Akai MPD26 - USB/MIDI Pad Controller

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Akai MPD26 - USB/MIDI Pad Controller

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The Akai MPD26 - USB/MIDI Pad Controller is ideal for beat-makers who enjoy the classic feel of the Akai MPC pads combined with the ease of connectivity of a USB midi controller allowing you to control both hardware and software from one control source with music production controller that is an industry standard. Buy it now from UniqueSquared.com
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Description

The Akai MPD26 Performance Pad Controller sends MIDI over USB from its 16 genuine MPC pads. The Performance Pad is perfect for producers, programmers, musicians, and DJs. 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-based music production.

The heart of the Akai MPD26 is its bank of 16 velocity and pressure-sensitive MPC pads, an Akai Professional exclusive. You can access 4 different sounds from each of the MPC pads for a total of 64 sounds at your fingertips. The MPD26 also features the MPC series' assignable Q-Link controllers, enabling you to control nearly any parameters in your software in real time. You get six assignable Q-Link faders and six assignable Q-Link 360° knobs, so you'll spend less time with the mouse and more time making music. The Akai MPD26 also gives you a dedicated set of transport controls for instant access to the most commonly used Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) or sequencing-software controls.

While the Akai MPC pads and Q-Links might be the heart of the MPD26, its brain is transplanted directly from the Music Production Controller. That's because the MPD26 is not just a MIDI control surface; it contains some of the key MPC technologies that have made the MPC the industry 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 Akai MPD26 also has MPC Full Level and MPC 16-Level on its pads. The Akai 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 DIN MIDI input and output jacks so you can use it with MIDI hardware such as synths and other sound modules. The Akai MPD26 comes with Ableton Live Lite and Editor Librarian software so you can start creating immediately.

SKU AKA-MPD26
MPN MPD24
Features Akai MPD26 Performance Pad Controller Features:
  • 16 velocity and pressure-sensitive genuine MPC pads
  • Access four different sounds from each of the MPC pads for a total of 64 at your fingertips
  • Six assignable Q-Link faders and six assignable Q-Link 360° knobs allow you to control nearly any parameters in your software in real time
  • Dedicated set of transport controls for instant access to the most commonly used Digital Audio Workstation or sequencing-software controls
  • MPC Note Repeat
  • MPC Swing
  • MPC Full Level and MPC 16-Level on the pads
  • Plug-and-play USB interface allows you to use it with your Mac or PC without installing any drivers
  • USB powered
  • Traditional DIN MIDI input and output jacks
  • Comes with Ableton Live Lite and Editor Librarian software
Specifications
Akai MPD26 Performance Pad Controller Specifications
Pads: 16 pressure and velocity sensitive Pad banks: 4 Q-Link Faders: 6 - MIDI Control Change data Q-Link Knobs: 6, 360° pots LCD: blue, backlit Transport controls: Rew, FF, Stop, Play, Rec — MMC/MIDI Machine Control or MIDI I/O: USB, MIDI In, MIDI Out Power: USB bus powered or MP6-1 AC adapter for DIN MIDI, sold separately
System Requirements
Akai MPD26 Performance Pad Controller System Requirements
100-240V Power
Package Contents
  • (1) Akai MPD26 Pad Controller
  • (1) External Power Supply
  • [100-240Volt / 50-60Hz]
  • (1) Ableton Live APC Edition CD
  • (1) USB Cable
  • (1) Manual
Warranty Details Warranty Information
Product: Period:
Akai MPD26 1 Year
Reviews
  1. UniqueSquared always has the best deals Review by Kris
    Rating

    Brand new Akai in perfect condition. Sensitive pads that will definitely need some breaking in. I've owned a lot of Akai equipment and this is top quality just like the rest. (Posted on 11/21/13)

  2. Good item for beginners but the pads lack responsivness Review by Jake
    Rating

    I have had this item for quite a long time now and it is a great toy to get you started with making music and to help you decide what you want in your next controller. But, this controller will leave you with an understanding of how pads should respond and feel. It is fun to play around with with your friends and if you don't have any other type of midi interface then it will be a good starter item, but the pads require a lot of force to register a hit and there is a fine line between a quiet tap and hard hit. (Posted on 11/20/13)

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Description

The Akai MPD26 Performance Pad Controller sends MIDI over USB from its 16 genuine MPC pads. The Performance Pad is perfect for producers, programmers, musicians, and DJs. 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-based music production.

The heart of the Akai MPD26 is its bank of 16 velocity and pressure-sensitive MPC pads, an Akai Professional exclusive. You can access 4 different sounds from each of the MPC pads for a total of 64 sounds at your fingertips. The MPD26 also features the MPC series' assignable Q-Link controllers, enabling you to control nearly any parameters in your software in real time. You get six assignable Q-Link faders and six assignable Q-Link 360° knobs, so you'll spend less time with the mouse and more time making music. The Akai MPD26 also gives you a dedicated set of transport controls for instant access to the most commonly used Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) or sequencing-software controls.

While the Akai MPC pads and Q-Links might be the heart of the MPD26, its brain is transplanted directly from the Music Production Controller. That's because the MPD26 is not just a MIDI control surface; it contains some of the key MPC technologies that have made the MPC the industry 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 Akai MPD26 also has MPC Full Level and MPC 16-Level on its pads. The Akai 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 DIN MIDI input and output jacks so you can use it with MIDI hardware such as synths and other sound modules. The Akai MPD26 comes with Ableton Live Lite and Editor Librarian software so you can start creating immediately.

SKU AKA-MPD26
MPN MPD24

Features

Features Akai MPD26 Performance Pad Controller Features:
  • 16 velocity and pressure-sensitive genuine MPC pads
  • Access four different sounds from each of the MPC pads for a total of 64 at your fingertips
  • Six assignable Q-Link faders and six assignable Q-Link 360° knobs allow you to control nearly any parameters in your software in real time
  • Dedicated set of transport controls for instant access to the most commonly used Digital Audio Workstation or sequencing-software controls
  • MPC Note Repeat
  • MPC Swing
  • MPC Full Level and MPC 16-Level on the pads
  • Plug-and-play USB interface allows you to use it with your Mac or PC without installing any drivers
  • USB powered
  • Traditional DIN MIDI input and output jacks
  • Comes with Ableton Live Lite and Editor Librarian software

Specs

Specifications
Akai MPD26 Performance Pad Controller Specifications
Pads: 16 pressure and velocity sensitive Pad banks: 4 Q-Link Faders: 6 - MIDI Control Change data Q-Link Knobs: 6, 360° pots LCD: blue, backlit Transport controls: Rew, FF, Stop, Play, Rec — MMC/MIDI Machine Control or MIDI I/O: USB, MIDI In, MIDI Out Power: USB bus powered or MP6-1 AC adapter for DIN MIDI, sold separately

Sys Req.

System Requirements
Akai MPD26 Performance Pad Controller System Requirements
100-240V Power

Contents

Package Contents
  • (1) Akai MPD26 Pad Controller
  • (1) External Power Supply
  • [100-240Volt / 50-60Hz]
  • (1) Ableton Live APC Edition CD
  • (1) USB Cable
  • (1) Manual

Warranty

Warranty Details Warranty Information
Product: Period:
Akai MPD26 1 Year

Reviews

Reviews
  1. UniqueSquared always has the best deals Review by Kris
    Rating

    Brand new Akai in perfect condition. Sensitive pads that will definitely need some breaking in. I've owned a lot of Akai equipment and this is top quality just like the rest. (Posted on 11/21/13)

  2. Good item for beginners but the pads lack responsivness Review by Jake
    Rating

    I have had this item for quite a long time now and it is a great toy to get you started with making music and to help you decide what you want in your next controller. But, this controller will leave you with an understanding of how pads should respond and feel. It is fun to play around with with your friends and if you don't have any other type of midi interface then it will be a good starter item, but the pads require a lot of force to register a hit and there is a fine line between a quiet tap and hard hit. (Posted on 11/20/13)

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