Akai MPK25 Midi Controller KeyboardStock code: 66107
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- 25-key semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch for expressive melodic creativity
- MPC-pad section of 12 genuine MPC pads with pressure and velocity sensitivity
- MPC pads access four banks each for instant access to 48 samples
- Assignable Q-Link controller section for flexible control of most software parameters
- Two banks of 12 Q-Link knobs and four buttons, two banks each
- Dedicated transport controls for tracking and editing
- MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, and arpeggiator aid in creative process
- MPC Full Level, MPC 12-Level, Tap Tempo, and Time Division assist with tempo and dynamics
- MIDI output over USB, bus powered, class compliant: plug and play with one USB cable
- Comes with Ableton Live Lite Akai Edition software
- Works with most MIDI recording, sequencing, and performance software
The Akai Professional MPK25 is a portable keyboard controller with MPC production controls. Based closely on the MPK49, the first keyboard ever to feature MPC pads, the MPK25 Controller scales down the keyboard by 24 keys and retains the utility, capability, and flexibility that makes the MPK49 one of the world's hottest keyboards. Its smaller, more portable size makes the MPK25 keyboard controller the perfect travel companion. Its small footprint can fit in your lap on the couch or on a plane, enabling you to create tracks whenever inspiration strikes. All you need is your laptop and the MPK25.
|Key Stage||Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4|
|Manufacturers Link||Akai MPK25 Midi Controller Keyboard|
|Number of Keys:||25 + 12 x 4 banks of drum pads|
|Type of action:||Semi-weighted|
|Footswitchable Patch Changes:||yes|
|Number of Independent MIDI Ins/Outs:||1|
|Programmable Continuous Footpedals:||1|
|Programmable controllers:||MMC, MIDI START/STOP, MIDI CC|
|System Real-Time Controls:||MMC, MIDI START/STOP, MIDI CC|
Great Controller With Niggles
Posted on 17/07/2012 by Mark Stuart
As an all in one controller it does everything you would expect and takes no effort to set up. I use it with Ableton for drums, synths and controls for primarily guitar based production.
Positives - Build quality is excellent and it looks pretty much bullet proof. Keyboard action (as an ex-piano player) is brilliant, transport controls make life very easy and there are plenty of knobs and buttons to get away from the mouse and keyboard.
Negatives - small niggles - the pads are just not sensitive enough, you have to whack them or use the full level setting. The knobs are infinite pots which is great except the first time you touch one it defaults to zero and you have to work back up from there - so you lose whatever the setting was. Regardless, I love it as a controller and it does everything I want.