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Akai - MPK mini - 25 Key Controller w/Pads
SKU: #333809
Model: #MPK MINI

Description

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 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.

MPK mini's 8 back-lit, velocity-sensitive pads are based on Akai Professionals 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.

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.

Features:
*Ultra-portable software MIDI controller
*25-note, velocity-sensitive mini keyboard
*Eight backlit, velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads (2 banks, 16 total)
*Pads can send note information, MIDI CCs and program changes
*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
*Dedicated Octave Up, Octave Down and Sustain buttons
*Program Recall button to restore up to 4 separate global settings
*Solid Akai Pro design
*Powered through USB; no AC adaptor required

Includes:
*MPK mini controller
*MPK mini software editor

Reviews



Loving it
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Product Experience I own it Closest Store Victoria British Columbia
I love it cause i can play all around my house, it has tons of buttons that you can program.

Posted by Jonah on Jun 8, 2014


Amazing
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Posted by Maxwell S on Apr 30, 2014


Great Controller
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I needed a portable MIDI controller, and the Akai MPK Mini was the perfect (and quite affordable!) choice. The pads feel great, and I've found good response out of the keys. The only problem however is that the pads were not as responsive as I would have liked. Luckily, this was easy to fix by opening the unit up and putting some electrical tape on the pads. I wish there were mod/pitch wheels on it but that isn't a major concern. Overall there really isn't a reason to not get this product, but the sensitivity (or lack of) of the pads may be annoying before fixing it. Does everything you'd expect.

Posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2014


AKAI MPK MINI
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Overall good controller. Works well right out fo the package. Good for FL STUDIO or ABLETON LIVE. One thing I didn't like about this controller was no sensitivity options and it was just a hassle pressing the buttons really hard just to get full volume; unlike the mpd series where theres a full level option. Overall, the controller is well made with mpc-like pads. Good for beginners.

Posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2013


Great device!
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Product Experience I own it Closest Store Mississauga Ontario
Just got it and i am amazed at how high quality this thing is. Works great right out the box no setting up required (mac mini) and started jamming as soon as the computer booted no drivers required just plug and play. drum pads are great and so are the keys. the keys are a bit smaller than a standard keyboard but hey this is the mini. if your thinking about buying a controller this is great on a small budget.A+

Posted by 5 dollar bill on Oct 19, 2013


great unit if you can get it to load.
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Spent the better part of 2 daze trying to get win 7 and an XP box to recognize it. Worked for about 2hrs on the win7 laptop. Drivers that are included don"t work and the AKAI site was no help. Research it yourself.. lotsa problems getting the usb to work.

Posted by Randall on Aug 13, 2013


Best small keyboard ever!
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Product Experience I own it Closest Store Edmonton North Alberta
I bought this because I couldn't decide if I wanted a keyboard or MPC pads, so I picked this up. the pads feel like they came straight off an MPC, there's a bank switch for them for up to 16 different samples. The Knobs are a nice touch, allows you to set any rotary knob in your DAW to live, like pitches, fx, anything you can come up with. the keyboard itself feels like one of those keyboards your grandma would get you on christmas, but in a good way, its that familiar bouncy keyboard, but with velocity. Overall: Pick one up, I use it almost every day in both serious production and for fun. Having 25 keys for samples and 2x8 banks of mpc pads makes for a nice versatile keyboard for music on the fly.

Posted by DJ Fender on May 6, 2013


If your thinking about this, get it.
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Product Experience I own it Closest Store Mississauga Ontario
For the price this is amazing, keys and pads are decently responsive and the arpeggio option is great. As my first midi controller I think I made a great choice with the Mpk. There are no real draw backs though some people complain about the pad sensitivity. In my opinion the pads do what they are suppose to do (I didn't really have problems).

Posted by Art on Feb 8, 2013