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Akai Professional Max 25

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Akai Professional Max 25 review: specs and price

Akai Professional Max 25
Akai Professional Max 25

Why is Akai Professional Max 25 better than the average?

  • Drum pads
    8vs4.83
  • Number of buttons
    29vs17.66
  • Encoders
    1vs0.35
  • Volume
    11600.82cm³vs173049.67cm³
  • Weight
    3.3kgvs3.86kg
  • Width
    434mmvs701.78mm

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Design

1.volume

11600.82cm³

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838.08cm³

2.weight

3.3kg

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Akai Professional LPK 25

453g

3.Has backlit LED buttons
Akai Professional Max 25

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.

4.Has a display
Akai Professional Max 25

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

5.thickness

81mm

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16mm

6.height

330mm

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97mm

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Controls & Buttons

1.Has octave buttons
Akai Professional Max 25

The octave buttons are used to shift the keyboard up or down in one octave increments. This extends the range of the keyboard in either direction, which lets you play notes that lie outside the number of keys available.

2.Has a bank selector button
Akai Professional Max 25

The button is used to select independent banks of continuous controllers. Effectively, this allows you to control more independent parameters with the knobs, faders and buttons. The bank selector button is used to switch among the available banks.

3.number of buttons

29

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.

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58

4.Has an arpeggiator function
Akai Professional Max 25

The arpeggiator is the main tool used by computer musicians to generate looped material. An arpeggiator is simply a generator of signals that controls the tempo, pitch, velocity, gate, and other parameters of the sound.

5.Has navigation buttons
Akai Professional Max 25

Navigation buttons allows users to navigate through their files/data.

6.Has a pitch wheel
Akai Professional Max 25

The pitch wheel alters the pitch and timbre of a sound in real-time. It can give fine tuning control from fractions of a semi-tone to huge multi-octave pitch swings.

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Keys & Pads

1.Has semi-weighted keys
Akai Professional Max 25

Similar to a weighted action keys, but with less resistance and a slightly springier release, semi-weighted keys are popular with many players. If you don’t need realistic piano response, but also don’t care for spring-loaded synth actions, a semi-weighted keyboard might be ideal for you.

2.total keys

25

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.

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3.drum pads

8

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.

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16

4.Has velocity sensitive pads
Akai Professional Max 25
5.Has aftertouch keyboard
Akai Professional Max 25

The keyboard also respond to the amount of force applied after initial impact. On electronic keyboards and synthesizers, this pressure sensitivity is usually called aftertouch.

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Ports

1.Has a MIDI-Out port
Akai Professional Max 25

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.

2.Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
Akai Professional Max 25

When pressed, the sustain pedal allows all notes to sound and “vibrate” freely. All notes played will continue to sound until the pedal is released. This is perfect when you need a sturdy and responsive control over sustain.

3.Has an input/connector for the expression pedal
Akai Professional Max 25

Dedicated expression pedals let you have a hands-free control over your keyboard's volume, vibrato, and more.

4.Has a MIDI-In port
Akai Professional Max 25

MIDI-In Port allows data to be received by a MIDI-compliant device. The “in” port enables the MIDI keyboard to be controlled by an external device or sequencer.

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Features

1.MIDI device works and communicates via USB
Akai Professional Max 25

Devices can communicate in both directions with each other without any additional MIDI interface. The biggest advantage is that the USB connection can be used for everything; power supply, MIDI-in and MIDI-out. This means you need less cables.

2.Is compatible with Windows
Akai Professional Max 25

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.

3.The device is mappable
Akai Professional Max 25

Users can map, set and regulate the entire midi controller giving different functionalities to all different buttons, knobs and faders. The device could be also set up with different softwares.

4.Has automapping technology
Akai Professional Max 25

With automapping technology it is easier to set up your MIDI device and assign all different controls to your software (DAW).

5.Is compatible with Mac OS X
Akai Professional Max 25

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.

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