Akai MPK mini USB Keyboard and Drum Controller


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The MPK Mini USB Controller from Akai Professional is the perfect compact keyboard and drumpad controller for your laptop. Get your today with fast free shipping from Sam Ash Direct.

The Akai Professional MPK Mini is the perfect compact controller for your recording software. Use it it with your laptop just about anywhere musical inspiration finds you. In one small package the Akai MPK Mini includes a 25 note keyboard, 8 backlit MPC-style performance pads and 8 Q-link knobs for full control of all your music applications.

The Akai MPK Mini USB Controller makes the most of its compact size with features that make it work like a bigger controller; its 25 notes function as 75 and its 8 drumpads function as 16. Although a 25 note keyboard may not seem like much, you willl find that the instant octave up and down buttons let you use the Akai Professional MPK Mini USB Controller as a much larger keyboard. The keys of Akai MPK Mini USB Controller are touch sensitive for full dynamic control and the keyboard includes a built in arpeggiator with tap tempo control so you can create complex patters that stay in tempo with the band. A sustain button holds notes while freeing your hands to tap the pads and operate the other controls.

The Akai MPK Mini USB Controller also gives you the same velocity sensitive pads that are integral to the famous Akai Professional MPC line of music production stations. You will find the pads great for triggering one-shot samples and sequencing drum patterns. The Akai MPK Mini pads are so versatile, you can even use them to send note information, MIDI CCs, or program changes. In another great use of compact space, the Akai MPK Mini USB Controller includes a Bank button that lets you toggle instantly between 2 banks of pads so your 8 pads function like 16. Additionally, the MPK mini has 8 assignable Q-Link knobs to control virtually any parameter in your software.

The Akai MPK mini USB Controller is easy to set up. With any Mac or PC is attaches in an easy plug-and-play manner requiring no driver installation or wall power for operation (it gets all the power it needs from your computer's USB port). It has four memory banks for programming and recalling settings appropriate to your favorite software programs. You can easily map the Akai MPK Mini controls to your software with the included software editor.

If you want to write music whereever and whenever inspiration strikes or you just need something compact to do production in your dorm room or den, you need the Akai MPK Mini USB keyboard and drum controller. Get yours today from Sam Ash Direct, at the guaranteed lowest price with fast, free shipping and our 45/60 day return/price protection policy. You can't go wrong.

Things You Will Get:

  • MPK Mini Controller
  • Software Editor
  • Sample Player Software
  • User Guide
Series MIDI/USB Controllers


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the fun didn't last....

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Comments about Akai MPK mini USB Keyboard and Drum Controller:

This thing works as a cheap controller for Garage Band, but only for a little while. You would think there is not much that could break on it, but there is... The usb input is not reinforced or mounted to the frame. It is only held on by its solder points on the circuit board. This means the connection will eventually break no matter how carefully you plug and unplug it. Mine broke because I bumped the cable while plugged in. Now it's worthless because I can not re-solder the tiny 4-pin connections on the circuit board. Yours will break to eventually, especially if you travel with it.

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MPK mini USB Keyboard and Drum Controller

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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