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Akai MPK Mini Keyboard

Stock code: 89088

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Features

  • 25-note, velocity-sensitive mini keyboard
  • Eight backlit, velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads
  • Eight assignable Q-Link knobs to adjust virtually any parameter
  • Built-in Arpeggiator with adjustable resolution, range and patterns
  • Tap-Tempo button to quickly adjust pace of the Arpeggiator
  • Powered through USB

The Akai Pro MPK mini is an ultra-compact mini-keyboard with an impressive array of buttons, knobs and pads to provide "hands-on" performance and production control no matter your location. MPK mini strikes the perfect balance between portability and comprehensive software control by melding together the complete control offered in the popular Akai Pro MPK family with the grab-and-go convenience of the LPK25 and LPD8. With a 25-note keyboard, 8 back-lit, MPC-style pads and 8 Q-Link knobs, the MPK mini is the ultimate portable controller to get your music moving.

The Akai Pro MPK mini keyboard is ideal for quickly entering notes and phrases into your computer. The velocity-sensitive keys allow you to accurately express dynamics, while accessing different pitch ranges is done instantly through dedicated Octave Up and Down buttons. Create sparkling, staccato leads and driving bass-lines in a variety of time denominations and patterns with MPK mini's built-in Arpeggiator. A Tap-Tempo button gives you the ability to quickly adjust the Arpeggiator clock which is essential if you're looking to stay in sync with a band. A Sustain button holds notes after releasing your hand from the keyboard allowing you the opportunity to easily pound pads and twist knobs, with no pedal required.

The MPK mini's 8 back-lit, velocity-sensitive pads are based on Akai Professional’s MPC line of iconic music production stations. Great for firing one-shot samples and sequencing drum patterns, you can use the pads to send note information, MIDI CCs, or even program changes. Pressing the Bank button will quickly toggle between 2 banks of pads giving you access to 16 pads in total. Additionally, the MPK mini has 8 assignable Q-Link knobs to control virtually any parameter in your software.

Akai Pro MPK mini works plug-and-play with Mac and PC and requires no software driver installation or wall power for operation. It has four memory banks for programming and recalling settings appropriate to your favorite software programs. The included software editor lets you quickly map MPK mini's controls as well.

Go mobile without losing control with MPK mini.

ManufacturerAkai
ModelMPK Mini Keyboard
Dimensions
(H x W x D)
30.48 x 345.44 x 152.4
Weight0.9 kg
Number of Keys25 velocity-sensitive
Pads8 velocity-sensitive, light-up MPC-style pads x 2 banks
Knobs8 assignable controller pots
Programs4
Octaves9
ArpeggiatorYes
Additional controlsSustain, Tap-Tempo, CC
Input PowerUSB Bus Powered
Computer InterfaceUSB/MIDI
Included AccessoriesIgnite by AIR Music Creation Software

  • A great, portable controler

    Overall Rating
    Posted on 17/10/2012 by

    I use this keyboard when away from my desk and my stay-at-home MPK49, and it offers MANY of the great features of it's big brother, in a price that's so small, it will almost not matter if it gets lost or broken! The arpeggiator is fantastic for something costing so little, and very controllable. Having extra controls (such as the arpeggiator rate) as "shift" functions on the keys is however both a blessing and a curse - they easily accessible during performance, and means far less buttons on the unit, but, being linked to the performance area means sometimes you need to stop what you're doing mid-riff to change a feature. Not the end of the world on a sub-£100 controller however. If you want something cheap, portable and flexible, this is highly recommended!

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