If you're a mobile musician or producer, Akai Professional's MPK Mini Mk II lets you take control of your music making wherever you are. 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. You also get eight backlit, velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads (in two banks) with MPC Note Repeat and Full Level, plus eight assignable Q-Link knobs. In addition, there's an onboard arpeggiator with adjustable resolution, range, and modes. Music Experience sold loads of its predecessor, and the stage is set for the Akai Professional MPK Mini Mk II to be an even bigger hit!
The Akai Professional Advance 25 comes with Akai's Virtual Instrument Player software, and it's the key to unlocking the full potential of this keyboard controller. Load up VIP (with or without DAW software running), and you'll be able to switch between your software instruments without taking your hands off the Advance 25. And that's just the start - using VIP you can create custom key zone splitting and custom mappings, allowing you to work with your virtual instruments as if they were all part of the same keyboard workstation.
If you're a gigging keyboardist, you already see how easy it is to work with software instruments on stage with the Advance 25. And it's just as powerful in your studio - Akai's VIP software can be loaded as a virtual instrument in any standard DAW software. You can easily audition different sounds and software instruments without once reaching for your mouse.
With the Advance 25 you also get a 16GB download of over 10,000 sounds from the sonic gurus at AIR Music Technology, SONiVOX, and Toolroom Records. In all you get nine plug-ins covering a wide range of styles, making the Advance 25 keyboard controller a complete performance solution right out of the box.
Go mobile without losing control. The new 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.
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.
Akai Professional, AIR Music Technology, and MPC are registered trademarks of inMusic Brands Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. inMusic is the exclusive distributor of SONiVOX.
The Advance 25 Keyboard comes with a 16GB download of over 10,000 sounds from industry-leading developers at AIR Music Technology, SONiVOX, and TOOLROOM RECORDS. This comprehensive collection of nine plugins provides you with an instant palette of contemporary, sought-after sounds for both live performance and studio production.
The ultra-compact Akai Professional MPK Mini Mk II lets you create anywhere!
|Number of Keys||25|
|Type of Keys||Synth-Action Mini Keys|
|Other Controllers||Pitchbend/Mod Joystick, Note Repeat, Full Level, and Tap Tempo Button|
|Pedal Inputs||1 x Sustain|
|USB||1 x Type B|
|Hardware Requirements - Mac||Intel Processor, 2GB RAM minimum|
|Hardware Requirements - PC||Multicore processor, 2GB RAM minimum, ASIO driver support|
|OS Requirements - Mac||OS X 10.4.5 or later (OS X 10.7 or later recommended)|
|OS Requirements - PC||Windows 7 or later|
|Power Supply||Bus Powered|
|Manufacturer Part Number||MPK Mini Mk2|