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Overview
Features
Specs
FAQs
Docs & Downloads
  • Production. Bring it.

    MPK mini is an ultra-compact keyboard with an impressive array of buttons, knobs and pads that provide hands-on performance and production control over your music software. With a 25-key velocity-sensitive keyboard, 8 backlit MPC-style pads and 8 Q-Link knobs, the MPK mini is the ultimate portable controller to get your music moving.

    Going Out? Don't Forget Your Keys

    The MPK mini's keyboard is ideal for quickly capturing your musical ideas on the go. The velocity-sensitive keys allow for dynamic musical expression, and you can access different pitch ranges via the dedicated Octave Up and Down buttons. Create sparkling staccato leads with the built-in Arpeggiator. Tap-Tempo and Sustain controls are included.

    Hit the Road ... and the Pads

    MPK mini's 8 backlit, velocity-sensitive pads are based on Akai Professional's MPC line of iconic music production instruments. Fire one-shot samples and sequencing drum patterns. Use the pads to send note information, MIDI CCs, or even program changes. The Bank button gives you instant access to 2 banks, putting a total of 16 pads at your fingertips.

    Pack Portable Parameter Control

    Additionally, the MPK mini has 8 assignable Q-Link knobs to control virtually any parameter in your software. MPK mini works plug-and-play with Mac and PC and requires no software driver installation or wall power for operation. It has four memory banks for programming and recalling settings appropriate to your favorite software programs. The included software editor lets you quickly map MPK mini's controls as well.

    Make Music on the Move

    Go mobile without losing control—MPK mini empowers you with all the essentials to capture your ideas and keep your music moving, even when you’re not in the studio.

    Ignite Included

    Ignite music creation software from AIR works seamlessly with MPK mini (Preset 1), giving you the fastest way to capture ideas and make music. It’s a refreshingly different approach, a simple and seamless creative partner that empowers your ideas and brings them to life. Say goodbye to the rigid and complicated methods of the past. Say hello to a fresh new way to create.

    Ignite includes over 275 instruments, many of which are taken from our renowned instrument collections - including Strike, Structure, and Velvet. All sounds have been optimized to load quickly, and the editing controls are automatically mapped to your connected MPK mini. These extraordinary sounds include keyboards, drums, percussion, basses, guitars, synths, strings, brass, and woodwinds.

    • 25-key velocity-sensitive mini keyboard
    • 8 backlit velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads (2 banks, 16 total)
    • Pads can send note information, MIDI CCs, and program changes
    • 8 assignable Q-Link knobs to adjust virtually any parameter
    • Built-in arpeggiator with adjustable resolution, range, and patterns
    • Tap-Tempo button to quickly adjust pace of the arpeggiator
    • Dedicated Octave Up, Octave Down, and Sustain buttons
    • Program Recall button to restore up to 4 separate global settings
    • USB-powered, no power adapter required
    • Number of Keys: 25 velocity-sensitive
    • Pads: 8 velocity-sensitive, light-up MPC-style pads x 2 banks
    • Knobs: 8 assignable controller pots
    • Computer Interface: USB/MIDI only
    • Programs: 4
    • Octaves: 9
    • Arpeggiator: Yes
    • Additional controls: Sustain, Tap-Tempo, CC
    • Dimensions: 6" x 13.6" x 1.2"
    • Weight: 2lbs (shipping weight 2.5 lbs)
    • Do I need any special software to make this work?

      No, you can use it with the MIDI music application of your choice. This controller is MIDI compliant so it works with popular applications like GarageBand, Logic, Sonar, Cubase, Ableton Live, ProTools, Reason, Fruity Loops, Digital Performer, and nearly all other MIDI applications.

    • How does this connect to my computer?

      A USB cable is included in the box for connection to your Mac or PC.

    • Does this work on a Mac?

      Yes, this controller works on both Mac OS X and Windows.

    • Does this require me to install any special drivers?

      No, this controller is plug-and-play as long as your computer's MIDI functions are working properly.

  • Documents
    Quickstart Guide [RevA]
    Downloads
    Preset Editor Software for Windows Preset Editor Software for Macintosh Factory Presets

MPK mini

Laptop Keyboard and Pad Controller

Overview

Production. Bring it.

MPK mini is an ultra-compact keyboard with an impressive array of buttons, knobs and pads that provide hands-on performance and production control over your music software. With a 25-key velocity-sensitive keyboard, 8 backlit MPC-style pads and 8 Q-Link knobs, the MPK mini is the ultimate portable controller to get your music moving.

Going Out? Don't Forget Your Keys

The MPK mini's keyboard is ideal for quickly capturing your musical ideas on the go. The velocity-sensitive keys allow for dynamic musical expression, and you can access different pitch ranges via the dedicated Octave Up and Down buttons. Create sparkling staccato leads with the built-in Arpeggiator. Tap-Tempo and Sustain controls are included.

Hit the Road ... and the Pads

MPK mini's 8 backlit, velocity-sensitive pads are based on Akai Professional's MPC line of iconic music production instruments. Fire one-shot samples and sequencing drum patterns. Use the pads to send note information, MIDI CCs, or even program changes. The Bank button gives you instant access to 2 banks, putting a total of 16 pads at your fingertips.

Pack Portable Parameter Control

Additionally, the MPK mini has 8 assignable Q-Link knobs to control virtually any parameter in your software. MPK mini works plug-and-play with Mac and PC and requires no software driver installation or wall power for operation. It has four memory banks for programming and recalling settings appropriate to your favorite software programs. The included software editor lets you quickly map MPK mini's controls as well.

Make Music on the Move

Go mobile without losing control—MPK mini empowers you with all the essentials to capture your ideas and keep your music moving, even when you’re not in the studio.

Ignite Included

Ignite music creation software from AIR works seamlessly with MPK mini (Preset 1), giving you the fastest way to capture ideas and make music. It’s a refreshingly different approach, a simple and seamless creative partner that empowers your ideas and brings them to life. Say goodbye to the rigid and complicated methods of the past. Say hello to a fresh new way to create.

Ignite includes over 275 instruments, many of which are taken from our renowned instrument collections - including Strike, Structure, and Velvet. All sounds have been optimized to load quickly, and the editing controls are automatically mapped to your connected MPK mini. These extraordinary sounds include keyboards, drums, percussion, basses, guitars, synths, strings, brass, and woodwinds.

Features

  • 25-key velocity-sensitive mini keyboard
  • 8 backlit velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads (2 banks, 16 total)
  • Pads can send note information, MIDI CCs, and program changes
  • 8 assignable Q-Link knobs to adjust virtually any parameter
  • Built-in arpeggiator with adjustable resolution, range, and patterns
  • Tap-Tempo button to quickly adjust pace of the arpeggiator
  • Dedicated Octave Up, Octave Down, and Sustain buttons
  • Program Recall button to restore up to 4 separate global settings
  • USB-powered, no power adapter required

Tech Specs

  • Number of Keys: 25 velocity-sensitive
  • Pads: 8 velocity-sensitive, light-up MPC-style pads x 2 banks
  • Knobs: 8 assignable controller pots
  • Computer Interface: USB/MIDI only
  • Programs: 4
  • Octaves: 9
  • Arpeggiator: Yes
  • Additional controls: Sustain, Tap-Tempo, CC
  • Dimensions: 6" x 13.6" x 1.2"
  • Weight: 2lbs (shipping weight 2.5 lbs)

FAQs

  • Do I need any special software to make this work?

    No, you can use it with the MIDI music application of your choice. This controller is MIDI compliant so it works with popular applications like GarageBand, Logic, Sonar, Cubase, Ableton Live, ProTools, Reason, Fruity Loops, Digital Performer, and nearly all other MIDI applications.

  • How does this connect to my computer?

    A USB cable is included in the box for connection to your Mac or PC.

  • Does this work on a Mac?

    Yes, this controller works on both Mac OS X and Windows.

  • Does this require me to install any special drivers?

    No, this controller is plug-and-play as long as your computer's MIDI functions are working properly.

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