Whether you’re a mobile performer or a studio producer, Akai Professional’s MPK Mini III lets you take control of your music-making in exciting new ways. Small enough to fit in your backpack, this diminutive, USB bus-powered MIDI controller gives you 25 velocity-sensitive synth-action mini keys, Octave Up/Down buttons, and an ergonomic 4-way thumbstick for pitch-bend and mod duties. With the MPK Mini III, you also get eight backlit, velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads (in two banks) with MPC Note Repeat and Full Level, plus eight assignable knobs. In addition, there’s an onboard arpeggiator with adjustable resolution, range, and modes. Get hands-on with your music again with the Akai Professional MPK Mini III from Music Experience.
The Akai Professional’s MPK Mini III rocks everything you need for today’s on-the-go music production, including unrivaled portability, instant integration with your favorite DAW; performance pads and assignable knobs that give you expressive control of every parameter, and an updated Gen 2 dynamic mini keybed that reflects every nuance of your performances. If you’re just getting into music production, MPK Mini offers a complete, powerful package with all the tools you need to generate hit songs. For the working pro, MPK Mini is the a compact Swiss Army knife that can tackle any production task.
New for the third-generation MPK Mini is Akai’s Gen 2 dynamic mini keybed, which has been completely redesigned for enhanced playability, These keys feel great for laying down everything from virtual pianos, EPs, and synths to orchestral instruments. And ported straight from Akai’s MPC series, the eight bankable, velocity-sensitive pads provide the ideal touch for precision finger drumming and melodic sample playback. With the MPK Mini’s endless knobs, you have the immediacy of hands-on control over any assignable parameter in your music software. Precisely tweak EQ, sweep a filter open on the fly, dial up that reverb tail coming out of the solo. The MPK Mini III’s intuitive, expressive controls are under your command.
The difference between a cool MIDI controller and a full hybrid keyboard workstation is the Complete Music Production Starter Kit, a powerful virtual instrument and FX suite that’s free with the MPK Mini III. You get over 1500 downloadable sounds and a powerful software package that includes MPC Beats and six amazing virtual Instruments (Bassline, Tubesynth, Electric, Hybrid 3, Mini Grand, and Velvet) plus 2GB of sound content that will jump-start your hit-making creativity right out of the box.
Your entry-point into a world of pro production starts here. Introducing the MPK mini mk3, the third iteration of the world's legendary best-selling mini keyboard controller that redefined how a generation of creators makes music.
Everything the modern producer demands is here: Universal compatibility for instant integration with your favorite host music production application; it's compact size makes it an ideal travel companion; its arsenal of pads and assignable controls let you take complete command of every aspect of your production; the new Gen 2 enhanced dynamic keybed guarantees your performance is captured with every subtle infection of your delivery. For the beginner, MPK mini is a complete package with every tool you need to create hit songs from the get-go. For the working professional, MPK mini is the ultimate musical Swiss Army knife, ready to deliver on any musical task. Every song starts somewhere, so rid yourself of any roadblocks by starting your next hit with MPK mini.
New to MPK mini is a reimagined Gen 2 enhanced dynamic keybed, delivering a piano key performance fit for the world's finest keyboard players. From grand pianos to searing synth leads and lush electric pianos, this keybed guarantess to get the best out of any playing style and virtual instrument.
Add that human touch to your drum tracks with 8 pads pulled right from our flagship MPC series. These bankable velocity-sensitive backlit MPC pads deliver the perfect touch for precise drumming and melodic sample playback that even the most demanding performers will find unmatched.
Your journey to a hit song starts with MPK mini and the Complete Music Production Starter Kit is the roadmap to your destination. Start with a DAW based on the legendary MPC workflow, add in drum and sample expansion packs that the industry pros use, and top it off with the most versatile virtual plugin instruments available today, the possibilities are endless. Pump out the summer party anthem of the year, craft the next ballad to touch hearts worldwide or develop the soundtrack to a generation. MPK mini gives you all the tools to reach whatever level of success you set out to attain. Featured software includes MPC Beats, AIR Hybrid, Mini Grand, Velvet and assorted MPC expansion packs.
Whatever you set out to achieve MPC Beats will get you started. Incorporating the finest parts of the legendary MPC workflow. MPC Beats features all the essential tools for pro production. Edit samples, mixdown your tracks with world class audio effects, find any sound with the same synth engines found on our legendary MPCs, record audio and much more.
Feel confident in your productions with a sample collection from some of the finest sound designers in the music production game, including F9 Instruments, Decap, Sample Tools by Cr2, MSX Sound Design and much more. Everything you need is here: Premium and versatile kick drums, snares, 808s, melodic loops, and must-have keygroup instruments for any melodic line imaginable.
The MPC Beats Academy is your destination to learn the MPC workflow from start to finish. From making your first beat, to mixing and finalizing, down to exporting and sharing your music, the MPC Beats Academy will guide you through your music making journey on MPC Beats with your MPK mini.
The ultra-compact Akai Professional MPK Mini Mk3 lets you create anywhere!
|Number of Keys||25|
|Type of Keys||Synth Mini-keys|
|Pads||8 x Backlit, Velocity-sensitive Performance Pads|
|Other Controllers||4-way Pitchbend/Modulation Joystick|
|Encoders/Pots||8 x Assignable Knobs|
|Pedal Inputs||1 x 1/4" TS (sustain)|
|USB||1 x Type B|
||Akai VIP 3.0, MPC Beats Software|
|OS Requirements - Mac||OS X 10.8.5 or later|
|OS Requirements - PC||Windows 7 SP1 or later|
|Power Supply||USB bus powered|
|Manufacturer Part Number||MPK Mini Mk3 Black|