Building on the success of the original MPD series, Akai's new MPD226 has morphed into the ultimate MPC-style USB controller for beatmaking, production and software automation.
4x4 Pad performance controller with MIDI-assignable parameter control over any DAW!
At the core of the MPD226 lies 16 of the legendary MPC-style drum pads, now made more responsive and fatter than ever. RGB backlights give you realtime feedback, even in the darkest club or studio environment. With the Bank Select switches, you can instantly expand your pad control surface across 4 banks for 64 triggers at your disposal. 3 banks of assignable faders and rotary controls open up your synths and software parameters for easy editing on the fly. Classic MPC functionality will appear to the vintage hip-hop heads, with Note Repeat, Swing, 16 / Full Level and Tap Tempo functions to add a new dynamic to your grooves.
MPD226 comes with 30 presets pre-loaded out the box, which automatically map the control surface to FL Studio, Reason, Cubase, Logic, Battery, plus many more key software packages.
Akai also have an expanded control set to maximize the sounds and effects available to the user, iOS compatibility using the Camera Connection Kit and over £200 of free software (Big Bang Drums and Big Bang Cinema from Sonivox, Ableton Live Lite, and Software Preset Editor).
- 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
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