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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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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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Review Snapshot

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Akai ProfessionalRED MPK MINI MKII
 
3.8

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Functional (10)
  • Good quality (10)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

Reviewed by 28 customers

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3.0

Great machine

By Reb

from Pittsburgh Pa

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

Awesome I love this tool works great

 
5.0

This is amazing I love it .

By Shato

from Issaquah

About Me Experienced

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

      Guitar center it's the best place to get things like this ..

       
      5.0

      AWESOME Controller

      By Prince Alexander

      from Hampton Virginia

      About Me Child

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

        Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

        Very Pleased with Product and Service, and pricing

        (3 of 4 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.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Couldn't connect to Abelton Live

        By James

        from undisclosed

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        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.

        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

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

        By None

        from Los Angeles

        See all my reviews

        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.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        having hard time navigating.

        By jim

        from undisclosed

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        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

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        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

        Nice product

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Definitely does the trick

        By Luke

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

        It's a great MIDI keyboard. The included software isn't super intuitive, but watch some youtube videos and it can be figured out.

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