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AKAI Professional MPC Key 61 Demo and Overview with Tim Kelleyplay button

AKAI Professional MPC Key 61 Demo and Overview with Tim Kelley

Scott Storch with MPC Key 61 at the House of Hits, Miamiplay button

Scott Storch with MPC Key 61 at the House of Hits, Miami

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MPC Key 61 Overview

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MPC Key 61 Technical Callouts

Akai Professional

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The Akai Professional MPC Key 61 is a revolutionary standalone production synthesizer keyboard that provides everything you need to create professional tracks. It features a 61-key semi-weighted keybed with aftertouch, allowing you to add expression and dynamics to the 25 cutting-edge plug-in instruments. With over 6,000 presets and genres ranging from electronic to orchestral, you'll have an inspiring palette of sounds at your fingertips.

Expressive Keybed Brings Sounds to Life

The MPC Key 61's semi-weighted keys with aftertouch give you intuitive control over the onboard sounds. Add vibrato to strings, control the speed of an organ's rotary speaker or shape sounds in real time using the assignable Touch Strip controller. Pitch bend and modulation wheels provide further control for lead synths and more. The keybed's responsive, playable feel connects you creatively to the instrument.

Cutting-Edge Plug-in Instruments for Innovative Sound Design

Powered by 25 virtual instrument engines, the MPC Key 61 gives you a new dimension of sound. Each plug-in features deep editing parameters and modern effects for crafting your signature sounds. The synth Fabric XL delivers drones, basses, pads and more. Realistic pianos, EPs, strings and organs are also onboard. With over 100 effects like reverb, delay, compression and lo-fi processing, you can add texture and polish to your tracks.

Iconic MPC Pads and Workflow

The MPC Key 61 includes the iconic 16 RGB pads and renowned MPC workflow. Note Repeat, Full Level and 16 Levels provide rhythmic and tonal variety to your beats. Easily sequence drum patterns, trigger clips and write automation using the pads and touchscreen. With 128 MIDI tracks and eight audio tracks, you have the power to produce full tracks and the flexibility to capture any idea.

High-Quality Audio Interface for Recording

Two mic/line inputs with high-end preamps, 24-bit AD/DA converters and phantom power allow you to record vocals, guitars and other instruments with pristine quality. Process vocals using the AIR Vocal Suite plug-ins and sample or layer your recordings with the advanced MPC sampling features. Connect outboard gear via the eight CV/gate outputs or add more I/O using the USB ports.

Akai Professional MPC Key 61 Production Synthesizer
Akai Professional MPC Key 61 Production Synthesizer
Akai Professional MPC Key 61 Production Synthesizer

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  • Expressive keybed with aftertouch
  • Vibrant 7" color touchscreen with multi touch and gestures
  • Sounds button for fast browsing
  • 25 cutting-edge instrument plug-ins
  • Powerful 128-track MIDI sequencer
  • Assignable Touch Strip controller
  • 16 RGB velocity-sensitive MPC drum pads with note repeat
  • Two mic/line inputs with high-end preamps
  • Audio interface with high-quality AD/DA converters
  • Accepts class-compliant audio interfaces and MIDI devices
  • Onboard Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
  • Four assignable Q-Link controller knobs
  • 4GB RAM/quad-core ARM processor
  • Pitch bend/modulation wheels
  • Dedicated transport section
  • Four discrete line outputs
  • Eight audio tracks
  • Eight CV/gate output jacks for modular integration

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  • Peamps: 2
  • Q-Link controller knobs: 4
  • MIDI sequencer: 128 tracks
  • MPC drum pads: 16 RGB velocity sensitive
  • Touch Strip: Yes
  • Pitch/bend modulation wheels: Yes
  • Onboard Wi-Fi/Bluetooth: Yes
  • Keys: 61
  • Aftertouch: Yes
  • Action: Semi-weighted
  • Size: 7"
  • Color: Yes
  • Features: Multi touch, gestures
  • Mic/line (XLR/1/4" combo): 2
  • Main: 2
  • Sub: 2
  • Headphone: 1
  • CV/gate: 8
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Internal SSD: 32GB
  • Processor: Quad core ARM
  • Factory Library: 16GB
  • USB-A: 2 ports
  • SATA bay for SSD expansion: Yes

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