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Akai Professional

Akai Professional MPD26 USB/Midi Pad Controller

3.8
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Description

  • MPC technologies include Note Repeat, Swing, 16 Level, Full Level, and Tap Tempo
  • Control virtually any 12 software parameters on assignable Q-Link knobs and faders
  • Dedicated transport controls transmit MMC and MIDI to DAW and sequencing applications
  • MIDI output over USB and traditional DIN MIDI I/O for controlling software and hardware
  • Access 64 samples on 16 pressure and velocity-sensitive MPC pads with four banks each

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Customer Reviews

great for price, but prepare to be disappointed by the drum pads this guy is only running for $100 so for the price, I was pretty impressed. that being said, the main purpose of this unit was for me to quickly hook up to ableton and lay down some drum beats, only to find out the drum pads on this unit are exceptionally mediocre. if you search the internet you'll find people talking about "modding" the pads to produce a better response. the fact that you have to incur ~$50 AND void the warranty to get decent pads is a little ridiculous to me, hence the reason why I'm returning the product.i've done some research and it looks like if you want to REALLY be able to program drums accurately (I'm a drummer so this is quite important to me), your only two options are (best) maschine, and (almost as good) the korg padkontrol. 3From a complete newbie perceptive. This is my first Midi controller, and so far it's worth it. Very easy to learn it's functions and feels high quality(although I have nothing to compare it to). Use this with a MBP, the feedback is instant on Ableton Live Lite, GarageBand, and a few other DAWs I played with. Now I just have to get used to the DAWs. It comes with Ableton Live 9 Lite, which was frustrating for the first couple days but it's getting easier to use. I'm testing out around for other DAWs as well to see what better suites me.My only complaint was the preset for Ableton could have been better, but it's so easy to map out the controls. I hope it's as easy on other DAWs.I highly recommend this for anyone starting out. Perfect price to get your feet wet. I've already made some decent remixes and beats with no experience at all. 5Quality ! Where to start !Ok the basics, This product boasts a lot of features, and for anyone who has dreamed of owning an MPC, but cant afford it this is a great alternative.Straight out of the box this item looks good, its solidly constructed, and just looks cool.It comes with a copy of Ableton Live LITE, which honestly is not worth using, it is very limited in what you can do and to take advantage of the MPD you really need the features of the full version.When it comes to installation it couldn't be any easier, plug in the USB cable and away you go, the only other thing you need to do is set up Live or whatever program you are using, its just a case of selecting it from your midi devices section in your program preferences..Once I had this set up I was already to go, or so i thought, I found that LIVE's preset instruments wern't all that great for the MPD, however after searching on the net i found some cool videos on youtube that show you how to set up preset settings in LIVE which work really well.The next thing i found was that there was quite some delay when i would hit the pad compared to when i would hear it, which was very annoying, it made trying to time things right near on impossible, after a little more research i found out what the problem was, it is the latency, which is determined mostly by the quality of your sound card and its drivers. There is a fix for this that worked brilliantly on my setup, and on a mates who purchased the MPD 18, you need to download ASIO4ALL a simple google search and you'll find it.. This has got my latency down to near zero and i can no longer feel any delay at all.Now that I finally have the MPD set up the way i like, and all my little hardware bugs sorted, I love this thing, It's mad addictive, and I find myself getting lost in the mix and time just dissapears.In conclusion, this product is fan-freakin-tastic... For the price of this compared to the MPC it is definetlly worth it, Although all MPC owners out there will tell you how it is nothing like an MPD, the truth is it does everything an MPC will do but you need the computer set up in a way that allows you to do it... Im sure they will all disagree, I personally think they're just a pissed that they spent so much on something that you can do with the MPD for a fraction of the price.. Obviouslly there is the downside that you cant just pick it up and take it to a gig without having ya pc with ya, but for recording / beatmaking this thing is great.Although it was a little tricky getting all my presets sorted, once that was done its sweet. 4digging the feel for the price i have yet to really dive into this mpd but what i have seen and tried so far i do like..please be aware this isnt simply ''plug and play''..there is some configuring to do which im still in the process of learning..with the help of a few videos ive gotten all my notes assigned to the different banks but have yet to learn much more when using this in fl studio..but from the videos and what ive tried so far with trying to chop samples i do like it and anticipate getting the hang of this midi controller..i do like the feel of the pads,which are the same ones as an mpc2500 although i need to figure out how to adjust the pressure as i can see what people mean by having to press down harder..it did state you can adjust but i have yet to dive into doing that as well...for the price id say its worth getting,for those of us who dont have the money to actually get an mpc.. 4Definitely worth the purchase This device is very sturdy and solid. The pads are a bit rough on the fingers as previous reviewer stated but replacement pads can be easily bought. I previously had an mpk mini but the female port for the usb became flimsy and it no longer works. The female on this has a much larger usb port so that wont be a problem. This should last many years. As as controller it works great with Ableton and comes with Ableton Live8 Lite. I dont use the light but i also pair this with my Syntorial. 4Great MPD I am a music producer and have been wanting to get one of these for so long. I had bought a Akai MPK Mini Midi Keyboard and love everything that it can do. Both are pretty much near perfect for me for what I wanted to use them for. When I had received it, it came in a nice box, and nothing was wrong with it at all. All I had to do was plug in the cord to my laptop. My laptop was able to recognize it with no problem at all. I use fruity loops so it was a quick little setup to get it to work with that software. All the knobs, faders, and pads work just fine for me. The faders are very nice and smooth which I like a lot. When I use them, they don't feel loose in any way. The knobs are the same way for me too. The pads do feel a bit different than the ones on the MPK Mini, but that is not a negative. I would usually test out the MPD26 when ever I would go to guitar center and always enjoyed messing around with it. So when I was at home getting used to it, it was the exact same feeling. It really felt like a good quality made drum machine. The only downside I would say is that the pads do seem to be a bit to sensitive at times. Sometimes the pads would be triggered twice when I would go to hit it once, so you just have to be a little careful when trying to play soft and messing with the velocities. Other than that a great buy. 5Ceased to function after 2 uses I purchased this unit to use as a generic Midi controller with Traktor as part of my live DJ sets. I used it a grand total of 2 times before the device ceased to turn on, register any signal with the computer, or light up. The unit saw no water or liquid damage, was not dropped, and was transported in a flight case to and from music venues. I only used the original USB cable it came with. I have been a big fan of Akai in the past, but this was wildly disappointing. 1Kick ass. This is a great value. Perfect for a newb like me and it does the job. I don't see myself replacing this for a while. This is taking a while to learn, but it works quite well with Ableton, and I can hook my full size Roland RD 700 NX keyboard up to the back of it to use as a midi. I have yet to learn what every little knob and switch does but it's all becoming apparent as I use it more and more. It's helpful in creating new beats. I don't know if I'll ever use all the pads, so far I've only used 3 to 4 at any given time. 5Works Great! This drum pad works great! It does not actually produce sounds, you must have it connected to a computer with some sort of music software. I used FL Studio 12 and it works great. It's easy to setup and there is no delay between when I press the buttons and the sound happens. I definitely recommend it, assuming you don't need any additional buttons or knobs. This one works perfect for my needs. 5this piece of equipment is amazing! It comes with Ableton Live 8 CD I picked this up as my second attempt to get into beat making. I originally had the Maschine MK2 Micro. For the price, this piece of equipment is amazing! It comes with Ableton Live 8 CD, which after installing wasn't working at all for me. A quick upgrade to Live Lite 9 and the software worked fine. I like using Fruity Loops with the Akai instead though, I just haven't had time to sit down with Ableton and learn the program, so I stuck with FL Studio. My only thing about this is I wish the pads were a little bit more sensitive. I've seen some tutorials on how to make it more sensitive so I'm not too worried about it. I recommend you definitely get this equipment if you plan on getting into this or if you are seasoned and looking to add more equipment to your set up. 4
Akai Professional MPD26 USB/Midi Pad Controller

Akai Professional MPD26 USB/Midi Pad Controller

3.8
Error You can't add more than 500 quantity.
Regular price
€677,00
Sale price
€677,00
Regular price
€1.118,00
Sold out
Unit price
per 
Save 39% (€441,00)