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.
Experience the Difference
First, we stepped up our 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 we’ve added iOS compatibility
using the Camera Connection Kit (sold separately) and included over $400
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.
Our 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 we’ve ever developed. These MPDs are
the perfect bridge between your creativity and your computer-based