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Akai Professional MPK61Item ID: MPK61
61-key USB MIDI Controller with 16 MPC-style Pads
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A Great-playing 61-key Controller with 16 MPC-style Pads Onboard!The Akai Professional MPK61 USB MIDI keyboard controller makes a perfect addition to your live or home studio setup! You get a very high-quality, 61-key semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch for starters; this makes the MPK61 and your virtual instruments as expressive as you want to make them! While this alone would make the MPK61 worth the price, the addition of 16 MPC-style velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads adds another dimension. The ability to control up to 72 different parameters make it easy to take command of your instruments and audio applications with the MPK61!
Akai Professional MPK61 USB MIDI Keyboard Controller at a Glance:
The Akai Professional MPK61 features MPC-style Full Level and 12 Level functions on its pads, and MPC Swing can be applied to both Note Repeat and Arpeggio functions. Tap Tempo and time-division buttons allow for real-time control of Note Repeat and Arpeggio clock speeds.
The MPK61 lets you control up to 72 different parameters, with 24 assignable Q-link controls.
Akai Professional MPK49 USB MIDI Keyboard Controller Features:
Akai Professional MPK61 — the next generation of USB/MIDI performance controllers!
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Reviewsbased on 3 reviews
by Nick Margiotta from Encinitas, CAI have had a couple of different midi controllers over the last few years. A 49 key made by another company that is quite popular, that actually broke on me (USB input in the back just stopped working... read more [+]) and so i purchased the 61 key PRO version of that keyboard. I didn't care for it at all. i didn't use the advanced MIDI mapping features it toted it was exactly the same as the previous model i bought, and i had no confidence of it lasting. Then i checked out the Akai and after owning now for a couple of weeks i LOVE IT! people tend to complain in review about the stiff keys, but as someone who shoe grew up playing a Baldwin baby grand it felt more natural to me, as did the way all of the buttons and knobs are layed out. I really like the arpeggiator built as well as the mic pads and pad bank it is so much better then those 4 pad setups. the mod/pitch bend wheels are so hardy and solid, so much beefier then others I've tried. I also enjoyed the feel of the keyboard itself the weight and construction. 5/5 for me I'm very satisfied. close [-]
November 27, 2012
Music Background: Professional Music Producer, Recording Engineer, Composer, Song Writer, Professional Musician
It's a dream
by John W from Baltimore, MDI got this to replace an older controller keyboard that I had. What drew me to the MPK line were the pitch/mod wheels (my previous controller used a single stick type that I didn't care for too much),... read more [+] the fact it's one of the few controllers out there right now with aftertouch, and I had heard good things about the feel of the action with this controller.
December 16, 2012
Music Background: Producer
After having used it for a while I can tell you some of the things I like and don't like about it.
First, the action on this controller has to be one of the best feeling I've used, especially for piano.
All of the controls are easy to use, very smooth and well built. The only problem I have at all is that I find the pads to be pretty stiff compared to what I'm used to. My understanding is that there is a way to modify them to be softer but I have not really looked into what that would entail. Really it's the stiffness of the pads that keep me from giving this controller a perfect 5.0 rating. close [-]
by David Garcia from Fullerton, CAThe mpk is one cool midi keyboard thats solid like rock. Only about a million and half mappable knobs faders buttons and pads. Love the thing always on it configuring different do dads and such. Only... read more [+] downside is the absence of a power button???..... Still a great big controller for only five benjies close [-]
July 13, 2010
Music Background: Born in a synthesizer, Student.
Akai Professional MPK61
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