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Akai Professional MPD26 - USB/MIDI Pad Controller

Akai Professional MPD26 - USB/MIDI Pad Controller

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  • 16 Pressure/Velocity-Sensitive MPC Pads
  • Knobs/Sliders Control any 12 Parameters
  • Dedicated Transport Controls
  • Backlit Display
  • Ableton Live Lite
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The MPD26 from Akai Professional is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller with genuine MPC pads. Its blend of intuitive MPC controls and technologies meshes with easy USB connectivity to bring the feel of classic beat making to the world of computer music production - perfect for producers, programmers, musicians and DJs.

The controller includes 16 MPC-style velocity and pressure sensitive pads, 4selectable pad banks for a total of 64 playable pads, 6 assignable faders and 6 assignable, 360° knobs for transmitting MIDI Control Change data. Also featured are transport controls for interfacing with DAW/sequencing applications.

The brain of the controller is transplanted directly from the MPC. That's because the MPD26 is not just a control surface - it contains some of the key MPC technologies that have made the MPC the de facto standard it is. MPC Note Repeat is a capability that enables the MPD to automatically play a rhythm pattern, such as 16th notes on a hi-hat, for accuracy and speed of entry.

MPC Swing is sometimes referred to as "the heart and soul of hip hop" because it turns perfectly aligned sequences into human-feeling time alignments. You can specify exactly the degree and timing of swing you want to apply for the perfect feel. The MPD26 also has MPC Full Level and MPC 16-Level on its pads.

The MPD26 sends MIDI information over its plug-and-play USB interface so you can use it with your Mac or PC without installing any drivers. The USB connection even powers the MPD26 so the included USB cable is all you need. The MPD26 also has traditional MIDI input and output jacks so you can use it with MIDI hardware such as synthesizers and other sound modules.

Rhythm controller with 16 velocity and pressure sensitive pads
4 selectable pad banks for access to a total of 64 pads
6 assignable faders for transmitting MIDI Control Change data
6 assignable, 360° continuously variable rotary encoders
REW, FF, STOP, PLAY and REC buttons that transmit MMC (MIDI Machine Control) messages to DAW/sequencing applications
MPC 16-Level and Full Level feature
MIDI and/or USB operation
Includes Editor Librarian software for both Mac and Windows
Comes with Ableton Live Lite
Backlit, easy to read LCD display
USB powered or via optional AC adaptor
UPC: 825213002487
Triggers 16 velocity-sensitive pads
Presets Not specified by manufacturer
Controllers 16 x MPC pads
4 x Pad bank buttons
6 x Assignable continuous controller sliders
12 x Buttons and 1 x Rotary control for navigation/menu display
6 x Assignable continuous controller rotary controls
5 x Transport control buttons
Connectors 1 x MIDI Out
1 x MIDI In
1 x USB
1 x 6VDC In (adapter not included)
Display Custom LCD with backlight
System Requirements Mac running OS X
PC running Windows XP or Vista
Available USB port
Dimensions (WxDxH) 12.3 x 11.4 x 2.8" (314 x 289 x 70mm)
Weight 4.9 lbs (2.2kg)
Specialties The pads can either be set to transmit "Note" or "Program Change" information
Packaging Info
Package Weight 6.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.0 x 14.5 x 5.8"
Akai Professional MPD26 - USB/MIDI Pad Controller
  • USB Cable (1 m)
  • Ableton Live Lite Akai Edition
  • Vyzex Editor and Librarian Software
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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