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Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII

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This is the Akai MPK MINI MK II offered in a special edition red. When they're gone, they're gone for good, so if you need a controller and you appreciate a little extra spice in your studio or stage'... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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$990.00
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Overview

This is the Akai MPK MINI MK II offered in a special edition red. When they're gone, they're gone for good, so if you need a controller and you appreciate a little extra spice in your studio or stage's color palette, here's the instrument for you.

Mini controller with maximum functionality
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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  • Repair costs covered for up to five years from date of purchase
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Akai ProfessionalRED MPK MINI MKII
 
4.0

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (12)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Good quality (11)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (8), Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great product

Great device, and for the price its hard to beat. The mod/pitch stick and the keys feel a bit plastic-y but again, for the price its hard to complain too much. Hooked...Read complete review

Great device, and for the price its hard to beat. The mod/pitch stick and the keys feel a bit plastic-y but again, for the price its hard to complain too much. Hooked up effortlessly to both mac and PC

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Used keyboard, in open box, with fingerprints all over it.

Very disappointed in Guitar Center, I didn't know they have such a shady business practice. As someone mentioned below they send you used (or refurbished) item, with greasy fingerprints all over the...Read complete review

Very disappointed in Guitar Center, I didn't know they have such a shady business practice. As someone mentioned below they send you used (or refurbished) item, with greasy fingerprints all over the keyboard, software serial number - handwritten with pan?, in an open box. It is so lame, that I don't have words for it. I purchased a new keyboard and not a second-hand/refurbished.
If this happen again I will never be buying anything from Guitar Center.

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(14 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Used for the price of New

By Alexandre

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

I was sent a refurbished item with very poor packaging and fingerprints all over the keyboard.
Please note I bought it new without any indication I would be receiving something previously used

(11 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Used keyboard, in open box, with fingerprints all over it.

By None

from Los Angeles

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Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

Very disappointed in Guitar Center, I didn't know they have such a shady business practice. As someone mentioned below they send you used (or refurbished) item, with greasy fingerprints all over the keyboard, software serial number - handwritten with pan?, in an open box. It is so lame, that I don't have words for it. I purchased a new keyboard and not a second-hand/refurbished.
If this happen again I will never be buying anything from Guitar Center.

(9 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Guitarcenter disappointed me

By Ernesto

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

Completely disappointed with GC. After waiting a week for item to be in stock from an online purchase I was told it was available at a store near me. GC claimed it was new. Turns out the unit was opened, used, greasy, and one of the keys was damaged. The service rep had the tenacity to say "units arrive like that". Will never shop at guitarcenter again. Demanding my money back.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great product

By Ben

from Iowa

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional

Cons

  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

    Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

    Great device, and for the price its hard to beat. The mod/pitch stick and the keys feel a bit plastic-y but again, for the price its hard to complain too much. Hooked up effortlessly to both mac and PC

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Works great, but you have to teach it.

    By Drumpro/midi wanna be

    from Springfield, Or

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Practicing

      Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

      I bought this because it fits in my backpack, I have a PRO MAX 25 at home. The mini works fine with playing keyboard parts and drumpad work, but it takes midi editing skills to enjoy all of the features.

      (6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Terrible.

      By None

      from Los Angeles

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      Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

      I received opened, greasy, keyboard, used, with handwritten serial number. I purchased a new keyboard, not used or refurbished. Very disappointed in GC.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Looks and feels cheap but its a Workhorse!

      By Terence

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about RED MPK MINI MKII:

      After reading the reviews online I came across the red and black color scheme and fell in love with it. Like most of the reviews say "it feels and looks like a plastic Fisher Price toy" but it is a workhorse and it performs like a MIDI controller​ twice its price. I'm enjoying it a lot.

      (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Having trouble getting connected.

      By Me

      from Houston tx

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Functional

        Best Uses

          Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

          Can't load software. No response from customer support.

          (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I Really Love This Product And I Would Reccommend To Others.

          By T-REAL

          from Virginia

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

            I Like How A Producer Can Make Their Own Parts.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great tool to get started with music production

            By Mark

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

            Product performs exactly as advertised. The Akai website has clear download instructions for all of the accompanying software as well as detailed manuals and tutorials to accelerate the learning process. I have a Windows 10 PC that initially encountered a problem loading the MPC Essentials software. That issue was resolved in minutes when the exact problem was addressed in one of the Akai community forums. Guitar Center on-line provided delivery ahead of their anticipated delivery date. Could not be more pleased with the product, support, and purchase.

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect mobile solution!!!

            By Blazin Productionz

            from Saugerties, NY

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Quality

            Cons

            • I wish USB input was on left side of controller

            Best Uses

              Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

              I use this for mobile beat producing along with MacBook Pro 13.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great for staters

              By Lecona

              from Compton

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Practicing

                Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

                Easy to use plug and download software and your making noise

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Couldn't connect to Abelton Live

                By James

                from undisclosed

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

                Could not get this to work with Abelton live. I would be able to select it as the midi input, but could not get it to do anything. Videos and walk throughs were no help either because they would show a completely different screen than what I was looking at. If you do not know Abelton Live, I would tell you that all this is going to do is frustrate you. If you do know Abelton Live, you may love it, who knows. I ended up returning it since I couldn't get it to work.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Definitely shopping more with GC!

                By Rice Boogie #BoogieBeats

                from Queens, NY

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

                Beautiful piece of equipment!

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great machine, but had to look at youtube to get it going.

                By JC

                from Atlanta

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                • Difficult to get it up and running.

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

                I use this product to create house tracks. It works great. My only complaint it that I had to look at youtube videos to get it up and running; but after that, sounds great, compact, and easy to carry with laptop.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The best in its price range

                By James

                from undisclosed

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

                This is a perfect MIDI controller for playing around with your iPad or working with the virtual instruments on your DAW. For the price, you can't beat it. And it even has the famous Akai drum pads for greater musical flexibility.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                I will buy this.

                By Beter

                from South Los Angeles

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Functional

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

                    I did not buy one yet but seeing the ones that said greasy and used that is because you bought open box for usually around 10 bucks cheaper just saying.

                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    having hard time navigating.

                    By jim

                    from undisclosed

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

                    its ok.

                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Exactly what you need.

                    By Jonathan

                    from undisclosed

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

                    Top Notch!

                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Very nice and small midi controller

                    By Andres

                    from undisclosed

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

                    Nice product

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