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Item Reviews for: Akai MPK88 88 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller  -  AKA MPK88 LIST

Great Controller Keyboard for price
By: John from Appomattox, Virginia, USA      Submitted: 3/11/2013

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? The product, i feel for a Weighted Controller is made alot better than MAudio and or Midi Controllers on the market. It looks and feels very dependable! Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? I like how you can set up your presets and map out how you want to use it with your DAW (The CD helps with editing the parameters better than doing it manually. I love the usb-powered feature! One less thing I have to worry about at set up time when gigging. This product is pretty simple to use...I think it is the best in Midi Controllers (weighted with aftertouch) Ease of Use How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be? Product is very easy to use! Nice! General Your general opinion of this product. I really like. This is step 1 of a 3 step set-up I am configuring. I am a motif guy and i was looking at the Yamaha Motif xf 8...After alot of research, I figured to give this a try. And I like. I went this route because my Step 2 will be to get the XF 6 or 7 and carry this if I need the weighted action. Currently I carry the Motif 8 on gigs, which that will not occur anymore as this is alot lighter than the full board Motif...Also I went this route because my motif would barely ft on my Ultimate Apex Stand...This set will allow me to put all my gear on one stand...The Controller on bottom, Motif in Middle, and my laptop, presonus fire wire, and triton rack on top...So much compact looking than 2 stands and a small table or seat.... Value Was this item an overall good value? Worth the Money if you are using it daily for studio work. It is also great for not having to carry the bigger boards like the Motif Triton and Kronos or Fantom G....
I like it
By: jenkx from Los Angeles      Submitted: 5/17/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Its built very solid. Its heavy and and made very well. The pads need a little tweaking cuz they're not very responsive out of the box. I bought some pad upgrades on ebay and my pads are fantastic now. Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? The best features are the 88 weighted keys. Real keyboard players don't want flimsy feeling 49 and 61 key boards. If i could ad anything, the number one thing would be built in mapping for Logic. Other than quieting the keys I'm pretty satisfied with this board. Ease of Use How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be? Its kind of easy to use, especially in Ableton or Reason. It has presets for most DAWS. But for some reason it has no preset for Logic, which is what I use. It can be synced to Logic but there is a slight learning curve. Value Was this item an overall good value? I got mine a few months ago when they were selling for $499. I would consider that a great value now that they seem to be selling everywhere for $799.
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