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Akai Professional MPK Mini Plus Compact Keyboard & Pad Controller

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37-key MIDI Controller with Gen-2 Dynamic Keybed, Assignable Joystick, 8 RGS-backlit Drum Pads, Pitch Bend and Mod Wheels, Onboard Step Sequencer, and 8 Control Knobs
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Akai’s MPK Mini Plus is proof that big things come in small packages. This 37-key MIDI controller is fits in any backpack or gig bag, which makes it a cinch for studio producers of live musicians on the go. Regardless of where you play, you’ll have access to every aspect of your sound with pitch and modulation wheels, eight drum pads and rotating parameter knobs, a set of DAW transport controls, and more. Complete with both USB and MIDI connectivity, using your hardware gear or DAW is as simple as plugging it in. Best of all, the Mini Plus comes bundled with a copy of Akai’s MPC Beats DAW, allowing you to instantly come up with your own creations as soon as your controller arrives at your door. If you’re looking for a portable, sturdy controller with ample audial control, the Mini Plus is sure to suffice.

Akai Professional MPK Mini Plus at a Glance:

  • 37-key Gen 2 Dynamic Keybed
  • 8 RGB-backlit MPC Drum Pads
  • Step Sequencer | CV/Gate I/O
  • 5-pin MIDI In/MIDI Out
  • Dedicated Pitch Bend and Modulation Wheels
  • Assignable Joystick Controller
  • DAW Transport Controls
  • 8 Assignable Rotary Knobs

Get hands-on with your sound

Fans of Akai’s MPK Mini series have long awaited the arrival of a controller with a larger keybed for improved workspace. Thankfully, the Mini Plus answers the call. Spanning 3-plus octaves, 37 keys allow for seamless lead or chord creation. Still not enough? With built-in octave shift switches, you’ll be able to control the entire note spectrum with ease. Above the black and white keys lies an improved MIDI command center featuring eight drum pads, a transport control, pitch and mod wheels, eight rotating parameter knobs, and of course, the iconic 4-way joystick control for interesting effects experimentation. When it comes to live recording and playback, being in control is key — as Music Experience producers have found, the MPK Mini Plus never falls short.

Take your creations anywhere

Given the Mini Plus’ compact design, you’ll be able to sum up musical concoctions in virtually any setting. Near the studio, you’ll have USB and MIDI connectivity to control your DAW or VST host. You’ll also have the ability to connect to a modular synthesizer or other compatible hardware unit for easy external integration. When you’re on the go, the Mini Plus’ features a convenient standalone mode for instant use. Got the perfect melody in mind while you’re out? No problem: an included Class-compliant USB and 5-pin MIDI connection is available for any compatible device, ensuring your momentary musical genius goes down in writing.

Included MPC Beats Software DAW

When you get a MPK Mini Plus, you’re getting more than just hardware. MPC Beats is included to get your next projects up and running within seconds. You’ll be given access to Akai’s complete DAW software, jam-packed with thousands of sounds, samples, loops, and VSTs for instant experimentation and music creation. When paired with the MPK Mini Plus’ 37 keys, you’ll be able to form chords, splits, and manage leads all within the same controller. And with the Mini Plus’ onboard Play, Stop, Record, Loop, and Locator buttons, you’ll be able to record impressive instrumentation without taking your hands off the controller.

    What Akai Says...

    The new MPK Mini Plus empowers musicians and Live Performers with full creative control delivering ultimate feel and expression. Along with next generation performance tools, advanced connectivity easily and fully unites all your favorite studio devices for complete and expanded hardware integration in a compact 3-octave design.

    37 Keys - Gen 2 Dynamic Keybed

    MPK Mini Plus features 37 keys with the Gen 2 Dynamic Keybed for expanded melodic and harmonic creation. 3 full octaves for two-handed chords, arpeggiation, solos and soundscapes on incredibly playable keys with a wider velocity range, delivering a world-class level of note dynamics and response.

    Creative Step/live Sequencer / Arpeggiator

    For those creative moments or DAW-less jams sessions, the onboard polyphonic 2-track step/live Sequencer captures new melodic and drum patterns on the fly. 8 notes of polyphony per step, 16 notes per Drum Step and an onboard Arpeggiator offer endless creative possibilities.

    Real MPC Drum Pads

    8 velocity-sensitive RGB-backlit MPC Drum Pads are the backbone for not only playing dynamic beats and programming drums, but for also assigning program changes and triggering additional CC parameters.

    Assignable 360-rotary Knobs

    Dial in effects with the 8 assignable 360-rotary knobs for every function including filters, automation, pan controls, and more. Add depth and dimension to your tracks by writing precise automation.

    Chords And Scales Modes

    MPK Mini Plus features two modes to help simplify and accurately enhance your performances. Chords Mode plays multiple notes and inversions with a single key, and Scales Mode enables the keybed to play notes only in the selected scale. For both modes, many creative options are available along with 15 scale settings.

    Transport Controls

    The MPK Mini Plus has dedicated Transport Controls for total integration into your DAW. Transport Controls help you stay engaged in the creative workflow with dedicated Play, Stop, Record, Loop, and Locator buttons.

    Real Pitch And Modulation Wheels

    With more keys, your music will need new ways to add feel and expression, so the MPK Mini Plus adds dedicated Pitch Bend and Modulation Wheel controllers to help all keyboard performances truly come alive.

    Assignable Joystick Controller

    For even more expression, assign parameters to the Joystick’s X/Y axis and morph between effects to create unique and interesting textures in your productions. Assign up to 4 parameters to the Joystick right from the keyboard itself.

    USB, 5-Pin MIDI, CV/Gate Connectors

    Connect to any Class-Compliant USB or 5-pin MIDI device and use the CV/Gate connectors and Sync I/O to trigger and control your Euro-rack and other modular synths. The MPK Mini Plus is versatile enough for any musician wanting to get the most out of their favorite DAW, VST instruments and analog gear.

    DAW Control Mapping

    MPK Mini Plus can be mapped to your favorite DAW such as FL, Logic, and Ableton—giving you all the portable creative control you need. Take advantage of controlling your Transport, macros, mixing environments and even writing automation for your favorite plugin effects and instruments.

    Includes MPC Beats Software DAW

    Includes the powerful MPC Beats software DAW, based on the legendary MPC hardware. Turn your computer into a professional recording studio with the MPC Beats software featuring all the drum sounds, samples, plugin instruments, and insert effects needed to create modern, professional music.

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      Akai Professional MPK Mini Plus Compact Keyboard & Pad Controller Features:

      • USB Class-compliant MIDI keyboard and live controller
      • 37-key Gen 2 keybed offers 3 octaves of comfortable note control
      • Compact construction allows for an easy travel-friendly fit in nearly any gig bag
      • 8 RGB-backlit drum pads for exclusive sampling/looping management
      • New Polyphonic Step Sequencer feature allows for easy creation on the go
      • Pitch bend and modulation wheels for live tweaking
      • CV/Gate input/output provides compatibility with external equipment
      • 8 controllable parameter knobs for mixing control
      • Dedicated transport controls (Start, Stop, Record, Loop, Locator)
      • Classic 4-way joystick controller enables creative parameter control
      • Standalone operation compatible
      • Included MPC Beats software for PC and Mac

            Keyboard Controller
            Number of Keys 37
            Type of Keys Synth Mini-keys Semi-weighted
            Velocity Sensitive Yes
            Pads 8 x Backlit, Velocity-sensitive Performance Pads
            Other Controllers 4-way Pitchbend/Modulation Joystick
            Encoders/Pots 8 x Assignable Knobs
            Sequencer 2-track Poly Step/Live
            Pedal Inputs 1 x 1/4" TS (sustain)
            MIDI I/O In/Out/USB
            USB 1 x Type B
            Other I/O 5 x 1/8" (pitch, gate, mod, clock)
            Computer Connectivity USB
            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
            Height 2.04"
            Width 17.76"
            Depth 7.08"
            Weight 2.78 lbs.
            Manufacturer Part Number MPKMINIPLUS 694318025802