Go mobile without losing control. The 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 in...
Go mobile without losing control. The 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.
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.
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.
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.
Mini controller with maximum functionality.
I sold my Novation Launchkey 49 to buy this little guy! The pads are great, good response and also good touch. The keys have a great touch to, even small but quiet good. The knobs are very small (only bad thing in my opinion), but with great response and touch to.
Compact and Versatile is what describes this Akai midi controller. Provides all the essentials to create beats whether you are a pro or just a beginner getting your foot in the door! The 8 pads included are extremely sensitive which provides a quick response. 25 keys is fine especially for it being a mini controller, the only minor complaint I have about it are the small keys. Can create some tension in your arms when you using for a period of time, other than that I am satisfied!
This piece is small and portable. Perfect for small desks or travel. 25 Keys, pads and rotary knobs - and some other futuristic joystick for driving your spaceship back home.
25 keys, 8 MPC-style pads, 8 MIDI-assignable knobs, on-board arpeggiator, & a joystick for X-Y manipulation all in one very portable package.
An excellent assistant control surface in the studio and on the go.
This MIDI keyboard is awesome. Perfect for someone just starting out and learning, or an advanced pro musician. I know I will be using mine for a long time.
This is a sweet controller! It's hard to complain about it, as it does everything it is advertised to do. I see a lot of reviews where people complain about the action of the key bed and the size of the knobs, although this product is not designed to be the optimal keyboard controller for performance. This controller is designed for portability. Keep that in mind. The construction is pretty solid. The keys do feel a bit flimsy though. Also, the joystick feels a bit cheap. But once again, this thing is only 100 bucks. Can't complain about too much for that price. The arpeggiator is a really nice addition as well.