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The ultra-portable MPK Mini Play is based on the world’s most popular midi controller—Akai Professional’s
MPK Mini—but now it comes packed with 128 sounds and its own built-in speaker. With 8 backlit MPC drum
pads and a 4-way joystick for simple control, players have all they need to play their music anytime,
anywhere. Four knobs (two banks capable of controlling eight different parameters) can be used to tweak
sounds and edit multiple parameters in real-time, giving musicians even more performance possibilities.
Powered by 3 “AA” batteries, the MPK Mini Play is built for hours of wireless fun.
Not just a mini keyboard, the MPK Mini Play can also connect to a computer via USB port for the same
plug-and-play MIDI functionality as the classic MPK Mini controllers. If not disturbing others is a
priority, players can use the mini-audio output jack to connect headphones to the MPK Mini Play. When
you want a bigger sound, simply connect to external speakers using the same output jack. All-in-one,
easy-to-use fun with “pro” features—that’s the MPK Mini Play!
“We are extremely excited to introduce the MPK Mini Play,” said Dan Gill, Product Manager for Akai
Professional. “The MPK Mini was a huge hit with musicians and now having all those sounds on-board with
a built-in speaker, along with its go-anywhere portability, Play opens up new musical possibilities that
people are going to love.”
NEW: Welcome to The World of VIP Music Software | Effortless Integration, Enhanced
Experience expanded control of your VST instrument and effect collection with MPK Mini Play and Akai Pro
(Free Download Included a $99.99 value). VIP3.0 provides you with unparalleled access to your virtual
instrument and effect collection, seamlessly integrating the hardware / software experience and grants
the unrestricted freedom to create in a user-friendly, intuitive format. The combination of VIP and MPK
Mini Play maximizes workflow and ensures a playing experience that feels natural and enhances creativity
– the natural, tactile feel of hardware fused with the unrivalled processing capability of virtual
Instruments. Quickly find sounds based on instrument type, timbre, style or articulation from your
entire VST library; sculpt immersive, expressive sounds and textures layering up to 8 separate
instruments and patches per VIP instance; load up to 4 different VST effects per instrument channel to
sculpt the perfect sound; put power into your performance with Pad Chord Progressions and user-friendly
Key Control processors; and much more. From live performance to studio production, VIP’s user-friendly
functionality coupled with a diverse feature set guarantees simple, seamless integration into your
existing setup and provides the ultimate platform for unrestricted creative expression.
MPC 2.0 UPGRADE READY (Optional)
We are pleased to announce that the critically acclaimed MPC Software 2.0 upgrade is now available to
purchase for your MPK, greatly enhancing the capability and functionality from the included MPC Beats
MPC Software 2.0 is a cutting-edge production suite combining 128-track sequencing capability, real-time
time stretching, clip-launch functionality, advanced MIDI editing capability, VST compatibility in
controller mode, operation as a standalone application on Mac & PC, advanced sampling & audio
editing/recording functionality, seamless DAW integration, a redesigned GUI, Ableton Link Compatibility
and much more. Whether you're seeking freedom from computer based music production, or searching for the
perfect controller for DAW-centric creative exploration, MPC Software 2.0 grants the ultimate in
adaptive creative versatility.
Additional Software Included
MPK Mini Play 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 Beats is a fully featured music and beat making DAW software for both Mac and PC based on the legendary MPC workflow. It also works
as a VST plugin inside any major DAW. From the moment you install MPC Beats, you're ready to start
creating, fast. Utilize over 2GB worth of content including samples, loops, and built-in virtual
instrument plugins to craft your sound. Experience plug and play compatibility with all class-compliant
USB controllers. MPC Beats has plenty of power for ambitious creators with over 80 audio FX plugins to
warp, manipulate and transform audio into whatever you can think of. Plus VST/AU compatibility means
there's room to expand your sonic palette with compatible third-party virtual instrument plugins and
audio processing plugins. You can even record instruments or vocals with 2 stereo audio tracks to add
live elements to your music.
Standalone mini keyboard with built-in speaker and USB MIDI controller
Built-in sound module with over 128 instrument sounds + 10 drum kits