MPK mini from Akai Pro was designed for those who want serious production capability anywhere. Weighing just over a pound and measuring just 13 inches, MPK mini is small enough to easily fit in a backpack or laptop bag. You wonít be hassled with a complicated or cumbersome setup either. MPK mini receives its power and connects to your computer via one simple and clean USB cable (Included). Wherever you choose to sit down and create, MPK mini is loaded with features that are intuitive and comprehensive, ensuring youíll be able to produce great music anywhere.
MPK miniís 25 mini keyboard keys are just that, keyboard keys. They are velocity sensitive, feel great and respond the way you expect them to. Not only that, you also get a full 128-note range; up and down buttons just above the keyboard make nine octaves of expression easily accessible. Weíve even included a sustain button, capable of being used just like a sustain pedal or, when used with the built-in arpeggiator, creating continuous or expanding arpeggios. The heart of any keyboard controller is the keys, and MPK mini delivers the response and feel you need. With MPK mini you can create more than just sequences of notes, you can create music.
MPK mini has eight backlit, velocity sensitive MPC-style pads that you can use to pound out a drum track while your relaxing at a coffee shop or in your living room. If the program youíre controlling sends MIDI, MPK miniís pads will light up in sequence giving you a great visual of the drum track while you lay down a synth melody or bass line over it. MPK miniís two bank-selection buttons give you the ability to toggle between two completely different banks of pads for a total of 16 pad-controlled sounds, ready to go.
MPK miniís pads are great for more than just drums. You can use them to send MIDI CC signals, play notes on them as an extension of the keyboard, or to trigger samples in your software; MPK mini is a fully customizable controller, capable of adapting to your needs.
8 Assignable Q-link Knobs
MPK mini features eight Q-link knobs that you can assign to any MIDI parameter. This means you can select your favorite effects or parameters like filter cutoff, resonance, LFO speed or just simple volume control and assign them each to their own Q-link knob, giving you the ability to adjust each parameter in real time while you create and record.
Each Q-link knob on the MPK mini has a low-profile, flat-top design that makes them stand up to the rigors of being put into a backpack or carrying case without you having to worry about snapping them off.
Four Controllers in One
MPK mini was created to give producers and musicians the flexibility and capability to create anywhere. To make sure you make the most of your time, MPK mini gives you the ability to save up to four totally different control configurations. Thereís no need to spend time remapping. Simply hold down the program button, and then tap one of the program keys to recall itís previously stored settings; itís like having four controllers you can pick up anytime you want. Switch between controlling your favorite hardware synths, software synths, and different DAWs, putting exactly the controls you need under your fingertips for every application.
One of MPK miniís most exciting features is its built in arpeggiator. It doesnít just give you the ability to create basic arpeggios that ascend and descend the notes in a chord; you have the power to control precisely how the arpeggio will sound:
Time Division Ė Choose from eight intervals including 1/4 note, 1/4 note triplet, 1/8 note, 1/8 note triplet, 1/16 note, 1/16 note triplet, 1/32 note, or 1/32 note triplet.
Octave Range Ė Make the arpeggio extend over one, two, or even three octaves for sweeping and expansive musical expression.
Pattern Ė Beyond playing the notes in ascending or descending order, MPK mini enables you to create arpeggios that randomize the sequence of the notes, mimic the order in which you play the notes, or play the notes of a chord inclusively or exclusively:
ē Inclusive mode plays the notes of a chord in ascending order, and then repeats the final note before descending again.
ē Exclusive is more circular, ascending and descending the notes without repeating the final note.
Tap Tempo Ė If your software sends a MIDI clock signal, MPK miniís arpeggiator will automatically sync to a trackís bpm. If not, you have a Tap Tempo button.
Be ready to produce, anytime, with the ultra-portable, dynamic music creation controller, MPK mini from Akai Professional.