controlling GROOVE AGENT with midi pad...but WHICH MIDI DEVICE ? heeeelp

hi you all

I’d really like to use groove agent with a midi pad. I’ve tried to trigger it with my old roland spds but without success…anyway I wanted to buy a nice, new,modern controller…but which one ? There are plenty of them on the market, and the prices are really different as well…

I’d like to be able to trigger groove agent with my pad without spending hours configuring menus and sub-menus : So, if it’s possible something quite …plug and play ? Let’s say pad 1 on my controller is pad 1 in groove agent and that’s it…

I’ve made research and so far, AKAI MPD 226 seems to be a good choice, but will it be ok for my use ?

Thanks in advance for your help !