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Akai Professional MPK Mini Mk2  

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Go mobile without losing control. The 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 y... Read More

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Overview

Go mobile without losing control. The 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.

Get Creative
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.

Plug-And-¦Go!
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.

Software Included
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.

MPK mini MIDI Editor
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.

Features
  • Incorporates 5 years of user feedback for an all-new, enhanced design
  • 25 synth-action mini keys
  • 4-way thumbstick for dynamic pitch and modulation control
  • 8 backlit velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads with Note Repeat & Full Level
  • 8 assignable Q-Link knobs for mixing, tweaking plug-ins, and more
  • Built-in arpeggiator with adjustable resolution, range, and modes
  • Dedicated Octave Up and Octave Down buttons
  • Ultra-compact design lets you create anywhere
  • USB-powered; no power adapter required
  • Full-size sustain pedal input jack
  • Comprehensive production software package included
Specifications
  • Number of Keys: 25 velocity-sensitive
    Pads: 8 pressure- and velocity-sensitive, light-up MPC-style pads x 2 banks
    Knobs: 8 assignable controller pots
    Computer interface: USB-MIDI communications to Mac/PC
    Programs: 4
    Octaves: 10 with Octave Up and Down
    Arpeggiator: Yes
    Additional Controls: Pitchbend/Mod Joystick, Note Repeat button, Full Level button, Tap Tempo button
    Additional Inputs: (1) 1/4" (6.35mm) TS input for sustain pedal
    Power: USB power via full-size USB jack; no power adapter required
    Dimensions: 12.5" x 7.13" x 1.75"
    Weight: 1.65 lbs
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Akai ProfessionalMPK Mini Mk2
 
3.9

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (4)
  • Good quality (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
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    • Experienced (6)

Reviewed by 8 customers

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4.0

Creative Edge

By Tony @ kramdogproductions

from Fairfield, Iowa

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Akai Professional MPK Mini Mk2:

      Some difficulty loading everything needed to get it up and running with my cakewalk software, but after that cool cool.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Nice build. Poor integration with my DAW

      By RendotDnB

      from High Point,NC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good feel for the keys and pads
      • Good Quality

      Cons

      • Mapping takes time
      • Not compatible with Reason 9

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Production

      Comments about Akai Professional MPK Mini Mk2:

      I bought the Akai Pro MPK Mini MK2 to use with Reason 9. At this time, Reason 9 will auto detect the MPK Mini but not the MK2 so please be aware of this. Only the keyboard portion works in Reason 9 and some of the drum pads work fine, but none of the knobs work. It sucks too because I really like the feel of this controller, and it sits well in my lap. Everything on it feels rock solid. Unfortunately, I'm returning mine tomorrow to get something that automaps to Reason 9. I do not think this is a poorly built product, I just wish they would have made it compatible with Reason 9 (I don't have much time for trial and error, I just want it to work!). So because of the poor compatibility, I'll be picking up an M-Audio device (Oxygen 25 MKIV). 3 stars due to the poor compatibility.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Fantastic for the price

      By Pretty Robot

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great pads
      • Nicely weighted keys

      Cons

      • No self powered option

      Best Uses

      • Studio

      Comments about Akai Professional MPK Mini Mk2:

      Got this to use with Korg's Gadget for iPad. However iOS says something like-this device requires too much power. So you have to use a USB bus to make it work. It would have been nice if the Akai could be battery powered like Korg's nanoKey studio so we could lose all the cords (or even Bluetooth, but that would raise the price). Also, I have yet to find a midi template for the Akai that is specifically for Gadget. Gadget does automatically assign midi to whichever keyboard/synth/sampler you currently have open if you select Easy Midi from settings, and it's easy to go in and assign midi functions for the knobs in each instrument. Drumming on the pads is fantastic as the sensitivity is very high, and the keyboard is a delight to use. All in all at this price point I am very pleased with the Akai.

      (1 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Junk - Doesn't work

      By TimA

      from Ponchatoula, LA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Akai Professional MPK Mini Mk2:

          Downloaded software on my Windows 10/ I7/ 8bg / 500gb SSD drive laptop and it crashes. Re-installed software several times with no luck. New laptop and all of my other stuff works fine. Software downloads as a 32bit version - no 64bit version. I cannot use this device,

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Keyboard

          By Andrew

          from San Diego

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

            Comments about Akai Professional MPK Mini Mk2:

            This seems like a really great keyboard for someone with a laptop who is composing their own music. At first I did not know it couldn't connect to my iPad (I tried it on my Mac, and it works great on software such as GarageBand). It works to be a great Midi controller for a traveling musician.

            (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect make.

            By Te

            from Clinton Township, Michigan

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Features
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Very Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Make Music Anywhere
              • Practicing
              • Travel

              Comments about Akai Professional MPK Mini Mk2:

              This tool is the definition of bang for your buck. It packs a lot of features for it's size, mod and pitch knob, 8 pads, 25 keys, an arpeggiator, and 8 knobs. I feel Akai really put everything they could into this tool. It's very compact and convenient. I carry it around in my backpack everywhere I go. I could practically set up anywhere and make a production station and feel like I have all my essential tools at hand.

              (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great controller

              By Matty Mo

              from laurel,MD

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Akai Professional MPK Mini Mk2:

                  Perfect midi controller for someone on the go or wants something compact that doesn't take up a lot of space, can't get any better in my opinion if thats the type of thing your looking for

                  (59 of 61 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  5 Stars for it's Purpose

                  By Mateus

                  from Campinas/SP - Brazil

                  Comments about Akai Professional MPK Mini Mk2:

                  I gave it 5 stars because it delievers what they offer. It's a mini usb controller. It's portable! Not made for professinal live keybod players, so the keys are not like a real piano. But it's for what it was made for, and that is a mini production tool. I'm a drummer and I'm useing it to make my band loops and pre set click's. I can also use it to play pad's and loops in live settings. LOVEING IT!

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