Akai MPK Mini Keyboard Software Controller

Akai MPK Mini Keyboard Software Controller

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SKU AKA-MPKMINI
MPN MPK MINI
Features

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 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.

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.

Akai MPKmini Keyboard Controller 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
Specifications
Akai MPKmini Keyboard Controller Specifications:
Number of Keys
25 + 12 x 4 banks of drum pads
Type of action
Semi-weightedAftertouch(Channel)
Computer Interface
USB/MIDI
Displays
Custom LCD
Number of Independent MIDI Ins/Outs
1
Programmable Continuous Footpedals
1
Programmable Footswitches
1
Programmable controllers
MMC, MIDI START/STOP, MIDI CC
System Real-Time Controls
MMC, MIDI START/STOP, MIDI CC
Dimensions
12 x 7 x 1.7 in (306 x 180 x 43 mm)
System Requirements
Akai MPKmini Keyboard Controller System Requirements:
Windows
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Mac
Mac OS X
Package Contents
  • (1) Akai MPKmini Laptop Production Keyboard
  • (1) USB Cable
  • [USB Powered]
  • (1) Safety Instructions and Warranty Booklet
  • (1) CD-ROM with Editor Librarian and Owners Manual
Warranty Details Warranty Information
Product: Period:
Akai MPKmini Keyboard Controller 1 Year
Reviews
  1. Portable, lightweight Review by Guilherme
    Rating

    I have been using MPK Mini as my portable controller for about 1 year.

    It has all the essencial features and It's really portable, I can take it anywhere in the same bag I carry my Macbook, that's what I really like about it. The Arpeggiator is a great too!
    Don't expect the same velocity-sensitive of a bigger controller, but considering the size and weight of this thing, I'm very happy! (Posted on 2/3/13)

  2. Portable excellence! Review by Michael
    Rating

    The MPK mini is an extremely portable controller that will meat just about any software need. The eight pads play reasonable well, and are on par with the LPD8. The keyboard section of the controller is functional - much like the LPK25, there's no real instrument type feel to them, but the inclusion of velocity sensitivity makes playing the keyboard a superior method to inputting notes than on the average QWERTY keyboard on your laptop. The arpeggiator feature is my favorite function and includes tap tempo and a latch button, which makes for good fun when experimenting or playing live. I use it regularly with Ableton live and as a trigger/knob controller for Traktor Scratch Pro. I imagine It would work just as well for FLP or similar software, and the included mapping software makes programming user patches as enjoyable as data management could possibly be!
    (Posted on 9/6/12)

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Description

SKU AKA-MPKMINI
MPN MPK MINI

Features

Features

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 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.

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.

Akai MPKmini Keyboard Controller 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

Specs

Specifications
Akai MPKmini Keyboard Controller Specifications:
Number of Keys
25 + 12 x 4 banks of drum pads
Type of action
Semi-weightedAftertouch(Channel)
Computer Interface
USB/MIDI
Displays
Custom LCD
Number of Independent MIDI Ins/Outs
1
Programmable Continuous Footpedals
1
Programmable Footswitches
1
Programmable controllers
MMC, MIDI START/STOP, MIDI CC
System Real-Time Controls
MMC, MIDI START/STOP, MIDI CC
Dimensions
12 x 7 x 1.7 in (306 x 180 x 43 mm)

Sys Req.

System Requirements
Akai MPKmini Keyboard Controller System Requirements:
Windows
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Mac
Mac OS X

Contents

Package Contents
  • (1) Akai MPKmini Laptop Production Keyboard
  • (1) USB Cable
  • [USB Powered]
  • (1) Safety Instructions and Warranty Booklet
  • (1) CD-ROM with Editor Librarian and Owners Manual

Warranty

Warranty Details Warranty Information
Product: Period:
Akai MPKmini Keyboard Controller 1 Year

Reviews

Reviews
  1. Portable, lightweight Review by Guilherme
    Rating

    I have been using MPK Mini as my portable controller for about 1 year.

    It has all the essencial features and It's really portable, I can take it anywhere in the same bag I carry my Macbook, that's what I really like about it. The Arpeggiator is a great too!
    Don't expect the same velocity-sensitive of a bigger controller, but considering the size and weight of this thing, I'm very happy! (Posted on 2/3/13)

  2. Portable excellence! Review by Michael
    Rating

    The MPK mini is an extremely portable controller that will meat just about any software need. The eight pads play reasonable well, and are on par with the LPD8. The keyboard section of the controller is functional - much like the LPK25, there's no real instrument type feel to them, but the inclusion of velocity sensitivity makes playing the keyboard a superior method to inputting notes than on the average QWERTY keyboard on your laptop. The arpeggiator feature is my favorite function and includes tap tempo and a latch button, which makes for good fun when experimenting or playing live. I use it regularly with Ableton live and as a trigger/knob controller for Traktor Scratch Pro. I imagine It would work just as well for FLP or similar software, and the included mapping software makes programming user patches as enjoyable as data management could possibly be!
    (Posted on 9/6/12)

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