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Akai Professional MPK 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
Top 12%136 points
Top 12%
Top 34%103 points
Top 34%
Akai Professional MPK 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
Top specs and features

Akai Professional MPK 25 vs Arturia KeyLab 25: 36 facts in comparison

1. Has a MIDI-Out port

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
Akai Professional MPK 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
74% have it

2. Has semi-weighted keys

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.
Akai Professional MPK 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
37% have it

3. volume

33.97% less body volume.
14691.6cm³
CME Xkey: 838.08cm³
9699.9cm³

4. Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal

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.
Akai Professional MPK 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
49% have it

5. Has aftertouch keyboard

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.
Akai Professional MPK 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
40% have it

6. drum pads

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
12
Novation Launchkey 61: 16
0

7. Has a bank selector button

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.
Akai Professional MPK 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
38% have it

8. Has an arpeggiator function

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.
Akai Professional MPK 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
14% have it

9. Has tap tempo control

A feature on some MIDI devices that allows to adjust tempo in real time based on an external input or by “tapping” a button on the device itself. It is used to allow musicians the flexibility of playing at any desired tempo based on their musical input.
Akai Professional MPK 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
13% have it

10. The device is mappable

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.
Akai Professional MPK 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
79% have it

11. weight

700g lighter.
4.6kg
Akai Professional LPK 25: 453g
3.9kg

12. Has a modulation wheel

The mod wheel is used to add expression, or to modulate (change) various elements of a sound or sample.
Akai Professional MPK 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
66% have it

13. Has a pitch wheel

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.
Akai Professional MPK 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
66% have it

14. Has backlit LED buttons

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
Akai Professional MPK 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
73% have it

15. Has velocity sensitive keys

Velocity sensitive keys are just spring loaded keys that sound out louder the harder you hit them. If you "lightly" press a key, the sound will be quiet; the harder you press, the louder it gets.
Akai Professional MPK 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
69% have it

16. Has navigation buttons

Navigation buttons allows users to navigate through their files/data.
Akai Professional MPK 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
20% have it

17. Has octave buttons

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.
Akai Professional MPK 25
Arturia KeyLab 25

18. Has velocity sensitive pads

Akai Professional MPK 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
36% have it

19. Has a display

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
Akai Professional MPK 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
68% have it

20. number of buttons

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
30
Novation SL MkII 61: 58
23

21. encoders

A type of knob that has a push button functionality built in. Encoders are for browsing and selecting your digital sound files or turning on a function that makes use of a control's rotation such as sound effects or tempo/tap tempo selection.
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Novation SL MkII 61: 8
3

22. Has an input/connector for the expression pedal

Dedicated expression pedals let you have a hands-free control over your keyboard's volume, vibrato, and more.
Akai Professional MPK 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
52% have it

23. Is compatible with Mac OS X

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
Akai Professional MPK 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
99% have it

24. Is compatible with Windows

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
Akai Professional MPK 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
99% have it

25. Has a MIDI-In port

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.
Akai Professional MPK 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
34% have it

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