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Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII Limited Edition

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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's color palette, here's the instrument for you.Mini controller with maximum functionalityGo mobile without losing control. The MPK mini is an ultra-co...  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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  • Accidental damage protection
  • Expedited repair or replacement
  • Free shipping (for returns or repairs)
  • 100% coverage for commercial use
  • Extended price protection
  • No lemon guarantee
  • Free transfer of coverage to a new owner
  • Repair costs covered for up to five years from date of purchase
  • Repair authorization-toll-free by phone or via the web
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Akai ProfessionalRED MPK MINI MKII Limited Edition
 
4.0

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (13)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Good quality (12)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (9), Experienced (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works great, but you have to teach it.

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...Read complete review

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.

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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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(17 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Guitarcenter disappointed me

By Ernesto

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII Limited Edition:

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.

(17 of 26 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 Limited Edition:

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

(15 of 21 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 Limited Edition:

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.

(8 of 15 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 Limited Edition:

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

(8 of 8 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 Limited Edition:

    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.

    (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 Limited Edition:

      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)

       
      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 4 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 Limited Edition:

      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.

      (4 of 8 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 Limited Edition:

          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 Limited Edition:

            I Like How A Producer Can Make Their Own Parts.

            (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 Limited Edition:

              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 Limited Edition:

                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

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                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII Limited Edition:

                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)

                 
                4.0

                Definitely does the trick

                By Luke

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII Limited Edition:

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

                (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 Limited Edition:

                Beautiful piece of equipment!

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I WOULD BUY AGAIN, EASILY.

                By ThatBoyRH

                from Ohio, Green

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII Limited Edition:

                    GREAT PRODUCT!!! Although I would have liked it if the cord was on the left but that does not affect how good the product works so I won't take off a star!!! P.S the cord fits USB

                    (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 Limited Edition:

                    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.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great quality at an affordable price!

                    By Chew Bisino

                    from Puyallup, WA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII Limited Edition:

                      I got this when it went on sale and couldn't be happier with it! I got inspired to play synth/keys after watching Stranger Things and this thing has a great arpeggiator. It feels like a toy keyboard, which is the only downside, and why I said that it's best for practice and backup. It's a great learning tool for controlling midi or even as an addition to your rig!

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Junk

                      By Rex

                      from Springfield, NJ

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Not Functional

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII Limited Edition:

                          Had similar experience to the other reviewer. Switch would not move between the three on-on-on positions because the metal flanges restricted movement and could not be aligned properly.

                          Complete rubbish. GC should pull this from their shelves.

                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          It's neat but Guitar Center's e-mails are atrocities.

                          By Michael

                          from undisclosed

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII Limited Edition:

                          Fun Fact: This isn't an actual review, I just want Guitarcenter.com to stop sending me e-mails prodding me to review it. It's annoying, and whereas most websites are courteous enough to have an "opt me out of e-mails" feature, Guitarcenter doesn't have one for some reason. So here's a review. In actuality I love the device, thus the five stars. But the e-mails are super annoying.

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