95points

Akai Professional MPK 25

82points

Novation Impulse 25

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35 facts in comparison

Akai Professional MPK 25 vs Novation Impulse 25

Akai Professional MPK 25
Novation Impulse 25
95
points
Akai Professional MPK 25
82
points
Novation Impulse 25

Why is Akai Professional MPK 25 better than Novation Impulse 25?

  • 9 more buttons
    ?

    30vs21
  • The device is mappable
    ?
  • Has navigation buttons
    ?
  • Has a bank selector button
    ?
  • 4 more pads
    ?

    12vs8
  • 4 more knobs
    ?

    12vs8
  • Has pressure sensitive pads
    ?
  • 48mm narrower
    477mmvs525mm

Why is Novation Impulse 25 better than Akai Professional MPK 25?

  • Has transpose buttons
    ?
  • 9 more faders
    ?

    9vs0
  • Has automapping technology
    ?
  • 18mm shorter
    332mmvs350mm
  • 1.1kg lighter
    3.5kgvs4600g

Price comparison

Design

1.Has backlit LED buttons
?

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

Akai Professional MPK 25
Novation Impulse 25
2.Has a display
?

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

Akai Professional MPK 25
Novation Impulse 25
3.height
?

Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

97mm

350mm

332mm

4.weight
?

Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

453g

4.6kg

3.5kg

5.volume
?

Best

CME Xkey

838.08cm³

14691.6cm³

17430cm³

6.thickness
?

Best

CME Xkey

16mm

88mm

100mm

Controls & Buttons

1.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
Novation Impulse 25
2.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
Novation Impulse 25
3.Has navigation buttons
?

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

Akai Professional MPK 25
Novation Impulse 25
4.Has transpose buttons
?

Transpose buttons are used for moving a collection of notes (pitches or pitch classes) up or down in pitch by a constant interval, usually in semitone increments.

Akai Professional MPK 25
Novation Impulse 25
5.number of buttons
?

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

Best

Novation SL MkII 61

58

30

21

6.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
Novation Impulse 25

Keys & Pads

1.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
Novation Impulse 25
2.total keys
?

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.

Best

Icon Logicon 8 air

88

25

25

3.Has velocity sensitive pads
Akai Professional MPK 25
Novation Impulse 25
4.drum pads
?

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

Best

Novation Launchkey 61

16

12

8

5.Has an aftertouch keyboard
?

Aftertouch keyboards are sensitive to the pressure applied to keys after the initial impact, and while the keys are being held down or sustained.

Akai Professional MPK 25
Novation Impulse 25
6.Has pressure sensitive pads
?

When pads respond to the amount of force applied after initial impact they are pressure-sensitive. The pads can be used to drum rhythmic elements of a song or to trigger samples, but can also be used to play notes.

Akai Professional MPK 25
Novation Impulse 25

Ports

1.Has a MIDI-Out port
?

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.

Akai Professional MPK 25
Novation Impulse 25
2.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
Novation Impulse 25
3.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
Novation Impulse 25
4.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
Novation Impulse 25

Features

1.MIDI device works and communicates via USB
?

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.

Akai Professional MPK 25
Novation Impulse 25
2.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
Novation Impulse 25
3.Is compatible with Windows
?

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

Akai Professional MPK 25
Novation Impulse 25
4.Has automapping technology
?

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

Akai Professional MPK 25
Novation Impulse 25
5.Is compatible with Mac OS X
?

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

Akai Professional MPK 25
Novation Impulse 25

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