Akai MPD26 Pad USB Midi Controller

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The MPD26 is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller with genuine MPC pads. It's perfect for producers, programmers, musicians and DJs.

The MPD26 is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller with genuine MPC pads. It's 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 music production.

The heart of the MPD26 is its bank of 16 velocity and pressure-sensitive MPC pads, an Akai Professional exclusive. You can access four different sounds from each MPC pads for a total of 64 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 MPD26 also gives you a dedicated set of transport controls for instant access to the most commonly used DAW or sequencing-software controls.

While the MPC pads and Q-Links might be the heart of the MPD26, its brain 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 (or MPC) 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 DIN MIDI input and output jacks so you can use it with MIDI hardware such as synths and other sound modules. The MPD26 comes with Ableton Live Lite and Editor Librarian software so you can start creating right out of the box.

The MPD26 is the perfect interface between your creativity and the computer-based studio. Its blend of intuitive MPC controls and technologies meshes with easy USB computer connectivity to deliver the control instrument you need.

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  • Pad USB/Midi Controller
Model MPD26

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5.0

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from Inglewood,CA.

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Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Portable
  • Responsive / Good Action
  • Touch Sensitive Keys

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    • MIDI

    Comments about Akai MPD26 Pad USB Midi Controller:

    I was going to buy the MPD32 but I bought the MPD26 instead.I wanted the MPC pad fell with the new BFD DRUM software I also bought.If you do most of your tracking in your studio by yourself then I say Buy It.The MPD26 does what I need it to do from triggering,midi,and feel.Try this for REAL DRUM SOUND :The MPD26 a good Drum Software BFD eco,Good Sequencing software and you can track your real drum sounds via midi.Quantize what you need and you have the drum tracks for your song

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    2.0

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    from Tampa, Fl

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    Pros

    • Pre-programmed music

    Cons

    • Difficult to Use

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      Comments about Akai MPD26 Pad USB Midi Controller:

      Could not get this equipment to work with reason 4, downloaded every software update still no luck!

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      The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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