Akai Pro MPK Mini MKII 25-Key USB Controller keyboard reviewed here. An upgraded version, the compact size makes this controller more portable and it easily fits in a laptop bag allowing you to perform and create music anywhere. In addition to the several features, the Akai MPK Mini also features a thumbstick for pitch and mod control.
The Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII is a compact 25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller that gives you complete command over most computer-based digital audio workstations & sequencers.
Its useful for writing sessions, capturing ideas and for studio use, and works with nearly all music creation software.
- PROS: portable sturdy, several pads & buttons
- CONS: smaller keys
This USB keyboard controller is perfect for quickly entering notes and phrases into your computer, the velocity-sensitive keys allow you to accurately express dynamics. You can do much more with this controller such as easily shift the notes an Octave Up and Down by just pressing a button, create music in different time signatures and create interesting patterns with the built-in Arpeggiator.
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Here are the main features of the Akai Pro MPK Mini MKII:
- 25-key, 8-pad, 8-knob USB MIDI keyboard controller
- 8 backlit, velocity-sensitive MIDI drum pads
- Eight Q-Link knobs for controlling virtually any MIDI-assignable parameters in software
- Plug-and-play USB connection for Mac and PC; no driver installation required.
- USB-powered; no additional power cable/supply needed
- Sustain button, octave up and down, and tap tempo controls for more flexibility
- Perfect for popular recording software such as Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Studio One, Reaper, Digital Performer, Ableton, etc
Here’s what users have to say about this product:
- The build quality is not bad considering the size and price
- It has velocity sensitive keys, press a key just a little bit, it will be a soft sound, and if you press it hard, you’ll get a nice loud sound.
- The keys feel solid and durable, and not like a toy keyboard.
The Akai Pro MPK Mini MKII comes with several buttons, knobs and pads that makes it easy to provide “hands-on” performance and production control, no matter where you’re creating your music.