Akai MPK Mini MKII Compact Keyboard Controller

    With an array of hardware controls, Akai MPK mini lets you record, compose, and perform whenever inspiration strikes!

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    Product Description

    Go mobile without losing control with Akai’s MPK Mini! The new MPK mini is an ultra-compact keyboard controller 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.

    Akai MPK Mini MKII Compact Keyboard Controller Features

    • Incorporates 5 years of user feedback for an all-new, enhanced design
    • 25 synth-action mini keys
    • 4-way thumbstick for dynamic pitch and modulation control
    • 8 backlit velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads with Note Repeat and 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
    • Ultra-compact design lets you create anywhere
    • USB-powered; no power adapter required
    • Full-size sustain pedal input jack
    • Comprehensive production software package included: Akai Pro MPC Essentials, SONiVOX Wobble, and Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech (downloads)
    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.

    Product Specifications
    Akai MPK Mini MKII Compact Keyboard Controller Specifications
    • Number of Keys: 25 velocity-sensitive
    • Pads: 8 pressureand velocity-sensitive, light-up MPC-style pads x 2 banks
    • Knobs: 8 assignable controller pots
    • Computer interface: USB-MIDI communications to Mac/PC
    • Programs: 4
    • Octaves: 10 with Octave Up and Down
    • Arpeggiator: Yes
    • Additional Controls: Pitchbend/Mod Joystick, Note Repeat button, Full Level button, Tap Tempo button
    • Additional Inputs: (1) 1/4 inch TS input for sustain pedal
    • Power: USB power via full-size USB jack; no power adapter required
    • Dimensions: 12.5 x 7.13 x 1.75 inches
    • Weight: 1.65 lbs
    • System Requirements Macintosh: 1.25 GHz G4/G5 or faster (Intel Mac recommended); 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended); Mac OS X 10.4.11 (10.5 or later recommended)
    • System Requirements PC: 1.5 GHz Pentium 4 or Celeron-compatible CPU or faster (multicore CPU recommended); 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended); Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP; Windows-compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended); QuickTime recommended
    Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
    Phone:  401-658-4032 Warranty:  1 Year
    Chris Tunez
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    I love this keyboard, way better than my Novation.
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    I was on the fence but I'm more than pleased with this product.
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    Dynamite comes in small packages!
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    The Akai MPK Mini MKII is the coolest controller for the price. Small in size and packed with full size features, it's perfect for my home studio or on the go.
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    "I love this thing"
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    Larry
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    A must have second computer keyboard!
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    I think this is great! I have two keyboards - text and music. this has a lot of possibility for a good price! Well made, and extremely portable. A must have!!
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    I love my new keyboard. It's a great addition to my production studio.
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    Jones
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    It's amazing, everything I expect in the mk2..
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    It is amazing..
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    Awesoms
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    comes with a lot of software good purchase I just need to set everything up
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    Great gift
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    I purchased this as a gift for my 9 yr old son. I've used it already to test it out for us. Lol
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    Good deal!!!!
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    Easy to use and very affordable!!
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    Awesome Low Cost MIDI Controller!!!
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    I love this thing! Low cost, small size, and it works great! And being somebody who travels a lot, it's small size makes it fit nicely in my backpack or suitcases!
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