Akai MPK225 25-Key Compact Keyboard & Pad Controller

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The Akai Professional MPK225 is a compact performance pad and keyboard controller that combines deep software integration, enhanced workflow, and core technologies from the iconic line of MPC workstations.

The Akai Professional MPK225 features 25 semi-weighted keys with aftertouch, 8 MPC-style pads with RGB feedback, 8 assignable knobs, 4 backlit buttons, and onboard transport buttons. Three banks expand the number of knobs and switches (up to 24 and 12, respectively), and four pad banks expand the number of pads (up to 32 total). Plus, MPK225 is USB-powered and optimized to interface directly with your Mac or PC with plug-and-play connectivity.

Ready To Play
MPK225 comes equipped with 25 semi-weighted, full-size keys and a premium piano-style keybed for unprecedented response and natural feel. Each key is velocity-sensitive and outfitted with aftertouch for dynamic, expressive performances and recordings. In addition, onboard Octave Up and Down controls allow players to access the entire melodic range; play bass lines, piano harmony, solo leads and much more.

Full MPC Functionality
With MPK225, Classic MPC Full Level and MPC Note Repeat are built in for further inspiration. Musicians and composers can stay in their comfort zone, working genuine MPC workflow into their productions and creating with the tools that major producers have relied on for years. Plus, MPK225 has an arpeggiator with adjustable resolution, range and patterns, enabling you to easily explore complex melodic ideas without going off-track.

Software gets you going and keeps you moving
MPK225 comes with powerful production software and two high-definition virtual synthesizers to start creating music right out of the box. For composing, recording and remixing, use Ableton Live Lite, a fluid audio/MIDI environment. For a groove/beat production and sample-triggering, MPC Essentials  software can run standalone or integrate directly into your DAW. For a versatile virtual analog and wavetable synthesizer, use AIR Music Tech's Hybrid 3 or, for a spectral morphing synthesis virtual instrument, SONiVOX Twist makes it easy to create serious sounds using simple controls.

Features:
  • 25 semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch
  • 8 RGB-illuminated MPC-style pads
  • 4 banks for 32 pads total
  • 12 assignable Q-Link controllers
  • 8 control knobs and 4 backlit buttons
  • Revamped control layout with backlit LCD screen
  • USB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input & output
  • iOS compatibility with optional Apple iPad Connection Kit
  • Comprehensive transport & parameter controls for your DAW
  • MPC Note Repeat
  • Arpeggiator for advanced rhythmic and melodic manipulation
  • MPC Full Level, Tap Tempo
  • Time Division assist with dynamics and tempo
  • Pitch bend, modulation, and octave controls
  • 1 assignable footswitch jack & 1 expression jack
  • USB power and plug-and-play connectivity

Comes complete with Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3, SONiVOX Twist, SONiVOX Eighty-Eight Ensemble, and Akai Pro MPC Essentials

Things You Will Get:

    MPK225
    USB Cable
    Quickstart Guide
    Safety & Warranty Manual
Number of Keys 25
Pads/Triggers 8 pressure- and velocity-sensitive, light-up MPC-style pads x 4 banks
Type of Action Semi-Weighted
Controller Types Octaves: 10 with Octave Up and Down
Q-Link Controls: 8 assignable control knobs and 4 backlit buttons
Additional Controls: MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, MPC Full Level, 16 Levels, Tap Tempo, and Time Division
Arpeggiator Yes
MIDI I/O USB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input & output
USB Yes
Weight 6.09 lbs.
Dimensions 11.75 x 19.25 x 3.63 inches (WxHxD)
Series MPK
Model 225

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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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