Akai MPD226


Experience precise control and unparalleled expression with the Akai MPD226, the perfect MIDI controller for music producers and performers alike.



The Akai MPD226, a MIDI controller device, is designed to provide an intuitive and efficient approach to music production. This device offers multi-pads that enable expressive performances, making it an ideal tool for music producers, DJs, and live performers. The MPD226 is the successor to the MPD26, but it offers many new features and improvements.

The Akai MPD226 is an incredibly versatile device that allows you to connect with various software, including popular DAWs such as Ableton and Logic Pro. It operates on class-compliant USB MIDI, so you don’t need any drivers or installation software. The MPD226’s intuitive layout allows you to produce music naturally, with 16 RGB velocity-sensitive pads that respond to how hard you hit them, creating a range of dynamics that you can use to your advantage.

This device features six assignable knobs that can help you tweak and shape sounds with more precision. These knobs work in tandem with the 16 assignable buttons that can be customized to fit your workflow. In addition to that, the MPD226 also comes with four banks, which means you can create an almost infinite number of setups and configurations, allowing you to produce tracks with greater ease and versatility.

The MPD226 also comes with Akai’s MPC software, a program that combines MIDI sequencing and real-time audio recording in one application. This software’s advanced music creation capabilities make it an incredibly useful tool. The MPC software works fluidly with the AKAI MPD226, and users can program and sequence MIDI notes and drums, as well as record audio from external sources within the same application.

The MPD226 is also compatible with a variety of software, allowing it to adapt to your workflow. It supports Ableton Live, FL Studio, Cubase, and many other music production software, making it an incredibly versatile MIDI controller.

In conclusion, the Akai MPD226 is an ideal MIDI controller for musicians, DJs, and live performers seeking a device that offers intuitive and customizable features. It is versatile, lightweight, and well-suited for both professional and amateur musicians. With its powerful MPC software, customizable buttons and knobs, and intuitive layout, the MPD226 makes music production fluid and straightforward.

Akai MPD226 properties

Product name MPD226
Brand Akai
Type Keyboard Instruments
Keyboard Instrument MIDI Keyboard
Drawbars/Sliders Yes
Pads Yes
Rotary Controls Yes

Additional information


Product type




Rotary Controls

Modulation Wheel

Pre-Programmed Effects

Built-in Tuner




Power Supply


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