Akai Professional MPD226 Ultra Portable USB/MIDI Pad Controller



  • Ultra portable feature packed, highly playable pad controller with 16 thick fat RGB illuminated velocity and pressure sensitive MPC pads for triggering drums, melodic samples, effects and more
  • Easily accessible dedicated controls for 4 pad banks provides a total of 64 assignable pads
  • 4 assignable faders, 4 assignable q link knobs and 4 assignable Q link buttons with a total of 36 assignable controls accessible via 3 banks perfect for mapping to, and controlling, daw, virtual effect and virtual instrument parameters
  • Classic MPC note repeat, MPC swing, 16 level, full level and tap tempo controls for immersive expressive performances
  • Control your IOS apps and open up a world of pad control capability using the camera connection kit (sold separately)
  • Comprehensive software suite included: ableton live lite, Akai pro MPC essentials, Sonivox big bang cinematic percussion and big bang universal drums
Akai Professional MPD226 Multi Effects Processor

Amazing Collection of Software Downloads:

MPD2 Series Customers have access to free music software downloads with their pad controller: Akai Pro MPC Essentials; Big Bang Drums and Big Bang Cinematic Percussion from SONiVOX; Ableton Live Lite; and Software Preset Editor. Upon registering, you can find this content in your profile.

Better than Ever

The MPD2 Series is a result of over six years of detailed customer research and user feedback. We asked what you wanted and took what you told us to create the most capable and user-friendly line of pad controllers Akai Professional has developed to date.

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.

  • PC: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.4.11 (10.5 or later recommended)

New and Expanded Features

You get three Control Banks, four Pad Banks, and four Faders. You also get Note Repeat, Full Level, Transport, and a new LCD screen to control your MIDI channels.

Plug and Play with just One Cable

A single USB connection can power the MPD226 and send MIDI information to a computer. You can also use AC power and MIDI in/out for more advanced setups.

Experience the Difference

Our Thick Fat MPC pads are soft on your fingers, comfortable, and easy to use, creating the most responsive MPD user-experience yet.

MIDI In/Out jacks to control external gear.

  • Akai Pro MPD226.
  • USB Cable.
  • (2) 1/8-inch-to-MIDI Adapters.
  • Software Download Cards.
  • User Guide.
  • Safety and Warranty Manual.
  • Ableton Live Lite.
  • Akai Pro MPC Essentials.
  • SONiVOX Big Bang Cinematic Percussion.
  • SONiVOX Big Bang Universal Drums.


16 Thick Fat RGB illuminated velocity- and pressure-sensitive MPC pads.

64 assignable pads accessible via four banks.

4 assignable faders, four assignable knobs, and four assignable buttons.

36 assignable controls accessible via three 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).

Dedicated Transport controls.

  • After product registration on the official website, Includes Ableton Live Lite, Akai Pro MPC Essentials, Sonivox Big Bang Cinematic Percussion and Big Bang Universal Drums