||Cost (orders under £50)||Cost (orders over £50)|
|UK||Same Day Dispatch* (1 to 2 working days)||£4.99||Free|
|Ireland||Same Day Dispatch* (2 to 5 working days)||£9.99/£19.99**||£9.99/£19.99**|
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