Item number: 10006536

Akai Professional MPD26 MPC MIDI Pad Controller 16 Pads

Portable pad controller from Akai Professional with the popular look and feel of the Akai MPC range of products. Features 16 pads and 4 banks for up to 64 samples as well as 48 MIDI channels via USB.

The Akai Professional MPD26 is a MIDI USB pad controller featuring the one-of-a-kind MPC pads. The controller is perfect for producers, sound designers, musicians and DJs and links the intuitive MPC design and technology with the easy USB connections for classic beat making on your computer.

At the heart of the Akai Pro MPD26 is its 16 touch and pressure-sensitive MPC pads that can only come of Akai Professional. With its 4 banks you have access to up to 64 samples in no time at all. The Akai MPD26 features an assignable Q-link controller from the MPC series that allows you to easily control almost any software parameter in real time. Six assignable Q-link faders and six Q-link 360˚ controls guarantee that you’ll spend less time with the mouse and more time with your music. The Akai MPD26’s transport keys are also easy to use and offer control of all transport functions in your favourite DAW or sequencer program.

The control centre of the Akai Pro MPD26 has been taken directly from the MPC. For this reason, the Akai MPD26 is not just any controller – it offers the MPC key technology that made it the de facto standard for modern music production. The MPC note repeat function on the Akai MPD26 allows quick and exact playback of rhythmic patterns such as 16th note hi-hats. With the MPC swing function, often called the ‘heart and soul of Hip Hop’, offers an element of human feeling for your beats. For this you can define exactly how strong and what timing you want your beat to have. Of course, the Akai MPD26 doesn’t forget the MPC full level and MPC 16-level functions for its pads.

The Akai Professional MPD26 sends MIDI information via its plug and play USB connection and therefore requires no drivers for use with Windows and Mac computers. Via its USB connection the Akai Pro MPD26 also takes its power so that with just one USB cable you’re ready to get going. The Akai MPD26 also offers a standard DIN MIDI in and output section so that you can connect external MIDI hardware such as synths or other sound modules. Included with the Akai MPD26 is the Ableton Live Lite Akai Edition and Editor Librarian software – great for getting started with beat making right out of the box.

The Akai Pro MPD26 is the perfect balance between interface between creativity and the studio on both Windows and Mac computers. It combines the legendary MPC technology and controls with modern USB to create the perfect controller for any creative musician.

Product details


  • USB MIDI pad controller with 16 touch and pressure-sensitive MPC pads and 4 pad banks for access to 64 samples
  • Integrated MPC technology such as note repeat, swing, 16-level, full level and tap tempo
  • Control of up to 16 software parameters via the assignable Q-link control and faders
  • Transport keys send MMC and MIDI data for controlling DAW and sequencer transport functions
  • MIDI via USB and traditional 5-pin DIN MIDI I/O for control of software and hardware
  • Backlit display
  • Ableton Live Lite Akai Edition and Editor Librarian software included
  • Plug and play connection required no driver installation on Windows and Mac


  • 1 x USB MIDI pad controller
  • 1 x USB cable
  • 1 x Software CD (Ableton Live Lite Akai Edition, Editor Librarian)
  • User manual


  • 31.4 x 7 x 28.9cm (W x H x D)
  • Weight: 2.2kg


  • Connections: 1 x USB, 1 x MIDI DIN in, 1 x MIDI DIN out
  • Blue, backlit LCD display
  • Transport keys: Rew, FF, Stop, Play, Rec – MMC / MIDI machine control or MIDI
  • MIDI output channels via USB: 48 (16 channels x 3 ports)
  • MIDI output channels via MIDI DIN: 16
  • Drum pads: 16 (touch and pressure-sensitive)
  • Drum pad banks: 4
  • Q-link faders: 6
  • Q-link controls: 6
  • System requirements: Windows XP or better, Mac OSX 10.5 or better
  • Power supply via USB or 6V adapter (not included)

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Akai Professional MPD26 MPC MIDI Pad Controller 16 Pads

  • MIDI pad controller with 16 MPC pads and 4 pad banks for 64 samples
  • Control of up to 12 software parameters via controls and faders
  • Backlit display
£239.90 Incl. VAT
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