AKAI MPK88 MPK 88 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller w/ Arturia Moog Modular V 2.6

AKAI MPK88 MPK 88 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller w/ Arturia Moog Modular V 2.6

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Description Piano-action production powerhouse

The Akai Professional MPK88 is a professional performance keyboard controller with MPC production controls. The MPK88 draws on the design of the popular MPK49, the first keyboard ever to feature MPC pads. This first-of-its-kind keyboard is ideal for performance, starting with a premium, fully weighted, hammer-action keyboard, adding MPC pads, Q-Link controls, and a selection of MPC technologies. The MPK88 is born for the stage and is equally at home in the studio.


Creative Input

MPK88 features an 88-key keyboard and 16 genuine MPC pads. The hammer-action keyboard is fully weighted and features aftertouch for expressive melodic control. The MPC pads are pressure and velocity-sensitive to capture every nuance of your creative concepts. The pads can access four banks of sounds, so you have 64 samples at your fingertips with the touch of a button.


The MPK88 places dedicated transport controls within your reach for easy control of some of the most important tracking and editing controls. The MPK88 has modulation and pitch-bend wheels for expressive musicality, and two assignable footswitch inputs enable you to connect an expression pedal or other continuous controller and a footswitch for momentary controls like patch change or start/stop.


Q-Link Command

One of the most important input devices on an MPC is its Q-Link assignable control section. Akai Pro built a massive collection of Q-Links into the MPK series. The MPK88 gives you eight virtual knobs that are assignable to control nearly any software parameter. You can control three different parameters per knob thanks to the knobs' three-bank selection, totaling 24 parameters of instant, hands-on control. Like the virtual knobs, eight virtual faders and eight virtual buttons also control three banks of parameters each, so you get 24 virtual faders and 24 virtual buttons. That's 72 Q-Link controls!


Expressive Engine

Two technologies pioneered in the MPC series and built into the MPK series are MPC Note Repeat and MPC Swing. These note-modifying features can be heard in many of the most popular tracks over the last two decades. MPC Note Repeat is a capability that enables the MPK (or MPC) to automatically play a rhythm pattern, such as 16th notes on a hi-hat, for accuracy and speed of entry. MPC Swing is sometimes referred to as "the heart and soul of hip hop" because it turns perfectly aligned sequences into human feeling time alignments. You can specify exactly the degree and timing of swing you want to apply for the perfect feel.


The MPK88 has Key Split, enabling you to control two different sounds from the same keyboard. On top of MPC technologies, the MPK88 has its own arpeggiator, which enables you to create quick, creative riffs in seconds. Just pick a note or chord and a rhythm pattern in the arpeggiator's library and the MPK will play your notes in the rhythm and sequence you choose.


The MPK88 also has MPC Full Level and MPC 16-Level on its pads, as well as Tap Tempo and Time Division so you can nail the tempo, timing, and dynamics exactly as you hear them in your head.


Complete System

The MPK88 is a MIDI controller that sends its MIDI values over USB. It is bus powered, so all you need to connect and power the MPK88 is the supplied USB cable. Because it is MIDI compliant, the MPK88 works with most MIDI recording, sequencing, and performance software for musical performers from keyboard players to producers to DJs and even VJs!


The MPK88 comes with Ableton Live Lite Akai Edition, one of the most popular and powerful performance and production programs in the world. Ableton Live Lite enables musicians to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise, and edit musical ideas in a seamless audio/MIDI environment.


Hit the stage with the only keyboard designed to enable you to perform the way today's music is made.


A Little Bit of History...

It was in 1964 that the first prototype of a Moog synthesizer was produced. It was presented at the AES Show (Audio Engineering Society) and immediately generated a huge amount of interest. In 1965 Bob Moog decided to release the 900 series for commercial sale, and in 1967 he made the decision to produce different machines, each with a certain number of modules. This marked the birth of modular systems I, II and III.


"Probably the number one system" (Peter Forrest, The A-Z of Analog Synthesizers), the Moog Modular was soon to be adopted by groups like Tangerine Dream, The Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Stevie Wonder, Klaus Schultze, Isao Tomita and many others including Jean-Michel Jarre and Keith Emerson were also among the users.


SKU AKA-MPK88-KIT03
MPN AKAI-MPK88-KIT03
Features
  • 88-key fully weighted, hammer-action keyboard with aftertouch for expressive melodic creativity
  • 16 genuine MPC pads with pressure and velocity sensitivity
  • MPC pads access four banks each for instant access to 64 samples
  • Control up to 72 software parameters with 24 assignable Q-Link knobs, buttons, and faders
  • Key Split enables two different sounds from the same keyboard
  • MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, and arpeggiator aid in creative process
  • Transport controls for use with sequencers and DAWs
  • MPC Full Level, MPC 16-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 virtually all MIDI recording, sequencing, and performance software

Free Upgrade to Version 2.6 Click Here.

Arturia, in partnership with Bob Moog, has made a faithful reproduction of one of the most famous series of synthesizers: Moog Modular. Whether recreating the abstract tonal qualities of the classic electronic soundtracks, or pushing forward the sonic boundaries of today, the Moog Modular V is the synthesizer of choice for sound exploration, anywhere, anytime. It has all the vibe and the fat sound of the original, cleverly combined with important contemporary features like polyphony, MIDI control, loading and saving of patches…


Arturia Moog Modular V 2.6 Synthesizer Anthology Features:
  • Lower CPU utilization on Mac OSX
  • Better Audio Unit compatibility (Digital Performer most notably)
  • Ability to use NRPN midi messages for automation
  • better handling of control surfaces while changing preset
  • new presets added
  • midi RPN "pitch bend range" message is now recognized
  • All the parameters of the original Moog Modular: 9 oscillators, 2 LFOs, 3 filter slots, 1 Noise Generator, 6 envelopes, 2 VCAs
  • 16 auxiliary VCAs with modulation inputs
  • 24-step sequencer
  • 1 filter bank (14 bandwidths available)
  • More than 600 presets, made by professionals
  • Main stereo outputs
  • Mono / polyphonic (up to 64 voices per instrument)
  • Soft clipping function
  • No aliasing from 0.1 Hz to 16 kHz
  • 64-bit floating point precision
  • Sampling rate: up to 96 kHz
  • Playable through a MIDI keyboard
  • 1 stereo delay
  • 1 chorus
  • Very accurate reproduction of the legendary Moog 24 dB low-pass filter
  • 1 Chorus and Delay Effect section (besides 12 Stage Phaser and Ring Modulator)
  • Superb audio quality with TAE® engine. 24 bits/96 kHz supported
  • MIDI Control Assignment Improvement
  • Support for 64-bit VST and Audio Unit
  • Support for Pro Tools 9 & 10
  • Support for Mac OSX 10.7 (Lion)

Specifications
Akai MPK88 Specifications
Number of Keys: 88 + 16 x 4 banks of drum pads
Type of action: Fully weighted hammer action
Aftertouch (Channel)
Computer Interface: USB/MIDI
Displays: Custom LCD
Footswitchable Patch Changes: yes
Number of Independent MIDI Ins/Outs: 1
Programmable Continuous Footpedals: 1
Programmable Footswitches: 2
Programmable controllers: MMC, MIDI START/STOP, MIDI CC
System Real-Time Controls: MMC, MIDI START/STOP, MIDI CC
Dimensions: (WxDxH) 51.7” x14.9” x 5.2”
Shipping Weight: 67 lbs.
Arturia Moog Modular V 2.6 Synthesizer Anthology Specifications:
Windows:
Windows XP/Vista/Seven
Mac OS X:
Mac OS X 10.4 or higher and Universal Binary
System Requirements
Akai MPK88 Requirements
USB Port
Arturia Moog Modular V 2.6 Synthesizer Anthology System Requirements:
PC:
1 Go RAM; CPU 2 GHz (Multiple cores recommended)
Mac:
1 Go RAM; CPU 2 GHz (Multiple cores recommended)
Package Contents
  • (1) Akai MPK88 Keyboard Controller
  • (1) USB Cable
  • (1) Software CD
  • (1) Ableton Live APC Edition CD
  • (1) Manual
Includes:
  • (1) Moog Modular V 2.5 (With free upgrade to 2.6 directly from Arturia)
Warranty Details
Warranty Information

Product: Period:
Akai MPK88 1 Year

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Description

Description Piano-action production powerhouse

The Akai Professional MPK88 is a professional performance keyboard controller with MPC production controls. The MPK88 draws on the design of the popular MPK49, the first keyboard ever to feature MPC pads. This first-of-its-kind keyboard is ideal for performance, starting with a premium, fully weighted, hammer-action keyboard, adding MPC pads, Q-Link controls, and a selection of MPC technologies. The MPK88 is born for the stage and is equally at home in the studio.


Creative Input

MPK88 features an 88-key keyboard and 16 genuine MPC pads. The hammer-action keyboard is fully weighted and features aftertouch for expressive melodic control. The MPC pads are pressure and velocity-sensitive to capture every nuance of your creative concepts. The pads can access four banks of sounds, so you have 64 samples at your fingertips with the touch of a button.


The MPK88 places dedicated transport controls within your reach for easy control of some of the most important tracking and editing controls. The MPK88 has modulation and pitch-bend wheels for expressive musicality, and two assignable footswitch inputs enable you to connect an expression pedal or other continuous controller and a footswitch for momentary controls like patch change or start/stop.


Q-Link Command

One of the most important input devices on an MPC is its Q-Link assignable control section. Akai Pro built a massive collection of Q-Links into the MPK series. The MPK88 gives you eight virtual knobs that are assignable to control nearly any software parameter. You can control three different parameters per knob thanks to the knobs' three-bank selection, totaling 24 parameters of instant, hands-on control. Like the virtual knobs, eight virtual faders and eight virtual buttons also control three banks of parameters each, so you get 24 virtual faders and 24 virtual buttons. That's 72 Q-Link controls!


Expressive Engine

Two technologies pioneered in the MPC series and built into the MPK series are MPC Note Repeat and MPC Swing. These note-modifying features can be heard in many of the most popular tracks over the last two decades. MPC Note Repeat is a capability that enables the MPK (or MPC) to automatically play a rhythm pattern, such as 16th notes on a hi-hat, for accuracy and speed of entry. MPC Swing is sometimes referred to as "the heart and soul of hip hop" because it turns perfectly aligned sequences into human feeling time alignments. You can specify exactly the degree and timing of swing you want to apply for the perfect feel.


The MPK88 has Key Split, enabling you to control two different sounds from the same keyboard. On top of MPC technologies, the MPK88 has its own arpeggiator, which enables you to create quick, creative riffs in seconds. Just pick a note or chord and a rhythm pattern in the arpeggiator's library and the MPK will play your notes in the rhythm and sequence you choose.


The MPK88 also has MPC Full Level and MPC 16-Level on its pads, as well as Tap Tempo and Time Division so you can nail the tempo, timing, and dynamics exactly as you hear them in your head.


Complete System

The MPK88 is a MIDI controller that sends its MIDI values over USB. It is bus powered, so all you need to connect and power the MPK88 is the supplied USB cable. Because it is MIDI compliant, the MPK88 works with most MIDI recording, sequencing, and performance software for musical performers from keyboard players to producers to DJs and even VJs!


The MPK88 comes with Ableton Live Lite Akai Edition, one of the most popular and powerful performance and production programs in the world. Ableton Live Lite enables musicians to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise, and edit musical ideas in a seamless audio/MIDI environment.


Hit the stage with the only keyboard designed to enable you to perform the way today's music is made.


A Little Bit of History...

It was in 1964 that the first prototype of a Moog synthesizer was produced. It was presented at the AES Show (Audio Engineering Society) and immediately generated a huge amount of interest. In 1965 Bob Moog decided to release the 900 series for commercial sale, and in 1967 he made the decision to produce different machines, each with a certain number of modules. This marked the birth of modular systems I, II and III.


"Probably the number one system" (Peter Forrest, The A-Z of Analog Synthesizers), the Moog Modular was soon to be adopted by groups like Tangerine Dream, The Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Stevie Wonder, Klaus Schultze, Isao Tomita and many others including Jean-Michel Jarre and Keith Emerson were also among the users.


SKU AKA-MPK88-KIT03
MPN AKAI-MPK88-KIT03

Features

Features
  • 88-key fully weighted, hammer-action keyboard with aftertouch for expressive melodic creativity
  • 16 genuine MPC pads with pressure and velocity sensitivity
  • MPC pads access four banks each for instant access to 64 samples
  • Control up to 72 software parameters with 24 assignable Q-Link knobs, buttons, and faders
  • Key Split enables two different sounds from the same keyboard
  • MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, and arpeggiator aid in creative process
  • Transport controls for use with sequencers and DAWs
  • MPC Full Level, MPC 16-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 virtually all MIDI recording, sequencing, and performance software

Free Upgrade to Version 2.6 Click Here.

Arturia, in partnership with Bob Moog, has made a faithful reproduction of one of the most famous series of synthesizers: Moog Modular. Whether recreating the abstract tonal qualities of the classic electronic soundtracks, or pushing forward the sonic boundaries of today, the Moog Modular V is the synthesizer of choice for sound exploration, anywhere, anytime. It has all the vibe and the fat sound of the original, cleverly combined with important contemporary features like polyphony, MIDI control, loading and saving of patches…


Arturia Moog Modular V 2.6 Synthesizer Anthology Features:
  • Lower CPU utilization on Mac OSX
  • Better Audio Unit compatibility (Digital Performer most notably)
  • Ability to use NRPN midi messages for automation
  • better handling of control surfaces while changing preset
  • new presets added
  • midi RPN "pitch bend range" message is now recognized
  • All the parameters of the original Moog Modular: 9 oscillators, 2 LFOs, 3 filter slots, 1 Noise Generator, 6 envelopes, 2 VCAs
  • 16 auxiliary VCAs with modulation inputs
  • 24-step sequencer
  • 1 filter bank (14 bandwidths available)
  • More than 600 presets, made by professionals
  • Main stereo outputs
  • Mono / polyphonic (up to 64 voices per instrument)
  • Soft clipping function
  • No aliasing from 0.1 Hz to 16 kHz
  • 64-bit floating point precision
  • Sampling rate: up to 96 kHz
  • Playable through a MIDI keyboard
  • 1 stereo delay
  • 1 chorus
  • Very accurate reproduction of the legendary Moog 24 dB low-pass filter
  • 1 Chorus and Delay Effect section (besides 12 Stage Phaser and Ring Modulator)
  • Superb audio quality with TAE® engine. 24 bits/96 kHz supported
  • MIDI Control Assignment Improvement
  • Support for 64-bit VST and Audio Unit
  • Support for Pro Tools 9 & 10
  • Support for Mac OSX 10.7 (Lion)

Specs

Specifications
Akai MPK88 Specifications
Number of Keys: 88 + 16 x 4 banks of drum pads
Type of action: Fully weighted hammer action
Aftertouch (Channel)
Computer Interface: USB/MIDI
Displays: Custom LCD
Footswitchable Patch Changes: yes
Number of Independent MIDI Ins/Outs: 1
Programmable Continuous Footpedals: 1
Programmable Footswitches: 2
Programmable controllers: MMC, MIDI START/STOP, MIDI CC
System Real-Time Controls: MMC, MIDI START/STOP, MIDI CC
Dimensions: (WxDxH) 51.7” x14.9” x 5.2”
Shipping Weight: 67 lbs.
Arturia Moog Modular V 2.6 Synthesizer Anthology Specifications:
Windows:
Windows XP/Vista/Seven
Mac OS X:
Mac OS X 10.4 or higher and Universal Binary

Sys Req.

System Requirements
Akai MPK88 Requirements
USB Port
Arturia Moog Modular V 2.6 Synthesizer Anthology System Requirements:
PC:
1 Go RAM; CPU 2 GHz (Multiple cores recommended)
Mac:
1 Go RAM; CPU 2 GHz (Multiple cores recommended)

Contents

Package Contents
  • (1) Akai MPK88 Keyboard Controller
  • (1) USB Cable
  • (1) Software CD
  • (1) Ableton Live APC Edition CD
  • (1) Manual
Includes:
  • (1) Moog Modular V 2.5 (With free upgrade to 2.6 directly from Arturia)

Warranty

Warranty Details
Warranty Information

Product: Period:
Akai MPK88 1 Year

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