Akai Professional MPK Mini Keyboard Controller

(7 customer reviews)

70,000

  • All the tools to make music, in a portable body
  • Unrivaled feature-set and build quality
  • Get right to it, thanks to true plug and play design
  • Industry leader. With good reason too
  • See why its most beat makers favorite.
  • USB-MIDI connection allows it to work with most DAWs

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Product Description

This limited-edition MPK mini comes in an all-white finish with inverted color keys that will instantly grab your attention and ignite your creativity. The ultra-compact MPK mini is designed for the traveling musician and the desktop producer.

With an array of hardware controls, MPK mini lets you record, compose, and perform with virtual instruments, effect plugins, and DAWs whenever inspiration strikes. It features 25 velocity-sensitive synth-action keys, a 4-way thumbstick for dynamic pitch and modulation manipulation, 8 backlit velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads, and 8 assignable Q-Link knobs. Plus, two banks expand the number of MPC-style pads to 16 for extended creative capabilities.

Get Creative
MPK mini includes all the essentials for quickly laying down and expanding upon your musical ideas. Dedicated Octave Up and Down buttons increase the keyboard to the full melodic range, and a sustain pedal input is built in for expressive playing and recording. An onboard arpeggiator with adjustable resolution, range, and modes makes it easy to create intricate melodic lines with little effort. Plus, MPC Note Repeat and Full Level allow users to access genuine technologies from Akai Professional’s line of MPC workstations.

Plug-And-Go!
For maximum portability, MPK mini requires no software drivers or external power adapter for operation. It supports plug-and-play connectivity, features USB-MIDI, and powers up with a single USB connection to your Mac or PC. Four memory banks enable you to store hardware/software presets for quick and easy setting up of your computer and MPK mini.

Software Included
MPK mini comes bundled with professional production software and virtual instruments for immediate music creation. Hybrid 3, by AIR Music Tech, is a high-definition synthesizer that can create anything from fat, retro synth sounds to edgy modern leads and everything in between. SONiVOX’s Wobble is an electronic music grime synthesizer that features two independent channels of spectral morphing synthesis with harmonic controls, individual filtering, and discrete LFO controls. MPC Essentials, a groove/beat production and sample-triggering software, lets producers and musicians incorporate genuine MPC workflow into their DAW of choice and extends the power of MPK mini by adding up to 8 pad banks and 4 samples and insert effects per pad. MPC Essentials also runs in standalone mode, so you can start making music without a DAW.

MPK mini MIDI Editor
Unlock the true potential of your MPK mini with the MPK mini MIDI Editor software. This MIDI editor is a powerful preset management software that lets MPK Mini users customize their hardware and software setup on their Mac or PC. Create and tweak presets for your favorite virtual instruments, plugins, and DAWs, then store them on your MPK mini. You’ll spend less time setting up your gear and more time doing what you love-making great music.

Features

  • Limited-edition white color design with inverted color keys
  • 4-way thumbstick for dynamic pitch and modulation control
  • 8 backlit velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads with Note Repeat & Full Level
  • 8 assignable Q-Link knobs for mixing, tweaking plug-ins, and more
  • Built-in arpeggiator with adjustable resolution, range, and modes
  • Dedicated Octave Up and Octave Down buttons
  • Comprehensive production software package included

What's in the box

  • Akai Professional MPK mini MKII – Compact Keyboard and Pad Controller
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

Features

 

USB / MIDI Controller

Keyboard25  Keys, Synth Action with Velocity
MIDI Control Surfaces1 x Joystick (Pitch/Modulation) 8 x Pads (Pressure/Velocity-Sensitive) 8 x Rotary Encoders
Performance FunctionsArpeggiator, Octave Shift, Tap Tempo

Connectivity

I/O1 x USB Type-B 1 x 1/4" TS Sustain Input
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.4.11 or Later Windows

Power

Power OptionsUSB Bus-Power

Physical

Dimensions (W x D x H)12.5 x 7.1 x 1.8" / 318.0 x 180.0 x 44.0 mm
Weight1.7 lb / 0.8 kg

Packaging Info

Package Weight2.445 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.45 x 8.7 x 3.05"

Customer Reviews

4.6 overall

Based on 7 reviews

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  1. 4 out of 5

    This is a great piece of equipment for a beginner musician, but there IS a learning curve, so please be aware of that when buying. What you are purchasing is a MIDI controller (Musical Instrument Digital Interface). Unlike a synthesizer, MIDI controllers do not produce sound without software. It’s basically just a tool to control computer software. So after you’ve downloaded the software and plug it in, you will still not have any sound generated until you’ve set everything up properly and loaded sounds onto the pads. So I feel it is slightly inaccurate to call it a “plug-in and go”, as some people do.

    Pros:
    – Its easy to use AFTER you have learned how to set up and use it.
    – Its fun.
    – A good way to get into digital music making.
    – Budget friendly.

  2. 4 out of 5

    I bought this Midi to help mix beats for short films and video projects for clients. I am also taking an audio engineering class which this might come in handy for. I like that its powered solely by USB. Everything works well and it pairs quickly with Garage band, and most other DAW software. Glad I picked it up.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Excellent all round. The website was easy to navigate and the parcel arrived the next morning. Deliverers stayed in touch with the estimated time of delivery. We have used them before and will certainly use them again.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Perfect for beginners, and easy to use. I’m sure even pro’s would enjoy this pad. It’s a bit difficult setting up things within a DAW at first but it gets easier with consistent practice. Quality materials, really gotta appreciate that! I think this is definitely worth the money, if you’re a bit more familiar with pads and DAW’s and you have the cash, I’d get the bigger version of this brand which is pretty freaking awesome. It comes with a bigger “work space” (more pads, nobs and a full keyboard). If you’re a beginner and you don’t know much about DAW’s and you’re just getting started and don’t have much cash I’d purchase this. ON ANOTHER NOTE! If you are a beginner and you have some extra cash go ahead and buy the bigger version, it’ll be of use longer as it has quite a bit to work with.

  5. 5 out of 5

    I was pleasantly surprised by the features of this small, affordable controller. It’s certainly no full scale studio unit to wheel out in front of big name clients, but it’s a fantastic way to dive in with pro level sound, controls and effects with a solid name backing up your purchase.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Purchased for my home studio, absolutely thrilled with this little gem. Hours of fun and good price and service compared to other sites

  7. 5 out of 5

    I ordered a product for my Son at xmas, it arrived on time, well wrapped and exactly as described, he is over the moon. I would buy here again.

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